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Keep until: I delete..... might as well say...
Posted 12 January 2006 - 05:29 PM
set up a SL for the simpsons to record "all episodes" and keep until I delete so that I can keep 5 shows, and when i watch one... it records the next available. so i keep 5 episodes on hand and the to do list isn't always filled with a show thats on 20 times a day. this has always worked on all 5 of my DTiVos... i don't understand how D* could muck up such a simple feature.
please.. someone tell me im and idiot and i've been doing something wrong all the time. i've done 2 restores to factory defaults hoping to clear out some bugs.. i only have 8 SLs.. so i know its not that i'm overwhelming the thing with requests.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:13 PM
I had a similar desire, where I wanted to keep certain old episodes. I marked them with the <BLUE> key and they were never deleted.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 07:37 PM
does that make sense?
Posted 12 January 2006 - 08:41 PM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 09:17 PM
all of my 5 recievers are DVRs... the R15 is in my bedroom and i liike to keep a nice assortment of 30min shows/sitcoms that i watch as i'm going to bed. (simpsons, daily show, colbert report, family guy, etc...) the tivo was nice b/c i could have it keep a nice repository of these shows and it wasn't constantly thrashing through the list if i wasn't on top of them and constantly watching each of these shows.
this is the kind of stuff D* should be minimizing.... you're moving customers from one product (TiVo) to an inferior product (R15) with features that appear to be the same... but in fact are not... even features/functions that are titled the same, in fact function in very different manners.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:02 PM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:26 PM
I would expect it to keep the first 5 episodes and then not record any more until one was deleted. "Keep until I delete" should mean that it will never delete the recording. If the # of eps is reached or the drive is full, then it shouldn't record any more eps.
exactly. and thats exactly how the DTiVos have always worked. and if you look in the history it will tell you... "did not record because maximum number of recordings has been reached". which is a lot more than i can say for the useless history in the R15..... "did not record the daily show because it conflicted with a higher priority recording the daily show.
wtf is the point of a history that tells you nothing....LOL.
Posted 13 January 2006 - 07:25 AM
Its working exactly how I would expect it to, its keeping the most current 5 recordings. If you dont like the logic, change your SL to keep more episodes...or try watching a few....
He didn't tell it to keep the most current 5 recordings, he told it to keep the episodes he had marked "keep until I delete" until he deleted them. It did not do that, it recorded over them.
It's not that he does not like the logic, the logic is not working as it should.
Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:03 AM
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