shaw gateway, how can you hide recordings? ie not just parental controlls ?
there presently is no way to hide the channel, listing or entry itself in the pvr listings. The only way which would be a workaround is to have an external drive connected to the gateway, and as long as the recording "recorded" to the external drive you could make it disappear upon disconnecting it.
few things there though:
1) when a external drive is connected, the % available is used to determine where something gets recorded. So if you were to plug in a 1 TB drive, 500 TB would be used up first on the external drive, before doing a round robin style between internal and external drive.
2) that also means that if you disconnect the drive, you make a lot of recordings disappear, not just the one specifically you want.
to me its not a great workaround, but if that meets your needs it could work. I could put this in as a feature request(your suggestion), however i don't know how much traction it will actually get. Many customers would have to request this feature before it will be considered to get implemented.
External drive, disconnect the external drive, and the recordings are hidden?
What purpose would hiding recordings be?
when you don't want kids to see movie title
who has the ext drives or how can i make one? proprietary?
[shaw]ali Any suggestions for hiding the title of PVR'd items?
Not let the kids on the Gateway... Not really a good suggestion eh?
You can lock the channel and that will also hide the titles of the shows PVR'd from that channel - that is one way of doing it.
Here's how to do it from the MY PVR recordings screen:
Highlight recordingPress info on the recording
Press ok on channel
enter a 4 digit pin
(confirm it again if it's your first time setting up a pin)
Now the name of the program shows up as "Locked" with a pad lock icon to the right of it.
The only thing it shows is the channel logo, channel #, and date.
Note: This also locks the channel you recorded with the same PIN.
Other option is to go to Settings, Parental Control settings and set a TV ratings lock.
That will also hide the title of any shows with that locked rating and show them as "Locked".
There's a document you can also reference here on Parental Controls: https://community.shaw.ca/docs/DOC-1359
Also, note that parental control pins are portal based, will have to be setup individually on each portal.
Hope this helps.
Thanks, I want the recording completely hidden, not just the title, the rule should be ..if the channel is hidden the recordings shouldk be hidden.
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