Originally Posted by CharterJames
The False 100% (or false over listing) is a known issue with A24.
Only in the worse cases should the wipe do the trick - in most instances the box will recheck and accurately report % used if it's either power cycled or any one title is deleted.
Hi. I've been watching to see if my issues with the DCH6416 were addressed, and all but one have been. Thanks to those of you who routinely patrol these waters - sure does help!!! My remaining issue is a variation of the erroneous 100% full indicator.
So, over the weekend I erased all the saved programs on my dvr in anticipation of recording the entire Jericho first season (UHD had them on back-to-back). Since there were 22 episodes of 1 hour each, I figured I would need to watch and delete 3-4 of the first episodes before all were broadcast so that I would not run out of space. I created a series recording, and left the save settings on the default, which was to "save until space is needed". The series began at 10:00 pm, and at 11:10 I watched the first episode, deleted it, then went to bed. The next morning at 8:00 I noticed that all the shows to that point had been recorded except for the 2nd and 3rd episodes, which were nowhere to be found. At that point 7 1-hour episodes were saved (should have been 9) and the %full indicator was at 18% - way too low in my estimation. Then, while I was watching the earliest recorded episode (#4), a message popped up at 9:00 when the next episode began recording. I didn't write it down, but the gist was that the dvr cannot automatically delete a program while it is being watched. I assumed it was trying to delete the earliest program (to make space?! And even though space was available!) and only the fact that I was watching that episode at the time kept episode 4 from going the way of episodes 2 & 3. At that point I changed the save setting on all recorded programs and the series setting to "save until I delete". I watched and deleted a few more shows, then left it alone. By the time the last show was broadcast and saved, there were 12 shows still saved, and none had been lost to the auto delete fairy. The %full indicator was still pretty far off at @ 38%.
I know - it was a long question, but I thought a few of the details might make a difference. So why did it delete the earliest shows, even when space was remaining? When I set the save setting to "only when I delete", I was afraid that the DVR would think there wasn't enough space and so not record any new episodes, but that never happened, and fortunately all were recorded. Is there anything I can do to avoid this in the future? power cycle? Have any of you ever run into something like this?