I researched this board but couldnt find an answer. I am trying to get the HR20 to tape all the Boston Celtics games (first run only) that I get as part of the NBA package on DirecTV. The SeriesLink does not pop up and allow me to enable it. Nor does autorecord work when I pick that option. I keep hitting "record all" on autorecord but it just doesnt do anything.
As a result, I have to search "Celtics" each week and record each game separately. (BTW, is it possible to save a search? I cant figure that out, either. Not easy like it was with Tivo).
Anyone know of an easier way?
It's because of the way D* re-formats their guide data. (See this message and subsequent discussion: http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=684758&postcount=29
) And unfortunately, because of that, there isn't currently a better way than you've been using, on the non-tivo dvrs.
Earl, this has reminded me, that in this post http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=684772&postcount=30
you mentioned that this issue would be discussed over at your "exclusive" discussion area. Did anything come out of those discussions? Or from you passing this on to your contacts?
Also, I don't think it's correct to say that the series tag (not sure if that's the correct term) is not present in the data, as you CAN create a series link/pass for games, but the link only picks up that one single game. As an example, if you look at this Sunday's NBC NFL game, you can indeed set a SL for the game. But it won't pick up the following Sunday's game on the same channel, as it should. It seems to me that D*'s data vendor is, for some unknown reason, assigning a unique series tag number for each and every individual game. Every NFL game should have the same series tag.
I'm surprised that D* wouldn't just correct this problem. It doesn't seem like rocket science, it's not an issue with the dvr software, it effects ALL of D*'s highly valued sports-fan subscribers.......