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Same program recorded until hard drive filled up

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#1 OFFLINE   Garyunc



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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:31 PM

One of my dvrs (HR22) recorded the same show until the hard disk was filled tonight. Everything that was on this dvr prior to this show was recorded over. I did a reboot with no success as I expected. I deleted the show and sure enough the space now shows 100% free.

I called PP and they said if it happened again that they would replace the DVR. I guess that is fair but I would really hate to have a lot of programs recorded again and have the dvr do this again.

Has anyone else had this problem? Should I be concerned about this occurring again?

I attached a picture if anyone wants to see it. It is actually my wife's dvr. The screen shot is from a different receiver using MRV so that is why it shows 43% free.

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#2 OFFLINE   imposterxyz


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:38 PM

Same thing was happening for the same show on my HR-21, but as luck would have it, I was home and managed to reboot it before it had to start erasing to find space. Before I deleted the multiples, it showed almost 800 episodes.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:56 AM

Occasional glitches like this do happen...The best protection against it writing over your shows, is to set all your shows up to "Keep until I delete", not let them stay as "Keep until disk full"

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:46 AM

Very odd... Fairly Legal only recorded once for me.

Another thing to consider... It only first aired last night at 10pm, not 10:20, so there's no way there could be 322 showings of it already.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:03 AM

Occasional glitches like this do happen...The best protection against it writing over your shows, is to set all your shows up to "Keep until I delete", not let them stay as "Keep until disk full"

This is the default setting (Keep Until I Delete) I have used since the early days. With some of our testing we did run into a "runaway" recording, and the KUID setting saved the existing programs. If you have any recordings that you care about that are laying around long term, or just recorded and are a "must watch", the safest setting is KUID. Of course, if something else goes wrong, and there is no room to record a new show, it won't record in this setting.
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#6 OFFLINE   Shades228



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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:21 AM

It couldn't record the same show like that though. There are only 2 tuners which means at most it could only record it twice. Even if it recorded and stopped and kept doing that it would stop once the run time was over. I see that you have MRV are you sure some of those others aren't on another HD DVR?

I've seen a live event record until all HD space is gone but it shows the 1 show and the run time of like 14 hours.

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