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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 Mentor

    Aug 22, 2008
    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 Mentor

    Aug 22, 2008
    I tried taking some pictures. I guess it was only 663 recordings so my title was a bit off.

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  3. Jul 1, 2011 #3 of 21

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    That's a new one for me.
  4. Jul 1, 2011 #4 of 21

    Tisby AllStar

    Jun 4, 2010
    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 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    Did you do a restart of the DVR? Hopefully, that will prevent this from happening again.
  6. Jul 2, 2011 #6 of 21

    Relativity AllStar

    May 28, 2011
    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 Godfather

    Oct 7, 2006
    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

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    If that was the case, the total time recorded would have only been the full length of the show.


    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 DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    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.

  10. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    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

    David MacLeod New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    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

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    "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.

  13. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Probably the post I remember. But how...???

  14. admdata

    admdata Legend

    Apr 22, 2011
    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

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    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

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    What a weird subject for a TV show.
  17. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    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

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Well that's a new one for me…
  19. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    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

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I don't think any of us understand what happened.


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