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BIG BANG THEORY series link problem.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    For other HR2x users, my existing SERIES LINK failed to pick up the return of BIG BANG THEORY tonight on WCBS. I had to create a new one. You may want to check your TODO list to make sure this and the other returning shows tonight are scheduled. /steve
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    Thanks for the heads up Steve but I did not have any problems.

    I am wondering if it has some to do with your local CBS.
     
  3. Steve

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    Must be. I'm getting WCBS in the greater New York City metro area. /steve
     
  4. Drew2k

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    I'm in NYC market and have Big Bang scheduled for both tonight and next week. (I have no conflicts and this is set to record First Run episodes using a traditional series link, not an autorecord series link.)
     
  5. funhouse69

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    I'm in the Boston Market and honestly didn't even know that there was a new Episode on tonight until I happened to check my list of recordings and saw that it had recorded a new episode. So thankfully mine worked fine.

    At the same time you wouldn't believe the flack I got for this when the significant other had a few of her shows not record recently. When I checked the history they just said that the programs were no longer available.

    When you get the usual question of why a DVR doesn't perform its basic function it is hard to defend :eek2:
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    This seems to be locally guide related, and since the posters all seem to have been DIRECTV users, I'm going to move this back to the HR20/HR21 forum.
     
  7. Indiana627

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    I get CBS via OTA (it's a LIN owned station for me) and I too had to delete and recreated my SL. Luckily I caught it before last night and did record last nights episode. Next week's is also in my to do list.
     
  8. bmerrow

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    BBT recorded correctly for me - it is possible my wife fixed it but I doubt that - it was set to record ALL episodes so a bad first run flag could impact others and I do not know how that was set.
     
  9. ncxcstud

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    mine picked it up fine with no problems at all...
     
  10. dennisj00

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    Mine worked from the previous season. Great episode! You can watch it online if you missed it.

    The only thing I noticed was the timing of subsequent CBS shows was early by a couple of minutes. I assumed that was a network problem.
     
  11. Lee L

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    My Big Bang Theory worked fine, but the Bachelor SL we set up a couple of weeks ago failed because they changed it to Bachelor British Invasion or something. Crap, a show with the name Bachelor in it ran at the time I wanted to record a show with the name Bachelor. You would think the system would be smart enough to know that it should record it.
     
  12. Steve

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    So it looks like the "BBT" SL issue was a random one for at least 3 different CBS affiliates. 2 on the East Coast (up and down state NY) and one in the Bay area.

    Since at least one other person in my area did not have an issue, I wonder if it had to do with the state of the GUIDE info when the link was first created?

    Just trying to find an explanation that fits the facts. :) /steve
     
  13. Bergthold

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    Mine recorded fine in San Jose/San Francisco area. My series link was still in place from last year.
     
  14. bonscott87

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    Mine recorded fine. HD on the HR20 and SD backup on the HR21.

    I do an SD backup because my local CBS has had transmitter problems for their HD signal before so I backup all CBS recordings in SD as well.
     
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