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Guide or Scheduler Issue?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by rebkell, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. rebkell

    rebkell Godfather

    Sep 9, 2006
    Recently I'm noticing some strange scheduling of recordings, mainly on Syfy. I recorded Warehouse 13 last night and it also recorded the same episode again this afternoon at 3:00 pm. I was checking my todo list and Haven isn't scheduled to record Friday night at 10:00 pm, but is scheduled to record Saturday morning at 9:00 am. There are no conflicts on Friday and there was no problem with the recording last night of WH13, actually I noticed that WH13 was scheduled for both times all week. HR20-100 receiver.
  2. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    I've noticed the same thing (double recordings of 1st-run shows). I think it may be a problem with how the Tribune service codes the metadata for some shows. But I also have never seen a Tivo do this since 1998, and have had at least one active since then. Maybe it is a shortcoming of how the HR interprets the metadata if it isn't formatted just so.

    As far as showings missing altogether, that seems to be a flaw in recent OS up revs (at least the last two). You can prove it is hinky by selecting the show in the guide and pressing record. If multiple orange "R"s appear, that is a smoking-gun dead giveaway that a repeating recording would have been missed otherwise.

    We have pleaded over and over with DTV to fix this glaring error which they broke now nearly a year ago, but they are stone-walling, either too clueless to fix it or too embarassed to even acknowledge it. I suspect a little bit of both, actually.
  3. eckhart

    eckhart Cool Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    I had 2 recordings of Warehouse 13. One was in the wee hours of the morning.
  4. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    A little bit of a bother but when I get shows like that I set up a recurring manual recording. Menu-manage recordings-manual. It sets up like a VCR to record a particular time slot once a week or once a day, etc. The sports channels have shows that repeat several times a day.
  5. mberg300

    mberg300 New Member

    May 2, 2008
    I had the 2 recordings of Warehouse 13 as well. One thing I noticed was that the normal showing did not have the HD designation, but the one re-recorded in the early am did.
  6. rebkell

    rebkell Godfather

    Sep 9, 2006
    I just checked my todo list and Warehouse 13 isn't scheduled to record on Tuesday or anytime according to the todo list.

    Dang, I really don't want to be checking my todo list constantly to make sure the box is doing it's most basic function. :(

    I have a Moxi with a limited Cable selection and it has everything scheduled to record correctly.
  7. DogLover

    DogLover Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    Mine currently has the monday 8/2, 10:00 pm episode listed as to be recorded, rather than the Tuesday episode this week. Interestingly, the Monday episode is listed as HD, while the Tuesday episode is not. I wonder if it is favoring the HD (coded) episode over the earlier one.
  8. rebkell

    rebkell Godfather

    Sep 9, 2006
    I just looked at mine and it has the Monday 8/2 scheduled to record, I might have missed it earlier, I bet I did miss it and you are right about the HD portion. And now that you mention it, the Haven that I manually set to record last night isn't listed as HD in the list of recordings. That does seem to have a bearing on the weird scheduling on Syfy.

    It's frustrating that this kind of stuff happens, you'd think that they wouldn't have these kind of bugs, especially on same time same old routine programs. I wish they would get it fixed. But like I mentioned earlier, my Moxi is set to record first run and it has all the right times for all the Syfy shows.

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