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    Recording “To Be Announced”

    The Broncos @ Eagles game is on channel 715 for next Sunday but channel 715-1 says “to be announced” on the guide. If I am not going to be here and need to set that to record today, should I go ahead and do a manual record on 715-1 for the “to be announced” and hope it records the game, or is...
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    Titles in My Playlist from Guide Recordings & Manual Recordings

    Does choosing to record from the guide versus setting a manual recording affect how the title of the recording shows up in My Playlist once it's done? NBA SPOILER ALERT – don't read further if you don't know already know the current NBA playoff standings (as of May 11). The reason...
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    Why Does Manual Record Time Always Default to 05 or 35?

    Okay, I finally had time tonight to post some questions I have been wanting answered and this is my last. It is not important, but why, when you try to set a manual record in the HD DVR, does the start time always default to 05 after the hour or 35 after the hour? Who would ever want to start...
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    I Can't Record More Than One Series At A Time – Help!

    When I try to set more than one program to record in a series it won't take. It shows up under prioritizer but not in the to do list. When it comes time to record, it won’t do it. I have had one show recording in a series for months with no problem but it won't let me set a second one. There...
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    DVR Always Defaults to 480i Resolution – Why?

    No matter what channel I have it on or what recorded program I watch, the front of the DVR always says 480i. If I get up and change the front to 1080i, the picture is much better, but as soon as I change channels or watch another recorded show, it goes back to 480i. If I could change it to...
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    Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse on Altitude

    I'm just curious if these games are blacked out on Altitude for out of market areas. There is no subscription package that I'm aware of for lacrosse so I assume they aren't. I've never watched lacrosse before but want to give it a try. I am fairly new to D* and can always wait until the...
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    Altitude Channel & NHL Center Ice

    I saw on some posts that there were "problems" with Altitude and Center Ice last year. I am new to D* and assumed that with a Center Ice and Sports Package subscription I would get to see at least 40 Colorado Avalanche games in HD this year since all of their home games are shot in HD. What...
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    Is Unplugging & Moving the HD DVR Risky?

    Okay, so I just did another post called "All Recordings Deleted – Is an Update the Reason?" All the recordings on one HD DVR got wiped out and the other one didn't. It's a good thing I recorded the most important programs on both for backup. The DVR that has the recordings intact is...
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    All Recordings Deleted – Is an Update the Reason?

    On 09/21 I got a message that said: We've updated your receiver with new features: One touch record Focus your guide on HD... Improved speed... Game search... A few minutes later I went to my list and everything recorded and set to record was gone. Basically, all my settings went...
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    Best Quality Recording/Watching – MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 Stations?

    Google searches are providing conflicting information about which format is best. I have recorded the same program from both (i.e. HD-Net 79 & 306) and personally cannot tell the difference (although I only did it once). I guess that is the only answer I really need, but for people who are...
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    Any First-Timer Tips for Recording NFL Sunday Ticket Games?

    D* and Sunday Ticket are new to me. I cannot watch games on Sunday (work related) so I'll need to record them and watch them another day. Someone told me the Sunday Ticket package is a pain sometimes because of all the extra features that keep popping up on the screen. I assume they mean the...
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    Cordless Phone Adapter So I Can Get Caller ID Function to Work?

    I have no telephone wall jacks near my televisions. I also have a typical cordless phone setup where I have a base unit and several handsets. The D* installer said I can get an adaptor at Radio Shack, Walmart, etc… that will allow me to put the handsets near the televisions and hook them to...
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    Question for Those Who Record Direct Kick, Center Ice, etc…

    Another newbie question. I noticed some of the games on the program guide show up in 6 hour blocks even though most games (MLS) are only two hours. Since D*'s HD DVR does not allow you to set exact recording times (I think), how can you avoid recording all six hours when you only need the...
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    Question for Someone Who Has MLS Direct Kick

    I just got a new customer install on Wednesday (08/14) with D* and paid to have the MLS Direct Kick package. However, when I tune to those channels they are blank. Is that normal? I know there are no games scheduled until Saturday, but when I had this package with Time Warner (via indemand)...
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    Will an Installer Hook up a HD-DVR not Bought Through D*?

    I have a new customer install set for August 8. When I called to set up service the CSR told me an extra HD-DVR would be $199.99. However, the HR-21 at my Costco is $149.00. Since these receivers are a lease no matter what, if D* won't match Costco's price can I just buy one from Costco and...
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    Can You Use a HD-DVR on a Non-HD Television?

    First off, I of course know I can't get HD on a standard television. The reason I ask this question is because I have a new customer install on August 8. I told the CSR I wanted two HD-DVRs but she told me existing customers almost always get a better deal when they upgrade and it would be...
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    Is it Better to Add an Extra HD-DVR Initially or After 30 Days?

    First of all, I am now a D* subscriber (not quite since the install is next week). When I signed up today the CSR recommended that I wait 30 days before adding an extra HD-DVR because the cost would be $199 when I signed up, but they frequently offer a much better deal to existing customers...
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    What's the Secret to Getting a New Customer Deal?

    I've seen recent posts where people are saying they are getting things like free Superfan, four months free DVR service, four months free HD service, coupon books, 2 free HD DVRs, a free year of Showtime, etc… all at the same time for being a new customer! I called tonight and all I...
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    Does a HD-DVR Count as Two Receivers?

    My plan was to get two HD-DVRs and two regular non-DVR receivers when I signed up but somebody told me a DVR counts as two receivers and therefore I could only have two per dish. Is that true? What do I do if I want to follow my plan? Do I need two dishes? If so, does it cost more to install...
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    Question for Someone with South Asian International Package (i.e. HindiDirect)

    Are any of those channels from Hindi Direct or Hindi Direct II in English or are they all in an Indian language only? I assume they are a mix of both so I guess I'm asking what percentage of the shows seen on any of those seven or eight channels are in English? Thank you.
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