Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

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kenchills
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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Post by kenchills »

Yes, this!
I have always wanted this auto-delete/recording space management feature for the HomeRun DVR.
I could never understand why this was not included from the beginning.
Every month or so I have to manually go through the recordings and delete old episodes.
Since I use a PC as DVR, I just go in through the file explorer and do mass deletes.

Robsonline
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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Post by Robsonline »

Yes, please add this feature! Your DVR is the most stable one I have used; however, lacking this basic feature keeps me using a competing product. It is very frustrating as the other DVR is not as reliable, but it does give me the ability to record news or daily reporting shows that if I decide to watch, I can; however, on subsequent recordings, I want them deleted even if they have not been watched. If would be fantastic if I could go back to just one DVR solution instead of having to rely on multiple because no one solution works for me. Thank you for your hard work on this!

nickk
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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Post by nickk »

Out of interest, how much disk space do you have for DVR use?

Personally I just let everything record, I don't delete anything.

A-TV-viewer
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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Post by A-TV-viewer »

nickk wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:58 am Out of interest, how much disk space do you have for DVR use?

Personally I just let everything record, I don't delete anything.
Hi Nick, the space is not necessarily the problem. Deleting shows that have limited value after some time period, such as, the weather, or local news is just a waste of time. Having the ability to select the maximum number of episodes to keep on a first-in-first-out basis would be great. Also, the option to store for X days. ;)

PS has anyone else noticed the delete program bug? If you go to the oldest recording in a list and delete it, HDHomeRun jumps to the new second oldest recording and not the new oldest. If you delete within the list it behaves as expected.

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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Post by NedS »

A-TV-viewer wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:48 pm
nickk wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:58 am Out of interest, how much disk space do you have for DVR use?

Personally I just let everything record, I don't delete anything.
PS has anyone else noticed the delete program bug? If you go to the oldest recording in a list and delete it, HDHomeRun jumps to the new second oldest recording and not the new oldest. If you delete within the list it behaves as expected.
I just tested it with an old episode of Jimmy Kimmel and the oldest copy was able to delete. What platform/OS did you see this on? It might be a platform specific issue.

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