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An FYI for when you do Manual Recordings

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jimmie57, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. jimmie57

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    I had a program that was running a minute long and it interfered with the next 2 recordings that were coming up.
    To remedy this I set a Manual record for the same time that the program was on and had it just run the 1 hour which would chop off that last minute and allow my next 2 programs to record. This worked for me.

    However, last night the program before it ran over by 1 minute. My set 1 hour block of time still recorded.
    What it did though was to pick up the name from the previous program since it was still running in the start of my time slot I had set.
    I had recorded the previous program so it now looks like I have 2 of the same thing.
    When I saw that I had 2 of the same thing I almost deleted one of them until it registered what had happened.

    If I would have had the whole home service I could have just recorded one of the programs on the other DVR I have.

    I wonder if these networks know and are intentionally doing this to mess with people that are recording their stuff ?

    Edit / Add: I am looking at the Info on this recording and it shows 2 shows in the title. The first one is one minute long and the next one is 1 hour and 59 minutes. ( The second program was 2 hours this week. )
     
  2. GBFAN

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    Yes.
     
  3. Bill Broderick

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    At first, I thought so. However, I've heard an interview where someone "in the know" said that they do it with more popular programs in order to be able to charge more for commercials. Say you're running a network and have two shows running back to back. If you set the more popular show up as 1:01 and the less popular show up as 0:59, you can charge a higher rate for that extra 1 minute of commercials than you would for the exact same commercials, at the exact same time, if both shows were setup at exactly 1 hour.
     
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    It's money no matter how you slice it. That's why a genie is so nice. Five stations at once so the 1min thing isn't really an issue anymore.
     
  5. Datagg

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    Agreed. Without a doubt, the single most important feature to own a genie
     
  6. jimmie57

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    That sounds logical.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2013 #7 of 11
    ThomasM

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    I can record 6 shows at once. I don't have a Genie. I don't even have HD. :raspberry
     
  8. Nov 1, 2013 #8 of 11
    inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    If it's not all on one DVR then no it's not the same.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2013 #9 of 11
    peds48

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    some can argue that recording on 3 DVRs might be better than recording in one...
     
  10. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    some can argue that recording on 3 DVRs might be better than recording in one...

    They can try all they want but their is no chance that's accurate if your sole factor is scheduling conflicts and dealing with the one min over junk. You have to do far more planning if they aren't all on one machine. ;)
     
  11. oldanbo

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    If you don't have HD, your post is not relevant to me. If you do have HD capabilities why not share instead of appearing to be rude! :coffee
     

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