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HR34 disk space issue. Unable to record anything! Help!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by xtc, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Oct 1, 2012 #261 of 272
    Rich

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    Probably just confuse the CSRs. Even the Protection Plan CSRs are kinda useless anymore. The other day I called the PP about a problem I was having with an HR20-700. She didn't know what that was and that was a PP CSR!

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  2. Oct 1, 2012 #262 of 272
    inkahauts

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    Hey, every once in a while I get a good idea! Guess this was my once for the year! !rolling

    I always set up my dvrs to just record all movies during free weekend previews of the premium channels, then use mark to delete to erase all the ones I know I wont watch after the weekend is over. I love the feature ;)
     
  3. Oct 1, 2012 #263 of 272
    inkahauts

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    I agree. The only person who might think of this is a tech rep that has actual experience with the units. Asking a front line csr to do this would be a waste, because they really wouldn't understand what they are actually proving or disproving by doing this.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2012 #264 of 272
    Drew2k

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    I never said front line CSR. :)
     
  5. Oct 2, 2012 #265 of 272
    Rich

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    I rarely talk to front line CSRs, usually go right to PP CSRs. Unfortunately, the Case Management Group has taken most of the knowledgeable PP CSRs and made them Case Management Agents (they actually call themselves that and I think it's well deserved). So, even calling the PP these days is an act of futility. I usually get transferred to Retention and then they have the CMG give me a call and I get my answers from them. Usually correct answers. I don't do this often, it takes quite a while on the phone to get what I want answered.

    Rich
     
  6. Oct 4, 2012 #266 of 272
    statsman

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    This is for VOS
    On the off chance that you might be still interested:
    Here is what I got for the number of recorded hours of programming held by my HR34 at 50% capacity:

    Total hours:101
    HD hours: 91
    Sports HD hours: 53.5
     
  7. Oct 4, 2012 #267 of 272
    inkahauts

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    Huh? That doesn't make any sense. Or are you saying that you have 10 hours of sd recordings, 53.5 hd sports, and 37.5 hd non sports.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2012 #268 of 272
    inkahauts

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    I wish XTC would come back and try what I suggested and let us know what it shows...
     
  9. Oct 4, 2012 #269 of 272
    Steve

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    Lower...
    This, I think, with 53.5 hours being "unpadded".
     
  10. Oct 4, 2012 #270 of 272
    veryoldschool

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    The idea here was to see how many hours fast action sports programing verses non sports HD.
    "Generally" it looks like:

    1. If you only recorded sports programing, you could record 180+ hours.
    2. If you only recorded non sports programing, you could record 240+ hours.
    "Up to 200 hrs" of HD programing is what DirecTV claims.

    For those that used to be able to record 260 hours, and now can only record 240 hrs, it may not be that significant.

    For those [rare cases] that used to be able to record 200 hrs, but now can only record 182 hrs, it may be more significant.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2012 #271 of 272
    statsman

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    Sorry if I wasn't clear... the latter=
    10 hours of sd
    53.5 hd sports (all sports programming in hd)
    37.5 hd movies and series and news
     
  12. Oct 4, 2012 #272 of 272
    statsman

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    I don't think I know enough to say as I am only a newbie around here: My figures come from combing through the List of recorded shows and summing the length of each recording. I then tallied the figures for each type of programming: SD , HD, Sports.

    If D* pads each recording by some amount, my figures are likely skewed.
     

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