DVR auto deleting records??

gdodd12

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I have a 722 and a 6-something and both have auto deleted older items without notifying me. Is this purposeful behavior from dish?
 

Bobby

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There is a setting for how many episodes of a particular event you have set to record. If you go beyond that setting the DVR will delete the oldest one at a time.
 

Hall

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There is a setting for how many episodes of a particular event you have set to record...
Yeap and I believe that number is indicated on the "Create Timer" screen. No idea how high it is by default but it must be fairly high (I've seen 15-20 recordings of a show that my wife records but rarely gets the chance to watch).
 

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IIRC the default is 20. Recordings will also auto delete when the disk gets very close to full.
 

boba

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From my 612 I believe it is 20 recordings. You also have an option to protect the recording. It is on the DVR event screen
 

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If you want to retain more than 20 episodes of a show, your best bet is to move them to an ehd. There is no limit there. I have 70+ episodes of Globe Trekker from PBS on a ehd.
 

the mack

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a warning would be nice though, I noticed a recording or two missing from the bottom of my list when the capacity was less than 2 hours.
the episode limit does not seem to be a factor on my 722k as it is set at 20 and yet I have over 20 episodes of Dexter and SOA on there.
 

Hall

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a warning would be nice though...
When would it warn you ? Does it pop-up during that 1:30 (I think) countdown timer telling you an event is scheduled ? If it did, but got no response from the user (i.e. a timer fires when no one is home or watching TV), what does it default to ? If it deletes an older recording, people might complain that it deleted something (important). If it doesn't delete, that means the recording scheduled won't have room, so it skips the timer ? People might complain...
 

Hall

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I was wondering about that. So if I set a movie or tv shot to Protected, it won't get deleted?
Correct. It will delete something else though in order to make room. If a protected event is the oldest and would normally be the item to delete, it just has to move to the next oldest. Imagine that you want to record a 2-1/2 hour event and the now oldest items are 1/2 hour shows. It might clear out multiple ones !
 

dwarren2

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Not sure if Protected would bypass the 20 episode limit. The best way to avoid a deletion is to use an ehd. Move anything you want to save to the ehd. No limit there. I have 70 episodes of one series stored on one of my ehd's.
 

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There is no 20-episode limit, unless you specify it in the timer. You can edit the timer and change the limit to unlimited. Change it to "#" on the older receivers or "ALL Events" on Hopper.

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