Originally Posted by ba2991
Im sure there is a setting somewhere that I can turn off Tivo Suggestions
I think it is really unnecessary to turn off suggestions, as there is no benefit whatsoever from turning them off. It still uses the same power, the hard drive is used just as much, and suggestions do not interfere with the recordings you want.
There is no harm in having the suggestions folder full and the deleted folder empty, you don't need to clear it out. The TiVo will delete suggestions if it needs more room to record new shows. All the suggestions will be deleted before any of your shows are deleted to make room.
It can be a little hard to get your head around suggestions, especially if you are wasting a lot of time constantly deleting them, which is totally unnecessary. If you just treat the suggestions folder as a deleted folder, you can safely ignore the suggestions, until you are bored and might want to see what might be interesting to watch.
The suggestions feature is one of the benefit of owning a TiVo, if you take a little time to tell the TiVo which shows you like and don't like using the Thumbs, you will be surprised at how many suggestions it records that you actually want to watch that you didn't realise were on.
You have said that you use the thumbs down on the suggestions you don't like, but it is also important to use the thumbs up on the shows you do like, this makes the suggestions much more accurate to your tastes.
You Thumbs history would have been wiped if you did a clear and delete, and will take some time to learn what you like again.
That said if you really don't want to give them a go, the instructions given above were for US TiVo's not Australians ones. Go to Messages & Settings > Settings > Recording Settings > TiVo Suggestions.