New to Humax, recording question.

Voyager03

New Member
Hi, late to the party but ye olde TiVo was getting beyond the pale so have got us an HDR-FOX T2. And dead good it is too. This forum looks very useful and I have read the excellent pinned threads for new users at the top but have a question I don't see the answer to.

I'd like to record one instance of a repeated programme say, Channel 4 News (at 7pm most days) but do not need to have a folder filled with versions of the news going back for a couple of weeks when we go away (or are too lazy to delete!). Is there a way of only keeping one instance of a programme, so that when the next one records the previous one is deleted like the TiVo did?
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
(Updated) If you go with the custom firmware there is an auto-expire option that can be applied as a property to specific folders, with a selectable expiry time. I use it for news bulletins with 4 days expiry.
 
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Voyager03

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If you go with the custom firmware there is an auto-expire option. I use it for news bulletins too.
Thanks, I have not looked at that option (yet) only had the thing for 2 days! Not sure I want to go delving into the firmware just yet! Still, 500Gb of space is a lot more than I am used to and it will not be the end of the world if it fills up a bit, delete is only a couple of button presses away!
 

Black Hole

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The non-custom alternative is to use Auto Delete, which indiscriminately deletes the oldest recordings... but I'm not aware of anyone who actually uses it!

Menu >> Settings >> Preferences >> Recording >> Auto Delete
 
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Voyager03

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The non-custom alternative is to use Auto Delete, which indiscriminately deletes the oldest recordings... but I'm not aware of anyone who actually uses it!

Menu >> Settings >> Preferences >> Recording >> Auto Delete
Is that in each 'folder' or the oldest recording?

It is a bit of an odd option (and not one I had spotted in the manual) if it does the oldest no matter what.
 

Brian

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The Auto Delete function is not mentioned in the manual, it was added in a firmware update in Feb 2011.
The following is taken from the release notes.

- Auto Delete function - oldest files will be removed; Lock files so they are not Auto Deleted.
- Auto Delete is switched OFF as Default
- To enable Auto Delete go to Menu > Preferences > Recording > Auto Delete
 
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