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DVR Stockpiling: What's Piled Up On Your DVR?


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#21 OFFLINE   Supramom2000

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:00 PM

Spread across four receivers and a couple EHD's I have not yet watched entire seasons of:

Alphas
Person of Interest
Missing
The Firm
The Killing (both seasons)
Luther (season two)
Homeland
Strike Back
Boss
Alcatraz
Luck
Rubicon

I may never get around to watching some of the now canceled shows.


You have most of my favorites on there! Watch Rubicon, even though it was cancelled. Missing - meh.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:57 PM

I've been paring down the series I have episodes left to watch, but right now I have on EHD:

American Horror Story, 12 episodes
Boardwalk Empire, 18 episodes
Boss, 3 episodes
Breaking Bad, 24 episodes
Bret Maverick, 14 episodes
Burn Notice, 21 episodes
Chuck, 29 episodes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 46 episodes
Dallas, 2 episodes
Damages, 13 episodes
Dexter, 41 episodes
Doc Marting, 6 episodes
Friday Night Lights, 38 episodes
Frozen Planet, 6 episodes
Game of Thrones, 6 episodes
Girls, 9 episodes
Glee, 62 episodes
Hot in Cleveland, 36 episodes
House of Lies, 7 episodes
How I Met Your Mother, 38 episodes
Inspector Morse, 1 episodes
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 55 episodes
Lost Girl, 19 episodes
Midsomer Murders, 6 episodes
Mistresses, 15 episodes
New Tricks, 23 episodes
Parks and Recreation, 23 episodes
Sanctuary, 28 episodes
Sons of Anarchy, 54 episodes
Stephen Hawkings Sci Fi Masters, 7 episodes
The Client List, 9 episodes
The Fades, 3 episodes
The Firm, 11 episodes
The River, 6 episodes
Treme, 14 episodes
True Blood, 38 episodes
United States of Tara, 23 episodes
White Heat, 5 episodes
William and Mary, 10 episodes

I also have some specials we haven't watched yet plus 547 movies and miniseries on 4 EHD's some of which we've watched, some not yet.

There is no way I'll live long enough to watch all this and watch current shows, but I'm ready for another writer's strike.:sure:

Oh, and that's not counting DVD/BD's and VHS tapes.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:13 PM

Last post by phrelin made me curious.

Is there any way to have EHD shows show in alphabetical order?

If so, any particular providers or dvr brands only?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:13 PM

I just have a bunch of movies recorded from premium-channel "free preview" weekends -- I don't actually subscribe to any such channels, and the free previews are just about enough for me.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:19 PM

Last post by phrelin made me curious.

Is there any way to have EHD shows show in alphabetical order?

If so, any particular providers or dvr brands only?

Yes, in Dish VIP612/922/722/722k boxes you go to the "My Recordings" screen, go to "sort", and you get this screen:

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It sets the sort both for the current recordings on the internal hard drive and the recordings on the external hard drive.

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#26 OFFLINE   gary s

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:50 PM

Yes, in Dish VIP612/922/722/722k boxes you go to the "My Recordings" screen, go to "sort", and you get this screen:

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It sets the sort both for the current recordings on the internal hard drive and the recordings on the external hard drive.


Thanks a lot, phrelin.

I have seen the sort. I knew it did it for the internal hard drive but I didn't know it did it for the EHD also.

I prefer the programs on the internal in order by date. But it will be great to be able to change them both to alphabetical when I want to check the EHDs, one for concerts and one for movies, to see if I have one already before I record it or transfer it if already recorded on the internal hard drive.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:22 AM

My DVR list:

that American Masters special about Judy Garland someone mentioned yesterday
last night's GLADES (though this season hasn't been very good)
SUITS - 3 episodes
DALLAS - 1 episode
SPICE UP MY KITCHEN - 1 (yeah, I'm thinking about remodeling...)
REVENGE - last 5 episodes of the season
ONCE UPON A TIME - last 5 episodes of the season
MAD MEN - last 2 episodes
CASTLE - last 3 episodes, though I'm losing interest in the show
QUEEN: Rock Montreal from Paladia
6-7 random movies from SHO/HBO freeviews
random Christmas movies that were good enough to keep

Most of the dramas I watch are recorded and watched later to skip through the commercials, but lately that list has gotten shorter. CLOSER starts soon so that'll be huge.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

At the moment my DVRs are at about 98% free. I just finished the last of the season finales from May.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:48 AM

At the moment my DVRs are at about 98% free. I just finished the last of the season finales from May.


