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DIRECTV new features: Far in Advance & Watch Now

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Rich

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    In this case. I do like my steaks bleeding!

    Rich
     
  2. dsm

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    I get about 55Mb/s download speeds and can get full HD from a variety of internet streaming sites, but DirecTV's Watch Now should be called Wait Now. Even if I buffer 10 minutes before I start the recording I can't get through a 1 hour movie without running out of buffer. The D* servers must be really underpowered or their network connection does not have enough bandwidth. Seems in poor taste to allow Watch Now on HD channels that their servers can't deliver.

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  3. Scott Kocourek

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    That's really odd because I have a quarter of the bandwidth that you do and can use the Watch Now.
     
  4. Drucifer

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    DIY Rescue My Renovation is currently NOT showing up in Far in Advance.
     
  5. Richierich

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    Very Nice Dog and Pony Show!!! :D

    Thanks for the Info!!! :)
     
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    FIA for Survivor and Amazing Race ended up associated with KCBS instead of the Atlanta local CBS (WGCL 46).
     
  7. dsm

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    Hmm, I forgot to say HD. Does it work well for you on HD?

    I wonder if I have a network issue. The network is injected at an hr24 I have closer to my router. Maybe I'll try watch now on that to see if it is better.

    Steve
     
  8. Scott Kocourek

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    Only HD here. ;)
     
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    Can someone tell me what the expected behavior is when a show does not have any broadcast airings in the next few weeks but there are VOD airings. I've tried searching for Grimm, which doesn't air new episodes until March 8th, and the VOD episodes are shown in the search results but i don't see a way to schedule FIA recordings of the show. I've also tried with Revolution and Warehouse 13 but i run into the same issue of seeing VOD episodes but can't schedule FIA.
     
  10. Drucifer

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    Looks like you are right. FiA only seem to work for premier shows and not for programs that are on hiatus. Which means, that if hiatus shows must stay in the Series Manager, the Series Manager limit needs to be at least double.
     
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    Ok, I didn't realize there was a difference between shows on hiatus and things that haven't premiered yet. Not sure i'm suggesting increasing an increase to Series Manager (but i wouldn't complain if they did) but it would be nice to be able to schedule FIA for shows that are on hiatus.
     
  12. Drucifer

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    Well I'm at point now that I must delete hiatus shows in order to add a FiA. Which now, I probably wont do, because I don't know if I'll keep a FiA after watching the premier.
     
  13. CCarncross

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    Are you running into the limit on your HR34 already or just the HR2x models you still have? If its on the HR2x models, do you use any Boolean searches? Its a very convenient way to combine multiple tv shows into a single line items in your Series Manager. I probably have a good 70-80 shows in my Series Managers and I'm at 42 SLs.

    Here's a good example that combines several shows into one line:

    "AANY LEAGUE JUSTIFIED ARCHER TTITLE CCHANS 248" & show type, series

    Whats in parenthesis is what you search for, whats after that is what you choose when offered the screens after you hit the red button to select a filter. It returns shows that match that criteria and when you choose autorecord, you choose new, repeats, both, how to retain(Until you delete, or disk full), and start and end times if you use extra padding. They work extremely well.
     
  14. Drucifer

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    Not my HR34. While I have it nearly full because of about 20 Boolean Searches trying to catch old B&W mysteries, my problem is with my bedroom HR24 which records my SyFy, BBCA & and over two dozen science-like shows from Hist, H2, NGC, DSC, TLC NGW & SCI. These channels seem to have an excessive numbers of programs that go on hiatus from a few weeks to months with little or no hoopla on when they return.
     
  15. CCarncross

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    Well I watch a lot of the same channels you do, except for less of the science shows.

    I have about 10 series or so from SyFy in 3 or 4 ARSL's, and the 4-5 shows I watch on BBCA are in another 2-3 ARSL's. I never remove them from the Series Manager when they go on hiatus, I just add/modify based on new shows or when shows finish their runs. So based on your last post, if your BBCA and SyFy habits are similar to mine, even rounding up, lets say 30 science-like, give you 5 ASRL's for SyFy and 5 for BBCA, thats only 40 if you use ARSL's. Seems like you might be able to make it with room to spare if you are making good use of the Boolean ARSL's. My Series Manager's are literally nothing but ARSL's...with a few FIA's thrown in to catch the premieres of new shows. As soon as I decide whats a keeper and whats not, I convert them over to ARSL's and drop the count back down. Its not a perfect system, but it does easily allow for way way over 100 series/shows(literally 200-300 if you get 2-3 shows per ARSL) per dvr series manager. That can make for obscene amounts of tv to choose from, and to be all the shows I choose.
     
  16. Drucifer

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    I've searched. Can't find exactly what ARSL stands for.

    I figure it associated with Boolean Searches in Series Manager.

    Anyway, with lots of First Air issues with BBCA & SyFy, any miss shows would be free standing when you click 'em in the Guide to record.

    I had lots of Boolean Searches on my Den HR24 for home improvement shows. After a year I deleted 'em because they was too much work.

    Even now with just using 'Mike Holmes', the Boolean Search is recording everything and completely ignoring 'First Run'
     
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    You can setup an ARSL without using a boolean type search.
     
  18. Drucifer

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    Never showed up. It is premiering on 27 Feb, so it will be in the normal Guide by Friday night.
     
  19. pandafish

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    Watch now and far in advance are active on my hr24 as of today Feb 13. Anyone else see them?
     
  20. mrdobolina

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    Active here on 3 HR2Xs. Interesting, the splash screen when I turned on my receiver today only noted Watch Now as a new feature. No mention of Far in Advance.

    I like the triangles in the corner in the channel number/call sign in the guide. Seems like much easier access to VoD than before.
     

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