Repeat recording preventer. (1 Viewer)

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coinmaster32

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They should add a feature that would notify you when you try to record an episode you have already watched.

"This episode has been previously watched, would you still like to record?"
 

Iceberg

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I'm confused..you mean record a episode you already recorded?

But there is a downside to that....I have both D* and E*. On my E* 211k I record TMZ (yeah I know...). Its on at 6 at night, 10:35 at night and 1PM the next day. With the playoffs on Fox the guide kept saying it would record at 10:35 but with the games running long it records wrong. So if I set a timer for 1:00 the next day it shows as skipped and I have to force it to record. Even if I delete the timer for tonight at 10:35 (like I did) and set it for tomorrow it shows skipped and says "duplicate recording". Takes more steps to unskip it

That is the one big advantage of setting a recording on Directv
one push of record for one time
two for series

With Dish ANY timer it kicks you to a second screen where you have to select what type of recording it is (all, new, one time, weekly, etc). This really sucks for one time recordings.
 

andrewj0781

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I can make points to agree and disagree with this idea. One if the show doesn't have a air date listed then every time the show is on you'd have to ok the recording or miss it. Like I record Huckabee and its on Saturday at 8pm. It replays like 6 times over weekend the same show. So this would be nice to reduce it trying to record all 6 shows like it currently does now.

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JerseyMatt

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I can make points to agree and disagree with this idea. One if the show doesn't have a air date listed then every time the show is on you'd have to ok the recording or miss it. Like I record Huckabee and its on Saturday at 8pm. It replays like 6 times over weekend the same show. So this would be nice to reduce it trying to record all 6 shows like it currently does now.

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Doesn't the "First Run" flag take care of that? I know it has glitches every now and then because I wind up with 'Pacific time" dupes sometimes, but for the most part it works..
 

Iceberg

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not if the date says N/A or is totally wrong.

Good example is this...Ring of Honor wrestling is on Minneapolis CW on Saturdays at 9:00 and Sunday night (early Monday) at 1:00AM. No matter what I put for the series (all, new) it records both because the date says like 2000 (even though they are new)
 

coinmaster32

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What I'm talking about are series that have individual episode names.

Like storage wars for example. I don't want to waste HD space recording it, then watch and it come to find out it's a repeat.
 

lacubs

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ye, new only fix that, but to Iceberg them wresting shows are a pain tape, i tape one on STO because my brother is wrestler and its something i record manual because they can't tell what new or a repeat
 

Iceberg

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eh other than that one glitch (and that is due to Tribune that supplies the data) I like setting it for new shows and not worrying if a show will repeat numerous times or if a show is actually new.
 

glen4cindy

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Iceberg said:
I'm confused..you mean record a episode you already recorded?

But there is a downside to that....I have both D* and E*. On my E* 211k I record TMZ (yeah I know...). Its on at 6 at night, 10:35 at night and 1PM the next day. With the playoffs on Fox the guide kept saying it would record at 10:35 but with the games running long it records wrong. So if I set a timer for 1:00 the next day it shows as skipped and I have to force it to record. Even if I delete the timer for tonight at 10:35 (like I did) and set it for tomorrow it shows skipped and says "duplicate recording". Takes more steps to unskip it

That is the one big advantage of setting a recording on Directv
one push of record for one time
two for series

With Dish ANY timer it kicks you to a second screen where you have to select what type of recording it is (all, new, one time, weekly, etc). This really sucks for one time recordings.

Hey Ice,

Just a curious question, why both Echo* & Direct? That seems like a lot of channel duplication. Sounds cool, but, my wife would never let me get away with that! I already have Apple TV and Roku along with my DirecTv......

Later
 

charper1

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as stated before; DirecTV does not create the EPG details and the DVR's only know how to act based on the data details entered
 

Iceberg

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Hey Ice,

Just a curious question, why both Echo* & Direct? That seems like a lot of channel duplication. Sounds cool, but, my wife would never let me get away with that! I already have Apple TV and Roku along with my DirecTv......

Later

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Dish for one reason honestly...."moved" locals. Dish carries the locals I want (Duluth, MN) in HD...Directv doesn't. So I bought a Dish 211k for 100 bucks and activated it on the Welcome Pack which gives me locals and a smattering of channels for $15 a month. Use to be if you got just locals it was 11.99 (5.99 + 6.00 fee for no basic package). So for $3 more and I got a few extra channels is nice. The only HD you get is your locals and any freeviews they have so as example this month I get Hub in HD (not available in HD on D*), OWN (dont care about that channel) and Sportsman Channel in HD. Also had the 2 week NHL CI freeview too.
 
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