Last night it missed This old House Classics from HGTV, a series link. This morning it missed Fields of Armor, a 3am series link recording on The Military Channel. Yesterday it missed World War II Battlefront, a series link on The Military Channel.
Earl, I follow this forum fairly close; this missing recordings thing is a known bug, right? Should I ask for a new machine (like that will do any good since they are out of them).
I also have a theory. The reason some people have very few problems and others have lots of problem is because the machines are not all the same.
Direct TV, in their wisdom, bought parts from different manfacturers. Some machines may have a video chip made by manufacturer A and other machines may have a video chip made by manufacturer B. Each chip requires a slightly different coding sequence to control it. Therefore, the programmers are having to write more than one set of instructions to control a particular component. This would explain why some machines work fine, and other don't.