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How does TIVO record?



 
 
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Old August 26th 03, 07:13 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
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Programs are stored as files on its hard disk (it runs Linux) and it will
remove old programs to make space for new ones so you don't need to worry
about it.

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"Meng" wrote in message
...
... and what I mean by that is does it record sequentially or does it find
as much space as it needs?

So if I want to clear some space to record something, am I better off
watching and deleting the most recent stuff or doesn't it matter?



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Old August 26th 03, 07:21 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
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"Meng" wrote in message
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Programs are stored as files on its hard disk (it runs Linux) and it

will
remove old programs to make space for new ones so you don't need to

worry
about it.

Thanks for that. Actually, that's precisely why I asked the question. I'd
rather not have it deleting programmes that I may not have watched; I'd
rather delete them myself, but it only seems to allow a restricted amount

of
"save until I delete" recordings.


as much as there is space - can't save them all.


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Old August 26th 03, 07:21 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
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Programs are stored as files on its hard disk (it runs Linux) and it will
remove old programs to make space for new ones so you don't need to worry
about it.

Thanks for that. Actually, that's precisely why I asked the question. I'd
rather not have it deleting programmes that I may not have watched; I'd
rather delete them myself, but it only seems to allow a restricted amount of
"save until I delete" recordings.


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Old August 26th 03, 09:18 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
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On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 20:21:24 +0100, Meng wrote:

... but it only seems to allow a restricted amount of
"save until I delete" recordings.


Whil I can't speak for your system, my TiVo only starts protesting if
I'm saving so much recorded stuff that it knows it will run out of
space.

Which is usually an indication that it's time to extract some stuff to
CD-R ...

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Old August 26th 03, 09:44 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
Meng
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Programs are stored as files on its hard disk (it runs Linux) and it

will
remove old programs to make space for new ones so you don't need to

worry
about it.

Thanks for that. Actually, that's precisely why I asked the question. I'd
rather not have it deleting programmes that I may not have watched; I'd
rather delete them myself, but it only seems to allow a restricted amount

of
"save until I delete" recordings.


as much as there is space - can't save them all.


I appreciate that, but sometimes, if I'm away for a week and record a ton of
stuff, it won't let me "save until I delete" anything new, even if I've
watched and deleted most of what I've already recorded. It's also reluctant
to let me change a recording with the yellow ! mark.

It's as if it doesn't realise there's more space available until I delete
the last thing and start afresh.

Maybe I should upgrade to a bigger hard drive?

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Old August 27th 03, 12:40 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
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Meng wrote:

Maybe I should upgrade to a bigger hard drive?


Surely. The default UK Tivo hard drive gives you just 12 hours at best
quality.

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Old August 27th 03, 03:00 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
Meng
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Maybe I should upgrade to a bigger hard drive?


Surely. The default UK Tivo hard drive gives you just 12 hours at best
quality.

Is there anyone in the UK who specialises in this (particularly South or
Midlands)? Is there a website?

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Old August 27th 03, 04:00 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
Terry Eden
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Meng wrote:
Is there anyone in the UK who specialises in this (particularly South
or Midlands)? Is there a website?


http://www.pacelink.co.uk/hard.htm

You can buy drives or send your TiVo off to have them fitted.

FWIW, try recording more stuff on Medium and Basic.

Terry


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Old August 27th 03, 06:11 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
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On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 16:00:48 +0100, Meng wrote:


Maybe I should upgrade to a bigger hard drive?


Surely. The default UK Tivo hard drive gives you just 12 hours at best
quality.

Is there anyone in the UK who specialises in this (particularly South or
Midlands)? Is there a website?


If you're willing to travel to Newbury, and you'll trust a cack-handed
amateur not to muck it up, I'll do it for you!

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Old August 27th 03, 06:50 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
Meng
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Maybe I should upgrade to a bigger hard drive?

Surely. The default UK Tivo hard drive gives you just 12 hours at best
quality.

Is there anyone in the UK who specialises in this (particularly South or
Midlands)? Is there a website?


If you're willing to travel to Newbury, and you'll trust a cack-handed
amateur not to muck it up, I'll do it for you!

You sell yourself well I'll give you that! Given that Pacelink are based in
Ireland and I'm not keen to trust my precious Tivo to the GPO or a courier,
I was wondering how easy/difficult it is to DIY.

I've been inside one or two Apple Macs, never seen the inside of a PC, but I
don't know how relevant that is.

Should I even be considering this?

 




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