‘Delete Watched’ recording feature only works if the recording is viewed almost to the end.
Adding a ‘Delete Partially Watched’ recording feature would greatly enhance binge watchers’ satisfaction.
With users recording hundreds, or thousands of series episodes, it’s important to be able to delete recordings en masse, without manually searching for partially watched recordings based on the unwatched/partially_watched/watched ball icon to the left of the recording title.
In the following example, notice these points:
The unwatched/partially_watched/watched ball icon to the left of the recording title is half blue, and half white, which means the recording was partially watched.
There are 5 minutes remaining in the recording.
The ‘Mark Watched’ button is available, which means the recording is not considered ‘Watched’.
‘Delete Recording’ will delete this recording, but not useful when binge watching many episodes.
We want to be able to watch many episodes, not be concerned about going all the way to the end of the recordings, and then delete all episodes that were even partially watched.
It’ll take additional programming to achieve that flexibility, and it causes a new problem, cuz partially watched, and watched (completely) will get lumped into the same category.
I’m not interested in watching every minute of every episode during a binge watch session, so most of the recordings get marked as partially watched.
However, there are recordings marked as watched (completely) that I want to view again, or will mark as protected later.
Don’t want to delete all partially watched, and watched (completely) recordings in one go.
Sadly, they most likely make a valid point. What you (most) consider to be common sense… isn’t always all too common to others. (For me, just watch some co-workers)
I’m a proponent for gaining greater control over the device I purchased to watch free OTA programing. In your example, I think I know someone who’d interpret that as “So when I watch 55% of my recordings, they will Auto-Delete?”
Another point is that the partially watched % can vary from show to show or even by episode.
Some have a final scene near the end, some don’t, some I want to watch next weeks previews, many I do not.
Some shows I have set to record an extra 5, 10 or even 30 minutes due to possibility of delays that have it on air at a later time (evening news for example). So one day I may be done watching it with 5 minutes left, while others have 30 minutes.
Final season and live shows add extra time on the end as well, which is rarely needed (though I appreciate this feature) but that again will mean the % that equates to “watched” would be different compared to even the episode before it.