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

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

  1. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    One of the great features of TiVoWeb or TiVoWebPlus, that feature alone was almost worth the cost (not in money, just time) of hacking the DirecTiVos. Of course when you add all of the capabilities, it is a WIN-WIN situation.

    BTW, I don't blame DirecTV or TiVo, but how hard would it be to add a prompt in Recording History that would allow an "UNDELETE", but of course it would have to be smart enough to know that the space used for the recording was not re-used, which is likely the reason they didn't allow the UNDELETE function.
     
  2. heg

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    I can see that most of you sarcastic people seem to be single. My wife was sure she wanted to delete the second part of the 24 season opener after we watched the first hour, without realizing it was a two hour program.

    If I look in To Do List, View Recording History it shows the program and exactly when it was deleted. I know that if it hasn't been overwritten yet the data is still on the TiVo drive. How hard could it be for TiVo to give us an option to restore the program?????

    (It might help my marriage, too. I'm afraid I freaked out on her. Oops)
     
  3. lee espinoza

    lee espinoza some guy

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    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=282594
     
  4. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Yep, undelete is awesome, but it's only available through hack. Same thing with endpad and bulk delete. Things that are seemingly quite simple and very useful. The fanboys here will go through hell before they criticize TiVo, and it is actually your fault, but why are the best features, needed features only available from the hacking community?

    Even when TiVo finally steps up to provide what the hackers have given us for years, their versions pale compared to what private citizens come up with.
     
  5. dtremain

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    Twice.
     
  6. dtremain

    dtremain New Member

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    Unlike with a computer, people's careers, etc., don't usually hang on their ability to retrieve an accidentally deleted episode of a situation comedy.

    I might suggest you just get on with life and wait for the re-run.
     
  7. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    Heck, I wish I could remove the confirmation screen for ones I wish to delete! I never make mistakes, so when I select to delete a show, I mean it :)
     
  8. ping

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    Careful what you wish for.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=51183

    Confirmation screens aren't just for the machine to double-check what the user is going to do. Sometimes it goes the other way. :)
     
  9. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    I've done the delete on accident thing. Esp if Im not paying attention and just kind of OK thru dialogs.

    I did it one night 2 x in a row with the same program after I recorded it 2 x times to watch it. Im stupid.
     
  10. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Oooo, but you've just made a big one. we'll all be watching you and will be more than happy to remind you of these words when they do in fact turn out to be false....and they will. :D
     
  11. JoeyJoJo

    JoeyJoJo Damaged Goods

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    You freaked out on her over a TV SHOW? Hope she never spends the rent money betting on the horses.....
     
  12. wem003

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    Man - some people jump on a guys case on these forums so quickly..

    Is it that incoceivable that the Tivo deleted the show because the pass wasn't set to keep all episodes? Give the guy a break and just answer without flaming him.

    This thread isn't complete until someome yells at him to use the search....
     
  13. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    :mad: If you yourself had used the search function you would know that the fanboys here will not tolerate any negative about their beloved TiVo. It can never be TiVo's fault. Never.

    :) Now it's complete.
     
  14. ping

    ping New Member

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    It is if you read the original post. :p
     
  15. Wolffpack

    Wolffpack Giddy Up!

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    A couple of days of crap from your spouse can be worse than loosing your career. If you've never been there it cannot be explained. :eek:
     
  16. ctvincent

    ctvincent New Member

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    i just rec'd tivo for christmas. still learning. i know that i can use the clear button to get the guide and other things off the screen. well when i was looking at my "things to do" my highlight was on a recorded program. needless to say when i hit the clear button (instead of the live tv button) i deleted a program i had recorded and was looking forward to viewing. i DID NOT receive any message about if i was sure i wanted to delete, just a message saying that it was being deleted, i wanted to stop it but was unable to. so i agree it would be great if there was a way to retrieve accidently deleted recordings. i was actually very surprised and disappointed to learn that there was not.
     
  17. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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  18. Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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  19. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I know it doesn't help, but it at least may help in the future.

    As for next year starting soon - yes, but we all know how TiVo software releases go - Halloween, or December 32, or something like that.
     
  20. cramer

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    FWIW, the code has supported undelete since the 1.3 beta days. (2.5? for the DTivos) It took many years for a menu to actually appear for it on the SA's. It's never appeared on the DTivo's (along with A LOT of other stuff) because DTV won't allow it.

    The DTivo has been basically static since the second tuner was enabled. They've enabled folders and changed the channel selection to a single screen -- on the S2 DTivo's; the S1's are unchanged.
     

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