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HR-24 vs TiVo question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by EELUK, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. EELUK

    EELUK New Member

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    If I set up a season pass and there's a conflict with a higher-priority show, will the HR-24 automatically record the show when it airs again? Or not?
     
  2. Jason Whiddon

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    Yes, I prioritize my TiVo and HR24 series links the same way, by order of showing. The HR will jump and record the next showing of a lower priority show.
     
  3. EELUK

    EELUK New Member

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    Does the season pass on the HR need to be set to BOTH, and not NEW ONLY for this "jump" to the next airing to take place?
     
  4. Jason Whiddon

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    I ONLY use new only.
     
  5. EELUK

    EELUK New Member

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    That would be great. But it is not showing up on the To-Do list.

    I am having TiVo withdrawals....badly
     
  6. Jason Whiddon

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    I actually check both the TiVo and HR to do lists once per week, and every now and then I find one has not picked the next showing. I have to go to it and hit the "R" button once, to restore it. Not as reliable as the TiVo, but it's OK. I'd not leave it alone without double checking. I regularly have stuff like American Chopper, Dest Truth and Ghost Hunters that automatically pushes to the next showing just fine.
     
  7. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    The HR will act exactly as the Tivo with season passes in this regard. New only should be just fine. Only time it wouldn't pick up a later showing is if the guide data for the later showing is different or generic (i.e. screwed up).

    Thing to remember about the ToDo list on the HR is that it is built slowly in the background over the next 6-12 hours after you make a change (vs. Tivo which does it right away but you get 5 minutes of "please wait"). So you may not see changes that are out past a few days until the following day.
     
  8. DogLover

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    The HR24 is just as reliable as my old DirecTivo at recording future showings. It usually shows up in the ToDo list, but occasionally it doesn't show up in the ToDo list until after the first showing has passed, especially on a series link that is newly set up or has its priority changed.

    I know it will take a while to trust a new box, but you will in time.
     
  9. tonyd79

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    Yes, it works fine with NEW unless the guide data is messed up (and Tivo would have that problem, too). I have lots of conflicts like that because I like to record most on one box.

    I woke up the other day and found the DVR recording and I was wondering what it was. It was a repeated new episode of Melissa & Joey that could not record in prime time. Used to have that issue all the time on Friday nights when Monk and other shows were on in conflict.
     
  10. Jason Whiddon

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    I agree that it works fine, but, unlike the TiVo, I'd worry if I did not chaperone it.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    I champerone every DVR I have ever had. I have found fewer errors with my HRs than my Tivos had but they all make mistakes. They are all at the mercy of guide data. Blindly letting any machine do its thing without checking on it means the task it is performing is not all that important to you. For example, I always checked Tivo for Smallville when it was recording it for me (I had WB/CW in HD on Comcast but not on DirecTV then and a wobbly OTA signal). It often made a mistake (the Tivo/Comcast relationship is horrible for some reason). But I never check my Fios DVR for All in the Family reruns. Smallville was important to me; All in the Family are just bon bons.

    I find that moving recording times on the HR to be pretty simple. (I often do so just to have a tuner free to watch sports if I want to.) Just look at upcoming episodes and hit STOP to negate a recording and hit RECORD to add a specific recording episode. You could do that with Tivo as well but it an took extra step (had to go into individual episode screens).
     
  12. Jason Whiddon

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    Well, in my experience, I regularly find an issue with the HR missing a show it's supposed to record later, because of a conflict. I check them both, but the TiVo has yet to gimme a reason to think it might miss, because I never find anything wrong. If I could only verify one machine every week, it'd be the HR.
     
  13. trainman

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    I believe one difference between the TiVo and the HR series DVRs is that the HRs do more "background processing" than the TiVos. On one hand, you don't get a TiVo-style "Please wait..." graphic on the HRs, but on the other hand, the To Do list doesn't update itself as quickly on the HRs as it does on the TiVos.
     
  14. EELUK

    EELUK New Member

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    The HR-24 isn't all that bad....
     
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    I haev 3 HR24's and therefore six recording streams. What is a scheduling conflict?
     
  16. grecorj

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    Well, all I can say about that statement is that it's good to know M&J isn't at the top of your SL List. :D

    My old DirecTiVos very very rarely missed a scheduled recording (it missed Survivor a few times last year, but probably a guide data thing). Only time will tell with the HR24.

    Also, we lost sat signal and then briefly lost power the other night. Now, with old DirecTiVos, once units powered up and sat signal was restored they would pick up recording immediately where they left off. Not so with the HR24 -- first of all, unit wasn't coming on after power restored ... had to do a red button reset. When it did restore, took several minutes for recordings to start again. And old partial recordings were lost. So I only caught last 15 min of Survivor (what is it about that show and DVRs?). Ugh.

    One nice thing I've noticed about the HR24 (or is it my imagination?) ... seems as tho recordings automatically get slilght padding at beginning and end of shows... anyone else notice that?
     
  17. longrider

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    That was written into the software a year or two ago, you get a 30 second pad at the beginning and 90 seconds at the end. You wont see the beginning pad unless you rewind into it, pressing play starts at the designated time.
     
  18. tonyd79

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    actually, I've seen my HR20 and the others keep recording through signal loss. It just skips the missing part on playback. And I've seen my DVRs restart the recording when power came back on. That it didn't start itself is your issue. Not that it won't pick up the recording.
     
  19. grecorj

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    Gotcha. Perhaps it was a fluke with this specific DVR under specific circumstances.
     
  20. grecorj

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    That's awesome. Thanks for the info.
     

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