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Auto-recording baseball games that are on both regional Fox Sports and MLB channel

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by wingtoc, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. wingtoc

    wingtoc Cool Member

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    Hi, I'm new to DirecTV and don't know how to handle this situation. I'm trying to record all Atlanta Braves games. (sorry other NL East fans out there ;)) The trouble is that the "Record Series" function doesn't work for the games (when they're on our regional sports stations), and the alternative recording method (an auto-recording Keyword Search called Atlanta Braves) causes the To Do List to show that the same game will record on both the MLB channel and on our local sports stations. This, of course, causes other programs to get bumped.

    The "Record Series" function works for normal tv shows on Fox Sports Net and SportSouth, but for Braves games it's not available as an option. In the guide, when I select a game playing/scheduled on FSN or SS and click the "R" button, the first button press puts an orange R next to the game, but the second press removes the R. When I select the game and view the "Info" screen, the option "Record Series" isn't there. The only options there are Record, View Upcoming, and Done. (Record Series is there for the games on MLB, but...not only are those "Braves game or Another game", they also don't show all the games like the combo of FSN/SS )

    This is why I've resorted to the auto-recording Keyword Search, but it has the problem I mentioned above. To use the auto-recording Keyword Search, is there a way to make the system totally ignore games on the MLB channel?

    Or how can get the Record Series to work? Or what should I do?

    Thanks for your help.

    HR24 DVR
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Use a boolean auto record...(This should work)

    AALL Braves Live NNOT Post CCHAN 646 649
     
  3. wingtoc

    wingtoc Cool Member

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    That looks like it worked great(ly)! Many thanks!

    I've looked around but can't find full instructions to do boolean searches. Where can I find them?

    Thanks again.
     
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    Wow, I had no Idea you could do all that. Thanks for pointing us to that post.
     
  6. wingtoc

    wingtoc Cool Member

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    Thanks DogLover.
     
  7. hdjii

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    Is there a way to automatically record the St. Louis home broadcasters for the Cardinals games in the Extra Innings programming without getting the broadcasts for the opposition teams?

    Howard
     
  8. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    AALL Cardinals Live NNOT Post CCHAN 671

    Don't worry...even though 671 is FSNMW, these channels open during games since you have EI.
     
  9. hdjii

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    Actually, my problem is how to record the home broadcast team vs the opponent's broadcast team. For example, tonight the Cards/Met game in shown in the guide on 730-1 and 731-1. One of these is the the broadcast by the "good guys" and the other is by the Mets broadcasters. Not only is the channel info the same as far as I can tell, the DTV website doesn't always show which is which either. In those cases, I am currently just recording both channels to make sure I get the one I want. I was hoping there was a better way.

    Howard
     
  10. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Away team is listed first. Example... Cards @ Mets ...Cards are 730-1 ...Mets are 731-1.
     
  11. hdjii

    hdjii Cool Member

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    Thanks, that will help with manual scheduling.

    I would note that DirectTV lists 731-1 in the Cardinals specific schedule "See your favorite team's schedule here" and does not show 730-1. This is misleading at best. The schedule updates are not timely either.

    Howard
     

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