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bug: unable to limit number of series recordings per series in new DVR software

There's a pretty serious regression in the new Spectrum guide compared to the old units (I have a "Spectrum 210") where it does not allow you to set how many shows to keep for each series you record.

 

if you record a show that comes on every day - your DVR can fill up and this will cause it to delete shows you don't want to delete.

 

To fix this, you must annoyingly periodically groom your DVR to delete content from t hose programs that come on too frequently, which is an annoyance, especially if you have more than one DVR.

 

The old DVRs allowed for a setting that would keep only the newest 5 or 10 shows of each program, which allows you to keep things on your DVR without fear it will run out of space.

 

This  feature seems like a fairly obvious omission and should be reinstated in the new guide software.

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Re: bug: unable to limit number of series recordings per series in new DVR software


@laserllama wrote:

There's a pretty serious regression in the new Spectrum guide compared to the old units (I have a "Spectrum 210") where it does not allow you to set how many shows to keep for each series you record.

 

if you record a show that comes on every day - your DVR can fill up and this will cause it to delete shows you don't want to delete.

 

To fix this, you must annoyingly periodically groom your DVR to delete content from t hose programs that come on too frequently, which is an annoyance, especially if you have more than one DVR.

 

The old DVRs allowed for a setting that would keep only the newest 5 or 10 shows of each program, which allows you to keep things on your DVR without fear it will run out of space.

 

This  feature seems like a fairly obvious omission and should be reinstated in the new guide software.


Greetings,

 

I have heard of the inability to specify a set number of series episode recordings in New Spectrum Guide.  My understanding is "New Episodes Only" or "All Episodes."  I would favor the return of the ability to specify the number of series episoded to save in a future New Spectrum Guide software update.

 

Mods please forward this request to the New Spectrum Guide Development Team.  The new guide is cloud-based, and is an on-going development.

 

Satch