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Is there any way to lock recordings from being deleted on the X1? I have a toddler and have several of his favorite episodes of his shows saved. When the recording ends, a box pops up defaulting to "Delete Now". If he happens to get the remote, it's really easy to delete the program. It would be nice if there was a way to require a pin number to delete the recording.
If that's not possible, is there a way to make that delete box go away and have it go back to the channel it was on? Currently, that delete box stays on indefinitely and the X1 goes to a screensaver. On the old Motorola DVR's, the delete box would go away after about 30 seconds. That would help prevent inadvertant deletions.
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This is a badly needed feature. It is impossible to get people who refuse to not care if your programs are deleted to care. You are not going to change people's behaviors and so when you have something like a shared DVR system, you need ot have a way to protect people's programs from others in the house who will delete it no matter how many times you tell them.
In my case, I'm taking care of my father and he is retired. I have lost over 30 different recordings since moving to X1 because he will watch the shows before me and delete it. He doesn't acknowledge or know half the time. I already set a lock to prevent purchases because he couldn't handle that. I need a way to lock my shows so that he doesn't delete it.
Any suggestions to rollback to old tech or deal with it are not acceptable answers. I get that it might not be a top feature to work on, but it needs to be looked at from the human perspective. Older parents and young kids cannot be controlled.
How many do you have in the Deleted folder?
You might have an issue with the size of your cloud saved recordings.
Just a guess.
Even though you can recover accidentally deleted recordings, you have to recover them 1 by 1. I had a family member delete an entire folder (150) episodes by accident. I had to recover each episode individually.
This is is a huge flaw. Isn't there a way to maintain the ability to watch what you want in any room by having separate user profiles for each person? That way each box would share space and still have access to all of the programming with a user switch. (Similar to Netflix)
Is there a way to lock specific DVR recordings from being deleted from any and every box in the house?
short answer, no. however it should just go to deleted items for a little while.
they have not done due diliObvisouly a person that lives by themselves. You do not have kids. you do not have friends or family members that visit and watch your televisions. They have not done due dilegence. It is nessecary to find a way to give permissions to some boxes and remove some from others in order to keep peace.
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