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

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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, HR22, HR23, 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
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

Got a TIVO Premier XL a few weeks ago and I'm stock piling up on some of my favorite shows ever from the 50's to 80's
So far, mostly METV stuff

The Honeymooners (25)
The Untouchables (8)
Are You Being Served (11)
M*A*S*H (40)
Hogan's Heroes (35)
The Brady Bunch (6)
Car 54, Where Are you (6)
The Wild, Wild West (3)
Louie (2)
Deadliest Catch (1)
Longmire (1)

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:36 PM

Finished with Axe Men today. Still have 2 episodes of Frozen Planet. A few scattered movies and documentaries. I'll never be totally caught up. haha

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:26 PM

Old thread, I know; still a good one.

43 eps of How I Met Your Mother - stopped being funny about 44 eps ago. Myabe I just outgrew it, but I find I don't enjoy spending time with those people any more. Couldn't give a rat's hat who their mother is.

21 eps of True Blood - it just got really stupid about 23 eps ago.

37 eps of Criminal Minds - I liked the show at first but could not figure out why, since it is so dark and is always the same show each week. But at the time i thought it was good, and besides, the little blonde girl is cute. I finally realized that the last redeeming value of the show is that the little blonde girl is cute.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

I didn't do a count, but I bet I have 50-60 episodes of Forensic Files on 3 different HR-xx's.

A friend of mine (detective, not victim) is on an episode, and several of his cohorts are on another. Amazing show, BTW.

Also have a pile of How It's Made episodes on 2 machines. If I blip through commercials on a show and need some filler, How It's Made is great as almost all the segments are 5-6 minutes long. Another great series.

I have a few 'keeper' episodes of several shows waiting to be burned to DVD, probably should get on that, one of my machines is an HR20 and I suppose the HDD could crap out at any time.

Stuff waiting to burn is some old cartoons, maybe 2 episodes of South Park, some local news segments on some business endeavors I am involved in, some locally produced PBS items on local interests, one ep of Molly B with a band I've heard play at an anniversary party, girls state basket ball tournament with cousins kid in it, and some national news coverage of a local disaster a few years ago. (I really need to get going on that!!)

I try to keep all 3 machines between 20 and 30% free in case of travel or a marathon.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:20 PM

Generally speaking we don't stockpile things we don't watch. We watch it and delete or don't record it.

Now, I library movies, lots of movies. Generally easier access than discs, especially for the kids. We basically only library two shows right now, Firefly and The Big Bang Theory.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:51 AM

We are stockpiling three different series that I recently discovered. The only reason they are being stockpiled is because I am taping repeats as well as new shows. These include:

Good Eats ~ Love to learn WHY we cook the way we do
Spartacus ~ Heard it was good so going back to catch up
Big Bang Theory ~ Am current with this season, but catching up to the previous ones

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