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What does Auto delete actually do?

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    MikeW42

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    I have started using a FVP-5000T and would like to know what
    auto-delete actually does?

    e.g. Does the Humax automatically delete all recordings that have
    been watched to completion and are say more than 3 months old?
    And when does it do it, e.g. once a week 12:00 on Sundays?

    Apologies if this seems a little obvious.

    I saw Barry's post that details how to switch auto-delete on.
    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/auto-delete-function#post-140

    Same with the Humax manual, it details how to switch auto-delete
    on but unless I've missed it there is no information on what it
    actually does.

    Thanks

    Tue 30 Jun 2020 8:32:06 #1 |
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    It deletes the oldest recording when there isn't enough space to make the next scheduled recording. You can lock recordings so they aren't auto deleted.

    You can display the list of recordings that will be the next to delete.

    Tue 30 Jun 2020 9:40:34 #2 |
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    MikeW42

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    That's nice and simple.
    Thanks

    Tue 30 Jun 2020 19:26:17 #3 |
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    MikeW42 - 59 mins ago  » 
    That's nice and simple.
    Thanks

    You are welcome. Basically if you have plenty of free space on your HDD, you do not need to worry about this. When it's getting full maybe have a look what recording may be deleted next.

    Tue 30 Jun 2020 20:29:13 #4 |
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    Best practice is probably to delete everything you have watched, and are never likely to watch again, immediately. That way you do your best to keep as much free disk space as possible.

    Tue 30 Jun 2020 22:35:39 #5 |
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    But auto delete caters nicely for couch potatoes, the lazy and those who don't understand 'these things'.

    Wed 1 Jul 2020 10:27:39 #6 |
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    Yes I was looking for more useful functionality, i.e. a configurable
    auto-delete so you could auto delete recordings that had been watched,
    were older than a given value and were not locked, for example.

    As auto delete could have worked around an issue I have...

    How to delete a recorded programme after having resumed it.

    Only way I can see is to jump to the recordings screen and go through
    the lists to find it again, an operation that easily takes 15 button
    presses on the remote. My Panasonic freeview recorder had a delete
    button, so just one press required.

    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/continue-watching-after-checking-news-headlines
    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/tips-to-return-to-recording-playback

    Wed 1 Jul 2020 18:14:54 #7 |
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    MikeW42 - 25 mins ago  » 
    Yes I was looking for more useful functionality, i.e. a configurable
    auto-delete so you could auto delete recordings that had been watched,
    were older than a given value and were not locked, for example.
    As auto delete could have worked around an issue I have...
    How to delete a recorded programme after having resumed it.
    Only way I can see is to jump to the recordings screen and go through
    the lists to find it again, an operation that easily takes 15 button
    presses on the remote. My Panasonic freeview recorder had a delete
    button, so just one press required.
    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/continue-watching-after-checking-news-headlines
    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/tips-to-return-to-recording-playback

    If you choose watch from the beginning and then quit playback aren't you offered delete. Pretty sure my 5000T does this.

    It's something I do everyday watching channel 4-HD. If you exit playback say during the ads after the programme. Then elect to stop the recording, you can just delete it immediately.

    Wed 1 Jul 2020 18:42:57 #8 |
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    grahamlthompson - 30 mins ago  » 
    If you choose watch from the beginning and then quit playback aren't you offered delete. Pretty sure my 5000T does this.

    I find the behaviour is inconsistent. I usually exit a recording by using the back button (having experimented previously and thought it gave me a slightly higher chance of getting to the delete option): I would say about 65% of the time I get to a screen where I can delete, the rest of the time I am just dumped back to live TV. This had been discussed here before and I am not alone in seeing similar behaviour. I haven't managed to observe any obvious pattern that determines what will happen.

    Wed 1 Jul 2020 19:18:11 #9 |
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    MikeW42

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    > If you choose watch from the beginning and then quit playback
    > aren't you offered delete. Pretty sure my 5000T does this.

    Press home or "On Demand" button
    Press left to move across to "Recordings".
    Press down to move to "Recently Added"
    Press right to move to "Continue Watching".
    Press down and right as required to get to the recording.
    Press OK to select the recording.
    Select option to resume or start from begining.

    Then after watching I cannot see any easy way to delete the recording.
    I have to go to the recordings screen either by pressing
    the "Recordings" button or selecting show all recordings.
    Then many button presses (often 15+) to find and delete it.

    This is only going to get worse as the lists get longer.
    And the simple auto-delete functionality isn't a solution.

    Wed 1 Jul 2020 19:18:25 #10 |

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