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

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

  1. Feb 4, 2018 #61 of 104
    makaiguy

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    Uh-oh. Don't like the sound of that. What version are you running?
     
  2. Feb 4, 2018 #62 of 104
    JerryMeeker

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    This is not happening for me. Any idea why the “Bug” would only affect some subscribers?
     
  3. Feb 4, 2018 #63 of 104
    Bill Broderick

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    I don't think that anyone knows why it happens to some, but not others.

    I would think that the primary reason that it's not happening to everyone is that most people here have set their season recordings using the old interface and have the recordings set to a specific channel, rather than "all channels", which is the only option with the new GUI.

    However, one person has reported having the problem with a recording set to a specific channel (which, I have to admit to having a hard time believing).

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  4. Feb 4, 2018 #64 of 104
    JerryMeeker

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    I thought that might be the case, Bill, but I set up a new Seasons Pass to see if I could get recordings on multiple channels. Even though the Seasons Pass said it would record on all channels, I only have one channel in the To-Do list. Strange.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2018 #65 of 104
    Bill Broderick

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    It doesn't record on multiple channels. It records on the first channel on which the show it airs. If there is a conflict, it will the next time that it airs.

    It's a good option for something like HBO, where there is both an east coast & west coast feed. If there is a conflict with Game of Thrones at 9pm, it won't wait for the next time that the show is on HBO East, it will record at midnight on HBO West.

    The problem is that it isn't taking whether the Genie is actually authorized to receive the channel before choosing what channel to record from if a show is on multiple channels at the same time. So, it eems to be choosing the national east coast feed instead of local network channels.

    For people in the NYC market, it's not a problem if the Genie decides to record from the national channel (unless it's a Fox show), because we're all authorized to record the east coast feeds of CBS, NBC and ABC because they are all NYC channels. If it happened with Fox, we'd be screwed because that's a Washington DC channel.

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  6. Feb 5, 2018 #66 of 104
    slice1900

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    It makes sense that Directv didn't see this in their early testing with employees. They get all those channels so recording off the NY / east coast feed wasn't a problem. The problem is that they didn't listen when later testers (i.e. CE folks) raised the "all channels" thing as an issue.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2018 #67 of 104
    TheRatPatrol

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    Steveknj

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    Unless something changed in the last couple of months, the FOX national feed is also from NYC. The CW feed is from Wash DC. (I frequently would "switch" between the FOX national feed and CH 5 during NY Giants telecasts for "good luck"...Yeah I'm crazy superstitious sometimes when it comes to my sports teams.)
     
  9. Feb 5, 2018 #69 of 104
    Bill Broderick

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    I stand corrected. The only national feed that I've ever tried to watch is PBS (which I don't get) because they have some programming that my local PBS channels don't carry. Of all of the national channels, it really surprises me that PBS hasn't given a blanket waiver to everyone, given that there is no lost ad revenue for the local channels when someone doesn't watch the local feed.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2018 #70 of 104
    patmurphey

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    Local PBS stations are very territorial about their fund raising.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2018 #71 of 104
    khark

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    0xd8f
     
  12. Feb 8, 2018 #72 of 104
    inkahauts

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    Pretty sure this is all fixed now... has anyone seen any bad recordings since Saturday?
     
  13. Feb 11, 2018 #73 of 104
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    My HR54 has scheduled recordings on 106 4K for the Olympics and I am not subscribed to 4K on directv.
     
  14. Feb 11, 2018 #74 of 104
    inkahauts

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    You don’t have to subscribe to 4K. You get 4K channels if you have 4K equipment, the only key is if you ave to purchase a Ppv event, otherwise you get anything you’d get within your regular package.
     
  15. Feb 14, 2018 #75 of 104
    khark

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    My understanding was that you need to have a C61K and pay an additional fee to receive 4K from DirecTV . I don't have the C61K, I do have a 4K Roku tv and get my 4K content from Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc.
    That is why I thought it was strange that my HR54 would schedule anything on channel 106.
    Am I misunderstanding what it takes to receive 4K on DirecTV?
     
  16. Feb 14, 2018 #76 of 104
    slice1900

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    There's no extra fee for 4K, so long as the C61K is replacing something else rather than in addition to what you have (then you'd pay an extra $7/month just like you would for adding an HD client)
     
  17. Feb 14, 2018 #77 of 104
    khark

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    My question was why would it schedule a recording when I do not have the equipment and if I did want the C61K I would need to pay an extra fee, correct?
     
  18. Feb 15, 2018 #78 of 104
    Grafixguy

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    You have the equipment to record it...you don't have the equipment to watch it. If you got a C61K next week or activated the RVU in the TV, that recording would be available to watch.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2018 #79 of 104
    khark

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    I don't want to watch it, I just want to know why it schedules recordings on channels I don't get.
     
  20. Feb 15, 2018 #80 of 104
    jones_hdtv

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    Because their software isn't very smart...
     

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