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11-19-07 episode of Big Bang Theory did not record

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Lee L, Nov 20, 2007.

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  1. Lee L

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    Cancelled Error 13 due to the show becoming unavailable. It recorded How I met your Mother and Two and a Half Men just fine on either side. There were no conflicts at all and this setup has worked for the last several weeks without recording issues.
     
  2. sigma1914

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    It was a repeat, the pilot episode.
     
  3. Lee L

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    Really, the description said it was new, did they make a last minute change? If so, good for DirecTV for getting it right, though I would still rather have to delete the un-needed show.

    I really wish they would make these descriptions better!
     
  4. dragonbait

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    The change was made last minute, however CBS knew early last week that it had run out of completed episodes due to the writer's strike.
     
  5. Chris Blount

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    I checked before the show last night and it was labeled as the pilot episode and therefore did not record.
     
  6. cbeckner80

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    I've noticed this lately with a couple different series on both my HR20 and R15, and I think it great that the software works like it should and doesn't record repeats. It's what everyone asked for months ago when we first got the DVR(s).:hurah: :hurah:
     
  7. Michael D'Angelo

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    I knew it was a rerun. I am not sure if anything showed up in my history or not but I would think it didn't since there was not even a episode in my "to do list" for it yesterday.
     
  8. dragonbait

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    Early last week it was showing up in my 'to do list', which surprised me since last week was the last completed episode available. My history does show that it was cancelled. The message says that it expected "11 E356E 9", but instead found episode "11 E356E 1". I presume the 9 and 1 at the end are the episode numbers.
     
  9. Lee L

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    I agree in general that it si a good thing, however, they just need to tell me something besides the show was "unavailable" when it an episode did air but did not record due to it being a rerun, especially considering the past issues they have had with this same error.
     
  10. Indiana627

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    My HR20 knew it was a rerun since early last week as it showed up as not recording in the to do list. Next weeks (11/26) is showing up a new and is set to record in my to do list.
     
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    Glad to see that the episode was a repeat and the DVR acted as it should. Still, the history should provide a better message regarding why it did not record. The cryptic message left me wondering whether the DVR had malfunctioned, the episode just wasn't on, or if my OTA signal was lost. Something like "was not recorded because it was a repeat" would have been much more informative.
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    I noticed this on both my DVRs which are running two different software versions, and presumed it was another case where a last minute substitution was made. This is going to be more common as the writers' strike goes on.
     
  13. Snoofie

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    I was wondering why mine wasn't recording and I noticed that it was a rerun, I checked my To Do list and noticed that next week's episode was still scheduled to record. I guess the guide will update between now and then because I did read that they had no more episodes left to air.
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

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    Yes, it will likely update before then.
     
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