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No MNF Series Options?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Gregavi, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Aliens

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    [SIZE=10.5pt]I haven't noticed it with D*.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=10.5pt]In the link I provided, I have guide pics of NFL TA on Dish and they have an OAD. I posted 3 other pic showing channels with OAD on Dish and no OAD with D*. I spoke to Tribune 3 times, and they do not do anything to the data stations provide them; they just pass it along. For whatever reason, and this is what D* is checking into, whether it is a software issue that is eliminating some of the info or D* is doing it intentionally. [/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=10.5pt]LOL. There you go. That is exactly what I am talking about. [/SIZE]
     
  2. flaktastic

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    For SNF and MNF it is probably better that way. I like seeing the teams listed in the guide grid for NFLST games though, seems easier to find what you're looking for.
     
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I saw six images, all re DIRECTV.

    FWIW, I e-mailed Comcast Sports Net regarding a series they were doing on racing sailboats around the world- the so-called AC world series. Got a cordial reply that they were tagging their info with air dates, but somewhere along the line, we didn't benefit from it, as every re-run was shown on an SL that was original only. There are other examples I've run across, too: Money Moves has no air date in its More Info, and so records them all.

    Your example used another Comcast production, so they are possibly one of the culprits, but DIRECTV® can and should make corrections to major ongoing miscoded shows and series.
     
  4. Gregavi

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    While we're ranting, what about the ability to "Add Time" to a recording when using the web browser to schedule recordings. My brother, who lives in No Cal, has Comcast and he said he uses his web browser to schedule all of his TV programming. With Comcast, the browser has pretty much all the options he has with his DVR interface, including adding time to recordings. DirecTV really needs to step it up in these two areas.
     
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  6. Aliens

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    I emailed those pics to The Office of the President and they said they would pass them along to the engineering department with the added options.

    CSN is what got me started with all of this. You probably read in that link that I record several sports shows from CSN during the football season - none with an OAD, as is the case with most of the guide data from CSN. When I spoke with TMS and asked that they specifically target Redskins Nation to see if Comcast is providing an OAD, they said they were not. In this instance the fault lies with CSN and not D*. And this is where the workaround comes in when no OAD is provided - manual timer aside. I came over to D* from E* in April. Being as D* & E* receive the EXACT same info from TMS, that means CSN with E* didn’t have an OAD either. However, when I hit the record button and the screen came up indicating a 5:30 airing and showing me the various recording options, this allowed me to select M-F at that specific time. Therefore, I never had repeat recordings. Adding additional options solves any issue when an OAD is missing. MNF - select weekly. Done. It’s no different than selecting first run - it is just another option providing a quick and easy resolution without having to go through the process of doing a manual timer. Guys, I really like D* and I’m glad I made the move. I love the HR44. The Client is sluggish but it’s in the bedroom so it’s not that big of a deal. I think their PQ is better. Talking to their customer service is a night and day different experience from E*. Everyone supervisor I have spoken to in customer service about multiple recordings is 100% behind what I am saying – I should not be filling up my DVR with repeat recordings. What is puzzling is that every provider receives the EXACT same info from TMS, but why is it that D* is somehow removing the OAD that other providers are including? That is what D* is supposedly looking into. Resolutions don’t always happen overnight, so that is why I’m giving them a month to figure this out before I make a call to TOOTP to find out the status.
     
  7. Aliens

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    [SIZE=10.5pt]JHC, I can't believe the rigidity and resistance that I'm getting. It isn't about being lazy; it’s about making the most out of the technology that is available. It's for the good of everyone! [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]And it isn't about just one show. I only gave one show as an example. I record lots of shows without an OAD. [/SIZE]
     
  8. Laxguy

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    I doubt very much that DIRECTV is removing OAD info, but perhaps others are inserting it for their guides, or using some other existing tag to achieve the same ends. I've never seen the raw info attached to a show, and probably wouldn't understand it if I did, but it'd be neat to take a look.

    Perhaps you could post an image or two of the Dish guide for one of the problem programs.
     
  9. Aliens

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    I don't know exactly what is going on at DirecTV. They have a large number of programs that have the OAD, and quite a few that have no OAD. From what TMS has told me, they get the raw data from the stations and pass it on the providers. It would be a monumental task for the providers to insert an OAD date into every program they receive every week or so. Besides, they would have to get that info from the stations, so it would only make sense to me that the stations would provide that info from the get-go. Again, it may be a software glitch at D* that is removing certain items and needs straightening out. We'll see.

    In the pics below, I've included the same program info from both providers, Dish and Direct that were on the same night at the same time. Dish has the OAD and Direct does not. If first air date were selected for those programs on D*, then all of those programs would be recorded, and any subsequent showings would also be recorded. If new episodes were selected on E*, then the MSNBC show would be skipped because the OAD was in February, the other two would record only once. In a nutshell, that is how important the OAD is.

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  10. Gregavi

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    Case in point. I was able to record the Dodgers and the Braves on TBS as a series. This makes no sense at all. What do "Playoffs" have to do with anything?
     
  11. inkahauts

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    Playoffs are always considered series probably because many are a series ie seven games etc. and it is specific.


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  12. Gregavi

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    This makes no sense. Some of the MLB games that will be recorded as a series include games with teams that are TBA. That isn't specific, as far as the participants goes. Also, the NFL playoffs are no different than regular season games as far as specificity goes. Every regular season game has an exact air time and channel well before the season starts. And, NFL playoff games are not a series, in the sense of NBA and MLB series.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    Hey, its about playoffs and rounds. IM just guessing, I have no idea why they are all stupid about it... And as for your teams can be announced, well, that is the point I was making. If it was a regular series, the title would be playoffs and the episode title would be the names of the teams.
     
  14. Laxguy

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    It's never made sense to me that the Braves-Giants, say, playing three or four games in one park isn't considered a series.
     
  15. Gregavi

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    I think it's because they consider the playoffs more important so they make the effort to put in the necessary information it takes in order for it to be recorded as a series. Just a guess. There's no good reason why we can't record non-playoff sports as a series.
     
  16. Laxguy

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    Quite right. I don't know whether the Tribune Media Service doesn't tag it, or that DirecTV's system doesn't pick it up in such a way that it's useful to us.

    If those with experience with other providers could say, that'd be a start in IDing the snafu.
     
  17. Gregavi

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    What about NFL playoffs. Will we be able to record all the games on FOX (or whatever network) as a 'record as series'? MLB on FOX or TBS is 'record as series' capable.
     
  18. Laxguy

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    I wouldn't count on it, but you never know.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    Nfl playoffs in the past have always shown as series. I know its weird they aren't consistent at all with this.
     

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