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Unwanted Channel Change

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Ruffread, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Ruffread

    Ruffread Godfather

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    Here is an interesting problem. I usually set my receiver to the channel I first turn on in the AM(ABC Ch 10). If I turn the program on late, I can back up to the beginning, and then skip commercials. I love that feature.

    Last night, I had receiver record a program( Linktv) on another channel, and when I turned receiver on this morning it was not on the usually set channel. It is was on the LinkTv channel. I could not back up to the beginning on CH 10.

    The receiver should always return to the set channel, and not the most recently recorded channel.

    Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Sometimes there are cases when the receiver will use the foreground tuner for recording, especially in the middle of the night if it is in standby. This has been a complaint for some time, and generally the workaround is to schedule a series link for the channel you want, time you want, with keep-at-most set to (1).
     
  3. mobandit

    mobandit Hall Of Fame

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    Nope, sorry, the receiver only knows what tuner was in use last...be it recording or watching live TV...since the tuner was last used for a recording, it was "set" to that channel. The HRx-series DVR doesn't use the background tuner for recording...it switches the primary tuner. The background tuner is only used when two channels are being sought; two recordings, or one recording and one live TV stream.
     
  4. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

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    Well that's just not true. If you are watching live TV, and a program starts to record, it will always use the backgournd tuner.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Yes, because you're not in standby and in this example you're not recording two things.
     
  6. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

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    Who are you talking to?
     
  7. ricochet

    ricochet AllStar

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    This is the situation where autotune would be a nice feature. I have my doubts that DirecTV will ever add it but you never know. In my case it is Mike and Mike on ESPN and I do what Stuart said - setup a single recording. It works OK for me because I normally have enough free space for the 8 hours (4 hours for the current show and 4 for the previous one because it isn't deleted until the new one is done recording).
     
  8. paulman182

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    I guess one could leave the DVR on (not put it in standby) and the DVR would be forced to use the second tuner to record.

    Of course, this wouldn't work if two recordings were going on at the same time.
     

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