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695 Recordings At Once

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dam006, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Jul 1, 2011 #1 of 21
    dam006

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    My DVR just tried to record the same show 663 times at once. Needless to say the hard drive space ran out really fast, deleting all my other recordings and then crashing the entire system. Anyone else? :mad:
     
  2. Jul 1, 2011 #2 of 21
    dam006

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    I tried taking some pictures. I guess it was only 663 recordings so my title was a bit off.
     

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    hilmar2k

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    That's a new one for me.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2011 #4 of 21
    Tisby

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    Everything's good here. And my wife makes fun of me for setting everything to "Keep until I delete"
     
  5. Jul 2, 2011 #5 of 21
    jdspencer

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    Did you do a restart of the DVR? Hopefully, that will prevent this from happening again.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2011 #6 of 21
    Relativity

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    hard drive problem?
    looks like it tried recording, failed, and tried again over and over.

    since you lost everything, now would be a good time to maybe do a test on the drive.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2011 #7 of 21
    Garyunc

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    This happenned to me. All I could do was restart the DVR and delete all of the recordings. Unforunately anything that was not marked as keep was overlaid.

    The good news is that it has not happened again. I think it is just a schedule bug that happens very infrequently.

    D* should look into this bug IMO.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2011 #8 of 21
    The Merg

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    If that was the case, the total time recorded would have only been the full length of the show.

    @OP:

    From your screen cap, it looks like that one recording highlighted recorded for 25 mins. How long did the others record for? Are the recordings all the same length and all of the same part of the show?

    - Merg
     
  9. Jul 2, 2011 #9 of 21
    Rich

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    How large is your HDD? Can you play any of the shows on the Playlist? I think I remember this happening before to somebody.

    I just looked at that picture again. That makes no sense. How could it record the same show that many times at the same time on the same channel? Very puzzling. Can't wrap my head around this one.

    Rich
     
  10. Doug Brott

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    Not that this is what happened here, but you can set all types of recordings with lots of padding, etc. As long as the recording is using the same tuner, it is basically the same bits and there are just pointers for the start/stop locations within the bits.

    That being said, what is shown in the image is quite bizarre. I can honestly say I have never, ever seen that. (well, at least until now)
     
  11. David MacLeod

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    i remember reading something similar about 2 yrs ago maybe slightly less.
    was only one person reported it iirc.
    thats a lot of darn 20/20 ... :)
     
  12. Rich

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    "Bizarre" is a good word for it. If he hadn't shown pictures I wouldn't have believed it. I can't even begin to imagine how it happened.

    Rich
     
  13. Rich

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    Probably the post I remember. But how...???

    Rich
     
  14. admdata

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    an idea (long shot at best), what if the reciver had some corrupt guide data that it downloaded causing this "glitch"??? 2 reboots in 30 mins would wipe out all guide data and start from scratch, just a thought!
     
  15. TomCat

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    It could have been me, as I had that happen to me a couple years ago. It recorded one program for like 935 hours, or tried to, at least.

    And Tisby is right; it is a good idea to use kuid for this very reason. A couple years earlier I tried to record a show that was repeating every half hour for 24 hours, and it tried to record every ep. That killed my HDD, and began my migration from SD to HD DVRs.
     
  16. paulman182

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    What a weird subject for a TV show.
     
  17. David MacLeod

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    it may have been, I was thinking it was an hr20 or hr21 (thinking was when these were still new) redoing show over and over but easily could be wrong here.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    Well that's a new one for me…
     
  19. Beerstalker

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    I thought that when you recorded overlapping stuff on the same tuner it just recorded it once, but then referenced it multiple times in the playlist. If that's true than it should only take up as much space as one recording.

    So even though this recording happened 663 times, it should have only really been recorded once, and just referenced 663 times right? That means it really should have only taken up slightly more space than a regular 1 hour recording. The fact that it ended up deleting all of his other recordings means that this is not what happened though, so it really seems like it was a big screweup in the DVR.
     
  20. Rich

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    I don't think any of us understand what happened.

    Rich
     

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