They're recording stuff under the "Showcases/Movies Now" tab in your My Playlist. These recordings are stored on a reserved portion of the hard drive that's not available for your recordings.
Relatively new. The "Showcase" tab has been there for a while, but DirecTV hasn't used it for much. With the latest software updates, it's been renamed "Movies Now" and they're providing instant access to several PPV movies that change regularly.SeptemberBaby said:I came here to ask the same question.
It seems to be on more then usual. Every morning and sometimes night. I've never noticed it on this often. Is this something new?
Since the buffer runs the hard disk all the time, is there really any significant increase in electricity or wear and tear from recording showcases?GP245 said:And Direct is using my electricity and although they have "reserved" space
on the hard drive, there is excessive wear and tear on the drive.
Of course, the company is hoping with the downloaded product being at hand there will be additional orders - more money.
I just hope there would be an easy way, without calling Direct, to disable this system.
xmguy said:Anyway to stop it?
Stopping them won't do anything for you and deleting them won't free up disk space that you can use. They use disk space that is unavailable to you.xmguy said:And of course you can't delete those recordings! :nono2:
:eek2:inquisitive1 said:It's interfered with some of my recordings. I called tech support today and was told there was no way they could stop sending the "movies now" signal to my satellite.
That's not supposed to happen. Your own recordings should always take priority over the "Movies Now" stuff.inquisitive1 said:It's interfered with some of my recordings. I called tech support today and was told there was no way they could stop sending the "movies now" signal to my satellite.
R15 & R16: Record light may light up when customer has no planned recordings. This occurs
when the DVR is recording Showcases or Movies Now. This will not affect the customer's regular
recordings, recording space available on the hard drive or their ability to watch live TV or
recordings. There is nothing wrong with the IRD, and the customer should ignore the record light.