Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:25 AM
Even regular recordings aren't working so well. Last week I tried to set a timer to record the Redskins-Saints game on Fox at 1:00 Sunday (no part of PTAT). The EPG said that time slot was "NFL Football: Teams TBA". I thought they just hadn't decided if RG3's debut was worth of a national audience, but I set the option to "weekly" since I wanted the 1:00 game almost any Sunday anyway. At 1:45 I wander down to start watching, only to discover the timer didn't fire! I check my schedule and it is still there, but not recording. I look at the Guide, and now it says "NFL: Eagles vs. Browns". I quickly tune to that channel, and sure enough the Redskins game is on, but it isn't recording. I look at next week for the Rams game at 4:00; same deal, Teams TBA, no recording on the schedule. I look at my FiOS box. It knows who's playing and allows me to record the game. I try to find the option to set a manual timer, but no luck. Apparently that option has been removed! WTF? That is one of the most basic functions of any recording device. If there is ever a special event that doesn't get in the EPG, how are we supposed to record it? Sports is the most likely, but presidential addresses and natural disasters also often occur without warning.
Dish subscriber since 2000, HD since 2004.