100 percent, then 39 percent an hour later

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by HarleyRandom, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Active Member

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    I usually don't watch shows live but if two or more are on at once recording becomes necessary. I do a lot of watching on the weekend. During the week, there are other demands on my time. I also delete everything once I watch it, with the exception of the Yule Log. However, I did record a bunch of stuff and then didn't back up to watch stuff I missed. I have watched shows for years backing up every time I miss something. Watching episodes where I missed something just takes too much time and that's how the Series 3 got full. I would simply have to watch the whole thing again. As for why there are old recordings, series were cancelled and I was afraid to watch the last episode I would ever see because there wouldn't be any more. I did watch three of those in the past two weeks because there wasn't anything else I really wanted to see. When I don't "really" want to see something, I record it so I won't lose it but don't have a strong desire to watch the particular series.

    And unfortunately, some last episodes and some "less desirable" episodes got lost. Some I've watched online in the past week. Some will certainly be repeated on broadcast TV. Some will wait until Hulu wants me back so much they'll give me another free month.
     
  2. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Active Member

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    75 HD hours. But 500 SD hours.

    I don't get it. I have no need for HD because I have the most basic basic cable package and a really old TV which certainly doesn't have HD capability.

    I just remembered something that might be relevant. If I have any software problems, I have been told the desktop might have corrupted files from when my Internet was really slow. It was in 2017 that my phone company's Internet had so many problems I threatened to leave them for Time Warner. All of a sudden, the very expensive upgrade to my Internet speed turned out to be quite cheap and hasn't really gone up. And most people wouldn't consider my current speed fast, so it's hardly worth what they would have charged. It's enough for video, which I need to watch a lot of right now.

    By the way, I'm thinking about getting a new TiVo so I can use an antenna rather than cable, assuming that works. Since I can't do both at once I'd have to have a separate machine to test it. My tree situation may not allow that but if it does, I could save a lot of money on cable. That only cost less than $10 a month in 2009 when I first needed it. I would get a new TV too because I don't think I have any left I can use, other than those still hooked up to the Series 2 (on borrowed time, at age 11), and the Series 3 (which has its own problems, but is needed for the indoor antenna that receives two or three channels).
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    It don't matter if you need HD or not, it just denotes how much space it can hold for HD (1080i, 720p) compared to SD (480i).

    If you just have 75 HD Hrs, its just a 500GB drive. (original)
     
  4. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Active Member

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    Except it looks like I've found the solution to freeing up space.
     

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