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Won't Record List and Recently Deleted functionality?

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Now that I have an HR2x series device in the primary viewing position (we’ve had an HR20 since 2006 but the Tivo had remained our favored unit), I have a couple feature questions based on 10-250 features we are used frequently. Thanks for your help.

1. How do you review future items that are set NOT to record for whatever reason? On the Tivo you go to history and can review the future history for this. The History here is only the past and I didn't see any other place for this. I checked the To Do list figuring maybe this is integrated into there but I didn't see any shows listed as not recording (unless this is just a fluke due to the Fall season not starting yet and therefore having no conflicts). This is a critical feature for us. My wife made it almost a daily ritual to check this to see if schedule changes had knocked out one of our shows from the first two priorities for a time slot in a given week or to make sure there were no mistakes (due to guide data or box error). I have definitely continued to get occasions where the HR20 misses a show but didn't care because the 10-250 always got it. Without the 10-250 we now care about this function.

2. I know the 10-250 only got this recently, but we are now power users of the recently deleted list. We have a 3-year-old who gets compulsive about suddenly wanting a specific episode of his kids shows and typically they get recorded over by newer episodes (I have a limit so they don’t endlessly junk up the box – many of these record several times every day). My wife has been successfully accessing kids shows from the deleted items almost daily. Is there an equivalent with the HR2x boxes?
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1. If you set your shows in the prioritizer correctly, you shouldn't ever have to worry about one show being bumped for another based on time and day change of a show and you loosing a high priority show for a lower one... It will record you highest priority. I have never once seen any of my 5 units, or heard from my folks about any of there 4 units failing this.... and honestly, that's one thing I have never seen anyone complain about. You can check it though... Go into manage recordings. Go into your prioritizer. highlight the show you are concerned about and select it. When the screen pops up with the setting for that series link, choose episodes, and it will give you a list of all episodes of that title on that channel airing anytime over the next 2 weeks. The ones set to record will have there familiar little record button next to them, the ones not set will not have that icon..

Also, if there is a show on that the unit would normally record but can't because of conflict, it will also show in the to do list. When you see that show, the record icon next to that particular episode will have an X through it. That is something I do peruse for myself every so often... What I usually do if I see a show X'd out in the to do list, I will highlight it, select it, then select episodes, and it will list all episodes of that show, and I will find another episode of that show and record it. If there are no others, I find an alternative for one of the other shows and change its recording for that particular episode... Haven't had to do that in a long time though..

2. These units do not have the recently deleted feature. Maybe someday... I believe we have asked for it, and Directv is adding features we request all the time. You should check out the whshlist and ce forums if you haven't already done so... I would suggest simply letting your system record all episodes and set them to delete when disk is full... That would have the same affect as the recently deleted function, because if they start getting deleted because there isn't room, then they would have been permanently erased from the tivo too... Also, if you need more space, pick up an external eSata hard drive and you can easily double, or more your recording limit... Check this area fo the forum for several good threads regarding eSata drives that will work best. Of course there is always option number three... Get a second DVR just for the little one! :D
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