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Selection "To be deleted" (5000T)

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    A1944

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    On the list of recorded programmes I note a greyed out selection button below "Schedule" which reads "To be deleted". The only reference to this that I can find in the manual is a setting on Page 29 about "Auto Delete"

    Set to On to add old recordings to the list of TO BE DELETED

    I don't understand what this is or how it is used by the box if it is set to On. Could someone explain please as I don't want to enable it unless I know what it is going to do.

    Edit:

    Never mind, I just found
    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/to-be-deleted-option
    and
    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/to-be-deleted-greyed-out-what-is-it

    I was hoping it might be some kind of recycle bin where I could drop programmes which have been watched but I don't want to completely delete yet. No such luck it seems!

    Wed 27 Dec 2017 18:59:10 #1 |
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    Recordings are only selected for possible delete when the disk is getting full.
    The actual delete is done when there is no longer sufficient space for new recordings.
    I believe that watched recordings will be deleted first.

    Your choice would seem to be either:
    Set if off and have failed recordings.
    or
    Set it on.

    The concept of a recycle bin would not help as such a function still takes disk space.

    Thu 28 Dec 2017 6:48:09 #2 |
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    REPASSAC - 1 hour ago  » 
    Recordings are only selected for possible delete when the disk is getting full.
    The actual delete is done when there is no longer sufficient space for new recordings.
    I believe that watched recordings will be deleted first.

    Correct...

    Watched recordings in date order, oldest first, then unwatched in date order, again oldest first.

    I have tested this a few times on both 4000 and 5000T.

    Thu 28 Dec 2017 8:51:17 #3 |
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    Thanks very much. I will probably leave it off for now as disk space is not an issue (currently about 200h HD spare) and I am quite disciplined at deleting what I no longer need. It was just for the possibility of some kind of recycle bin I was interested. (My ancient Topfield box has this and it is very useful).

    Thu 28 Dec 2017 17:30:19 #4 |

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