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Topic # 61213 12-May-2010 11:04
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Any hidden settings, or tips and tricks out there to help me make sure I am using it to its full ability?





For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life.  What are the chances of that like?

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  Reply # 329265 12-May-2010 11:17
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Balchy: Any hidden settings, or tips and tricks out there to help me make sure I am using it to its full ability?



Upgrade the hard drive to 1TB :)

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  Reply # 329287 12-May-2010 12:00
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I'd suggest making good use of the Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down buttons.
TiVo will pretty quickly start recording Suggestions. Giving things you hate, like talk shows or whatever, 3 Thumbs Down will ensure they never get recorded!

Also, learning the behavior of the Skip To Hash button (i.e. jumps in 15 minute increments when you are fast forwarding or rewinding) is very useful.

I have also scheduled repeating recordings on PRIME, this is easy to do!

Learning the remote shortcuts is also useful, i.e. pressing "1" from the main home page will go to Season Pass manager (I think!) "2" "To Do List" etc.

Also, as I have previously gushed over, I would recommend buying the Glo Premium remote, it is very very cool indeed.


Cheers,
Joseph.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 329289 12-May-2010 12:05
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graemeh:
Balchy: Any hidden settings, or tips and tricks out there to help me make sure I am using it to its full ability?



Upgrade the hard drive to 1TB :)


I use my TiVo very intensively, I too would like to get the external drive but cannot afford.
However keeping the factory hard drive prevents me from accumulating too many recordings, this is A Good Thing. 
Otherwise stuff would hang around for months and years. I like to watch and delete!

Cheers,
Joseph 

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  Reply # 329303 12-May-2010 12:19
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I turned off the automatic recording of shows it picks for you and now have plenty of space on the hard drive. Once I did I found and deleted the 300 gig it had recorded itself,which by the way I didnt watch any of them!
now any recordings I make are kept for 2 weeks and I have about 250 gig free all the
time.

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  Reply # 329363 12-May-2010 13:47
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"For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life. What are the chances of that like? "


the chances were 1 - since it happened.



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  Reply # 329364 12-May-2010 13:49
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NonprayingMantis: "For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life. What are the chances of that like? "


the chances were 1 - since it happened.


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For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life.  What are the chances of that like?

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NonprayingMantis: "For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life. What are the chances of that like? "


the chances were 1 - since it happened.

I flipped a coin and it came up heads, what are the chances of that like?

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  Reply # 329367 12-May-2010 13:57
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50/50

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  Reply # 329375 12-May-2010 14:09
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Clearly, you are a maths whiz! :)

However, apparently it's 1 because it happened. Actually the probability NonprayingMantis worked out is basically P(A|A) (i.e. the probability of an event occurring given that it occurred) which is always 1.

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NonprayingMantis: "For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life. What are the chances of that like? "


the chances were 1 - since it happened.


Heh, yes I was going to reply to this quote too.

It's amazing to consider that of EVERYONE who is alive, ALL their ancestors on BOTH SIDES of their families have survived long enough to reproduce!  (Lots of people have common ancestors of course, too).
As you are alive, the chance is indeed 1!

Cheers,
Joseph. 

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  Reply # 329389 12-May-2010 14:51
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I can second getting a glo remote.  Mine just arrived and it is certainly is a nice remote.

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  Reply # 329414 12-May-2010 15:25
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jofizz:
graemeh:
Balchy: Any hidden settings, or tips and tricks out there to help me make sure I am using it to its full ability?



Upgrade the hard drive to 1TB :)


I use my TiVo very intensively, I too would like to get the external drive but cannot afford.
However keeping the factory hard drive prevents me from accumulating too many recordings, this is A Good Thing. 
Otherwise stuff would hang around for months and years. I like to watch and delete!

Cheers,
Joseph 


I meant remove the factory hard drive and install a new, bigger one.  I bought a second hand Tivo off Trademe though and since it was a beta test unit it only had 160gb so I guess I had a bit more incentive.

The replacement drive cost me about $165 and is working brilliantly.

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