Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Canada:Sony,Samsung,Panasonic TV's.Gateway + 3 Portals,Tube TV -HD Box(moto),VAIO,PS3,BR,Sling,Cisco
I'm posting this here, because I believe it's related to updates (either already rolled out or upcoming.
I've seen this posted elsewhere and would like to add to it; about deleting stuff from the Gateway. The issue I have isn't so much having to delete whole folders but deleting a bunch of stuff from the folders when the amount I wish to keep are over the "keep x amount of episodes" choice in the series menu. One small thing I wouldn't mind seeing, regardless of which update it comes with would be the option to choose multiple episodes to delete, at least within the same folder. ((eg: 'Deleter one or Delete Multiple', Delete Multiple,' Are you sure?', Yes, White check boxes appear by all the shows in that folder, use arrow keys to highlight each one, ok to check each one you want deleted, scroll to the bottom and press OK on box labelled - DELETE CHECKED, 'Are you sure you want to delete these episodes? - This Action Cannot be undone', Yes)) Then wait a few moments as the Gateway erases the selected episodes. Really not much if any different than deleting emails or videos from my computer. Another option I'd like would be to "LOCK" programs for those times when I want to erase all but one or two episodes. Simply put - trying to erase episodes one at time is a PITA. Especially when you have more than two or three episodes that you want to be rid of.
It would also be nice to have a smidge more control of when some show's record. There are a couple shows that I have set up on series record that record on certain times each day, but 90% of the shows are repeats. I know when the new episode comes out each week, but I don't have the option to set a specific day and time; only specific times. Series record and don't record repeats doesn't work on this one. (it doesn't list as new or repeats, so the gateway treats all the episodes as repeats.)
Then there's those times when you go to watch a show that you recorded and something else comes up. I know it's the guide not being updated in time and the Gateway just recording the show because it was still listed in that timeslot. Hasn't happened often, but has raised my eyebrows a few times.