Recorders and Players
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First of all I would like to point out that I am not affiliated with Samsung. I am also afraid there isn't a real good answer for your question. The BD-E8300 is first and foremost a "recorder". It's really meant to be used to record information to DVDs almost immediately so its DVR functionality is a bit lacking. Yes, the delete procedure is convoluted and there is no "quick" shortcut... it's a shortcoming of that particular model. What I have seen some people do is buy a second, traditional DVR that they use primarily and then only use the E8300 when they know they want to permanently burn something to disc.
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