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How much space is left on your DVR ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PK6301, May 7, 2013.

How much space do you still have left ?

  1. 85+

    18 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. 70+

    12 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. 55+

    16 vote(s)
    20.5%
  4. 40+

    15 vote(s)
    19.2%
  5. 25+

    8 vote(s)
    10.3%
  6. Oops Time to weed out some programing !!!

    9 vote(s)
    11.5%
  1. May 7, 2013 #1 of 23
    PK6301

    PK6301 Legend

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    How much space is left on your DVR. How often do you weed out old programs ?
     
  2. May 7, 2013 #2 of 23
    The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Once a show is watched it gets deleted. The exceptions are kids shows for which we keep 5 at a time so they have a small selection to choose from in case new ones haven't aired. I also keep a few specials indefinitely (e.g. Firefly 10th Reunion: Brown Coats Unite).

    - Merg
     
  3. May 7, 2013 #3 of 23
    dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

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    On 6 or so dvrs, there's a lot of Keep until I delete. General weekly programs, only one or two episodes to be sure both of us have seen them.

    Some other series / replays, maybe 20 or so episodes as a marathon comes around.
     
  4. May 7, 2013 #4 of 23
    Sixto

    Sixto DIRECTV A-Team

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    Me: Usually 40-70% free, I watch and delete, very strict and organized Playlist.

    Spouse (& Kids): 0% free, everything is last 5 episodes and never deletes anything. No organization or housekeeping ever.

    So very thankful for his and hers DVRs!
     
  5. May 7, 2013 #5 of 23
    Rich

    Rich Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I try to keep all my HRs at about 50% of capacity or less. Just a personal preference.

    Rich
     
  6. May 7, 2013 #6 of 23
    Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    I range from a low of 10 to a high of 65 over my four DVRs. You would figure the largest HD would have the most space, but you'll be wrong.The largest space is on my the HR21 with its 350MB HDD.
     
  7. May 7, 2013 #7 of 23
    mrdobolina

    mrdobolina AllStar

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    HR-23 (The DVR we record a lot of weekly series on) has about 30% free

    HR-22 (The DVR we record movies - lots of kids movies that we keep - on) has about 20% free

    HR-24 (Main/Living room DVR that has my wife's series on it) is about 13% full.

    We have a lot of TV to watch!
     
  8. May 7, 2013 #8 of 23
    peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Genie with 90% free. EVERYTHING that gets watched gets deleted IMMEDIATELY.
     
  9. May 7, 2013 #9 of 23
    EUGENE BAXTER

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    85% left on 2 GB external
     
  10. fluffybear

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    I may have a couple units near 80 but for the most part, they are running somewhere in the 60 to 65 area.
     
  11. PCampbell

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    Watch and delete.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Delete and do no watch ! :D
     
  13. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

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    I keep my R22 at about 72% free. Of course, all of the recordings are SD so I can store a LOT. I do actually have some shows I've kept that are 4 or 5 years old!! But most recordings are deleted after being watched.

    My R-15's on the other hand have very little stored on them. One I use to watch the morning news shows on ALL the local stations and that's about it. It's easy considering the ridiculous number of commercials during these news programs. The other one is set to record an assortment of daytime programming plus the same prime time shows the R22 records so I can do my own version of "whole home"....without paying extra for it!
     
  14. Bofurley

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    Watch & Delete
     
  15. goober22

    goober22 Godfather

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    85+, but I do have 2GB drives in mine! :grin:
     
  16. PK6301

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    I normally do a watch & delete.. But I do have 8-10 programs kept for my 5 yr old.. So right now I have 89% available..
     
  17. shendley

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    Any show I watch (and if my wife cares about and she stays awake through the whole show - she gets up earlier than I do), I delete. But there are some shows I don't watch on a regular basis that I keep up to five just to have something to burn to if I'm in the mood. And so, for instance, I always carry five Novas just in case I'm in the mood for some science stuff. And there are some shows - but not many - I'm keeping up to ten for future watching. Orphan Black, for instance, looks interesting but we're too involved with other shows right now to watch it. So, I'll keep them for a while until we find the time to watch them. That keeps me around 50%. If I start to get significantly under 50%, then I start going through the playlist and weeding stuff out.
     
  18. jagrim

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    I run from about 50% free on the HR34-700 (2tb external) to somewhere between 60-80% on the standard DVR's ( most all have 1.5-2 tb externals)
     
  19. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I keep my DVR above 65%. I bank movies that are not available on DVD or Blu-ray on my DVR. My favorite TV series are programed to record but are deleted after viewing.
     
  20. scoop8

    scoop8 Godfather

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    I usually try to keep about 60% availibility on my HR-22. Most of my saved contect are movies that aren't available on DVD in anamorphic format.

    I rarely record weekly network shows. For daily news shows, I'll delete after viewing.
     

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