Question about turning off Tivo

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  1. Jun 8, 2009 #1 of 11
    ukerin

    ukerin New Member

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    First of all I hope that I can explain this clearly a little compicated I think.See I may be going to the hospital for a few days to have surgery so I had a question about my Tivo.Would it damage it if I totally turned it off so it will not record anything while I am in the hospital.The reason I thought about this is because my Now playibg list is already pretty full I thought that maybe if I turned it off nothing wold be automatically deleted while I am gone.I am trying to create room because some things are already gone.But in case I do not I was just wondering if that was a solution.Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2009 #2 of 11
    WayneCarter

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    Just unplug it.

    Good luck with your surgery.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2009 #3 of 11
    Bierboy

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    But be aware that, as soon as you plug it in, and your TiVo sees there are shows to be recorded, it may very quickly start deleting some programs to make room for those planned recordings.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2009 #4 of 11
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    You may just want to go to the To Do List and cancel any recordings that you don't want recorded while your gone.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2009 #5 of 11
    Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    Buy your Tivo a My DVR expander and let it record its little butt off.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2009 #6 of 11
    deandashl

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    Although it may be more advice (and $) than the original poster was looking for in an answer, I have to agree with the comment as a general statement of TiVo goodness.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2009 #7 of 11
    larry99

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    Another solution is to transfer most of your recordings to your PC. Lots of programs can do that including the free version (no key) of Desktop. If you use Streambaby when you get back, you can watch these shows as if they were on the TIVO.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2009 #8 of 11
    wdpower

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    How long will you be at the hosiptal recovering? Maybe take it with you and plug it into the tv in your room, great time to catch up.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2009 #9 of 11
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    That's assuming he has an HD Tivo because it's very specifically for those and not for general Tivo use.
     
  10. allan

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    Also, you can tell Tivo to "Keep Until I Delete" any shows in your Now Playing that you don't want it to delete.
     
  11. ukerin

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    I am not sure how long I will be in the hosptal.I thought about going through the to do list and canceling some shows I just thought it might be better just totally turn it off for a few days.
     

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