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#1 OFFLINE   jclangston

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

Does anyone know why there are 2 different shades of blue on the HHD % bar when viewing your recorded list. Is this a glitch or are the 2 shades of blue representing 2 different amounts of space?

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#2 OFFLINE   grecorj

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

The light blue bar represents the shows your spouse recorded that you hate and can be safely deleted.

Kidding. :lol:

From the manual:

Disk Space Bar

The Disk Space bar is at the bottom of your Playlist. It shows the
approximate amount of space available on your disk at any given
time.

The Disk Space bar shows programs you have designated “Keep
Until I Delete” in dark blue, programs subject to expiration or
automatic deletion in light blue, and the remaining unused disk
space that is available for recording in black.

When your disk is full, the oldest shows (viewed or not) are
automatically pushed out to make room for the new ones.


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#3 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:56 PM

The dark blue is showing the percentage of programs that you have marked to KEEP and the light blue is the rest of the recordings.

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#4 OFFLINE   jclangston

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

Oh, the manual, you read that? :D Thanks for the replies!

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

Oh, the manual, you read that? :D Thanks for the replies!


Yes, apparently it answers a lot of questions when you do!
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

Yes, apparently it answers a lot of questions when you do!


They come with "MANUALS"? :confused:
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

I've heard that some people actually read manuals, but I thought that was just a myth.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

I was told yesterday by a CSR that the more shows that are recorded to the HDD, the slower the DVR will work. I was concerned about time between channel changes, not accessing the drive for a recorded show. Is that true? My channel changes can take 10-20 seconds sometimes...

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:14 AM

That is not true until you get down below about 10% hard drive space.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:14 AM

They come with "MANUALS"? :confused:


Manuals here:
http://support.direc...etail/a_id/2500

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

I was told yesterday by a CSR that the more shows that are recorded to the HDD, the slower the DVR will work. I was concerned about time between channel changes, not accessing the drive for a recorded show. Is that true? My channel changes can take 10-20 seconds sometimes...


That seems too long for a channel change.
What settings have you done to try to speed this up ?

Menu, Settings, Display, Video, Native to OFF
Menu, Settings, Display, Video, Resolutions ( Choose only the resolution that your TV supports, 1080i for a 1080p TV or 720p for a 720p TV )

Have you reset the receiver ?
Menu, Settings, Reset, Restart Receiver

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

They come with "MANUALS"? :confused:


Do they have them in English?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

I was told yesterday by a CSR that the more shows that are recorded to the HDD, the slower the DVR will work. I was concerned about time between channel changes, not accessing the drive for a recorded show. Is that true? My channel changes can take 10-20 seconds sometimes...


I agree with Stuart, unit I get below 10% I don't notice any change in speed. As mentioned turning off Native resolution will help with channel changing speed. Some people have also mentioned that tuning to channel 1 for about 30 seconds will help improve responsiveness, but I haven't noticed much change myself.

Edited by jclangston, 21 December 2012 - 12:16 PM.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

Oh, the manual, you read that? :D Thanks for the replies!


You would think some of it had to be correct, no? I've never read it either.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

I was told yesterday by a CSR that the more shows that are recorded to the HDD, the slower the DVR will work. I was concerned about time between channel changes, not accessing the drive for a recorded show. Is that true? My channel changes can take 10-20 seconds sometimes...


Something that might help:

Change to Channel 1. Let it sit there (after settling in), for 30 seconds or more.

Change back to your desired channel. Chances are, some of the missing speed will return. It works here. I end up doing it at least once per day. Letting it sit on Channel 1 for at least 30 seconds, seems to clear some background processes that are eating needed cpu cycles.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

[quote name='grecorj']The light blue bar represents the shows your spouse recorded that you hate and can be safely deleted.

Kidding. :lol:


Sounds familiar. In my house that would be all of my wife's sappy Hallmark holiday movies that take over our play list every holiday season. :lol:

It's a good thing she doesn't know that I post here. ;)

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

Manuals? Men don't need no stinking manuals
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

Oh, the manual, you read that? :D Thanks for the replies!


Manuals. aka bathroom material :lol:

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

Oh, the manual, you read that? :D Thanks for the replies!


MANUAL??? We have one of those???

Am I actually supposed to read it or come here for ANSWERS??? :lol:
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

Oh, the manual, you read that? :D Thanks for the replies!


I have read the Manual twice and actually learned quite a lot.
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