Wife won't delete recordings

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by timckelley, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Feb 13, 2013 #861 of 1401
    shwru980r

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    A google tv device like the logitech revue allows you to watch free online video on your TV.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2013 #862 of 1401
    shwru980r

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    I think it would cause your hard drive to fail sooner than if you only recorded what you can watch.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2013 #863 of 1401
    WhiskeyTango

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    You're joking right?
     
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    Bigg

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    HOLY ****. 99TB? It's not even possible to watch that much!!! And, while I'm commenting, I have to ask what stopped you from crossing the 100TB mark just to say that you did it?
     
  5. Feb 13, 2013 #865 of 1401
    timckelley

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    Wow, so that's almost .001 times as much as Data's (from Star Trek Next Generation) brain. (which supposedly holds 100,000 TB of memory).
     
  6. Feb 13, 2013 #866 of 1401
    aaronwt

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    I have some more hard drives lying around that I could use, but I would need to buy more 4-bay, eSATA, eclosures that are port multiplier capable. So instead of spending more money for enclosures(I'm already using twelve enclosures with my WHS and unRAID), at some point I'll end up taking enclosures from my WHS and adding them to my second unRAID setup. Since the WHS with duplication only gives you 4TB of storage from 8TB of space(I use four, 2TB drives in each enclosure). But if I move them to my unRAID, I would have all 8TB in each enclosure available to use for storage.

    Although another option would be to take the 4 bay enclosure I use with my TiVo Desktop server and use that with my unRAID instead. But then I wouldn't have dedicated local storage for TiVo Desktop.
     
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    timckelley

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    I'm starting to have a new problem with my own TiVo. Over the course of many years, I've been gaining about 1 pound per year, but over the years that can add up.

    One thing that contributes to it is that most nights, after my son goes to sleep, I'll watch TV while eating popcorn. Well one week ago today, I was walking to the Grocery store to buy more popcorn, and as I passed by the library, I could see my reflection in the glass wall, and I didn't like how big my stomach looked. So I turned right around and aborted the trip and told myself I would no longer eat anything after dinner.

    Even though I may feel a little hungry, I tell myself that soon I'll be asleep anyhow, wake up, and it'll be breakfast time. It's been working, and I'm already losing weight, but a side effect is that I seem to have lost the desire to watch TV. I've watched no TV at all since one week ago. Undoubtedly my TiVo is probably backing up. I really don't have many SPs, so it shouldn't take long to catch up if I so choose. I just need to decide how interested I still am in those SPs. I'm into the shows, so I'd like to see how they continue to develop, but nighttime has always been when I have time to watch TV. I think even when this thread started, about 10 years ago, I said as much.

    Oh a great side effect though is that all my nighttime heartburn has vanished. I feel like I could live long term with this new eating strategy; I just hope that three months down the road I don't fall to temptation, but really I think I have a decent chance of sticking to this. I really don't think it's that big a sacrifice. (Even though popcorn is my most favorite food that exists on this planet - well when I go to the cinema, which only happens a few times a year, I bet I'll supremely appreciate the popcorn there.)
     
  9. Feb 14, 2013 #869 of 1401
    Bigg

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    Or you could eat less for dinner and then eat popcorn!
     
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    lrhorer

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    Oh, sure it is. Right now I only have about 2000 videos, some of them only 22 minutes long, and it fills up 13T. If most of the files were not h.264, that number would be closer to 18T. I've watched almost every video on the system at least once, and some of them many times. A 99T array is only about 5 times that size - perhaps 10,000 or so videos. Watching one movie and one series episode a day on average would run through 10,000 videos in only 14 years or so, and many people watch considerably more than one series episode and one movie a day on average.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2013 #871 of 1401
    Bigg

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    An entire movie a day is a LOT of media consumption, but you need enough media stored for 14 years?!?!? There's always going to be new media to acquire!
     
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    an entire movie/day is a lot of media consumption? Even using a long estimate, that's 2 hrs/day. The average TV usage is MANY more hours than that a day of TV.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2013 #873 of 1401
    Bigg

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    I might average an hour a day of actually sitting down and watching TV. Probably less. And even that seems like quite a bit.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2013 #874 of 1401
    mattack

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    You're on the very low end of the Bell curve.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2013 #875 of 1401
    Bigg

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    I can think of a lot of people who have the TV on a lot like I sometimes do, but not many people who actually sit down in front of the TV that much...
     
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    I'm sure you do, but that really is on the far end of TV viewing.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertai...watching-tv-nielsen-numbers-article-1.1162285

    Even with the continuing decline of TV viewership, people still watch a LOT of TV every week.

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  17. Feb 28, 2013 #877 of 1401
    unitron

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    I thought the Bell curve measured telephone usage.

    :D
     
  18. Feb 28, 2013 #878 of 1401
    Bigg

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    Is that counting when the TV is on, or when people are actually actively WATCHING it? If you count TV on, that would triple or more my count. And the line really starts to blur when you're downloading or streaming cable TV content on a computer, which for me is almost all secondary usage, like while folding laundry.
     
  19. Mar 3, 2013 #879 of 1401
    lrhorer

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    It's not the amount of media, it is the variety. Hypothetically, if one watches 8 hours of video a week, one could get by with only 8 hours worth of media for the week, but it would not allow for anything reasonable in terms of a selection from which to choose. Indeed, even with nearly 2000 videos, when my brothers, sister-in-law, and sister are visiting, it can be difficult to find even one that everyone likes and wants to watch.

    Not so much, really. Most of the stuff coming out is crap. The peak year in my collection was 1984, and by a very wide margin, most of the programs came out before 1990.
     
  20. Mar 3, 2013 #880 of 1401
    lrhorer

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    I don't watch anything like the 40 hours listed in the posts above, but I surely usually watch more than 7 hours a week, most weeks.
     

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