deleting prime time recording

Discussion in 'The Hopper Zone' started by stansat, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. stansat

    stansat Thread Starter New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    HOW DO YOU DELETE PROMETIME RECORDINGS MANUALLY?? DISH RETAIL SERVICES SAYS YOU CAN BUT THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW (LOL)
     
    #1
  2. Chimera

    Chimera Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Posts:
    121
    Likes Received:
    2
    You can't that I could find - it records 8 days then overwrites. Why would you want to anyway? It's not like you can use that space for anything else....
     
    #2
  3. dare2be

    dare2be SatGuys Mafia
    Pub Member / Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Posts:
    6,304
    Likes Received:
    392
    Turn off PTAT and the prime time recordings will go away?
     
    #3
  4. n0qcu

    n0qcu Supporting Founder
    Supporting Founder

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2003
    Posts:
    3,496
    Likes Received:
    30
    Not before the eight days are up. Don't know what happens then since I turned PTA back on.
     
    #4
  5. MattG@ DISH NETWORK

    MattG@ DISH NETWORK Official DISH Network Support
    DISH DIRT TEAM!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Posts:
    3,555
    Likes Received:
    12
    As mentioned, there is no way to delete anything from the Prime Time Anytime DVR section. After it has been there for 8 days, it will be deleted automatically. PTAT uses a separate part of the DVR hard drive, and it does not use your personal recording space.
     
    #5
  6. stansat

    stansat Thread Starter New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    hey speedy how about taking it out of the owners manual so as to not confuse customers??? just saying!!
     
    #6
  7. sethwell

    sethwell Active SatelliteGuys Member
    Pub Member / Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Posts:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    5
    I think you read it wrong in the manual. the sections talking about deleting PTAT recording are for recordings that you have saved.
     
    #7
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  8. JPhil

    JPhil Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Posts:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought that myself, but then went back and read it again:

    "The shows recorded in the PrimeTime Anytime™ folder will expire in eight days. The
    oldest recording for each program then will be deleted automatically, unless you highlight
    the item in your folder, select it and use the Save option for that individual recording. You
    can also select and Delete a recording in the folder without waiting for it to expire."

    Saved recordings don't expire, so I think they are talking about recordings in the PTAT folder.

    That said, the User Guide is a work-in-progress, as is the software. One or the other should get fixed in time.
     
    #8
  9. stansat

    stansat Thread Starter New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    THANKS SPEEDY FOR THE CLARIFICATION!!
     
    #9
  10. garys

    garys SatelliteGuys Family

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Posts:
    7,477
    Likes Received:
    4
    Not trying to make a big deal here, but all caps usually means you are yelling. Just don't want people to get mad at you if you keep posting as such.
     
    #10
  11. Poke

    Poke Pub Member / Supporter
    Pub Member / Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Posts:
    10,647
    Likes Received:
    35
    Yeah that what I was explaining to Dish the other day when they called ask if I was interested in the Hopper when I no longer have service with them. That the PTAT already uses part of the HD so the reality is you really don't have access to a true 2TB just 500GB plus just 3 tuners. I told them that I was going to get on the HR34 at some point with 5 tuners and a true 1TB drive. I think the Hopper is ok and it good to see Dish where Direct been but the PTAT and not letting the user have full access to what they want to with the hard drive for on recordings was not smart.
     
    #11
  12. patmurphey

    patmurphey Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Posts:
    613
    Likes Received:
    4
    DirectTV's HR34 stores 200 hours of user HD, a Hopper stores 250 hours of user HD plus 96 hours of PTAT HD, not including maybe 1000 hours of HD storage on an on the menu, transparantly operable 2TB external drive. What in the world is "a true 1TB drive"???? A second Hopper makes it 6 tuners at the same monthly cost as a Joey, and doubles the storage.
     
    #12
  13. chuchu5

    chuchu5 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey, Stansat—I hope you get this reply, if you haven't already gotten your answer.

    We just got Dish today and wondered the same thing. I waited only 6 minutes for live chat and got these instructions (of which I quickly made a screen shot just in case):

    "Press menu on the remote: select the settings tile (or press the yellow hot key on the remote), select the DVR Defaults tile, select disable on the screen, and then select the save button on the screen. Disabling PrimeTime Anytime will need to be done 15 minutes in advance of when the timers are set to record, otherwise the timers will still record the networks for that day."

    I simply read the instructions aloud to my wife and it was clear enough that she followed right along. Since PTA was in progress, it wouldn't stop this one session, but from here on we're free from it.

    HTH. Good luck!
     
    #13
VigLink badge
Sucuri