R10/Accidentally deleted "Earl" .. Recycle Bin ???

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Stew24, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Stew24

    Stew24 New Member

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    Hey, I just accidentally deleted the "Christmas Lie" episode of My Name Is Earl ... Funniest sitcom in many years. Anyways, ... Please tell me there is a secret code to accessing accidentally deleted files? I just cannot see how the designers of this well thought out DVR could overlook the fact that people are inevitably going to accidentally delete shows ... and want them back. There should be a "Recycle Bin" ... giving you a second chance before final deletion ... just like in MS Windows. .. Any hope ?

    Daryl
     
  2. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Tinley...
    Sorry... nope... Unless you have installed some hacks and gotten TivoWeb installed....
     
  3. Stew24

    Stew24 New Member

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    .. Well, has there been "Hell to pay" thrown at Directv and Tivo for not having such an obvious option available ????/ This is beyond unbelievable !
     
  4. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    well you do have to CHOOSE to delete a show.
     
  5. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Tinley...
    Nah... I would have to say that in the 5ish years that Tivo has been around, there really hasn't been that much said about it...

    They do make you confirm the delete...

    I guess the "TiVo" isn't perfect afterall....
     
  6. CherryBmb

    CherryBmb New Member

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    Unbelievable is hitting delete twice and calling it accidental. They can only go so far towards making it idiot proof.
     
  7. Lee L

    Lee L Got Basenji?

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    Sure, a recycle bin would be nice, but it would be just about impossible to manage as ther eis just not that much extra space, relatively speaking. IF it held it in reserve until you emptied the bin, the thing woudl fill up in no time flat. If it deleted them as it needed space, it would do it very quickly as blocks got overwritten and the show you deleted might be gone 5 seconds later while another show deleted weeks ago might be there still. All that would do is cause more angry users.
     
  8. nhaigh

    nhaigh Member

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    Wouldn't Windows simply complain the files was too big for the recycle bin anyway and force you to delete permenantly?
     
  9. Guindalf

    Guindalf Now with added dalf

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    I would have thought that a message saying "Are you sure you want to delete this program" or similar would be enough for most!

    How can you blame D* for your mistake?
     
  10. lee espinoza

    lee espinoza some guy

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    why not just hack your tivo and add tivoweb+?
     
  11. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    because he has an R10
     
  12. Guindalf

    Guindalf Now with added dalf

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    I don't know how I know this *ahem*, but there are websites you can go to and download episodes of shows you've missed. I'm not sure they are legal, but if you are familiar with BitTorrent, I'm sure that Google will be of use here. ;)

    nudge, nudge, ;) ;)
     
  13. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    Freezinmyass...
    on the few occasions I've deleted episodes I didn't intend to, I blame myself, not tivo or D*. Strange, I know.
     
  14. catric69

    catric69 New Member

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    You are a man. You are not suppose to admit it! :rolleyes:
     
  15. The Flush

    The Flush Not So Notable Member TCF Club

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    Tivo should prompt: Are you really, really, really sure you want to delete this program?
     
  16. goony

    goony New Member

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    Undelete via TivoWeb is great... it's one of the reasons I don't auto-record suggestions - it keeps anything you delete gone in a hurry.
     
  17. Mori

    Mori TIVO Lover

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    Its funny because I had someone ask me about this very same thing last night. unfortunately it is not available with dtv reciever without mods.
     
  18. goony

    goony New Member

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    Yea, I too am always sure I want to delete but later that day or the next day a family member says "Do you still have <show> on your box? I'd like to watch it." So, I go do the undelete thang via TivoWeb+ and then they watch it on whatever box they want (I have MRV running).
     
  19. jDot

    jDot New Member

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    It's probably too late but I found this (at dbsforums):
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    I haven't tried it myself, it may not work, YMMV, etc...

    Link:http://www.dbsforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=46902
     
  20. Bob_Newhart

    Bob_Newhart My Custom User Title

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    Just wait for a re-run of the episode.
     

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