Originally Posted by ncted
I got a message on one of my firesticks that my Recast had filled up its hard drive and would start deleting the oldest unprotected programs last night.
Then, later, when my wife wanted to watch the news, she noticed that the NBC Nightly News recordings were all gone, including the most recent. After checking, there were several other shows that were completely gone, and now the storage usage was only ~600GB, with 1.3TB available. It seems that the Recast arbitrarily decided to delete ~300GB of shows.
Yes, it is very
brutal and unforgiving about this. I lost one show but it is was one I had not watched and wanted to. For news shows, your wife can watch it on the network app or web site. For that show I lost, I just left the recording request up and, sure enough, it was repeated a week or so later (it was PBS). Even commercial networks will repeat things. Maybe not a week later, might not be until the winter/holiday programing pause (now to Feb.) or sometime in 2020, but they usually do.
I also now lock
any recorded show I want to keep but won't watch for days, week, or months.
I also got very serious about that list that shows priority. If the Recast does delete a show, I want it to be that cooking show I never have time to watch, runs in repeats all the time, and that I can live without. Not the PBS show on cutting edge medical breakthroughs or that series I like to watch.
Go to Amazon Alexa app or web site and choose feedback and complain the way it works now is not really the best approach. Recast needs to warn sooner, better, and show a visual graph of drive space left people can “see”. Maybe also add in a text warning sent to our phones.
While you are there, also complain (separately) about the dumb Recast bad signal pop up warnings too. Crazy they have not removed that or let the user set it on or off. If the signal is actually bad, users can see that it is because the picture is bad. The warning is for newbys or, maybe perfectionists, I guess… and annoyingly comes up even on a perfectly fine recordings or live watched broadcast.