Baseball recordings cancelled

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by demoleon, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. demoleon

    demoleon New Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    I am TRYING to watch the post season but Directv is making it difficult. I have had two games (1 on TBS and 1 on a 4K channel) cancelled half way through the game. I didn't cancel just says cancelled by server. WT actual F? I guess I am going to have to schedule all future games manually as I don't trust Directv with recordings anymore? Has anyone else experienced this?

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  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Icon

    Nov 14, 2006
    The guide data has been screwed up. In the middle of one TBS game, the guide went from Yankees vs Ray to Baseball teams TBA something like that. There's been some weird guide glitches as well, mispellings and guide data issues.
  3. demoleon

    demoleon New Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Well, they did it again! I had the Braves Dodgers game set to record on one of the 4K channels but at about 7:20 noticed that it wasn't recording. Sure enough Program cancelled due to programming change with a code of 13. I guess Directv doesn't want people to watch baseball? I think I'm done with Directv. Maybe time to check out Dish or cut the cord. Definitely setting manual recordings for the remainder of the post season!
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  4. longhorn23

    longhorn23 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2019
    The 4K broadcast was cancelled for me as well before the game but I caught it. I’ve actually seen this happen often and it never makes any sense.
  5. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    It’s because the info gets updated so it cancels since the info has changed. It’s a pain.
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  6. SamC

    SamC Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2003
    This happens with any pro playoffs, and with things that can get changed on short notice like college football. The deal is ANY change to the guide data cancels the recording. So if it changes from "Dodgers v. Braves, if necessary" to "Dodgers v. Braves", that cancels the recording.

    Just set it manually.
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  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    That is unfortunate and it could be done better but as you note that is the way it is. Deal with it.
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  8. demoleon

    demoleon New Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Well they keep doing it. I found the Astros Rays game in the guide on tbs and set it to record. After 13 minutes the server cancelled the recording. I checked the guide again and it now has a bunch of 1/2 hour blocks of No Title Available. Pathetic.
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