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Same program recorded until hard drive filled up

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Garyunc, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Garyunc

    Garyunc Godfather

    Oct 7, 2006
    One of my dvrs (HR22) recorded the same show until the hard disk was filled tonight. Everything that was on this dvr prior to this show was recorded over. I did a reboot with no success as I expected. I deleted the show and sure enough the space now shows 100% free.

    I called PP and they said if it happened again that they would replace the DVR. I guess that is fair but I would really hate to have a lot of programs recorded again and have the dvr do this again.

    Has anyone else had this problem? Should I be concerned about this occurring again?

    I attached a picture if anyone wants to see it. It is actually my wife's dvr. The screen shot is from a different receiver using MRV so that is why it shows 43% free.

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  2. imposterxyz

    imposterxyz Cool Member

    Oct 3, 2007
    Same thing was happening for the same show on my HR-21, but as luck would have it, I was home and managed to reboot it before it had to start erasing to find space. Before I deleted the multiples, it showed almost 800 episodes.
  3. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    Occasional glitches like this do happen...The best protection against it writing over your shows, is to set all your shows up to "Keep until I delete", not let them stay as "Keep until disk full"
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Very odd... Fairly Legal only recorded once for me.

    Another thing to consider... It only first aired last night at 10pm, not 10:20, so there's no way there could be 322 showings of it already.
  5. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    This is the default setting (Keep Until I Delete) I have used since the early days. With some of our testing we did run into a "runaway" recording, and the KUID setting saved the existing programs. If you have any recordings that you care about that are laying around long term, or just recorded and are a "must watch", the safest setting is KUID. Of course, if something else goes wrong, and there is no room to record a new show, it won't record in this setting.
  6. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    It couldn't record the same show like that though. There are only 2 tuners which means at most it could only record it twice. Even if it recorded and stopped and kept doing that it would stop once the run time was over. I see that you have MRV are you sure some of those others aren't on another HD DVR?

    I've seen a live event record until all HD space is gone but it shows the 1 show and the run time of like 14 hours.

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