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Not recording -- "Someone modified the season pass?!?!"

Discussion in 'DirecTV Receiver with TiVo' started by islander, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. samo

    samo New Member

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    Very possible that data stream was modified. My R-15 received an update that should fix series links (season pass like feature) at about same time as problems started on DirecTivos. Considering that R-15 works just fine, I wouldn't exclude a possibility that guide data stream was modified to accommodate R-15 update.
     
  2. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    seems like most of my SP are picking up now. As long as they things show up bad in the future NP history, i guess i'll be searching that for conflicts or non recordings.

    my original thread

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=4700859&&#post4700859

    edit...here my wife found a show was supposed to record at 7 tonight but didnt. And i the Todo list it was listed as supposed to be , but then afterward, said modified SP
     
  3. SpankyInChicago

    SpankyInChicago New Member

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    Impossible.

    I first experienced and described these problems here back on November 9th. Others also described them at that time and at times after up until the last week or so. Certainly the number of complaints has grown quite a bit in the last week or so, but it has been around since 6.3a came out.
     
  4. waynenm

    waynenm New Member

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    Same thing here on a Series 2 HDVR2 which has been perfect for a very long time. Restarted and forced data download twice. All seems to be returning to normal, slowly.
    Over on DBS Talk the notion that Liberty Media's purchase of D* may restart the Tivo -
    DirecTV relationship is starting to crop up. For now - the reality is that D* wants you to buy their 5-LNB dish, and receive their MPEG-4 HD programming, coming soon, using *their* hardware, the HR-20. Tivo based HR10-250s won't receive the new DirecTV channels. I've bought in, and it's nowhere near as stable as the Tivo platform in SD or HD. But, when it works, it looks great, and records great. For the time being, DirecTV would be foolish to do anything other than promote their own branded product, no matter who their majority stockholder is. My message to current, fellow Tivo subscribers is: get ready, because one day soon, DirecTV's not going to support you at all. I chose to upgrade, and keep the Tivo. So far, having both has made the transition pretty easy.

    \//
     
  5. Sartori

    Sartori New Member

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    Sounds great, send me, oh lets see, about 3 grand for the upgrade. Sorry but I don't have a high def tv, yeah that should cover it....
     
  6. chrishicks

    chrishicks Tivo Junkie

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    my Wish Lists are still not showing up. everything else I record is in my To Do List though.
     
  7. mahyde

    mahyde New Member

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    I called last night regarding this problem with my R10 before checking this forum. The tech said that the R10's will not get software updates anymore and wanted to sell me the R15 for $20.00 and a two year commitment to DirTv. I said no and then checked this forum.
     
  8. mahyde

    mahyde New Member

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    Correction.......R10's CANNOT receive software updates so says the "tech"!
     
  9. MacQ2

    MacQ2 New Member

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    As someone else has commented, the change of year probably has nothing to do with this problem. I can add further evidence ... We have several D*Tivos but one is rarely used and in fact has only one season pass. It records a news show every Sunday. That Tivo has the correct "To Do" program scheduled in 2006 and 2007 and was not affected by this problem - it's Search list is complete. Our other two Tivos were affected - they have a variety of season passes and none of the passes are the same between those two.
     
  10. twosox

    twosox New Member

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    I'm having similar problems here in Northern VA. When I noticed last night that NBC Nightly News had not recorded, I checked the ToDo list and the Recording History indicated that "someone in the household..." message.

    I have two DirecTiVos -- the one downstairs has upcoming showings listed in the program guide for NBC Nightly News, but the one upstairs does not. Not sure why one of the boxes would have the program data, while the other is clearly missing data. I have rebooted both machines -- hopefully, the upstairs box will get caught up.

    Both of my boxes have been upgraded with larger hard drives and have network access, so I can't blame my tinkering with them. Is there a way to force the program data update?
     
  11. goony

    goony New Member

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    Is DirecTV starting a profit prevention program? Turning off DTivos would be a good first step. I worked for a computer company for 18 years and they started one too - now they are out of business.

