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Some playlist issues following recent Genie and whole home install.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by montag, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. montag

    montag Cool Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Here's the setup: HR34 in family room, HR24 in Bedroom, and HR24 in basement. HR34 and whole home setup setup this past Sunday.

    Everything has been working fine with the exception of a few issues.

    Issue #1: Not all recorded programs are visible on every DVR. For example, I have a Seinfeld setup to record on the bedroom dvr and there are always 5 episodes on that dvr. When I look at my playlist from the family room and basement dvr, Seinfeld is not on the list. Other recorded programs from the bedroom dvr do show up on the other dvr's. Another example, Undercover Boss on basement playlist but is not on playlist of family room or bedroom. Any idea what is going on here?

    Issue #2: When I view the playlist, some shows have a red circle with a slash going though it and a message stating "This program cannot be played at this time. Bedroom Playlist is already in use." What the heck does that mean?
  2. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    Be sure under the Whole Home settings of the settings Menu that everything is set to be shared.

    The red circle with the slash means that DVR is busy sharing something already. Only one stream per HR2x, three for a 34..

    If the red circle persists when that dvr isn't busy, try a menu reset
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    On each/all of the units.

    Also, you have 9 tuners with the equipment you have. Did the installer put in an SWM16 mutliswitch, or did he use the SWM LNB (single coax coming down from the dish)? If the latter, you could also run into problems with too many tuners being used if they were all to be used at the same time.
  4. montag

    montag Cool Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Thanks, I now understand the streaming limits of each dvr.

    Sharing playlist is activated on all 3 dvr's so I'm still stumped as to why programs are not visible universally.

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