I'll just add to this thread since it is similar to my just occurred problem. I'm here mainly to cry on shoulders while I read the whole Magy thread, and the threads referred to in posts above.
My Mag 2080MW8 just deleted all stored titles, whether protected or not. I was editing a title, and when I got out of it I saw it was title 'One". I probably had 50 or so titles, nearly all protected status, that have disappeared.
I was not on a menu where I could have hit a delete all titles choice.
The only hint something may have gone wrong during the edit was when I was deleting the last scene segment, I thought it jumped to the end of the show abruptly. Kind of hazy the exact sequence. I just thought at the time 'was it supposed to do that?' then I edited the title and returned to the title list and that was when I noticed I had only one title.
These are not full tv shows that are available to be bought, they are just snippets of tv shows that pertain to something I found of interest and wanted to keep. I realize the importance of copying to DVD if I wanted it kept, so we dont need that lesson, other than to repeat the importance to newcomers.
I had my 2160 delete all its non-protected titles once last year, thats why I went back on both of them and made all titles protected. now I find thats not the 'end-all'.
I did not throw a brick at the TV or throw the 2080 off the deck..yet. Just to reiterate, if you want it kept, get it off the hard drive.
Thanks for reading,
Only getting Grumpy-er.