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Legend
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I thought missed recordings on the HR-34 were a thing of the past, but I returned to my parent's house last night and found that the Lakers was not recorded. It showed up in the playlist but the entire recording was a black screen. I tried to watch the game on another DVR, and also tried restarting the HR-34, but neither helped. My parents tell me that they have missed a couple of football games and one regular show with similar blank recordings.

Is this an issue that others are seeing on the current national release?

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Legend
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Lakers game was on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet; they are in the Lakers territory and are able to watch live games on the channel.

Also, I am thinking it is not an HDCP issue, b/c that would have been solved by watching the game on another DVR via MRV.

I guess my last question is whether this is something that I should contact Directv about. It is very frustrating for my dad to record Sunday Ticket games only to have a blank screen when he comes back to watch them. I had assumed he was accidentally recording games on the 700's that should have been recorded on his locals, but he assured me this was not the case - and now I am starting to believe him. For the time being I have told him to record sporting events on one of the other DVRs in the house - a solution, but not a perfect one.
 

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I bet it was blocked
 

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Legend
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Is a full blank recording (that can be fastforwarded etc) consistent with a program that is blacked out? I thought when something was blacked out you got a message to that effect on your screen (e.g. this program is not available in your area).
 

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It has happened to me at least twice on the last two NR. There have been others that have reported this happening as well. It seems to occur when you are tuned to the channel you are wanting to record. Check the last two Issues threads on the HR34. I had a totally unwatchable recording of the Chiefs game (3 1/2hrs) yesterday, but don't know if it was local issue or not, or related to the blank recordings issue happening.
 
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