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#26 OFFLINE   alnielsen

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

they plan to show that goon movie that I head was good. IF you like hockey you should try to see it.

also dexter is good on showtime.


Hockey, what hockey? I don't like any of the series on Showtime. I am, however, recording about 16hrs of Strike Back on Cinemax.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

People don't subscribe when they can go on a recording spree for free a couple times a year. Thats the point!

I think the biggest following on some of these channels are for specific shows (like Game of Thrones on HBO or Homeland & Dexter on Showtime). These previews at most will allow you to watch one episode of these series. And what I've noticed is that often the free previews for these channels coincide with the season premier with one of their top-rated shows.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

That would also prohibit premium subscribers from recording. There is no way (nor is there a reason) to block only non-premium subs from recording.

Don't be so sure about that. ;)

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

Don't be so sure about that. ;)


Prove otherwise. I'm all ears.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Prove otherwise. I'm all ears.

There is nothing to prove. Many sporting event can't be DVR's, same with PPV, Channels people don't subscribe to can't be recorded either, So whats the difference? I'm sure they can flag non subscribers accounts to prevent recording.

Directv can force you watch their commercial without the ablity to FF through them.
In one sentence you praise Directv to the High gods, While all in the same sence make them sound like they aren't smart enough to master such things just to argue .

But thats Fine.:)

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

When will the shows show avaiable for sceduling recording ?


You can schedule it now if you want, just set your guide to all channels using the yellow button, then scroll through the guide for those specific channels on 1/11 to 1/13 starting at 5:00 a.m and schedule away to your liking even though you see a message but choose schedule it anyway on the message and you're set.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

Prove otherwise. I'm all ears.

Hey don't worry , All the rest of us paying subscribers will foot the bill so you and Justin23 can record free Preview content.:grin:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

There is nothing to prove. Many sporting event can't be DVR's, same with PPV, Channels people don't subscribe to can't be recorded either, So whats the difference? I'm sure they can flag non subscribers accounts to prevent recording.

Directv can force you watch their commercial without the ablity to FF through them.
In one sentence you praise Directv to the High gods, While all in the same sence make them sound like they aren't smart enough to master such things just to argue .

But thats Fine.:)


What sporting events? Not once have I had that problem. Not even with UFC PPV.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

Hey don't worry , All the rest of us paying subscribers will foot the bill so you and Justin23 can record free Preview content.:grin:

Your Welcome!


You aren't footing the bill for anything.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

What sporting events? Not once have I had that problem. Not even with UFC PPV.

Yea I forgot you have the only Directv receiver on the planet that records PPV longer then 24 hours.:hurah:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

try shameless, one of the best tvshow on!


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Yea I forgot you have the only Directv receiver on the planet that records PPV longer then 24 hours.:hurah:


I don't use PPV for movies, only UFC fights. You said they can prevent you from recording sporting events AND PPV. Forget PPV for a moment...what sporting events are you referring to that they can prevent you from recording?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

I don't use PPV for movies, only UFC fights. You said they can prevent you from recording sporting events AND PPV. Forget PPV for a moment...what sporting events are you referring to that they can prevent you from recording?

Yankees games in my DMA, as well as Mets games sometimes, Like when they want you to watch them on your local networks, I don't mean blackouts either.

The channel Shows up in the Guide like and unsubscribed channel would. You can Tune, but not record. Then when the game is over, your guide selection is highlighted back up.
I've encountered this a few times last baseball season. Its not an issue because I just switch it to my local and record it.



Which was my point, you say they can't do it, but they can.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

People don't subscribe when they can go on a recording spree for free a couple times a year. Thats the point!


Do you subscribe? If you do then you should cancel since you can just record during the free previews. :lol:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Do you subscribe? If you do then you should cancel since you can just record during the free previews. :lol:

My guess if we all did that there would be no free preview anymore.:)

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

Yankees games in my DMA, as well as Mets games sometimes, Like when they want you to watch them on your local networks, I don't mean blackouts either.

The channel Shows up in the Guide like and unsubscribed channel would. You can Tune, but not record. Then when the game is over, your guide selection is highlighted back up.
I've encountered this a few times last baseball season. Its not an issue because I just switch it to my local and record it.



Which was my point, you say they can't do it, but they can.

Have you tried a manual record? If you can see it on the screen, you should be able to manually record it.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

Hey don't worry , All the rest of us paying subscribers will foot the bill so you and Justin23 can record free Preview content.:grin:

Your Welcome!


Then by your example, no one should get a free (credited) service at all, we should not get any free samples... gosh, I guess that you'd want to snatch the free cookies supermarket bakeries give kids right out of their mouths! It's all part of marketing. I'd love to see how you'd market a product or service. "Hey, I want you to spend lots of money on this, but I'm not going to allow you to have any idea at all what it's like. You'll just have to trust me." :rolling:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Have you tried a manual record? If you can see it on the screen, you should be able to manually record it.

Haven't tried it , but again its on MY53 at the same time on occation. So i just record it there.

It seems to only happen when they Mirror the Yankees games that are on YES to MY53 Network. It doesn't happen every game, but I can recall 3 last year.

All the message says something like, "you can not record this event"

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Then by your example, no one should get a free (credited) service at all, we should not get any free samples... gosh, I guess that you'd want to snatch the free cookies supermarket bakeries give kids right out of their mouths! It's all part of marketing. I'd love to see how you'd market a product or service. "Hey, I want you to spend lots of money on this, but I'm not going to allow you to have any idea at all what it's like. You'll just have to trust me." :rolling:


OK I see your point, but say everyone and their mother stood in front of your free cookie rack and did nothing but eat your cookies over and over for 2 days straight.

Thats why they give a sample, Not the Whole Bag!;)

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Yankees games in my DMA, as well as Mets games sometimes, Like when they want you to watch them on your local networks, I don't mean blackouts either.

The channel Shows up in the Guide like and unsubscribed channel would. You can Tune, but not record. Then when the game is over, your guide selection is highlighted back up.
I've encountered this a few times last baseball season. Its not an issue because I just switch it to my local and record it.

Which was my point, you say they can't do it, but they can.


Sounds like user error on your part. I've never had trouble recording Yankee games on YES or Mets games on MSG. They don't let you tune to your own RSN's while also preventing you from recording them. Got anything else?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Sounds like user error on your part. I've never had trouble recording Yankee games on YES or Mets games on MSG. They don't let you tune to your own RSN's while also preventing you from recording them. Got anything else?

Ok well when you live in my DMA then come talk to me, My guess you don't even get YES. It no error, I can recall a thread about this on Satellite Guys.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

My guess if we all did that there would be no free preview anymore.:)


You seem to be under the impression that the providers institute free premium previews. They don't, the content providers do.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

Sounds like user error on your part. I've never had trouble recording Yankee games on YES or Mets games on MSG. They don't let you tune to your own RSN's while also preventing you from recording them. Got anything else?

And besides what your point? So you are saying Directv is not smart enough to do this with unsubscribed channels?

I don't get what you are trying to prove?

You are trying to change the subject, to another subject that has nothing to do with anything?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

You seem to be under the impression that the providers institute free premium previews. .

Nope, But Directv, Dish and all the rest of the cable companys have control of their DVRs.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Ok well when you live in my DMA then come talk to me, My guess you don't even get YES. It no error, I can recall a thread about this on Satellite Guys.


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