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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

    Never mind. All I need to do is set the game to record prior to the time it starts and the DVR will pick up the preceding show's title instead. Now I feel really stupid for even asking the question
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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?

    Yes, manual recording isn't used by me much but does come in handy for Center Ice, Sunday Ticket etc... that have game times in 6 or 4.5 hour blocks on the the guide when they only last a few hours or so in reality. No need to record for that long so I set a manual record instead.
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    I Can't Record More Than One Series At A Time – Help!

    My bad, this is my second post tonight that made me feel stupid. My wife told me to set the show 24 on Fox to record in a series. I tried to do it based on tonight's Sunday showing but just found out this was a special season opener day and the actual time slot is Mondays. I just set it to...
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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?

    Never mind - some DBS Talk folks helped me out already. I feel like a real idiot because I never saw the three tabs up top (including the far right TV Resolutions tab) on the HDTV page under setup, which is where you change it.
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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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    Directv PQ... Is It Just Me?

    I should have read your post more thoroughly the first time. You said virtually all channels so you obviously have something else going on. I never have blurring or compression artifacts. D* is brilliant the vast majority of the time for me and the quality differences I see are extremely...
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    Directv PQ... Is It Just Me?

    I have a top rated Panasonic TH-50PZ800U and sometimes I notice a difference in quality too, but not nearly as bad as you describe. For instance, with Sunday Ticket, some weeks the HD quality is mind blowing and other weeks I notice slight picture problems relative to the mind blowing quality...
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    Altitude Channel & NHL Center Ice

    I now have done the obvious which I previously didn't do because I didn't think it would still be available – check last year's schedule! I was disappointed to see how few Avalanche home games were shown in HD. I thought that if a game was shown somewhere in HD it would automatically be...
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    NHL Center ICE - HD

    I'm hoping Mr. Crandall's comment applies to Altitude also. I am new to D* and hoping to get at least 40 Avalanche games (home at least) in HD this year.
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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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    All Recordings Deleted – Is an Update the Reason?

    It happened again last weekend but this time I only lost about six recordings. Tech support at D* said it sounds like a software problem is causing a memory dump. The first time it was a complete dump, the second time only a partial dump. He gave no solutions except to do a total reset but...
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    All Recordings Deleted – Is an Update the Reason?

    Thanks, but what are the different types of releases (i.e. CE means?) I'm still a relative newbie.
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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?

    Thank you – I was reading about how Mpeg-2 is a larger file, higher bitrate, etc… than Mpeg-4, so I was sort of comparing them like I would a .wav versus .mp3 file and assumed the larger and higher bitrate of the two would mean better quality. I could have also misunderstood what I was reading.
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