Can you illustrate exactly how you are doing this?
Does it happen on every DVR in your home? What model? What channel? NHL CI or via a RSN?
Etc, etc. Has it always been on the same DVR you are having this issue with?
This happens on the HR21, but it happened in the past with the HR20 as well. I just use the HR21 for Islanders games, and the HR20 for everything else, that way I have no conflicts. I use an autorecord of ISLANDERS-SPORTS-HOCKEY and record First Run only, ALL, and KEEP UNTIL I DELETE, with a 1hr pad at the end. Then I babysit the ToDo list to see what it will do. This is the habit I have gotten into since I moved off TiVo to HR's in 2006. I never had to babysit the TiVo, but that's another argument. Sometimes, when I see that it is planning to record an SD away feed and there is an HD home feed, I'll manually switch the recordings.
I have had it just skip recordings in the past many times, but this time the behavior was new. As I mentioned, when I turned the DVR on at about 7:40 (so the game was already over) the orange light had been off, but it popped on when I turned on the DVR. The screen was gray, but after 30 sec or so, it popped on to MSG+. I thought all was well until I actually tried to watch the recording, only to find that the recording actually only started at 7:40 when I turned the DVR on. In other words, this doesn't seem to be the typical Autorecord bail out. In this case, I think the DVR just didn't start recording at 4:30 like it was supposed to. The next day, it recorded the Isles v. Avs no problem.
As for boolean searching, I gave up on that because it can be too narrow. For example, I lost a couple of Isles games last year because they moved the game to NHL Network at the last minute. If I had not been using the boolean search limiting it to the NHLCI channels, I probably would have gotten those.
This is a big deal to me because, being in the West, I don't get home until after the games are over, so watching live isn't an option. I usually don't find out that I don't have a game to watch until it is way too late. The last minute channel shifting is OK for people who can just change the channel, but I need the DVR to do that. That's what they were for anyway, not just to be a glorified VCR. So while I am ranting a bit here, I also really want a DVR that doesn't need babysitting anymore. That's it.
Edited by islesfan, 18 October 2010 - 12:20 PM.