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Recording a Seriesthe brain
Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:10 PM
Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:19 PM
Until all stations flag all shows correctly, there's nothing that can be done.
I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.
Directv customer since 2000
Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:40 PM
I am a little confused on recording a series. I am interested in recording the new season to Deadliest Catch on channel 278. Here is the problem. There is no way to only record the new episodes. So, I schedule the recording for this Tuesday and I just look on my List and I see 6 episodes from previous seasons. I called Directv and they told me the only option I have is to either delete the old episodes as they get recorded and only keep the new ones or just manually record each new episode individually. This is definitely a feature that they need to fix because this is ridiculous. I don't want to have to do either but I guess I am out of luck. Completely crazy that they do not have an option for this. Any suggestions?
Did you set your series link to record only first runs or did you leave it at both? You can change the setting from the series manager.
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:49 PM
Go Virginia Tech....and "Hoo"ever is playing UVa!
Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:01 PM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:16 PM
1. Select Menu
2. Manage Recordings
3. Manual Record
Under Record, select Recurring
Channel: select the channel program is on
When: select the next day that’s it’s on
Start: select the time of day it’s on
Duration: self explanatory
Then arrow over to “Set Manual”
Then click OK
Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:41 PM
Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:29 AM
Just as RobertE says, go to Menu-Manage Recordings-Record Defaults-set Episode Type to "First Run" and it will only record the first showing of an episode. The series will follow your Record Default setting. By the way...welcome to DBSTalk:welcome_s
Just to be clear... the "First Run" option doesn't limit the recording to only the very first airing of the new episodes. It can catch and record a showing of any the new season episodes later that day or week if it didn't record the absolute first airing of any episode because of other higher priority recordings.
All of this depends on all of the multiple showings of the new season episodes to be marked as first run in the guide data, which seems to be what they do, at least in most cases.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:01 AM
Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:16 AM