Haven't had 'random' deletes, but my DVR has been running near its capacity recently, and I've noticed that the autodelete algorithms are definitely somewhat over-aggressive - for example, clearing about 3 hours worth of stuff from the recent deletes folder *and* another 1 hour show in order to record a new 1 hour show. They also seem to have a few bugs, such as: a show stopped recording because of lack of space, even though there were other shows available to delete (only seen that once though).
Do you use the 'Save Until I Delete' option? I find it useful for automatically ensuring that series recordings can't be auto-deleted, Unfortunately, haven't been able to find a way to set it in advance for single recordings, so have to go back and set it on shows after they have been recorded.
In all the auto-deletes I've seen they do seem to remove the oldest first. Could the older shows that are saved on your DVR be marked 'Save Until I Delete"?
Anyway, hope some of this helps ...
The menu option toggles between 'Save Until I Delete' and 'Save Until Space Needed'. It's potentially confusing - especially if you haven't used it before. So when it says 'Save Until I Delete' you do need to press ok to activate it.
Programs protected with 'Save Until I Delete' have a kind of shield with a cross on it next to them in the Recordings list. Other shows have nothing, so it's easy to tell what's protected and what isn't - although for folders you have to go into the folder in order to see what's set for the individual shows,
In the default settings for Record Series (can't remember how to get to that offhand) there is an option to make 'Save Until I Delete' the default option.
Hope this helps ... Ian
my wife is about to check-out with verizon. her shows get deleted even when dvr is not full. i've read the posts on"save till deleted", but is this a sure cure-all?
I have all mine marked to save until I delete and this morning two shows that were there last night are gone. My capacity was 43%. Interestingly it was the next two episodes in the show I was binge watching so I’m forced to purchase them now.
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