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Dish Chrismas DVR Event Forced Last Night

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by otnipj3s, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Cool... that makes it an even better gift :D
  2. ShapeShifter

    ShapeShifter Godfather

    Apr 21, 2008
    I thought it was nicely done. Other than having it rammed down my throat, I appreciated the sentiment.

    Are you sure about that? I didn't see the timer before it fired, only the resulting recording.

    But in the past I've seen timers on the list for various 1 or 2 minute advertisement forced recordings, and there were always the top #1 priority. Many of the cable channels have light-night repeats of their shows, and I am often recording something at 3 am so it doesn't conflict with general watching or other shows that don't have daily repeats. Making it the top priority could easily cause one of those shows that I care about to be missed.

    I find their tactics annoying. It would be more palatable if they actually did make it the lowest priority. Then, if they wanted to increase the odds that it would be recorded, they could air it every half hour for a day or two. The logic is already there for the receiver to work out the priorities and eventually schedule it. There is no need to make it the top priority.

    (Sorry for the late reply, I've been offline for a while...)
  3. Keybounce

    Keybounce Legend

    Jun 19, 2009
    So this autorecording -- and apparently this wasn't the first such forced recording -- can remove stuff from our drives by forcing us to record unwanted stuff. As a result of this, we might have one less program that we wanted on our drives.

    Sure, this was only a minute of SD. What's to stop them from putting in a 30 minute HD Volvo "car safety" commercial next time?
  4. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    Or a 60 minute commercial for Victoria's Secret? Oh, well never mind. :blush:
  5. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Here's an email exchange I had about this "timer thing" at the end of September.

    From me:
    From Dish Network Executive Communications:
    From Me:
    Based on this exchange, I assume that these timers won't cause problems. :sure:
  6. ShapeShifter

    ShapeShifter Godfather

    Apr 21, 2008
    Optimism? How refreshing! :D

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