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Same program recorded until hard drive filled up
Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:31 PM
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.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:38 PM
Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:56 AM
Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:46 AM
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.
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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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:21 AM
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.