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When did this "Record across all channels" become a thing?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sangs, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jan 12, 2018 #1 of 104
    sangs

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    I've been using the new GUI for a couple months now. On an HR54 with several minis. I had my series recordings set and in some instances - take 'The Goldbergs' for example - I would have a series recording set for two different channels. One for the new episodes on WABC and one for the reruns on WPIX (our CW channel). It worked flawlessly.

    Now, however, after getting the HS17 installed yesterday, I'm not allowed to set up two different series recordings for 'The Goldbergs.' Whether I choose the new episodes, or the reruns from the guide listings for those two specific channels, it wants to group them all into one series recording. A series recording which ALSO wants to record episodes on NICK and POP, which I do not want.

    Similar issues with repeats of 'Seinfeld,' 'Friends,' and 'NYPD Blue.' I ONLY want the series recordings to take place on one specific channel, but it spreads the recordings out across many channels. WTF? I was hoping it was going to fix itself after the HS17 had finished downloading and organizing everything, but it appears there is no option available to choose a single channel for a series recording any more.

    Am I going nuts, or is this really the case? Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2018 #2 of 104
    Bill Broderick

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    I don't know if this has changed with the new GUI or not. But, if you setup a recording from the Program Guide, rather than from the result of a search, it has historically just recorded from that single channel.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2018 #3 of 104
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    Tried that Bill. In fact, that's how I've always done it. Same result. I'm still holding out hope it's just a glitch that is gone in 48 hours after the HS17 has settled.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2018 #4 of 104
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    This has been a thing with the new GUI It was one of the biggest complaints during CE testing
     
  5. Jan 12, 2018 #5 of 104
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    There was another Thread on here Where Setting up a Boolean search for recording would make that happen.

    Had list the command line in it and example of how to do it
     
  6. Jan 12, 2018 #6 of 104
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    That's the thing though - I had the new GUI on my HR54 for the last two months and that's not how it worked. I was able to choose the channels for my series recordings. Only yesterday, with the new HS17 installed, did this behavior change.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2018 #7 of 104
    WestDC

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    You are correct - looks like it only effects the HS17 as I can do do a channel by channel record through the guide on my hr54
     
  8. Jan 12, 2018 #8 of 104
    Bill Broderick

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    Then this makes the complaint that the To Do list (or whatever they call it now) no longer shows the channel on which a program is going to record. In NY, I have access to 5 or 6 different PBS channels. Some of them (at least one of them) doesn't broadcast in HD. If one of those channels is the first one to air one of the programs that I record, and I don't realize it while the same episode is available to be recorded on another (HD) channel, I'm going to be stuck with the SD version of that episode. If they still showed the channel in the To Do list, that problem could be fixed ahead of time.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2018 #9 of 104
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    No, I still see the channel on which a program is going to record. It's how I knew to cancel the recordings I didn't want. It's not ideal, in fact it's a pain in the ass, but the channels were still viewable.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2018 #10 of 104
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    Weird and, quite frankly, nonsensical. I hope this is just a hiccup that will be fixed.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2018 #11 of 104
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    Now, I should point out, there is obviously a workaround by setting a recurring manual recording, which I will employ during the interim, but still, it shouldn't work this way.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2018 #12 of 104
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    No it affects any recievers with the new GUI.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2018 #13 of 104
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    It’s not a glitch. It’s the new GUI. The new GUI respected the way the old ones where set up but the new GUI will not allow you to simply set up a new recording on only one channel.

    Two things.. first call and complain that it’s stupid. You want to be able to choose all channels or a specific channel

    Second the workaround today is a Boolean autorecord. What channel number is the station with the repeats? You can use the standard all channel one and choose new only for the new episodes and that will be fine. But the repeats it’d be the following...

    AALL BIG BANG THEORY CCHANS xxx

    Where xxx is the channel you want it to record on. Do a smart search for that and then set an auto record based on that search results.
     
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  14. Jan 12, 2018 #14 of 104
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    No you can’t. Not in the new GUI. You can set it but go look at the series manager. They will show all channels.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2018 #15 of 104
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    Actually You should not need to mess with it yourself. If it sees the same program as New on multiple channels (and it doesn’t have to be on at the same time or even same day.) it should record the Hi Definition version not the SD. If the data is slightly different it should then record both. You should not get stuck with an SD only version ever. And messing with the to do list could screw up it recording it properly at all. The all channels thing has caused only one issue for some people in some instances. More recordings than wanted. I haven’t seen anyone say it causes missed recordings of anything. (Except when maybe 4k is involved which is an entirely different ball of wax)
     
  16. Jan 12, 2018 #16 of 104
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    I wouldn’t do that. Use the Boolean I suggested. And it’s format for any show that’s in syndication you want to record.
     
  17. Jan 12, 2018 #17 of 104
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    You have to highlight the program in order to see the channel in the bubble. With the old To Do List, the channel was in the list. The list included Show, date/time and channel. The channel has been removed from the "Upcoming Recordings" list.

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  18. Jan 13, 2018 #18 of 104
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    Thanks man. Much appreciated. :thumbsup:
     
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    Set it up exactly how you suggested and chose "Autorecord, All Episodes," however for the four series I chose to set up this way (Goldbergs, Scrubs, Seinfeld and Brooklyn Nine-Nine), it's showing "0 Upcoming," even though there are many episodes upcoming.
     
  20. Jan 13, 2018 #20 of 104
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    Really? I've been telling anyone at D* that would listen to me about the "stupid" Progress Bar for years and nothing has been done. The CSRs at Retention always agree with me, but...nada. Ignore history at your peril.

    Rich
     

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