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My roommate canceled a program I had set to record last night. This is the third time he's done it, and I'm tired of asking him to let my recordings record on the device that I own.

Thanks to the forum here I've found out info about Standby, and apparently it can record while in standby mode and pass the normal cable signal on (un-tivo'd) to the TV.

Now, what to do about the roomie? Summary execution with shallow grave? "Accidental" death? Removal of his thumbs to prevent him from selecting to not record things?
 

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windracer said:
Who owns the TV?

If it's yours ... move it and the TiVo into your own room (assuming you have one). That'll show him. :)
While I would win this battle I'm reluctant to do anything that would cause too much tension in the house. I just can't believe that TIVO doesn't have a "record unless code is entered" option when selecting what you want to record.
 

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If your TV has RCA inputs, buy a $5 splitter and split the RF cable into Tivo and TV, then use A/V cables to hook Tivo to the TV. Lock away the Tivo remote and your room mate can use the TV remote to watch TV, you simply press input to watch Tivo.
 

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If your TV has RCA inputs, buy a $5 splitter and split the RF cable into Tivo and TV, then use A/V cables to hook Tivo to the TV. Lock away the Tivo remote and your room mate can use the TV remote to watch TV, you simply press input to watch Tivo.
:: ding :: As with children, "hide the remote" works. :)
 

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petew said:
If your TV has RCA inputs, buy a $5 splitter and split the RF cable into Tivo and TV, then use A/V cables to hook Tivo to the TV. Lock away the Tivo remote and your room mate can use the TV remote to watch TV, you simply press input to watch Tivo.
Apparently using Standby allows the tivo to record while passing the full cable signal on to the TV. I don't have another RCA input, my TV has two and they are currently taken up by the DVD player and the Nintendo Gamecube.
 

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Apparently using Standby allows the tivo to record while passing the full cable signal on to the TV. I don't have another RCA input, my TV has two and they are currently taken up by the DVD player and the Nintendo Gamecube.
...and besides, the technical issue is resolved. Now it's time to discuss revenge.
 

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next time you leave to go away for any period of time - set it to record only the spanish channel and hide the remote
 

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CitizenRob said:
Apparently using Standby allows the tivo to record while passing the full cable signal on to the TV. I don't have another RCA input, my TV has two and they are currently taken up by the DVD player and the Nintendo Gamecube.
If you're interested, you could buy a "system selector" switch to get additional RCA unit hookups, run the Tivo, DVD Player, Gamecube, any other device to the switch...and then use the cable splitter...

As for revenge...I dunno...throw all of his stuff out of the fridge, say you needed the space...
 

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CitizenRob said:
My roommate canceled a program I had set to record last night. This is the third time he's done it, and I'm tired of asking him to let my recordings record on the device that I own.

Thanks to the forum here I've found out info about Standby, and apparently it can record while in standby mode and pass the normal cable signal on (un-tivo'd) to the TV.

Now, what to do about the roomie? Summary execution with shallow grave? "Accidental" death? Removal of his thumbs to prevent him from selecting to not record things?
I'd say tell him to keep his paws off your equipment.

Might also want to ask him if he's brain damaged or something, and ask what his major malfunction is, and whether or not he understands the concept of YOUR things and HIS.

Could also move the TiVo to your bedroom and put a lock on the door.

I'm tempted to say you might also want to paint him blue and cover him with cotton batton balls while he's sleeping, but that'd be wrong. :cool:
 

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It's not the roommate's fault. He just wanted to watch TV. The OP didn't put in a splitter, and therefore forces everyone to watch HIS shows. If you need to blame somebody, leave the roommate alone, and blame the guy who hooked up his Tivo without a splitter.
 

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I'd say tell him to keep his paws off your equipment.

Might also want to ask him if he's brain damaged or something, and ask what his major malfunction is, and whether or not he understands the concept of YOUR things and HIS.
Geee, I bet the OP never thought of the first idea.
:rolleyes:

I'm sure that second suggestion won't cause any tension, none at all I'm sure.
People just love it when other poeple talk to them like that.
:rolleyes:
 

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CitizenRob said:
My roommate canceled a program I had set to record last night. This is the third time he's done it, and I'm tired of asking him to let my recordings record on the device that I own.

Thanks to the forum here I've found out info about Standby, and apparently it can record while in standby mode and pass the normal cable signal on (un-tivo'd) to the TV.

Now, what to do about the roomie? Summary execution with shallow grave? "Accidental" death? Removal of his thumbs to prevent him from selecting to not record things?
Welcome to "Season Pass Jihad" :(

IIRC, you can set the parental controls to avoid this situation?
 

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Welcome to "Season Pass Jihad" :(

IIRC, you can set the parental controls to avoid this situation?
Parental controls gets my vote also. Now the question, can you set a password to keep TiVo from coming out of standby?

...danny
 

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You know how people are always asking, "Why do you need more than one TiVo?" This thread would be a great link for an answer.
 

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CitizenRob said:
Apparently using Standby allows the tivo to record while passing the full cable signal on to the TV. I don't have another RCA input, my TV has two and they are currently taken up by the DVD player and the Nintendo Gamecube.
Does the TV have any S-Video or Component inputs? Either are better than using the coax input. Get your DVD signal on the component input!
 
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