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showcase priority over tuners

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dutch, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Ya know, I wonder if this is an issue solely with the R15/R16. I haven't noticed space issues being mentioned in the HR series threads. Maybe NDS coded stuff wrong and the pushes are not being written correctly to the reserved part of the hard drive. First, that would answer the question as to why people are running out of space and second, that wouldn't surprise me considering I've had more issues with my R15 than my R22.

    - Merg
  2. Phroz

    Phroz Legend

    Jul 3, 2006
    I had this happen today. I had it tuned to an XM station, then my R15 changed the channel to record a show because the other tuner was being used for a showcase... I got the cancel recording dialog when I tried to change it back as well. Ridiculous.

    I don't usually have more than a handful of saved shows at any given time, so I can't comment on the space issues.
  3. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    Well, the two or three times I tried to stop the showcase from recording, I was able to do so. This was at the start of the movies being pushed to us, so something may have changed.
  4. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Once they are recorded, you're stuck with them until they expire unless you reset everything which, of course, also deletes all of YOUR recordings.

    Now, mid-recording you can abort them in several ways.

    1. Select MENU/SETTINGS/SETUP/RESET and choose "reset receiver". It will warn you if it is recording a showcase movie (or anything). Press "YES, Interrupt" and poof the showcase movie download is aborted and the disk space recovered. Then just press EXIT.

    2. Run a transponder test. Be sure to try it on both tuners.

    3. Turn DVR on and press RECORD. Now enter the number of another channel. This takes control of both tuners (if it lets you) and by default aborts the showcase movie download. Then just press LIST, highlight the show you just started recording and delete it.

    NOTE: This info applies to the R15 DVR with current national release software.
  5. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    I think the software for the R22/HR series was changed awhile back knowing that this showcase movie thing was coming. That's why the record light doesn't come on when a showcase is being recorded but it still does on the R15 (but not for long) ;)

    I let my R22 record all the showcase movies just to see how many of them there were and when they get recorded.

    The showcase movies for the week begin recording Tuesday night at 11PM CDT on the R15 and 10PM CDT on the R22.

    The next movies record Wednesday at 4AM 7AM 9AM and possibly 11AM on the R22. The next movies record Wednesday at 5AM 7AM 9AM and possibly 10:30AM on the R15.

    No more late evening recordings, but the Wednesday schedule continues Thursday and Friday on both DVR's. A total of 5 movies is recorded each week. They expire THREE WEEKS LATER meaning it's possible to have 20 movies available at the same time (40 hours worth!)

    I don't utilize "game lounge". Instead I play a new game I created called "Block that ^%$^#& Showcase Move" :D

    So far, I'm doing pretty well. My two R15's have a total of 2 and 3 movies on each one respectively. Tonight at 7PM, they expire and my R15's will be showcase movie free! I had to let the R22 record these things so I could study them and see when they arrive, but now the R22 isn't permitted to record them anymore. I carefully schedule recordings I never plan to watch at critical times when the stupid movies are scheduled to record thus blocking them. HA HA HA!!! :D

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