Egg-Timers Appearing

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by Diamond Mike, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Diamond Mike

    Diamond Mike New Member

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    I have all my season passes set as "Keep until space needed" but I have noticed that a number of recordings now have egg-timers by them with warnings that "this programme will be deleted in 24hours / 3 days". Should I be worried? Do I need to change them all to keep until I delete? My disc is only 54% full, though it was up to 93% when I came home from holiday a week ago.
     
  2. deshepherd

    deshepherd New Member

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    Are they part of a series link ... in which case they may be marked for imminent deletion due to an upcoming recording causing that SL to have more than the specified limit of programs (I think 10 is the default setting). The limit of programs retained from a SL will take precedence over a request to "keep until I delete" as that only prevents deletion from need to recover space for other recordings. You can adjust the number of programs in a SL to keep and I think you can set it to unlimited. N.b. can have unfortunate side-effects if you do something stupid like set a SL with unlimitted recordings for Scooby Doo and return from holiday to find that Boomerang have just had "Scooby Doo week"!
     
  3. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Firstly, that message should read "...may be deleted" not "will be...." as, with only 54% of the drive full it is highly unlikely that any will actually be deleted.

    If you're really bothered by it, a re-boot will make the notices (and the egg-timer icon) disappear :)
     
  4. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Its just the equivalent of the yellow exclamation mark on S1 TiVos:
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    but as Carl says, it really should say "may", not "will".


    The default save time is 3 days - unless you manually set keep until to longer.
    A day after the "keep until" time the hour glass appears

    If you have plenty of free space, they may never be deleted,
    it's only relevent if you're on 99% usage.
     
  5. Diamond Mike

    Diamond Mike New Member

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    Many thanks to all - I'll stop worrying as none of the series links have anywhere near as many as the ten episodes most of them are set to
     
  6. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    No it doesn't. My Tivo's about 60% full right now and I have recordings from March with no hour-glass :)
     
  7. jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy!

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    That's interesting. I agree with the prior poster. I have loads of free space on mine but the ready for deletion icon (not the hourglass since I have a TiVo HD) is on everything older than a couple of days (unless it is keep till delete or manually changed).
     
  8. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Like I said; try a re-boot ;)
     
  9. Zaichik

    Zaichik New Member

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    IIRC, if you select keep until I delete for a series link, it will record up to the limit of programmes to retain and then stop recording new episodes.
     
  10. Diamond Mike

    Diamond Mike New Member

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    I did & it works
     

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