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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Steve

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    You've identified a couple of "known" issues with the HR2x scheduler. The numbers in the PRIORITIZER lines are supposed to show how many shows are actually scheduled to RECORD. This broke under 0x0290, and I reported it as an issue during beta. You might want to report this as well in the National Release 0x0290 "issues" thread.

    The Notre Dame and Jon and Kates should eventually be scheduled. This is a longstanding AUTORECORD issue.It sometimes takes days for AUTORECORDS to properly populate the TODO list. The good news is that 99% of the time, they will populate and record, but sometimes you won't see them scheduled until the day of the recording. If you read back in this thread, you'll see several complaints about this.

    I'm hopeful that DirecTV is working on new software that will allow us to immediately see the results of our recording scheduling actions or PRIORITIZER changes in the TODO list, but I have no first-hand knowledge that this is the case.

    /steve
     
  2. LI-SVT

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    :) :) Listen to me, I am complaining because it works too good:) :)

    What I might try is to use cchan and pick a local station that shows a variety of movies, just not all the time. I think some of my locals show a movie at midnight or something like that.
     
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    You might to do a search once a week for specific movie keywords based upon tv listings. Or go with channels that don't show movies during your wife's watching times. Like TBS does not show movies during the late afternoon. Or teach your wife to record and delete what she wants to watch so it does not switch channels on her. If there are channels that show movies every night at midnight, you could manual record, say 242 every weeknight from 12 - 2. Unfortunately no magic bullets.
     
  4. MercurialIN

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    I finally found a search that shows what I have been hoping for, just the SD feed of the upcoming Colts games, it lists all the upcoming games for the Colts in SD, yet the autorecord will not add either game to the TDL.

    I have canceled the autorecord and set it up again still, it lists exactly the games I want it to record, but refuses to put them on the TDL. I am really puzzled.

    BTW the keyword autorecord I set up was "Colts cchan 8 212 nnot high def >show types>events.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2008 #185 of 604
    Steve

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    Sounds like the classic AUTORECORD's not being scheduled in a timely fashion problem that we've referenced often in this thread. It sometimes takes days for a show to populate the TODO list. Good news is that 99% of the time, the show does eventually get scheduled and recorded, so it's a matter of "taking it on faith" at this point. /steve
     
  6. Nov 1, 2008 #186 of 604
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    For me its been % of the time for the last 9 months or more...

    I'd say set it up and let it go... it will record your games...

    By trhe way.. Not HD? I'm so confused...
     
  7. Nov 1, 2008 #187 of 604
    MercurialIN

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    Not sure I understand. Are you saying that it does eventually add the game or that it doesn't? As for the not HD it's my HR 20-700 that's hooked up to a SDTV so no need for the game being in HD when all it does is eat up too much hard drive space.

    Also when I record the game in HD to watch on the SDTV I have to crank the sound all the way to the max to even begin to hear the game.

    If it was a HDTV then I'd feel differently. The TV is on its' last legs once it finally goes, hopefully it will be replaced with a HDTV.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2008 #188 of 604
    MercurialIN

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    I haven't tried the "leap of faith" with football games, not usually that trusting, since I've had other auto records in the past simply ignored altogether. I will give it until Sunday morning to see if the game is added. Thanks again.
     
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    Steve

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    With every new software release, I hope that they'll finally get TODO list updating right. It really surprises me that in a product that just celebrated it's second birthday, such a basic "DVR 101" expectation (immediately seeing the results of any of your recording management actions in the TODO list) is still unaddressed.

    I can't imagine how frustrating this must be for the average user, nor can I imagine that there's a another company's DVR out there that exhibits this same design flaw. If anyone knows of one, it would probably make me feel better about this seemingly obvious gaffe on DirecTV's part.

    /steve
     
  10. Nov 1, 2008 #190 of 604
    MercurialIN

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    Well, unfortunately the keyword autorecord that finally showed just the results I was hoping for, now lists no games at all.

    I don't know what happened, it had them listed just not on the TDL, now they aren't listed after a search at all. They are however already listed in the program guide, so it's not missing guide data. I guess I'll have to go back to simply adding the games via the guide, one at a time. Disappointing.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2008 #191 of 604
    Steve

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    I'm not sure what DirecTV captures in the diagnostic reports, but this might be a good one to capture a "snapshop" of and report in the issues thread.

    Based on Inkahauts experience, I still wouldn't give up on this AUTORECORD. If you can wait, it might be interesting to see what happens by the AM before you schedule it manually. /steve
     
  12. Nov 1, 2008 #192 of 604
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    Just seems so odd that the search I did Friday evening showed the Colts games in SD only, as I wanted it to. But it wouldn't add them to the TDL. Now this evening it no longer even comes up with the games period. Yet they are in the guide. I wish I knew what the answer was to this, it's really vexing. I think I have it resolved and it falls apart again. :(
     
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    Thanks I'll give that a try.
     
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    Thanks, that's kind of what I did. I use cchan 55, they play some movies on the weekends and overnight.
     
  15. armophob

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    I am building a boolean search to free up prioritizer space. First search will be to consolidate the Comedy Central channel. Gong Show, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, and Reno 911. How would I do this without picking up CC movies that include any of the above. All the shows are 30min. Is there a request for time limit?
     
  16. Richierich

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    Is The Gong Show still available for viewing???

    That had to be one of the CRAZIEST SHOWS ever made for TV!!!

    I did a Search on The Comedy Channel and then a General Search but nothing showed up!!!
     
  17. armophob

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    Its the new one with Dave Attell. Season one is over. Futoncritic shows it on hiatus or fate to be determined.
     
  18. Steve

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    There's no time limit AFAIK, but you might want to try adding NNOT movie.

    See what AANY gong reno TTITLE NNOT movie CCHAN 249 gets you, along with AANY silverman black NNAME NNOT movie CCHAN 249.

    Or you could go for broke and try a single AANY gong reno silverman lewis NNOT movie CCHAN 249. I don't know if "lewis" will match too many shows that aren't "lewis black", however. /steve
     
  19. armophob

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    Thanks Steve, I set it up with root in lieu of Lewis. Your right, Richard, Jerry, I can't imagine all the Lewis choices.
    Right away it is picking up rerun Reno's that my Reno SL did not have, even though I set it to first run. But they are SD and won't be a risk of filling up the drive before I can delete them.
     
  20. Steve

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    Please let us know how it works out. I've been fighting with a bug since the 0x0290 software was released where my "multiple keyword" AUTORECORDS are matching all the shows I expect them to match, but are not all being scheduled to RECORD.

    At first, I didn't worry too much about this because we know it takes forever for AUTORECORDS to populate the TO DO LIST. But after tracking this closely, I'm seeing after the record time has passed that some shows are recording and some aren't. I've been complaining about this in the issues threads for about 3-4 weeks now, but so far there hasn't been a fix.

    /steve
     

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