I haven't bought any TV shows on iTunes, but my boss has -- many. His MacBook Pro's 250GB disk is more than half filled with TV shows (mostly sitcoms for entertainment during travel). Most of the rest of the disk is filled with other stuff.
I see a couple options for clearing up some space currently occupied with TV shows:
- buy a bigger disk (go to Apple store and have them swap out the 250GB model with the 500GB model)
- move some of the tv shows to an external disk and help him restore when needed
- backup itunes library and then just nuke
I've looked around on apple's site and on some other pages about backing up iTunes and it doesn't seem like #2 is easy to do from within iTunes. The full iTunes backup (#3) is more straightforward, but I think a full initial backup will take a couple dozen DVDs.
The hurdle for buying a new disk is the cost plus the downtime while the Apple store is performing the installation and copy.
Are there other, better options that I've missed? Has anybody done any of my suggested options?