I'm about 8 months behind you. My HR34 has 7% free. I have a 2TB drive connected to my HR24-200 that is about half full.

I started recording The Big Bang Theory when season 3 started and had two full seasons on the DVR when syndication started, which is when I recorded seasons 1 and 2. I have watched all of that and am in the middle of watching season 5.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:55 AM

At the moment my DVRs are at about 98% free. I just finished the last of the season finales from May.

You have a lot of self-discipline, an admirable trait, says the admiring hoarder.;)

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:10 AM

Or perhaps I just don't think there's that much good stuff on TV ;)
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:01 PM

Shows I keep up to date on. Certain movies the kids enjoy they keep on theirs. The only thing I hoard are concerts from Palladia that I usually keep for a month or so then delete.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:14 PM

What channel?


Netflix also has the complete Adam-12 series available for streaming.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

The biggest chunk is the HD series on every state in the Union. Something like 30 of them, followed by about a dozen movies, favorites I'll watch again. All on HR24. The HR 20 gets almost all the sports, and I don't let those stockpile more than a few days, sometimes weeks. I keep the '20 at 50% or less unless we have a multiple-sports-orgasmic weekend
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:29 PM

I bank a handful of movies that aren't available on DVD or BluRay. I also record our favorite TV shows so my wife and I can watch them at out leisure while skipping through the commercials then delete them after viewing.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:00 PM

The kids HR34 has:

61 episodes of Tom & Jerry
30 episodes of Tom & Jerry Kids
6 episodes of Simpsons
5 different Tom & Jerry Movies
45 Sponge Bob Square Pants


I take it the kids like Tom & Jerry? I'm a Johnny Quest and Scooby Doo fan myself (the original Scooby Doo, Where are You?)
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:07 PM

My biggest offenses, not including 2-10 episodes

30 episodes of Food(ography)
98 episodes of Larry Sanders Show (can watch over and over forever)
34 episodes of Good Eats
33 episodes of New Doctor Who (waiting on season 1 and 2 repeats)
14 episodes of OZ (waiting on repeats to complete seasons)
47 episodes of American Pickers
18 episodes of The big C
17 episodes of Mythbusters
26 episodes of Strangers with candy (can watch over and over forever)
27 episodes of Justified (waiting on season 1 repeats)
20 episodes of Wipeout
30 episodes of Drawn Together (can watch over and over forever)
22 episodes of IRT Deadliest Roads
17 episodes of Bored to Death
93 episodes of The Three Stooges (can watch over and over forever)
19 episodes of Treme

And about 25-30 movies I need watch

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

My most egregious stockpiling is the full runs of shows like The Universe, How the Universe Works, Wonders of the Solar System etc.

I keep thinking that these are my favorite kind of background TV. Guess what? They're not. :D

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:30 PM

After my dad passed away last summer, my mother moved in with us, and I was watching an episode of mythbusters and she thought it was a really good show so I set an autorecord about 3 weeks ago... boy... I have something like 158 episodes on the HR34... many of which I have seen, but she has not...

Texas country reporter ~ 30 episodes
Arial america form the smithsonian channel ~ 20 episodes
around 20 each of Extreme 4x4, Trucks!, Horsepower, and MuscleCar

most everything else we keep up with pretty well...
HR34, HR20x3, HR21, HR22, H24, H21

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:35 PM

I mostly record, watch and delete, so I don't have much. It's not a huge (not hugh) HDD, but right now, I'm at 74% free.

1 ep The Doctors , air date 7/12
1 ep Nightline, airdate 7/11
1 ep Frontline, air date 7/10
1 ep John Portman: Life of Building, air date 6/26
1 ep Sally Hemings: An American, air date 6/24
1 ep Dawn of the Ocean, air date 4/08 (repeat viewing for grands & greats)

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