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Bug in DVR?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ToBeFrank, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. ToBeFrank

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    I'm on channel 248 FXHD, saw an advert for "True Grit" for Sunday at 8PM. Cool, I want to record it. I go to search and bring it up. I see I can buy it on VOD or select one of the FX showings (which is actually 5PM or 7:30PM). I select one of the FX showings so I can record it and... it will only let me buy it for $3.99. What? So next I go to the guide, take it over to Sunday at 5PM on FX, select the showing and... it will only let me buy it for $3.99. Anyone else seeing this? I should be able to schedule this to record without paying, right?
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Just tried it, and as you said, it comes up with a charge if I want to watch.
    I hope it's a temporary glitch and not some unsavory change.
     
  3. yosoyellobo

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    It takes True Grits to charge for it on FX.:)
     
  4. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    I get it as well. Very strange.
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I'd say chutzpah, and a lack of judgement! At the very least, there should be a badge in the Guide showing its PPV.
     
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    I remember this happening in the past as well.
     
  7. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Also happens the following week on FX with X-Men Origins: Wolverine
     
  8. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Certain movies do it, it's not the networks fault. DirecTV has a glitch. I forgot the workaround to get it right. I had this issue like 2 or 3 weeks ago with a movie on Starz.
     
  9. brian26339

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    Should be able to set up a manual record, channel, date, time, duration. I would think that would work.
     
  10. Soccernut

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    I had this problem also.
     
  11. The Merg

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    As mentioned, this bug has been around before. If you haven't, be sure to post this in the Issues thread so the appropriate DirecTV people will see it.


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  12. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    This not a "bug" more like instant "gratification" on DirecTV eyes...
     
  13. The Merg

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    This not a "bug" more like instant "gratification" on DirecTV eyes...


    :lol:


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  14. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    I've checked into it more and it's happening on pretty much any movie that is being broadcast that is also available via OD even if there's no charge for the OD content. The unit wants you to get the OD content period.
     
  15. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    IMHO this is a bug, it has been around for a while. DirecTV seems to have their own reasons why they do not consider it a bug, but I can't agree.
     
  16. The Merg

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    While that is not necessarily a bad thing, the issue here is that sometimes the OD content is not HD and the customer wants to watch it in HD. Myself, I would probably suck it up if that meant I didn't have to worry about it being edited for content or having to skip through commercials. Of course in the OP's situation, it is definitely an issue as the OP doesn't want to pay to watch a show that is being aired for free.


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  17. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I don't watch all that much OD, but everything in the last couple of weeks has been very soft- more like SD of so-so quality. A case in point is the pilot of Bridge which I watched some of last evening.

    Is some VOD in true HD?
     
  18. The Merg

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    I don't watch all that much OD, but everything in the last couple of weeks has been very soft- more like SD of so-so quality. A case in point is the pilot of Bridge which I watched some of last evening.

    Is some VOD in true HD?


    Yes. I just watched stuff from A&E that was in HD


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  19. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    What, please? I'd like to test here.
     
  20. The Merg

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    I believe it was The Glades. I had missed recording the first few episodes of this season so I downloaded them from VOD. The opening sequence even says that it is A&E HD. I definitely liked how you could FF without issue.

    - Merg
     

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