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Another Sports Recording Post...

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by boonie45, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. boonie45

    boonie45 New Member

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    So, I think I've gotten used to the limitations in recording sporting events with the Hopper. Without any filters, I basically just have to accept that I'm going to get the random show NOT at all related to what I'm wanting. What I'm running into, however, is a completely different issue.

    To record Pacers basketball games, I use the following two auto-records: "AT PACERS" and "PACERS AT". This works pretty well to get most games. HOWEVER - what I'm now starting to also get, is the all day "show" of "Coming Soon: Magic at Pacers". Every time they have a game, I'm recording a 7 hour musical interlude. Any thoughts on how to NOT record this? On DirecTV, with Boolean, I'd just throw in a "NNOT Coming", and that would take care of it. I can't think of anything on Dish.

    Also - do the providers realize that whichever one of them creates a sports menu first, one that allows you to just tick checkboxes next to the team that you want recorded, will win the sports TV war? Why are we still having to go through these archaic keyword recordings?!
     
  2. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

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    You are getting the 7 hour music interlude because your timer fires just before the HD channel is switched on, there is a slight delay when the switch command is sent to the satellite and a bit more when the actual channel goes live, and your DVR has already begun recording the "music" and will not change the stream it has latched onto.

    You must somehow get the timer to fire a few seconds after the switch occurs, but I don't know how since Dish receiver cannot be set to start a recording 1 minute late (heaven forbid we miss that one crucial minute).

    A manual timer could do this but evidently not a name based timer.
     
  3. djlong

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    I had a similar problem recording Red Sox and Bruins games on NESN. What I had to do was manually edit the timers so that they did NOT start "1 minute early" - which was the default setting.

    Once I did that with each timer ("Red Sox at", "at Red Sox", "Bruins at" and "at Bruins"), I haven't had a single problem.
     
  4. boonie45

    boonie45 New Member

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    I'm wondering if we're talking about the same thing...

    Most Pacers games, for example, are on Fox Sports Midwest, or an FSN alternate channel. Starting at, say, 7am the day of a game, they run a "program" called "Coming Next: Pacers at Bulls" (or whatever team they are playing) as a sortof, placeholder program for that alternate channel. My autorecord term, "Pacers at" flags this has something I "want", and records it in all of it's 12 hour glory (sometime they start the night/day before - and it will record for 20 hours+!) My Pacers game that night still records without a problem, but now I've missed out whatever that "Coming Soon" fiasco beat out due to priority.
     
  5. boonie45

    boonie45 New Member

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    Maybe my underlying question is this...for the other sports fans on here (the ones like me, that simply cannot accept losing a game!) are you recording your team(s) by using the "TEAM AT" "AT TEAM" method? Has anyone found anything better? This works much better with pro games that use the team "mascot" in the game description more than the city/state - than with college games that usually use the college name. And, telling my DVR to record everything with the word "INDIANA" in it could get messy in about 4 minutes...
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    So, I think I've gotten used to the limitations in recording sporting events with the Hopper. Without any filters, I basically just have to accept that I'm going to get the random show NOT at all related to what I'm wanting. What I'm running into, however, is a completely different issue.

    To record Pacers basketball games, I use the following two auto-records: "AT PACERS" and "PACERS AT". This works pretty well to get most games. HOWEVER - what I'm now starting to also get, is the all day "show" of "Coming Soon: Magic at Pacers". Every time they have a game, I'm recording a 7 hour musical interlude. Any thoughts on how to NOT record this? On DirecTV, with Boolean, I'd just throw in a "NNOT Coming", and that would take care of it. I can't think of anything on Dish.

    Also - do the providers realize that whichever one of them creates a sports menu first, one that allows you to just tick checkboxes next to the team that you want recorded, will win the sports TV war? Why are we still having to go through these archaic keyword recordings?!


    Not sure how dish does their data but on DIRECTV you'd have been better adding events not excluding coming. Maybe you can add events to the dish one if dish has all games listed as events. I'd think you'd be able to use that instead of at and get the results your after maybe.
     

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