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HR34 disk space issue. Unable to record anything! Help!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by xtc, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Sep 27, 2012 #41 of 272
    xtc

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    Even if you do that, u will never be able to use as much disk space as before. 1 of the main reasons I paid to get the HR34 was for its amount of disk space for recordings, now they slashed it after they got my money. That is NOT ok with me and shouldn't be with anyone. That is false advertising! at the very least they could have warned us about this loss of space so we could prepare for it or let us have the option to opt-out of the software update
     
  2. Sep 27, 2012 #42 of 272
    veryoldschool

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    So how many hours of recordings DO YOU HAVE?

    They say "up to 200 Hrs".

    Put some "real numbers" in here and you may have a valid point.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2012 #43 of 272
    trh

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    Having lost three DVRs in the past year, my recording habits have been modified. I now watch and delete and don't rely the DVR to archive shows for an extended period of time.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2012 #44 of 272
    BuffaloDenny

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    I agree, this is really sloppy and unacceptable. This may be the worst update I have ever received, and there have been some doozies. Asking me if I want to delete a recording supposedly in progress a week from now is priceless:nono2:
     
  5. Sep 27, 2012 #45 of 272
    spartanstew

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    I have 98 hours on my HR34 currently and I'm showing 43% free.

    Quick math would say I can currently hold about 171 hours.

    Technically, that's "up to 200 hours", but significantly down from the "close to 200 hours" I was able to record before.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2012 #46 of 272
    Laxguy

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    While trying to set some (sports) recordings from my H25 to the '34, I got several "Can't record as it's already set to record" [parphrased]. Yet it doesn't show up in the To Do list....
     
  7. Sep 27, 2012 #47 of 272
    veryoldschool

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    Those kind of numbers have meaning.
    If I was at 200 hours before and could only get to less than 180 hrs, I'd be upset too.
    It's the same with my internet speed, and U-Who doesn't care either.
     
  8. Sep 27, 2012 #48 of 272
    veryoldschool

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    Sounds like Genie is doing that for you.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2012 #49 of 272
    Davenlr

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    Does it stop and revert to normal behavior if you turn Genie off?
     
  10. Sep 27, 2012 #50 of 272
    veryoldschool

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    What do you mean by "normal"?
     
  11. Sep 27, 2012 #51 of 272
    Davenlr

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    Normal, as in things work the same as they did before the download.
     
  12. Sep 27, 2012 #52 of 272
    xtc

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    No it doesnt.

    I had the genie feature turned off, yet it did all this damage anyway. DirecTV really screwed us over this time.
     
  13. Sep 27, 2012 #53 of 272
    veryoldschool

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    As for the size of free space, I don't think so.
    As for setting up recordings, yes.

    I've had Genie off for a while and things are "normal".
     
  14. Sep 27, 2012 #54 of 272
    veryoldschool

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    I do get that you're upset, but "damage"?
    Did you lose any recording with the update?

    Have you bothered to count how many hours of recordings you have?
     
  15. Sep 27, 2012 #55 of 272
    BuffaloDenny

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    I received a message saying that I needed to turn double play off on my 2nd tuner if I wanted to record a 2nd show. Hmmmmm, 5 tuners shouldn't necessitate that type of message when only 2 shows are recording. I subsequently tested recording 5 shows at once, and it did, but the messages with this release are annoying and confusing.
     
  16. Sep 27, 2012 #56 of 272
    veryoldschool

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    Yep, it still needs some refinements.
     
  17. Sep 27, 2012 #57 of 272
    xtc

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    Yes damage. I am no longer able to record shows unless I delete shows I haven't even watched yet. So, in essence i will lose plenty of recordings due to this update.

    No i havent counted the hours, i am too busy trying to rearrange recordings on other dvrs that i have to try to save at least some of my scheduled recordings, since my hr34 is no longer a dvr thanks to this update.
     
  18. Sep 27, 2012 #58 of 272
    CCarncross

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    Oh please.....understand the frustration, but the drama is a bit much.
     
  19. Sep 27, 2012 #59 of 272
    xtc

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    Thanks for the incredibly useful post. Troll along, now.
     
  20. Sep 27, 2012 #60 of 272
    Scott Kocourek

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    Guys let's keep on topic. It's a good one and we should keep it friendly.
     

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