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

    Feb 4, 2008


    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

    Jun 19, 2002
    Tried Suggestions once 10.5 years ago, never enabled them again.
  3. Stuxnet

    Stuxnet Alien Infidel

    Feb 8, 2011
    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?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    That makes sense because the Tivo automatically gives a thumbs up to recordings you request.
  5. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

    Oct 15, 2002


    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

    Jan 23, 2002
    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.

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    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

    Mar 14, 2010
    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

    Apr 6, 2004
    SE Michigan
    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

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    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!).

  11. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

    Oct 15, 2002
    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

    donnoh Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    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

    wtkflhn Member

    May 12, 2006
    Metairie, La

    Don H
  14. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

    Oct 15, 2002
    Sometimes it's less work to let the TiVo suggest things than to do that kind of research.

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