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Old 08-24-20, 09:22 PM
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What is the oldest thing on your DVR?

I thought this might be fun. We’ve had threads on what’s on it, how long take to watch, etc., but not this.

So, what is the oldest show/movie/special/other that still remains on your DVR?

And maybe a quick screenshot might be fun to see as well.

For me, and I have no idea when I’ll get to, but I will one day, hopefully. The below has been there since January 17, 2016. 4.5 years! Geez, that’s a lot. Who can beat it?


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The 50th Anniversary of Elvis' 68 comeback special which aired on NBC in February of 2019.
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c'mon guys...no one, besides me and Sonny has old stuff on DVR?
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DVR? What is this, 2005?
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DVR? What is this, 2005?
what else do you call it? i'm sure there are many names and services, but they are all digital video recording devices. Optimum calls it DVR
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A 20/20 episode, Mary Tyler Moore: After All, from January 27th, 2017.
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I might be able to fire up some of my old ReplayTVs, if they still work, and find older shows.
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^ 2010? holy shit. you win win!!!
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Shit, I've never even owned a DVR.
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On my Hulu Live DVR, the Jumanji Next Level movie has been on there since October 2019. I already saw it, but decided to keep it on there just in case I want to see it again.

After getting Hulu Live (which includes 50 hours of DVR), I can't believe I use to pay $17 a month for the cable box DVR.

With the cable DVR, fees, and taxes, I was paying around $25 before you even add-on the basic and expanded cable package.

Anyone who still rents a DVR through cable or satellite should just consider switching to Hulu Live or YouTube TV Live.

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c'mon guys...no one, besides me and Sonny has old stuff on DVR?
I'm still on DTV with a multiroom DVR. I used to commonly have around 5-year-old recordings kept. I remember having the extended cut of Avatar for ages.

Nowadays my 89-year-old Dad makes it impossible to store anything. He deletes all my programs and lies about it.
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Anyone who still rents a DVR through cable or satellite should just consider switching to Hulu Live or YouTube TV Live.
Maybe when download speeds are reliably good enough at my house for a streaming-based lifestyle. Right now streaming has just pushed me farther into the media piracy lifestyle. I'd rather have the option to keep it if I'm downloading it.

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I still use a Dish DVR - simple and reliable. Scrolling down the list the oldest thing on it is a TCM showing of Curse of Frankenstein from Oct 2011 when John Carpenter was guest programmer. I had to check the date online because the DVR leaves out the year. Robert Osborne was still alive and the intro wasn't even in HD. I had older stuff at one point but deleted a bunch when I had to replace the drive.





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Some shows from 2014

I think I still have the final show with Strahan and Ripa.
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Re: What is the oldest thing on your DVR?

I know life gets busy and most don’t have time to watch everything we want to see. But there’s nothing worst than being a DVR hoarder and recording things just for the sake of doing so.

Case in point, I recorded the recent second season of Dear John. However it’s not a knock on the show or season, but I realized I didn’t really have the time or burning interest to watch it, so I deleted the season and passed on it. No guilt. It may have been a good season, but I wasn’t going to hoard 8 hours of something I may not watch for many weeks or months. Waste of time and space.

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It is maybe one or two years old but I still have West Side Story from HBO.

I deleted the Simpsons a couple of years ago since I had 50 episodes

I still have the Muppet series that aired on ABC.

I try to clear NFL games before a new season begins since they take a lot of space.
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You guys just need to buy more hard drives and transfer the shows you can't watch to them if your DVR allows that. That's what I've been doing. So when I retire in 20 years, I'll have plenty of shows to watch!
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I have some things saved on mine from back in 2003 or 2004, but I haven't used the thing since 2006 and the Tivo is sitting on a shelf in my garage collecting dust.
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This is a re-run of the episode from 2/16/2008. I bought my TiVo HD in late Jan. 2008, so this would have been among the first HD programs I recorded on it:


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Stuff from whenever I picked up my newest TIVO, 2015 or 2016. Things tend to hang around for years and years on my DVR. My first TIVO from around 2000? had stuff archived for over a decade before the hard drive died.
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Probably this:
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Currently, I have a few movies from 2018 (off Premium channels) that I never get around to watching and two seasons of "Supernatural". I've always had a huge external hard drive attached and I used to fill it up to 80%+ capacity. I've held on to this one because I was told by friends that the replacement DVRs didn't accept hard-drives. Every so often the beast would purge it's contents due to some glitch, -which is why I have nothing before 2018.
Either the TV landscape has changed, or my tastes have, because I haven't hit 40% filled in a long time. I have a few series I could delete, but I just haven't gotten around to it. Truthfully I could get it to 25% right now.
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This is my wife’s doing. We watched this entire series together, and then she just “never got around” to watching the last episode. I honestly can’t fathom watching everything except the series finale of something. But whatever, I just let it sit there gnawing away at my OCD. 😆



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I still use Direct. When I went multi room, I put my old DVR in my spare room. The oldest thing on there is the 3d episode of Chuck. That aired Feb. 2, 2009. I'm not sure about the oldest thing on my newer DVR because it doesn't list the year it was recorded. It would easily be a few years old. I have a habit of browsing through the movie listings and setting a bunch of different movies to record. Both DVRs have a bunch of movies mainly stuff from TCM, but I've been working at reducing that backlog since we started working from home.

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