Do you delete "Tivo Suggestions"?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Stuxnet, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Love suggestions.

    I delete items I know I would not want to view, but as I don't follow any media for new shows that may be of interest, it works well for me for new items or a random show I like, but not enough to keep as a low priority season pass.
     
  2. reneg

    reneg Well-Known Member

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    Tried Suggestions once 10.5 years ago, never enabled them again.
     
  3. Stuxnet

    Stuxnet Alien Infidel

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    One thing I've noticed is that many of the late night suggestions seem to involve programming changes... instead of recording a scheduled movie, I end up with 2 hours of infomercials, lol.
     
  4. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    That makes sense because the Tivo automatically gives a thumbs up to recordings you request.
     
  5. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    I rarely watch suggestions, but I have them turned on, in case I run out of requested shows I'm interested in, and want to find something to watch. Why not let TiVo record suggestions? No harm in it that I can think of.

    If I watch a suggestion, I delete it right after watching it, but other than that, I let TiVo handle things automatically.
     
  6. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    The function Suggestions used to perform for me could now be performed by the Recently Deleted folder. That function being to tell me how much free space I have. That said, for some reason I still have suggestions on. I guess occasionally (very occasionally) I'll find something to watch in there. My TiVo is nearly full, but it's mostly stuff my wife and I watch together. When one or the other of us is in front of the TV by ourselves, there's not much on there to watch and suggestions help.

    I delete suggestions only if it's something recorded from an HD channel that isn't in HD. Otherwise I let them sit there.
     
  7. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    I love the suggestions. It has caught many of things I wish I recorded, but didn't. Also it turned me on to lots of BBC shows that I would not of caught. Ya most of them are nothing I would watch, but for a few gems, I'm glad it's there.
     
  8. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

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    Suggestions are on, and I do rate them often, but I have to say that over the years it has only made 2 suggestions that I ever wanted to record. I find it a pretty useless feature for me, but I keep trying to give it a chance and review the suggestions. I should clarify, that while suggestions are on, I have it set to NOT record TiVo suggestions, as when I did allow it to record, it was all JUNK! Now, I know some people love the TiVo suggestions, and I am happy for them.
     
  9. sakura panda

    sakura panda Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I delete them, but usually I just leave them. They are nice for when I want to have background noise but not actually actively watch on of my recorded shows. And they often catch movies that I end up glad I watched! I actively go through the lists of both the suggestions that are recorded or not recorded to rate them, although I tend to rate very few of them.
     
  10. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Suggestions are on here and primarily used as free space indicator but on occassion I do find something in them that I want to watch. I've never deleted them (going on 11 years with TiVo!).

    Scott
     
  11. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    I guess the reason I delete a suggestion right after watching it is because that's the first one I'd want deleted, seeing as I haven't yet seen the other ones. (not that I was going to watch them, but you never know.)
     
  12. donnoh

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    With 2 TB of disk space I don't delete suggestions, it's a indicator of free disk space for me and I actually watch an occasional show.
     
  13. wtkflhn

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    +1.

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  14. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    Sometimes it's less work to let the TiVo suggest things than to do that kind of research.
     

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