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Manual Timers

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Steeloc15, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Steeloc15

    Steeloc15 AllStar

    Oct 1, 2009
    I apologize in advance if this has already been addressed elsewhere, I looked around and didn't really see an answer.

    I like in Wichita, KS and receive several OTA channels that are not carried by DISH. I know that getting the guide info for these channels is not an option, but I was wondering if there was any way for me to rename the manual timers after I set them so that I would know what they are when listed in my DVR.

    Any help or advice on this would be appreciated.


  2. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    No there is no way to change the name of a timer if that is what you are asking. I wouldn't expect to rename an operating system function on a DVR.
    What you can do is rename the recorded event.
  3. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Dec 28, 2010

    Tampa8 is correct that you can rename the recorded event to something you can remember but you are not able to rename a timer. Any time you want to rename the event, go into My Recordings, select the recorded event, and then select Edit Name. If you have any other questions, please let us know. Thanks.
  4. Steeloc15

    Steeloc15 AllStar

    Oct 1, 2009
    I would not expect to rename a system function either. It's not like I was asking to rename the timer function. Just the name that the timer saves as the program name.

    thanks though.

    I realize that you can rename them after they are recorded, but if you have 5-10 manual timers each week it's quite a pain to rename them every time. It would be much easier to have an option to set what each timer saves as the program name. Seems like a reasonable thing to desire to me.
  5. Steeloc15

    Steeloc15 AllStar

    Oct 1, 2009
    Ok, I have found the best solution to be able to tell what each manual recording is. Figured I would explain it in case someone else has the same issue.

    1) Go to "My Recordings" on your DVR.
    2) Select "Group Edit"
    3) Select "Create Group" and enter a name
    4) Set up your manual timer and choose "Options"
    5) Select "Set To Group"
    6) Select the group that you want this particular manual timer to be saved under.
    6) Select "Save" and then "Create Timer"
    7) This manual timer will now appear in a folder with the group name

    What I am doing is making a group with the program title of each recurring manual timer that I want then I will be able to tell exactly what each manual recording is.

    Not exactly setting it to rename the actual program, but solves the problem nonetheless.

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