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

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  1. Feb 15, 2018 #81 of 104
    Grafixguy

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    Because, as already explained, you do get those channels!
     
  2. Feb 17, 2018 #82 of 104
    Andrew Sullivan

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    I tried to watch the latest episode of SWAT last night and I could not because it was recorded on channel 390. But my biggest problem is with the show on ESPN "Around The Horn" . I set it to record on 206 every day and it ends up recording on every ESPN that day. I've called "D" twice and they are cluelesss
     
  3. Feb 17, 2018 #83 of 104
    jimmie57

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    Until they fix the problem.
    Set up a manual record. You set the channel, the time to start and the duration and then if and when to repeat.
    It actually shows up in your Series Manager list if it is set to repeat record at some intervals.
    Drawback is if the show changes time or channel you will then need to delete it and set it up again.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2018 #84 of 104
    jimmie57

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    I do not think that the latest program of SWAT that was on was a new show. I record that on my HR24 and it did not record there either.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2018 #85 of 104
    Andrew Sullivan

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    It was a rerun and I have several shows set to New only that have been recording anyway. But this episode did not even record on my local channels. Why is this happening? Why hasn't it been fixed yet? Why do they sound so clueless when I call and complain? Why is my 4k programming on "D" suddenly, since the upgrade, so dim and dull? Why was the latest upgrade released with all of these problems?
     
  6. Feb 17, 2018 #86 of 104
    jimmie57

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    All problems in the software. We can not fix any of it, only offer you a workaround until it gets fixed.
    The manual record does not care what show is on at the time and channel you set it to record.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2018 #87 of 104
    Andrew Sullivan

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    I appreciate the information. Someone led me through that proceedure on the phone a month ago. My concern, it was a month ago. Am I too impatient? Maybe. Do I pay Mr Bill on time every time for a lot of years? Yep. My next door neighbor still has the old gui. Really, next door.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2018 #88 of 104
    jimmie57

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    This is affecting many many people. Yes, nothing happens quickly with software bugs.
    I have the old GUI and will never get it. This is only for people with an HR44 and newer receivers. Mine is an HR24.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2018 #89 of 104
    Steveknj

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    One problem that they used to have they kinda sorta fixed. With my favorite sports team SP, I noticed that if the recording starts on a channel that is blackedout, it automatically finds a channel that the game is on that is NOT blacked out and records there. For example, I have a SP setup for New York Rangers via my favorite team option. One night this week the game was on 215 (blacked out) and 634 (Rangers RSN, not blacked out). So the ToDo list showed it was going to record on 215. To see what would happen I left it, and I noticed that when I went to watch, it had recorded on BOTH channels, on 215 with ZERO minutes (because it was blacked out) and on 634 for the duration of of the game). This works well for me so now I don't have to check my ToDo list to make sure it records the correct channel. The one thing left to do is to now remove the zero minute recording. But this is a much better solution than how it worked before. Kudos to D* for fixing this issue.
     
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  10. Feb 26, 2018 #90 of 104
    texasbrit

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    They haven't fixed the issue, it's just a side effect of the "All channels" nonsense.
     
  11. Feb 27, 2018 #91 of 104
    paranoia

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    Ever since I updated to the new interface all the shows I set to record the series manually through the guide, on a specific channel, when I check in the series manager it no longer shows the specific channel it says all channels, with no way to change it.
    I have set up 3 new shows to record the series on a specific channel first run only, and in the recording manager list of series all 3 of the new shows says all channels, but all the series before the update it says the channel number that I set to record the series on. I wonder why that is and whether or not it will affect the recordings going foreword ?
     
  12. Feb 27, 2018 #92 of 104
    texasbrit

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    Series links you set up before the update to be on one channel will stay on one channel. All series links since the update are "all channels".
     
  13. Feb 27, 2018 #93 of 104
    Steveknj

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    I'm kinda sorta ok with the All Channels function, provided these things happen:

    1) If there's a conflict, either too many tuners in use for live TV or recording other things, it will find another channel at another time to record the same show.
    2) If you cancel a recording, it asks you if you want to record at a different time
    3) If there is a conflict, and the original recording is set to to an HD channel, it will choose another HD channel by default for the next choice. I can imagine the scenario where the secondary choice could wind up being HBO Family West which I think is non SD.
    4) Premium channels take prescience over non premium. So for example, say Die Hard is on HBO, but also on TNT (cut and with commercials). It will choose HBO over TNT no matter what.
    5) It doesn't record a channel that I don't get. (this seems like it may be fixed)

    Otherwise, does it really matter what channel somethings is recorded off of as long as you get the content you want?
     
  14. Feb 27, 2018 #94 of 104
    jtudor

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    If you do set up a manual recording, especially on a sports channel, be sure to give some margin for error. Start recording 5 - 10 minutes early, and stop at least 30 minutes later, just in case of over run.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2018 #95 of 104
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    You also left out 4K priority over HD. And sometimes people with old TV's want the SD feed. Or local market vs national feeds (TNT etc). But, Why bother with all of that? Why write s/w code for all of that?

    In summary, just put it back the way it was. The new problems have to be far worse than whatever problem there was before.
     
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  16. Feb 27, 2018 #96 of 104
    litzdog911

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    Some have reported that setting up the Series Recording using the DirecTV web site Guide or the DirecTV App will just use the channels specified.
     
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  17. Feb 27, 2018 #97 of 104
    texasbrit

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    Yes, that's a workaround for the moment.
     
  18. Feb 28, 2018 #98 of 104
    TimCoh

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    How much is that DVR fee every month? I am going back to Dish.
     
  19. Feb 28, 2018 #99 of 104
    inkahauts

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    Your particular requests are already implement and have been for years in general, just a bit more broad with the new way, or aren’t relevant at all to be honest. The die hard one is irrelevant for example because this new thing doesn’t mess with one time records only series. Movies aren’t one time records.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    Since it is only going after new episodes it should make zero difference and won’t as long as the show has decent guide data. New programs are the ones that have issues with this. And yes this is the future for the system.
     

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