    I know that DirecTV wishes all DTivo owners would just surrender and switch to R15/HR20s, but it ain't gonna happen voluntarily. If they turn my 4 DTivo boxes off I'll swith back to Dish in a heartbeat.
     
  12. waynenm

    waynenm New Member

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    I prefer the Tivo OS to any other. But, the fact is that SD broadcasts are going away, probably in 2009. So, it's not beyond comprehension that DirecTV, Dish and even cable providers will stop transmitting SD programming. And, it is certain that SD locals will stop.
    We all love DVRs, and Tivo best. Personally I prefer DirecTV to Dish, and definitely to cable. So, I chose to move on. Hopefully, one day, there will be an HD DirecTivo that receives MPEG 4. *That* would be the thing to pressure Liberty Media and Tivo for. Work it out, and make your customer base loyal, and happy. Meanwhile, the idea of *not* having some kind of DVR that can record DirecTV in HD is just not an option...at least for me.
     
  13. goony

    goony New Member

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    Where did you hear this?

    Analog broadcast delivery is going away, but there is no mandate that it be replaced with resolution higher than 480i (the equivalent of today's SD broadcast resolution).

    This also has no bearing whatsoever on DBS and cable companies and their boxes.
     
  14. waynenm

    waynenm New Member

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    Sorry, that's what I meant. Digital. Not HD.
     
  15. Dawghows

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    There are no episodes listed in any of my Wishlists at all, and in my To Do List, every Auto-Record Wish List item that was in the To Do List just yesterday is now missing. In the Recording History, all these say "Will Not Record" and the reason for all is "someone modified the season pass."

    I'm sort of kind of somehow glad to find out I'm not the only one seeing this problem, but still, sux....
     
  16. dleithaus

    dleithaus DanL

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    Grand...
    After a couple of weeks of problems, I decided to check here.
    Guess I should have checked earlier....

    My symptoms:

    *I am losing guide information. Guide information on known programs is disappearing from both the search guide and key word lists.

    *Manual program guide searches (fishing through with the forward button in the actual program guide) shows programs--"searching" for those programs to record does not.

    *I started noticing this on the day of the Survivor finale. As some other people noted... it was not recorded--at least the first part. The Reunion was on the To Do list--stayed there--and was recorded. I actually confirmed 4 hours before the Survivor recording that it was on the To Do List. It was. Then I noticed that it was not recording when it was supposed to... and it had disappeared spontaneously from the To Do List. Other programs disappeared from the To Do List... notably Jon Stewart of which there were a slew when I checked for Survivor.

    I am tired of this! I have been checking periodically for shows that I know are scheduled.
    Notably "Star Trek"--sometimes it gives me information on upcoming shows (of which there are always many), sometimes it says "no upcoming showings". Same for "Georgia" and "football" keywords. The Gator Bowl (Georgia Tech) on Jan 1 shows up, then it does not show up.

    Resetting the receiver does seem to temporarily restore the information... then it disappears again!

    As a secondary symptom, an extended delay is occurring when I go to a previously recorded show from the main menu and want to play it. I wait for an extended period to get to the info/play screen. The previously notorious recording pause is gone. After the recent upgrade, everything sped up--now there is some pausing going on.

    All frustrating. Of course, I don't expect anyone to directly answer this since it is similar to all the others. I am just adding my voice and adding the thread to my email update monitor.
     
  17. twosox

    twosox New Member

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  18. goony

    goony New Member

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    Lots of people with unmodified boxes are having the issues... both the SD DTivos and the HD HR10-250, so I don't think it is related.
     
  19. goony

    goony New Member

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    I've concluded that the tech was blowing smoke up my tailpipe abut the date/year issue - I found one of my boxes with the "someone modified the season pass" in the record history (it failed to record) and it was a show that was simply picked from the guide and the record button pressed - no season pass or wishlist involved at all.
     
  20. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    well at least in your house "someone" deleted it :) We got a 'tivo deleted' message that erased a program immediately after recording because we needed the room. (with almost 100 suggestions in my folder and it being the most recent program, not possible)
     

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