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Mystery Recordings and Non-Recordings

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by dbconsultant, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. dbconsultant

    dbconsultant Hall Of Fame

    Sep 13, 2005
    Temecula, CA
    We have had recording "anomalies" ever since we got our Hopper/Joey.

    We will set up a recording for something, check it in the morning and confirm that the recording is scheduled, come home that night and find that the recording did not record and the scheduled item doesn't even show in the history when we try to check to see why it didn't record. This happens most often for football games but sometimes with other "one-off" programs as well.

    The flip-side is that we will see that a recording for "Sports Center" or "Sports Today" has been scheduled for 6 in the morning or 11 at night. This seems to happen when other recordings have disappeared.

    I thought maybe someone else in our neighborhood had the same remote frequency but our nearest neighbor is an acre away and has DirecTv. Plus, if that was the case, I think we would see this happen more often than we are seeing it. We didn't have this problem when we had our 622.

    Anyone else experiencing this type of situation?
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Before I would even guess, I would have to know what you were trying to record.

    For example... sometimes I record programs like Around the Horn on ESPN when I am out... and sometimes those recordings will have a label of whatever program preceded it (NFL Live some days) instead of the expected label.

    So... there could be scenarios where your event is recording but under a different name.

    I have also seen scenarios where the EPG data changes and then a timer really doesn't record... I usually see this more with the Daily Show and Colbert on Comedy Central... sometimes the EPG info changes on those and I'll have a timer, but it never fires and never records and doesn't show in the history... and I ultimately have learned I have to just delete and re-define those if the EPG changes after I set the timer.

    Recurring timers have less problems (like a daily or weekly or new timer)... but one-off timers seem to be more susceptible to these EPG quirks.

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