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Don't Leave it to the HR-20...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Ken S, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. Ken S

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    So, today...I was doing my HR-20 rounds and noticed that the Series Record I had set for "Leave it to Beaver" had a circle with an X through it and an asterick by it. I can't find what those symbols mean in the manual.

    Then it simply disappeared from the prioritizer and all To Do list items for the show disappared as well. The show is still in the guide and there are plenty of upcoming episodes.

    I re-did the Series Record and now the HR-20 is telling me that the Series is in the Prioritizer as 14 of 13.

    Did a system restart...no change. When I look at one of the shows it did record it still tells me it is Priority 14 of 13. Sounds like the same priority giving to QA at D.

    Congratulations though to the D marketing group...they really got one over on me.

    Yep, I know...I'm being mean...but not nearly as mean as the people that released this thing were.
     
  2. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Circle with Red X means that it won't record, most likely due to a conflict.
     
  3. Tom Robertson

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    There is a known bug of X of Y where X is surprisingly bigger than Y. This has been fixed and tested, but hasn't been released to the national public yet (read it has been sent as a Cutting Edge release, but I can't say anything more in the general HR20 forum.) Very soon it should be coming to your HR20, I hope.

    You can change the conflicts by adjusting the order of the items in the prioritizer, btw. Sometimes you can even remove a conflict if an item is duplicated in the day or week. While one recording would still conflict, perhaps the duplicate will record.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  4. Ken S

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    The conflict is caused by me having to pad recordings 1 min early and 1 min late because the device doesn't seem to be able to start or stop shows on time. I'll give re-adjusting the priority a try.

    What does the "*" after the circle with the red X mean?
     
  5. Igor

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    I believe the * is indicating autorecord.
    Once I had it when I had an autorecord movies of certain actress :)
     
  6. Ken S

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    Tried moving some priorities..no luck.
    Tried deleting a Series Link. Now Beaver is 14 of 12.
    I guess I really didn't want to record that show anyway.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Top 3 HR-20 Pet Peeves: 1. CIR Not Working, 2. No MRV, 3. Not Dependable.
    mine would be:
    3,
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    [BTW 3 works for me]
     
  8. Ken S

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    VOS,
    I may have to re-order my list..I think you're right.

    To the folks that posted in response with some helpful info...thank you.
     
  9. tonyd79

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    I seriously think that someone from the DirecTV development team should visit you, Ken. You seem to have the most trouble with the box of anyone...
     
  10. Ken S

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    Tony,

    Nahh...I don't really think so. Just about everything I've pointed out recently has been dealt with by others. I may be "lucky" enough to have hit a couple of shows where a lot of people, especially on this forum, don't record (kid shows).

    I've been working in the computer industry for the better part of 25 years now and you just get a feel for problematic systems. For whatever reason, the HR-20 was rushed out the door before it was ready. Now I have to hope that some of the issues aren't unfeasible to fix and that D continues to work on the platform rather than just coming out with a new model. Since D's financial model really wouldn't be benefited by a new model...I'm assuming they'll continue to plug away.

    The next question is does their development team have the leadership and skill to clean these things up...and will they be given the resources and time to do so even if it means putting off "revenue" producing projects. I don't know anyone on their team to say one way or the other.

    By the way, they don't have to come here...they just have to read these forums or their email. My guess is there's a far better shot of their dev team coming through here than getting mail from customer service.
     
  11. mikek

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    Here's your fix:

    Buy the DVD.
     
  12. bonscott87

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    Just an FYI that after you change your priority list that it will take a few hours for the ToDo list to update (same as when you add a series link for the first time).

    I'll give an example from my ToDo list for conflicts.

    Tuesday night at 9pm 4 programs are set to record.
    Dirty Jobs and Eureka.
    Also at 9 is HDNet World report and Universe, both with red X. Both are picked up at later showings that night.
     
  13. Tugboat

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    Why is that something you need to post in the open forum? Just curious? Did he attack you in a post or something? Seems like more of a PM, no? Maybe he's just unhappy that the HR20s he rents don't work?

    What do you point out? Everything that is "in whack"? Stop wasting space, and if you have a gripe with his post, PM him about it.
     
  14. eahmjh

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    You know that sometime the Networks, NOT D, like to change start and stop of TV shows just to jack with DVR. Networks don't like DVR and are childish about start and stop times. They want you to watch their network but don't care if you are inconvienced.
     
  15. bonscott87

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    There certainly isn't anything wrong with Ken or anyone pointing out when things don't work right. And I'd hope that he and others continue. His thread on the error 13 issues really produced some positive results on the cause. Now it's up to DirecTV to see if they can reproduce and fix.
     
  16. Spanky_Partain

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    Keep up the good work Ken S. Thanks for your help and persistence.
     
  17. mikek

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    Ummmmmm........that is what forums are mostly about. People posting problems and other people helping them fix the problems.

    What are you supposed to post? "Everything is working great!" What good does that do?

    -mk
     
  18. raott

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    Would you make the same comments about the handful of posters on this site that defend anything and everything that D* has ever done and every aspect of the HR20 and R15?

    I value Ken S's work and posts and IMO a guy that is critical, (Wolffpack used to play that role but unfortunately, he is no longer with us) is far more valuable to the forum than the handful of posters who think everything is perfect and jump on anyone who has a negative thought.
     
  19. tonyd79

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    I'm coming to Ken's defense here. And I have publically yelled at him in the past. Since we "talked" about it, Ken has been factual but has not laid it on heavy as he has done in the past. I don't think he realized how he was coming down. He truly has had problems with the HR20 and despite his feeling that he is not out of the norm, he is as it seems every problem that has cropped up has hit him. Many of us have had very few or very minor issues but that has not been his case.

    He is right. The issues reported here are the ones that will get noticed as DirecTV has obviously chosen this forum as being important to them. His complaints (especially when even-handed) will work to a better product.
     
  20. Racer88

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. If it pains you so to read this person's criticisms then maybe you should just altogether avoid reading threads started by said person.
     
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