If it aborts recording the suggestion it could then delete it. That wouldn't be different from not recording it in the first place if the box was busy.
There's still a problem. You may have seen the suggestion recording and thought 'cool, id like to watch that later', then turned off the TV and couldn't find it later, because it was deleted when it was canceled. That may be a bit better, but is still problematic. Especially if you had since turned off the tv and really weren't watching anything on the second tuner anyway!
New people on this board don't very often need an excuse to grandstand, about how the latest 'bug' (and no doubt people would assume this is a bug) sucks or TiVo should be 'ashamed' of something that's actually totally out of their control.
I'd give more credit to the user than you do.
I've worked in tech support
(both for pay and 'for' my family)
I'd give enough credit to 90-95% of users, but there's always that 5-10%. Since one of TiVo's main goals and selling points is easy of use and intuitiveness, I'm sure they try to keep everything as streamlined as possible. Starting to add extra menu options here and there could be a slippery slope that loses them that hard earned reputation. At least, I'd understand if they don't want to risk it.
And you think giving another menu option would be confusing?
Yes, my suggestion was more confusing
. But it was aimed at the technical users on here and not at the general public.
Basically, with analog cable and a 2 tuner TiVo, there's no reason you can't record 2 things on the TiVo and watch another directly through the TV.
I have a single tuner and a dual tuner S2, with digital cable (half of the channels are analog). That means I can record 3 things (up to 2 digital), and we can each still be watching something else entirely (so long as its analog). 5 things!