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Directv enhanced content

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by BOBCAT, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. BOBCAT

    BOBCAT New Member

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    My THR22 keeps trying to record enhanced content.
    There is no channel displayed, just DTV shown where the channel number would be.
    The red record light is on, but nothing is being recorded
    There is a banner on the screen saying "check phone or internet connection to order this program"
    The DVR has tried to do this many times.
    Any way of stopping the THR22 from trying to do this?
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    I'm guessing it's recording instant PPV movies from a special channel. Usually this should only happen late at night, though. And your own recordings should always take priority.

    Have you tried resetting your Tivo?
     
  3. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I didn't think the THR22 had that feature.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Good point. I'm not sure. But I know my old Series 2 Tivos would record commercials, previews, etc. to a reserved portion of their hard drive. Maybe that's what the THR22 is doing?
     
  5. bjornolf

    bjornolf New Member

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    I get this too. I have three THR-22s, and only the one in my den does this in the middle of the day, and it does it all the time. It's annoying, too, because I like to flip back and forth between my tuners when NOT recording, and this really messes with my ability to do that. If anyone knows how to stop this, I'd love to know. My guide also has random annoying banner ads that take up channel space. Any way to stop this as well? Thanks.
     
  6. midas

    midas I heard that

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    The regular D* HR DVRs have this too. Fortunately, there are no ads on the Tivo guide (non-grid) and both my wife and I prefer that style guide.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2012 #7 of 23
    BOBCAT

    BOBCAT New Member

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    My THR22 keeps trying to record enhanced content.
    There is no channel displayed, just DTV shown where the channel number would be.
    The banner tells me to check my internet connection.
    Anyone else having this happen?
    Called D* tech support. They hardly even heard of the THR-22, and didn't have a clue about what I was talking about.
    Guess all they can do is read from a script.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2012 #8 of 23
    stevel

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    I suggest asking in dbstalk.com where more people familiar with DirecTV stuff hang out. There is a dedicated section for the THR22.
     
  9. cyborlink

    cyborlink New Member

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    Go to Tivo Central > Messages & Setup > Settings > Recording > Auto-Record Suggestions? > [SELECT] No- Don't Record Tivo Suggestions.
     
  10. BOBCAT

    BOBCAT New Member

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    I don't have suggestions turned on, and the enhanced content recordings have nothing to do with suggestions.
     
  11. BOBCAT

    BOBCAT New Member

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    This recording of enhanced content needs to have some way of disabling it.
    I turned on the tv this morning, and it was doing it on the displayed tuner. This is only suppose to only happen on the tuner that is not being viewed according to D*.
    What a bunch of cra*! I can't even leave it on a channel that I want to view in the AM when I hit the rack at night expecting to see the morning news when I get up in the morning.
    Every time I turn around, the dam thing is trying to record enhanced content, but the time line isn't moving and it says check your internet connection, (witch is connected and working), Even giving the program 3 thumbs down, it still comes back and tries to record the same movie again.
    As far as I am concerned, D* is interfering my full use of the DVR, so I am not getting my full use of it.
    They need to have an "opt out" option on this or a way of disabling it by way of an option in the settings menu.
    Even if the internet connection is disconnected, it tries to download enhanced content, so it must be in the firmware that it is telling the TiVo to record it. If it is an inbeded function, it could be hacked out, but don't think that anyone would ever try.
    There is almost no chance of anyone being able to hack these units, but there is always someone hacker out there that has the talent to do it and take it as a challenge.

    Am I the only one out there that finds this annoying? Anyone care to comment?
     
  12. Trebor1

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    Am I the only one out there that finds this annoying? Anyone care to comment?
    Bobcat

    Very annoying and really starting to tick me off.
     
  13. stevel

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    I've never encountered it, so can't really comment.
     
  14. BOBCAT

    BOBCAT New Member

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    D* is very covert about recording enhanced content it. Although there is no "Red" record lamp lit on the front of the DVR, when you bring up the right arrow banner, the second tuner record light is lit, so you wouldn't even know that it is doing this unless you do a right arrow to see the title of the movie that is on tuner 1. I do a 3 thumbs down on the movie it is recording, but that doesn't help. It just keeps trying to record the same movie again.
     
  15. stevel

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    Thumbs never affected TiVo's recording of the Teleworld program so it does not astonish me that it has no effect here.
     
  16. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff New Member

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    Just set a manual daily recording at 30 minutes before your usual expected wake time for the news channel. Have it record for 5 minutes, and keep at most 1.

    Then every morning, you should have one tuner set to the right channel with a 30 minute news buffer.
     
  17. hitthepacecar

    hitthepacecar Caveman Engineer

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    This is a minor annoying issues with the new TIVO, if Directv is downloading enhanced content on one of the tuners.

    Sometimes that tuner loses the buffer / record option when DTV is done doing its crap. But it's downloading this all the time all weekend WTFO? The fix is to reboot, nice way to spend 14 minutes......

    Does anyone know why its downloading the content, I do have auto record option turned off. :confused:
     
  18. SBSooner

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    I'm having the same problem with one of my tuners being taken by dtv and recording Enhanced Content. It happens at 8am every morning. it wouldn't be so bad if it happened at 3am. If I schedule something to record on both tuners at 8am it just does it after my recording is done. This is ridiculous since the ability to pause and change tuners is the main reason we have TiVo. We use both tuners. Does anyone know how to make it stop? It's more than frustrating to not get what you pay for. I've talked to DTV a couple times about this and they claim they don't know anything about it.
     
  19. wezel

    wezel New Member

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    Directv enhanced content turn off


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    Response Via Email(Aleiza N. (ID 100289191)) - 05/21/2012 12:29 PM

    Thank you for following up on your previous email. I understand that you would like to stop getting DIRECTV Enhanced Content.

    While we do not have an option right now to turn off DIRECTV Enhanced Content, I have forwarded your comments to DIRECTV Management for review. While they can not follow up individually with every customer, rest assured every suggestion and comment is reviewed. We often make changes based on customer feedback like yours.

    Thank you again for writing. I understand this is important to you. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

    Sincerely,

    Aleiza N. - 100289191
    DIRECTV Customer Service
     
  20. Trebor1

    Trebor1 New Member

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    Really getting tired of this. It NEVER happened before I upgraded to HD a couple of months ago. Now all my receivers are doing this including 3 SD D*TiVos.
     

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