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New Feature Request: Cancellation Notifications

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by kevinturcotte, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    Not sure if this has been on the wishlist or not. I checked, and didn't see it, but with me, that doesn't mean it's not there lol
    I've had this happen a couple of times, and I know others have too. When Directv changes guide data causing a Series Link show to not record, why not have it send a message/alert as soon as it cancels the show so maybe the person can go in and fix it. Even better would be, if it's networked and connected to the net, also sending out an message to a pre-defined email address.
     
  2. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    Oh, have I ever gotten in trouble with my wife over this issue.

    No I do not think it has been on the Wish List but I would second that emotion.

    I'll even take it a step further.

    How about if once a day, it looked for upcoming conflicts and popped you a message about all conflicts coming up in the next 48 hours?

    That way I could see that because show A is on another day this week, I will miss show B.

    Ideally, Conflict Notification Messages could be set to OFF, 1 Day, 2 Days, or 3 days in advance.

    If I could just remember to check the ToDo list once a day I could do this manually but I forget to check the 2 HR20's and 1 HR21.

    - Craig
     
  3. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    Not sure if it could go this far, but be great if it could not only alert you to conflicts, but also show you if/when the same episodes will be on again in the next 10-14 days. If one's only going to be on once (Probably a local channel), and the other is on 10 million times like most shows on most channels, lol, grab the one that's only going to be on once.
    I have found a bit of a work around for this though. Because most shows repeat on cable channels (Do we have to keep calling them that? lol) through the week, set your Series Links for shows on local channels at a higher priority than the ones on the cable channels.
    Still doesn't solve the "Program Data got changed, your show didn't record, too bad" problem though.
     
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