When Marnie & I first set up our TiVo, we turned off a lot of its default settings. For instance, we did not want it recording programs on its own that it thinks1 we'd like. And we didn't want it making the little "ba-bloop" sounds2 every time we touched the remote control.3
Recently, we visited the WTs and were reminded of the "ba-bloop" sounds. They're actually pretty fun. This week, we turned them back on.
1 The personification of TiVo is justified given its importance in our life. In fact, we should probably assign a gender and stop refering to TiVo as "it." That's what the WTs do. Their TiVo is called Steve (or sTiVo or Steve-o). As KWT told me, "Steve could also be a man who used to be a woman. All I know is that Steve has been an extraordinary addition to my life and I can no longer live without him. Or her."
2 They are actually known as "ga-bock" and "po-guck."
3 Marnie's preferred term is "flipper."