1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the new DBSTalk community platform. We have recently migrated to a community platform called Xenfono and hope you will find this change to your liking. There are some differences, but for the most part, if you just post and read, that will all be the same. If you have questions, please post them in the Forum Support area. Thanks!

Strange Manual Recordings?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by BlackDynamite, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Jun 6, 2013 #1 of 25
    BlackDynamite

    BlackDynamite Legend

    514
    16
    Jun 5, 2007
    So this morning I have a new folder in my play list called "Manual: Title not available" which was not there when I went to bed last night.

    Inside this folder, there are a bunch of identical recordings called "Manual: Title not available" recorded at 2:30 am. There is 1 on each of my receivers, except the genie. So my 5 hr24s and my 1 hr21 all have this same recording, recorded at the same time. I have the whole home dvr so they all show up in the play list on all of the receivers.

    It's only 1 minute long and it won't play when I try to play it. The description just says "No information available."

    Does anyone know what this is? And why didn't it record on my genie?
     
  2. Jun 6, 2013 #2 of 25
    peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    18,391
    909
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    So the first question is, have you or someone else set up a manual recording?


    Sent from my iPad using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  3. Jun 6, 2013 #3 of 25
    ICM2000

    ICM2000 Legend

    139
    0
    Sep 14, 2006
    Have seen the same type of recordings. Putting on my conspiracy theory hat I believe DTV is checking if the equipment connected is activated and authorized.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2013 #4 of 25
    BlackDynamite

    BlackDynamite Legend

    514
    16
    Jun 5, 2007
    Haha, no. It would be pretty amazing to record 6 manual recordings that all start and stop at the exact same time, on 6 different receivers located all over the house, with none of them being watchable, and none of them having any info in the description.

    Unless a team of highly trained secret agents broke into my house in the midge of the night, bypassing my security system, and not waking my dogs or my family. I guess you never know, lol.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2013 #5 of 25
    BlackDynamite

    BlackDynamite Legend

    514
    16
    Jun 5, 2007
    Have seen the same type of recordings. Putting on my conspiracy theory hat I believe DTV is checking if the equipment connected is activated and authorized.


    Makes sense to me
     
  6. Jun 6, 2013 #6 of 25
    trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    5,261
    219
    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    On what channel?
     
  7. Jun 6, 2013 #7 of 25
    BlackDynamite

    BlackDynamite Legend

    514
    16
    Jun 5, 2007
    On what channel?

    I don't think it said but I'll check it when I get home.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2013 #8 of 25
    trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    5,261
    219
    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    I had something similar happen earlier this year (manual recording showed up in my playlist). But I was able to play the recording. It was a 5-minute recording; the same 30-second commercial, just repeated 10 times. IIRC, it was recorded on a channel in the 9000's. I couldn't enter the channel number but I could see the recording on my playlist and watch it. I just deleted it. No problems.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2013 #9 of 25
    peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    18,391
    909
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    I was thinking since you have WHDVR, you might be seeing the same recoding on all DVRs because of the unified playlist


    Sent from my iPad using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  10. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

    6,417
    1
    Jan 13, 2007
    Had the same thing two separate days on different DVR's They both said channel 8884.
     
    1 person likes this.
  11. BlackDynamite

    BlackDynamite Legend

    514
    16
    Jun 5, 2007
    Had the same thing two separate days on different DVR's They both said channel 8884.


    Yeah mine says channel "8884 *DTV" on all of them.
     
  12. prushing

    prushing DIRECTV A-Team

    962
    34
    Feb 14, 2007
    same for me, only on non-genie also
     
  13. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    4,011
    511
    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    8884 is one of the channels they use to push local ads, it's probably a glitch since they usually don't show up as recordings.
     
  14. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    6,376
    290
    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    I had one on each of my DVRs this morning.
    The thing that was strange is that they were 2 minutes long and showed that they started the 2 minutes after they finished recording.
    I did not try to play them , just deleted them.
     
  15. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    12,171
    56
    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    I had them, too. But only on two of my four HD DVRs. Odd.
     
  16. jagrim

    jagrim Hall Of Fame

    1,910
    65
    Aug 25, 2006
    I had them on everything except for the HR34-700
     
  17. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    3,045
    66
    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    Had one yesterday on my HR21. I think it was from a VOD channel number. There was no actual content and I deleted it.

    I could be wrong, but I think the times were weird - It ended 1 minute before it started.
     
  18. Lefky

    Lefky AllStar

    60
    0
    Jun 22, 2007
    I got one of these last night. There is a small blue icon with the letter K inside, then it says "Manual: Title not available" from channel 8890 *DTV. It was downloaded to my DVR at 4:31 A.M. and is 0 minutes in length. Anyone figure out what this is?
     
  19. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    4,011
    511
    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
  20. gilviv

    gilviv Godfather

    364
    0
    Sep 18, 2007
    Miami, FL. USA
    I had the same thing on all 4 of my DVRs early this morning..........It's probably the NSA :eek2:
     

Share This Page