OMG we are actually caught up on TV!.....

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by emandbri, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

    Feb 23, 2002
    Wylie, Texas


    As someone already mentioned, a lot of people have added larger hard drives. We have 225 hours on our main unit. House is one of the few shows I never watched, but wished I would have. When one of the channels started showing reruns of season #1 in order, I decided to record them. Hopefully they'll go to season #2 next and then I can watch them all this summer before season #3 and be caught up.

    As far as the pop ups regarding "this show will be deleted on this date" and "if I keep until this date it will not record this". Those are only warnings that come into play if you record everything on your to do list and don't delete everything. In other words, let's say you have 20 hours of space and over the next 14 days you have 21 hours of shows schedules. If you pick to not delete something, it will probably tell you that it can't record the last show. Of course, as you record and watch, you'll be deleting some of those shows, so it usually won't come into play.
  2. Ntombi

    Ntombi New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    I'm never going to be caught up! It's actually overwhelming how many shows and movies are on there. I'm usually about a day away from unwillingly deleting something that's old. I have 2 and a half seasons of the West Wing on there (SP with KUID), because I got mad when Aaron Sorkin left and the writing went downhill. I know it gets better, so I'm recording all the way to the finale, and then I'll slog through the rest of the 2003/2004 season so I can get to the better stuff that everyone keeps assuring me is coming.

    Also, I tend to let other shows build up so I can have mini-marathons. I just did that with Grey's Anatomy (watched four eps in a row, and now I'm anxiously awaiting tonight's), and I have several other shows to catch up on.

    Even though I have a larger hard drive, I'm constantly losing and re-recording certain movies or shows that TiVo has deleted to make room to record on of my 80+ SPs. I don't usually have major heart attacks over it; the only KUID SP I have is WW.

    I'm actually feeling pretty smug right now, because I actually have about 3 hours of TiVo recommended recordings, but those'll be gone by the end of the night. C'est la vie. Viva le TiVo! ;)
  3. thumperxr69

    thumperxr69 New Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    Central IL
    I definitely have a sickness. It is like money burning a hole in my pocket. I don't ever *let* myself get behind unless I am (god forbid) away from my TiVo on vacation or on business. I have to watch everything that I TiVo within a day or 2 max. Sometimes that makes for very late nights. ;)

  4. ILoveCats&Tivo

    ILoveCats&Tivo New Member

    Feb 14, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    We are caught up as well. Basketball is causing a lot of my shows to be pre-empted for the next couple of weeks. :thumbsdown:
  5. lambertman

    lambertman Chris Lambert, man

    Dec 20, 2002


    There's a good chance they would have been in reruns anyway.

    (I WAS caught up, but thanks to the HBO free preview weekend, not so much anymore.)
  6. Havana Brown

    Havana Brown Ring Turner

    Feb 3, 2005
    Emily, I was thinking about posting this last week! :) I am NEVER caught up. Like others have said, once you think you're caught up, bam, there's more recordings. I usually get to the point where there are no more tivo suggestions and my recordings start dropping off. Yeah, I know, bigger hd right.
  7. pianoboy000

    pianoboy000 lovin' life

    Apr 20, 2005
    UWS Manhattan
    we're usually at least a week or two behind on everything except American Idol. We usually don't get to AI until the weekend when there is nothing on TV on Sundays.
  8. tai-pan

    tai-pan New Member

    Feb 9, 2006
    semi-rural GA
    They sure are making it tough for tivo users to keep up on the schedule though :mad:
  9. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    Similar situation. I've always got SOMETHING on Tivo. However, if we get the 6 inches of snow the weatherman is talking about, and I have to stay home, I'll probably finish the good stuff and be down to the filler shows that I usually don't watch.
  10. jeff125va

    jeff125va New Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    Ashburn, VA USA
    We're a lot closer than we were a year ago, but we definitely won't get caught up until after the season is over. Last year, we got caught up on everything in like mid-September, just before this season started. Actually, a few shows, like Prison Break, had started already. We got to watch almost nothing in HD because of space limitations - I only had room to keep the most recent 2-3 shows for each series, and we were only current on a handful of shows, Lost and 24 were about it, since we usually watched those the night they were on. We had 5-10 episodes of everything else on the SD DirecTiVo when the season ended in May, and we didn't get caught up to the ones we had in HD until about July or August.

    Right now we usually stay within 1-3 episodes on everything, except for Scrubs and That '70s Show which we only record in SD.
  11. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    I am 6 months behind meaning I do have shows from September to watch including Numb3rs and some other current shows.

    My tastes are too eclectic for me not to find something on TV.
  12. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

    Mar 4, 2002
    I get the impression that is how the typical person uses TiVo. I think those of us who horde tv and save 10s and 100s of hours to watch in the future are the exception. I suspect most people just have a few shows they tape and watch them right away.
  13. jennifer

    jennifer Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2001
    I was home today, and bored, so I cleared out my NP list. It was full of design and makeover shows. It was really easy to watch the first part and fast forward to the end. Same plot :)

    I'll be out of town Wednesday thru Sunday evening, so it'll just fill right back up again.
  14. kwurst

    kwurst Eccentric Professor

    Feb 26, 2004
    Woostah, MA
    As of this past weekend, we are now one month behind on the XX Winter Olympics... :eek:

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