Is there some simple way to determine what recordings in the Playlist are on the local DVR with drilling down into each program to look at the source?
This would be especially helpful when trying to clear out hard disk space.
When you have a show highlighted look up toward the top of the screen where it gives you the description of the show. At the beginning of the description there may or may not be a name inside brackets . If the recording is on the DVR you are currently sitting at there will not be any brackets. If the recording is on a different DVR then that DVR's name will show up in between the brackets.
For example at my house I would see something like [MASTER BEDROOM], [LIVING ROOM], or [THEATER ROOM], depending on which DVR the recording is stored on. If I am in my master bedroom then all of the shows recorded on it will not have the brackets, shows recorded in the other two rooms would have [LIVING ROOM], or [THEATER ROOM] at the beginning of the show description.
You may have to go in and set the names of your DVRs yourself if they haven't been set yet. I believe it is under the Whole Home section in the set-up screen. These names are not automatically set by what it says on your online DirecTV account, they have to be set at the receivers themselves.