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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. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Good Move DirecTV, Use too small a hard drive for 5 tuners and then take user space and not DirecTV Reserved space for a new feature. Way to treat customers.
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Folks, let's focus on the topic at hand and not on each other. There has already been one warning posted in this thread... the next time I will have no choice but to close it.
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Have you checked your Series Manager? (I recall reading you've deleted stuff from the To Do list.)

    You have turned off Genie, yes?

    Have you double re-booted within 30 minutes to flush out the Guide?
  4. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    That's not really the point is it. The amount of storage space available to the customer has changed without notice. The OP was within the limits that have worked since he got the DVR and now the limits have moved.

    If the customer had been given notice that'd be one thing, but even in that scenario saying he should just watch his recordings isn’t really very constructive.

    I’m not exactly sure how Genie is configured to use disk space but it certainly has the unintended consequence of interfering with the normal use of those that have mostly full hard drives.

    I have no idea how Genie works but it seems to want a certain amount of space and will take it as it frees up. The number of subs affected has to be pretty small but it’s got to be frustrating when you don’t know it’s coming and didn’t have a chance to prepare for it.

  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    It's very constructive. When your HDD is full now with this update, you only have a few choices - Start watching recordings you're hoarding, delete them, or suffer with no new recordings.

    When you keep a full HDD, there's risks you take.
  6. bnwrx

    bnwrx Icon

    Dec 29, 2007
    What happens if someone is getting a new install of an HR34 today(or whenever) and the software stream is inactive? Is there a way to get the 34 up and running?
  7. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    I've seen all these references to not being able to record anything new ... what exactly are you guys referring to?

    Do you have every recording set as "keep until I delete"?

    I've used that option for a few recordings over the years, but typically the DVR just deletes the oldest to record new stuff.
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    When the monitoring site is off line, it only means we can't tell what is in the stream. It doesn't mean there is nothing in the stream.
    You'd only know by trying to force a download.
    With new installs ongoing, I'd be somewhat surprised if there was nothing in the stream.
  9. xtc

    xtc Legend

    Jun 26, 2004
    THANK YOU!!! interesting how this thread is divided into people who totally get it and others who don't. They just say watch it or delete it or buy a new hard drive or let DirecTV do anything they want to you now that they have your money. Unbelievable. At least a few get what's going on here.
  10. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

    Aug 21, 2006
    Fresno, CA
    I watch a lot of primetime series on the broadcast networks and I don't like to miss an episode. I always use "keep until I delete" so that I don't discover that I am missing recordings.

    When I noticed after this update that my free space was at 0%, I was able to delete a lot of episodes that were also on another DVR. If that were not the case, I would have had to watch those recordings to gain back free space for new episodes.
  11. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I think most "got it".
    What has been the ongoing problem is "what to do about it".
    You asked for help, and got some, but don't/haven't wanted to do anything.
    DirecTV most likely won't change their software, so it's either adapt to it or not.
  12. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005

    Direct DVR's have always exhibited interesting behavior to say the least when HDD's were run at or near capacity. You have a few choices about what you can do, choose one and move on.....ranting and raving is not going to fix anything, and guaranteed it will just further alienate you on this forum.
  13. MrLatte

    MrLatte Legend

    Aug 18, 2007
    It seems like having a full hard drive is one thing but is that connected to showing all the To-Do programs as currently recording? BTW, I'm not having this problem.
  14. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    It's only "connected" by being in the software. The To-Do programs still work the same as before, but now have the "nag" messages, which have nothing to do with the space issue.
  15. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    OK, that's enough. Most of us are here to help, not hinder. Nobody has done anything but try to explain what's going on, just because you're frustrated doesn't give you the right to demean anyone.

  16. xtc

    xtc Legend

    Jun 26, 2004
    You obviously haven't been paying attention in this thread then. A few helped and I thanked them, others were exactly as I described.
  17. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Clearly there were some pre-conceived notions on who's posts to even bother with and that's too bad. He was given some great advice but chose to ignore it, or even slam it, based on who posted it.

    Did they take space from us? yes
    Will we get it back? VERY doubtful
    Does it suck? Sure
    Were viable alternatives given to the OP? Yes
    Should we move on? Absolutely
  18. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I'm done.

  19. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    I assume that since I didn't join the urination contest I fall into the latter group.

    Stuart, I think the time has come.
  20. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I'm saddened it's come to this.

    People need to respect each other more.


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