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Missed recording on Planet Earth - Why?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by heiber, May 12, 2007.

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  1. heiber

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    I set up a Series Link for Planet Earth to record first runs and repeats. Looked at the guide today and there was an episode that was not recorded for Pole to Pole. This hasn't been recorded yet. Now I have a couple of beefs:

    - I have no idea why this wasn't recorded and don't see anything in the history
    - There are no future episodes listed to be recorded. I cannot find a way to look at the series link to check the settings. In the prioritizer, I can't select it to see the options. How do I see the settings?
     
  2. say-what

    say-what Active Member

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    The Pole to Pole episode caused problems when the series 1st ran. You had to record it separately. It's an issue with the way Discovery is coding the program for the guide that it doesn't show with the rest of the series.
     
  3. techntrek

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    I've had several Planet Earth's that haven't recorded, not just Pole-to-Pole. Its happened with other shows that I've set to "record all", too. I agree it must be a guide data problem, and the HR-20 is looking at the behind-the-scenes ID and not the actual program title.
     
  4. heiber

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    What about my other question - how do I see the Series Link settings if there are not any scheduled recordings? I've tried every way I can think of and can't figure it out.
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    Currently..you can't.
    All you can do is to delete the SL if there aren't any recordings scheduled. Pressing - - [dash dash] does this.
     
  6. BubblePuppy

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    I have Series Link set up for Planet Earth and Pole to Pole recorded as scheduled.
    I haven't missed a PE recording yet.
    You might want to delete the link and reset it up again. Just a thought.
     
  7. PoitNarf

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    Not true, if there are no scheduled recordings but you still have a recording from that SL still on your HR20 you can edit the SL settings when you select the saved recording.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Well I didn't know that....thanks
    I don't store anything after I watch it [I hate re-runs]. :)
     
  9. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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  11. spunkyvision

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    I know it doesnt help but mine worked just fine
    *edit*- nevermind. Mine was recorded on my HR10-250
     
  12. funhouse69

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    Since reading about the Planet Earth Series on Discovery HD I set up a Series Link (First Runs only - I know living on the edge :D ) for it on my HR20 using the current national release and it recorded all of them correctly and put them all in the same group. I did however have one of them that claimed it recorded but when I went to watch it I got the instant do you want to delete this program message :nono2:

    To be fair I do not blame the HR20 for this - This was not so long after getting my HD Upgrade installed which included a new dish and an installer (oops make that 3) that didn't have a clue. So I think that I might have lost signal when this was scheduled to be recorded - I can't be sure as it doesn't record the 771 message. Since then I managed to get lucky in the "Installer Roulette" and had someone that peaked my dish with awesome signals.
     
  13. purtman

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    I also missed some. But what's interesting is that after I recorded the ones I missed, I find that Planet Earth is split on my recorded list into two groups, one with the original Planet Earth recordings and the other with the new ones.
     
  14. techntrek

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    purtman, I've seen that before with other shows. I'm guessing that some shows get assigned two different IDs, so the HR20 treats them as separate series links (and groupings on the Listing).
     
  15. terrelliott

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    I have had the same thing happen to me with the "Dog Whisperer".
     
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