TiVo Forum Special Member
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Berkeley CA
I agree with all the users who suggest that if you are watching something live and really want to make sure nothing dumps the buffer, hit record.
Especially in the wee hours of the morning, it's easy to screw up with the remote, accidentally change the channel, and dump the buffer.
I sympathize with the comment by TiVo Al, where he says:
I do not like to turn on record mode unless necessary to catch the end of something unless I know I will be away for over 30 minutes. There are others that have their hard drives filled and would lose something else they purposefully recorded to do this.
But the plain fact of the matter is, you can shoot yourself in the foot trying to out-think your TiVo, too. I have a bunch of stuff on the TiVo right now which I plan to watch and delete, or save snippets to tape. I don't have the room to mark everything SUID so I'm bumping up the expiration date everyday to save stuff until my day off when I can take care of it.
So I've been going through my To Do list, killing stuff I've decided I really don't want to watch, or can record sometime later. I nuked something on a high-priority SP and thought I was okay. ("Oh, I don't need to record this, I'm watching live...." says I.)
But my TiVo, seeing that I had told it not to record that show from my SP, obligingly looked for something else to record for me, and picked up a SP for something that was so low down on the priority list, I had forgotten it was there. Luckily I was there to say NO, don't change the channel.
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