Limit # of episodes saved in show folders on DISH

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  1. velvetfan

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    I am trying to save all episodes of Schitts Creek on my Hopper 3. I have a manual folder called SAVED. In that folder I keep saving episodes of SC and they all appear in the show older inside my SAVED folder. When I hit 59 episodes, episodes disappear when I add new episodes. Now I have one manual folder with 179 episodes inside, but no "show" folder has more that 20 episodes inside. Is there a limit of 59 episodes for a show folder or s it possible because it's limited because I put it in a manual folder? My Hopper3 HD still has 40% space available (as does my ext drive) but that isn't relevant. I called DISH and they cannot give me an answer. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. juan ellitinez

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    Can you " lock" the recordings so they won't get deleted?.. I know that works on a VIP dvr
     
  3. velvetfan

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    Thanks. I tried but the only option like that is only available in settings to record. I always chose Do not delete option; I never choose any option that allows deleting. thanks
     
  4. James Long

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    Have you tried moving episodes out of the folder and seeing if some of the episodes reappear?

    I don't use the folders on my Hopper ... I rely on the automatic grouping that puts one tile on the screen per program. I have not seen a limit to the number of programs under a show title.
     
  5. velvetfan

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    I did remove the autoFolder (Name & image of show) from the folder I created and no missing shows reappeared. That is when I tried leaving half of the shows in the autoFolder and I created another separate folder with the other half. Now when I get new episodes i will be sure no autoFolder has more than 59 episodes. Hopefully that will work. If I need 2 folders to save all episodes I can live with that. I was surprised that if there is a limit, I would assume I would get a warning before I add episodes to a folder if they are going to result in other episodes disappearing. thanks
     
  6. dennispap

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    Did you try going into the timer for that show, then edit timer, then where it says keep click save all?
     
  7. velvetfan

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    What a great idea! I went into timer and on that Show I set Keep (all events) Protect (On) and Folder (I chose Schitts folder). I will see if that works. It's the best idea I've heard yet. My HD's always had room and I never set Protect before because I assumed stuff would drop IF HD was approaching full. Thanks so much. BTW, when shows disappeared, I did go to TRASH to undo but they didn't show in trash. (Kinda like deleting an On demand show.
     
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    Sorry, you were suggesting the same thing as the next poster. I just didn't understand OR it looked different on my DISH. Save all isn't an option but Protect is. I had NOT chosen that because my shows never were deleted in over 6 years. thanks again
     
  9. dennispap

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    You have to be quick with deleted recordings. I think the trash folder empties after 24-36 hours.
     
  10. velvetfan

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    It is supposed to be 48 hours but it never goes that long as far as I can tell. I was watching to see when I added 2 episodes and 2 disappeared; I immediately went to TRASH and they were not there. It is similar to when you delete an OnDemand movie. It does not go to trash.
     
  11. James Long

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    I have items in Trash that i deleted on Monday. I have not heard of a 48 hour minimum for retention. Items can disappear quickly when the hard drive is full and space is needed (I am currently at 93% full).
     
  12. velvetfan

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    Ouch! I watch tons of stuff as soon as I can to stay under 60% on my Hopper HD and below 60% on my 3TB external drive. I bet when you get into 90% I would guess that trash drops off faster because the TRASH still counts toward space.
     
  13. juan ellitinez

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    I found a pdf on the hopper support page that talks of a keep option for folders..default is 20( change able)...cant upload it..too large search hopper user guude. will try get a screen shot
     
  14. juan ellitinez

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    Here is a link...roughly page 56
    Dish Hopper User Manual - Page 1 of 138
     
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    The "keep" option refers to the recording settings, not the number of items per folder.
     
  16. James Long

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    That's the point. Even at 90% recordings deleted more than 24 hours ago remain. At 60% you shouldn't have programs deleted quickly due to the receiver needing the space.
     
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  17. juan ellitinez

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    According to that pdf..the default is 20 and can be changed
     
  18. James Long

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    The 20 limit is in the block that refers to "Other Recording Options". Not folders. Folders is one of the recording options that can be set. # of recordings kept is a separate option.
     
  19. velvetfan

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    I spent time all over settings and didn't find any options for folders other than rename, delete, or create I think. I looked all over. Can you tell me how to get to those settings?
     
  20. velvetfan

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    BTW, I have the folder with the printed cover (show folder/auto) with 18 episodes and my manual folder has 42 so I now have over 59 episodes of Schitts creek saved! yay
     

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