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What's the maximum number of recordings ever on your DVR?

 

My VIP1225

203 max.

 

Can't seem to get more on the DVR despite having 50% disk remaining.

 

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Nate2 wrote:

What's the maximum number of recordings ever on your DVR?

 

My VIP1225

203 max.

 

Can't seem to get more on the DVR despite having 50% disk remaining.

 


If you have that many shows recorded, regardless of what  your system says you have for disk usage,  you are full. 

 

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In households with kids, you'll be amazed how quickly the number of recordings add up :smileyhappy:

Are there plans to increase the number of recordings beyond 203?
Or an option to only keep a certain number of episodes of a [kid's] series recording?

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I have been told that not only does the number of recorded epsodes mess with the RG but the number of scheduled recordings can create problems and issues.  I have not heard of that.  When i was having problems about a month ago, a tier 2 guy wanted to delete all of my scheduled recodings.  He said that only fixes 1 percent of the issues, so I passed.

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Nate2 wrote:

In households with kids, you'll be amazed how quickly the number of recordings add up :smileyhappy:

Are there plans to increase the number of recordings beyond 203?
Or an option to only keep a certain number of episodes of a [kid's] series recording?


I have an 18 month old son at home.  We don't record shows for him though as Disney and Nick Jr repeat shows so ofter and Nick Jr has on demand.  Though he did get hold of the remote and figure out how to record every episode of Garfield. :smileyvery-happy:

 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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I had the same problem with shows deleting after 50% utilization.  I had the box replaced and it still deleted shows even though I only had 50% resources used.  I found that I have to manually select 'keep until I erase' when I set up a show to record and now I have 420 shows in my queue and about 90% utilization (SD and HD).   You can set a season pass to record with the 'keep until I erase', but you have to do it online in the web browser interface since the DVR does not provide this option directly.  If I forget and just queue up a show, it will delete it almost immediately when the show ends.

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A new "maximum recordings" app is coming.  I haven't had any problems with all of my recordings being deleted at anytime.  I get the esclammation point when my drive is close to full.  I have several recordings that I keep just for that purpose.  If I get the delete alerts and I haven't watched the recordings that have the marks, I delete one or some of the recordings I kept just for filler.  I use this like an early warning solution to losing recorded programs that I havent watched.  And I can record new programs.  Just a thought.

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RCSMG wrote:

A new "maximum recordings" app is coming.


Thanks for that info.

I am eagerly looking for that app update on my DVR...

 

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bpettitt wrote:

I found that I have to manually select 'keep until I erase' when I set up a show to record and now I have 420 shows in my queue and about 90% utilization (SD and HD).


I tried that setting for some individual shows I wanted recorded, and the total number is still at 203.

My DVR must be be reducing the number of episodes in some other (automatically erasable) series.

 

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Nate2 wrote:

 

I tried that setting for some individual shows I wanted recorded, and the total number is still at 203.

My DVR must be be reducing the number of episodes in some other (automatically erasable) series. 


The maximum number of recorded programs that can exist on the DVR at any one time is 203.  This number was set by AT&T for ease of management of the recordings and cannot be changed.  Once you reach this number, recordings will start to be automatically deleted regardless of how much unused space remains on the DVR.

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That odd ATT had decided to go with the number 203 for the max numbers of  recordings.But Not 256.

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I had this on Dish and it was great for shows on DIsney where they play 100's a day :smileyhappy: 

 

As new customer just coming from Dish, this is something I can see a a big deal 

 

 

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jbinder wrote:

 

I had this on Dish and it was great for shows on DIsney where they play 100's a day :smileyhappy: 

 

As new customer just coming from Dish, this is something I can see a a big deal 


This thread is referring to a different maximum number of recordings than what you are referring to.  The maximum number of recordings allowed on the U-verse DVR is 203 regardless of how much free disk space is available.

 

 

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RCSMG wrote:

A new "maximum recordings" app is coming.  I haven't had any problems with all of my recordings being deleted at anytime.  I get the esclammation point when my drive is close to full.  I have several recordings that I keep just for that purpose.  If I get the delete alerts and I haven't watched the recordings that have the marks, I delete one or some of the recordings I kept just for filler.  I use this like an early warning solution to losing recorded programs that I havent watched.  And I can record new programs.  Just a thought.


 

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Hey, what can I say.  It works for me.

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