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New HR34 is not recording scheduled programs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by hornmdt, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. hornmdt

    hornmdt AllStar

    Sep 8, 2008
    New HR34 running software release 0x4c9 installed last Wednesday is not recording scheduled programs. They are all in primetime so they are all locals but I don't know if the problem exists on Sat programs or not.

    For example Bachelor, House, Hawai Five-0, The Voice and Alcratez were all set to record tomorrow (Monday) night and I just happened to notice on the To Do list that none were listed. On the Series Manager screen they have a zero beside them. I have the recording default set to record all first run programs and these are first run versions of all these programs.

    I manually hit record once on each show and the multiple record setting appeared. However none of them are scheduled to record next week even though there are again new versions to record then. Similarto connecting to the TV Apps problem I'm also having it is kinda sporatic because Grey's Anatomy among a few other programs on local sat show up as to be recorded in the To Do list and have a 1 or more beside the program listed in the Series Manager screen along with a few other non-local sat programs too.

    I tried setting one of the programs to record on one of my other DVRs and it immediately picked up all shows to be recorded both on the To Do List and the Series Manager.

    Any idea what is going on here?

  2. hornmdt

    hornmdt AllStar

    Sep 8, 2008
    Called Directv and was excalated to Tech department. I have no idea what they did but it is was fixed within a few hours.
  3. Defman

    Defman Cool Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Mine does this too, missed Fringe last Friday and drag racing tonight. I know drag racing was on the To Do list earlier today.

    I'll try the call into Tech Support too and see what happens.
  4. usnret

    usnret Icon

    Jan 16, 2009
    I set up a few first runs on my new HR34 too and it wants to record repeats for some reason.
  5. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    All of my HRs do that occasionally :lol:
  6. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    First runs rely on guide data to be accurate. There are known things that can cause you to get repeats (some are intentional). Generally speaking after the DVR builds up 60 days of data it stops unless it's a marathon or bad guide data.
  7. Defman

    Defman Cool Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Tech support wasn't much help, but at least they do transfer HR34 owners to who is supposedly their highest level of technicians and give you a direct number to them. That's pretty cool.

    Anyhow, like a bad user i had not rebooted my HR34 before calling, I have now done that and it hasn't missed a recording since. I looked in the history and found that the missed recordings were cancelled due to "an unexpected error". DTV is supposed to sent a tech out Sunday (I have no idea why) but if it doesn't miss any recordings between now and then I'll cancel that service call.
  8. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    A lot of times things will record even though they're not showing up in the To Do List. Imagine the program to display the to do list crashes, even though the program that actually does the scheduling is fine.

    A reboot is generally the best thing to start with... and let me tell you. Regardless of what anyone at DIRECTV says, no one is going to write you a special patch and send it within four hours. If it seems like things magically get better, it's not because of anything special that they did.
  9. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    FWIW, I had a similar issue a while back, and a "reset everything" cured it, though it deleted all the recordings in my playlist.

    Short of a "reset everything", I'd try a double reboot to clear the GUIDE data, along with deleting and recreating all the SLs. Re-running "sat setup" will also clear the GUIDE data.

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