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Can we have an 'inactive list' in the Series Manager please

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by TDK1044, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 #1 of 23
    TDK1044

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    Hi Guys,

    I can't see a thread for offering suggestions to D* via those here that have the ear of folks within the company, so I'll post my idea here.

    With the number of entries in the Series Manager currently limited to 50 on each DVR, it would be great if D* could create an 'inactive list' box, so that we could remove a series from the 'active list' that we know is not coming back for another year, and place that entry in an 'inactive list' so that it can be activated again when needed.

    This would allow the customer to reactivate a series recording at the appropriate time, and not have to either leave a redundant entry in the active list, or delete an entry and re-enter it at a later time. :)
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 #2 of 23
    Stuart Sweet

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    That's a pretty good idea. I don't know what it would take on the programming side, but it's a pretty good idea.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 #3 of 23
    tool_army

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    I agree. This is a great idea!
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 #4 of 23
    Herdfan

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    I would use it to turn off series for the summer. I don't really trust the First-run flags so I have everything set to record Both. I realize this is not DirecTV's fault as they get guide data from a third party, but it would be nice if they could help with a solution.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 #5 of 23
    Clemsole

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    I thought we already had that option. It's called paper and pencil.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 #6 of 23
    CCarncross

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    It is a great idea, or even better just increase the SL limit to say 100. A great workaround is to use boolean searches ARSL for your shows like this:

    I record many series on say FX channel 248

    AANY ANARCHY LEAGUE JUSTIFIED TTITLE CCHAN248

    records all 3 shows and only uses one SL to do it.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2011 #7 of 23
    TBlazer07

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    Does doing that follow the "first run only" and other SL options?
     
  8. Nov 1, 2011 #8 of 23
    Xsabresx

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    Just to add to that, maybe inactive with a scheduler. A fall show would activate in December and go inactive in May (just to pick an example) and a Summer series could go active in July and inactive in September.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2011 #9 of 23
    DMG

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    I would love an inactive list and the ability to move my summer baseball season passes to the inactive list in the offseason rather than have to recreate them in the spring. With all the AALL and CCHAN mumbo jumbo they are a pain to get right.

    This feature would get a lot of love!
     
  10. CCarncross

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    For the most part yes, all day marathons usually get through but thats more an issue guide data than anything else..
     
  11. Sward81333

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    Yes. I like the sound of this. :lol:
     
  12. SPACEMAKER

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    Great Idea. Someone needs to get on this ASAP.
     
  13. Drucifer

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    How about adding a calendar? So it can be sorta automatic between active and inactive.
     
  14. tonyd79

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    Great idea!!!!!
     
  15. Jeremy W

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    I find that most of the ideas I come across here fall between "useless" and "dumb." But this one is great! Even though I have never come close to 50 SLs, I can see how this would be a tremendous help for people who struggle with the limit.
     
  16. TDK1044

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  17. deardeva

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    I actually just leave my series link on the dvr, in the fall Dexter records automatically when it starts up, in the winter I get my Drop Dead Diva, and Nurse Jackie....it does it automatically, I never take the hard core shows I want out of the series links....:lol:
     
  18. Beerstalker

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    That works fine until you hit the limit of 50 series links. Then you have to try to find shows that are not airing during that time and delete them from your series links so you can add the shows that are airing that you want. Then you have to remember to add the old shows back before they start airing again.

    I recently missed the first episode of the new season of Chuck, because I forgot to recreate my series link for it (I mistakenly thought it was still set to record).
     
  19. pfp

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    It's a great idea but needs one addition. When the DVR sees an item that would match the inactive list it should let you know somehow (perhaps making mail useful).

    Perfect example: I noticed Covert Affairs recording a new episode last night. This is a series I would have moved to inactive if it were an option but I had no idea new episodes were starting again and would have missed it.
     
  20. tonyd79

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    Doesn't that defeat the purpose of inactive? Unless it does it once a week rather than all the time or on demand ("check/searc for inactive programs").
     

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