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does the genie let you undelete a program?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by celticpride, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Aug 6, 2013 #1 of 35
    celticpride

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    I was wondering if you accidently delete a program on the GENIE hr44 by mistake, Can you restore that show to watch it later ? or ist it permanently deleted?
     
  2. Aug 6, 2013 #2 of 35
    The Merg

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    It's permanently deleted. You can always check to see if the episode is on VOD though.

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  3. Aug 6, 2013 #3 of 35
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    I miss that feature from my old TiVo. Un-delete is rarely needed, but when it is, it's really nice to have it!
     
  4. Aug 6, 2013 #4 of 35
    billsharpe

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    Yes, I have used the undelete feature on my Verizon DVR a couple times in the past two years. Nice to have! :grin:
     
  5. Aug 6, 2013 #5 of 35
    sigma1914

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    That's really helpful, but you're just bored I guess.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2013 #6 of 35
    Laxguy

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    Me I never need to undelete as I don make mistaks.

    Lord, that isn't very funny: I guess I am bored, too, right now.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2013 #7 of 35
    peds48

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    I would assume there is a reason why the receivers asks you twice before the show is deleted
     
  8. Aug 6, 2013 #8 of 35
    Laxguy

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    Absolutely. I wish only that my lady in the dashboard would NOT confirm when I wish to cancel Route Guidance. You damn betcha I want it off, and NOW! :) Quit wasting my time.
     
  9. celticpride

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    I guess thats where hopefully you can get it on VOD.
     
  10. JimAtTheRez

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    Delete can be such an automatic process. Yes, I know it asks you to confirm, but I have made a mistake. It would be nice to have this feature.
     
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  11. peds48

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    Delete can be such an automatic process. Yes, I know it asks you to confirm, but I have made a mistake. It would be nice to have this feature.
    Dont worry, we all make mistakes.... !rolling


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  12. cypherx

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    Its funny, a lot of us think the "recycle bin" idea for deleted programs would be awesome. But then people talking about the Comcast X1 DVR are complaining that they have to "delete twice" because deleted programs go into a deleted area.

    I guess you can't please everyone.
     
  13. longrider

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    That is actually easy to handle but I agree you still wont please everyone. All you do is make the recycle bin available space. The programs in there would not be counted in the space used calculation and when you need the space they would get auto deleted just like it does now for a full disk
     
  14. cypherx

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    I agree.

    Some people though freak out when they see it and "think" it's wasting valuable space. In reality stuff in the "recycle bin" is first to go when space is needed.

    I think a "recycle bin" folder at the very bottom of the playlist would be a nice feature for DirecTV. Also they could put in an option to disable it for those who don't care, or the same types of people who freak out about it who post on the Comcast X1 DVR threads at other sites.
     
  15. sbl

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    TiVo owners also complain about "delete twice", or ask how to remove everything from the "recycle bin". The usual joke response is that they want to remove evidence of porn they watched.

    I have used the undelete feature on TiVos and would like to see it on DirecTV DVRs. Perhaps it could be made an option.


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  16. patmurphey

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    Dish recently added a deleted recordings folder to the Hopper software. The deleted recordings stay in the folder for 2 days and then go away permanently. It was about time - and solely done in software.
     
  17. James Long

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    I used undelete three times yesterday on my non-DirecTV DVR. When the feature was added I thought I'd never use it. Kind of like when I first got a DVR ... I thought I might get some use out of it but didn't realize how much I would rely on DVR viewing over live viewing.

    I understand that the "space" taken by deleted programs can be confusing ... but the programs roll out of the deleted programs without a second click (I'm not sure when).

    The "delete all porn" issue has been around for years ... and as long as there is a timer history (mine goes back a week) there is already a record of what has been recorded. The difference would be the restore - if you wanted something gone from the DVR and not able to be restored an undelete feature could be a bug.
     
  18. dcordero2000

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    Hi to all

    i was wondering if Directv has plans to work with the manufacturer of Genie DVR to make modifications on the firmware to include an option for recently deleted items.
    its a very unique and infact almost a security feature to safe guard your shows.

    thanks
     
  19. peds48

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    DIRECTV doesn't have to work with the manufacturers of the DVRs if they wanted to implement an undelete feature as DIRECTV makes the software in house. However any plans DIRECTV has for this feature is unknown to anyone.


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  20. CTJon

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    Personally, never had a need to do this.

    What time frame - 1 hour, 1 day, forever? Being able to undelete would mean you'd still have the program on your DVR and thus occupying space.

    So much is available on demand so you can get almost anything back.
     

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