I would like an option on my DVR to tell it not to record partial episodes.
Here is one scenario that happens a lot on my DVR. Suppose I have three shows trying to record at 8:00. The highest priority show is 30 minutes, and the other two are an hour. Clearly the lowest priority show doesn't record. At 8:30, one tuner is freed up, so it starts recording the lowest priority show, already in progress, halfway over.
To add insult to injury, many channels replay shows 3 hours later. Since I've already got the partial episode recorded, the DVR doesn't bother trying to record it again, even though it could get the full hour on the later airing.
I would assume this frustration is shared by anybody who also has a lot of material queued up to record. I don't mind if something gets skipped entirely, but I don't want to see only part of a show.
I understand that some folks might prefer this behavior, which is why I ask to be given the option.
If this has been suggested previously, then I apologize.