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Keep At Most 5

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by petergaryr, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. Jul 6, 2007 #1 of 12
    petergaryr

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    I thought I've give you all a laugh.

    There was a Dead Like Me marathon on Sci Fi yesterday. Since I'd never saw the original I thought I'd do a series link.

    After several hours I started watching the pilot and suddenly, "poof" it was gone. I checked the playlist and the listing was no longer there. How rude. I was about to get worked up about the "bug" in the HR20-100, when the series link screen popped into my mind.

    Yup, the recorder was doing exactly what I asked it to do "Keep At Most 5".

    Not sure how many have seen Drew2k's helpful information:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=91037&highlight=recording+defaults

    ....but after all this time owning the 700 and now an additonal 100, I didn't know you could actually set the universal defaults. Buried WAY to deep in the menu structure.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2007 #2 of 12
    bto4wd

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    Sure would be nice to have a KAM of 10. 5 is at times too little and all is too many.
     
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    machavez00

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    I had done the same thing because I started watching "Dead" on HDnet and missed the first few episodes as well. I thought WTF is going on here.
     
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    Fish Man

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    When I have a SL for something and a "marathon" of that show is coming up, I try to remember to bump the SL up to "keep all".

    I don't always successfully remember... :(
     
  5. Jul 6, 2007 #5 of 12
    Ken S

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    I don't know why it has to end at 5. It's a dumb number. How about letting the person input up to 99?
    Instead it's 5 or as many as your disk will hold.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2007 #6 of 12
    petergaryr

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    I think that's the problem with the default. It really should be "keep all" for the average user.

    That, or unbury the configuration options so they are easier to get to. I would suspect that the average person hasn't read the manual and doesn't even know that it is possible to change the universal default recording parameters.
     
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    Happen to me once would not let it happen again
     
  8. Jul 6, 2007 #8 of 12
    davring

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    Keep all as a default could be a problem. For instance, lastt weekend was a marthon for "The Closer". I think it was 28 episodes in HD, could have been a problem.
     
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    Tom Robertson

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    There has been a poll about this in the past, btw. I too would like more options, like 7, 10, 15.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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    Something I never really understood is there's at least one byte used to store this info (I would guess). x00 - xff. Why not have it be a number? If you want 213 episodes stored you enter 213 and it stores xd5. xff equals ALL. I would think that would take less coding logic than if KAM = x01 then keep 1, or if x02 then keep 2.....else keep all.
     
  11. Ken S

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    You would think...but then again why apply logic here?
     
  12. petergaryr

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    Do you happen to know if anything like that is in the works?
     
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