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Short Recording Time

Even though my TIVO is advertised as a 35-hour recording time, it seems that I can only get 10-12 one hour programs recorded and it either starts deleting shows or if I "save until I delete", it won't let me record any other shows. I realize that the more action in the show, the less recording time I have, but I think it should be more than 10-12 hours.

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Re: Short Recording Time

TiVO also plans for other upcoming shows in total recording time. So if you 12 hours recorded, and another 20 or so hours scheduled in upcoming all as don't delete, then it won't allow additonal shows manually

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