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R15: Series Link Issues (SetUp and Recording)-> Soft Versions (10A3, 1035) ONLY!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. Mar 5, 2006 #101 of 158
    zortapa

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    That had been my understanding too. However, when I setup an autorecord for the olympics (and when it was working), there were many live, delayed, and repeat airings of individual programs, and the autorecord never recorded an episode more than once. I figured that the only way that could have worked would be a 28 day rule.

    But then again, autorecord and SL are very different beasts... so maybe I should be looking at the gremlins.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2006 #102 of 158
    cabanaboy1977

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    Bobman I have the same thing happening on two of my R-15's. Do you record the office Too? I have that listed in there twice and showing it will record both of the 2 offices.

    See my other post here

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=540955#post540955
     
  3. Mar 6, 2006 #103 of 158
    ajseagles3

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    I tried to record the Academy Awards last night on my local ABC channel. Just like American Idol did last Thursday, it recorded the first 10 minutes and then black screen with no sound for the rest of it. ARGH!
     
  4. Mar 7, 2006 #104 of 158
    dhsetter

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    Sacramento Kings vs Atlanta Hawks
    656 - Sacramento area Comcast sports network - west
    Friday March 3rd - 4:30
    Issue: Recording did not start until around 5:45 so I only got the last hour and 15 minutes of the recording. Second time this happened to a Kings game since the new software version.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2006 #105 of 158
    Murph

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    Most of my Series Links have been failing.
    I finally got Scrubs to set up a Series Link but, it only marked the first one not the second. I checked next weeks and the second one is marked, not the first.
    I went through last night and setup single records for:
    Bones
    The Unit
    Lost
    Law & Order:Criminal Intent
    Desperate Housewives
    and a couple more I am forgetting right now.

    As a test, since last nights second show of Scrubs was a repeat I left it alone (not marked for record) and will check MyVOD tonight to see whether it recorded or not.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2006 #106 of 158
    Murph

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    The second show DID record. I have left next weeks un-marked Scrubs setup as a single record cause that one is not a repeat.

    Half of my series records show up to the very end of the guide.
    The other half do not show up as set to record and do not appear in the To Do List.

    Just wondering if it is a problem with the guide info or the series link :confused:
     
  7. Mar 9, 2006 #107 of 158
    ajseagles3

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    I had a Scrubs issue this week also, which really annoys me because it's a show my wife and I really both enjoy: #1 on our prioritizer.

    Scrubs
    9 PM
    channel 17 (local NBC)

    Recorded fine for 8-9 minutes, then screen goes black but sound continues... if I pause or FF or rewind or anything, the sound goes away too.

    I've had this same issue 4 times now, where the show records the first 8-10 minutes fine and then goes black.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2006 #108 of 158
    Bobman

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    People need to double check their SL's if they havent in a while. Many of mine have been failing. Just this morning my Sporanos and Deadwood ones were not working. Deleting and recreating them fixed it. So far I have had to recreate almost half of my SL's to get them working.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2006 #109 of 158
    cabanaboy1977

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    Hopefully they will fix it so we don't have to recreate our SL's every time they do an update.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2006 #110 of 158
    zortapa

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    I don't see why an SL should need to be recreated. The SL parameters have already been defined and all the R15 needs to do is to interpret and execute them correctly. A software update will lead to the loss and redownload of nearly all the guide data, so the TODO list should be able to be reconstructed correctly using the current SL parameters after an update.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2006 #111 of 158
    cabanaboy1977

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    It doesn't make any sense but it does work.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2006 #112 of 158
    Bobman

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    I dont see why either but its the only thing that fixes the problem.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2006 #113 of 158
    Edley

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    I have noticed that I can no longer have a SL only First Runs of CSI on my local CBS channel and a SL for all of CSI on SPIKE. Why??!!
    :confused:
     
  14. Mar 9, 2006 #114 of 158
    Wolffpack

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    Why can't you? Are you getting some type of error?
     
  15. Edley

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    No error at all. It just won't do it. :nono2: Someone else please give it a try. I tried it thru the guide and thru "find by" choosing SPIKE (I already had it for CBS). Thru the guide I tried double clicking the record button. No dice. I can singly record an episode but it will not register the SL. (I think because they are all repeats on SPIKE and I have the SL setup on CBS for first runs only). The programming will not allow it apparently. This was not an issue with TIVO because they are different channels. I have no idea why it is an issue for the R15. When I tried it thru "Find by" I could only record the single episode. When I tried to setup the SL thru Find by it went right to the one I already had setup with CBS.
     
  16. ISWIZ

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    Sounds like it's the "local channel" problem again. Can you set up SL for other locals?
     
  17. carl6

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    This issue has been identified and discussed before regarding the R15.

    If you set up a series link for a parcticular program on whatever channel, you will not be able to set up another series link for the same program on another channel.

    Don't know if this is something that is going to get fixed, or if so, when.

    Carl
     
  18. cabanaboy1977

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    update (i updated this over in my other post too)

    The R15 that I delete and readd the SL for the Office and My name is Earl didn't record untill I took the box out of standby and tuned to NBC. The other R15 that I left alone recorded them fine while in standby. Both R15's had another show that was recording at the same time (and they record fine) so the only difference was the deleting and recreation of the My name is Earl and The Office SL's.
     
  19. Rsudol

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    Well it seems my r15 likes recording every show, new and repeats, from my vod list. i have the latest software revision. Its really annoying. I also have experienced issues where i set a guide recording on nascar last week, and when it started the race was like 40 minutes into it.

    Is this the norm for this unit.
     
  20. Wolffpack

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    Unfortunately, yes. Software updates have been released but those issues still remain. :(
     
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