Local Channels/Keywords

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  1. Jan 8, 2006 #1 of 10
    Alztybrn

    Alztybrn New Member

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    I have always had a problem when my TIVO wants to record a show which I have keywords set for. It automatically wants to record the networks that are in the 300's instead of recording the networks that actually air the show, channels 7, 10, 13, etc. If I do not see this in the To do list and correct it, the shows are not recorded. Is there anything I can do, or do I just have to continue checking and correcting the To Do List?
    Thanks for your help,
    Brian
     
  2. Jan 8, 2006 #2 of 10
    SpacemanSpiff

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    Have you gone in and removed the 300's channels from "channels I receive"? Wishlists only go off of the channels you receive and shouldn't grab the channels you don't.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2006 #3 of 10
    tbeckner

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    Since you said keywords, it appears that you are attempting to record via a WISHLIST. WISHLIST are really not made to record series, so I recommend that you switch your recordings to use SEASON PASSES instead. WISHLISTS will pull recordings from any channel, SEASON PASSES are channel specific.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2006 #4 of 10
    David Platt

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    He's talking about recording shows that match his desired keywords, not recording a specific series. Not sure how you got that out of what he said.

    Alztybrn, What SpacemanSpiff said is correct: you need to remove the networks in the 300s from your 'Channels I Recieve' list.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2006 #5 of 10
    tbeckner

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    But it would likely be a series if he believes it should record on a network broadcast on the local channels. His only other option would be to pull the 300 series channels from his Received Channels to elminate them from a WISHLIST SELECTION, otherwise he can use a SEASON PASS which is channel specific.

    I did realize that he was talking about keywords, which meant that he was using a WISHLIST with AUTO RECORD. And if he used too broad of a keyword we could be recording far too many shows.

    I had already read SpacemanSpiff's response and I wanted to make sure that he knew that SEASON PASSES where channel specific and that WISHLIST AUTO RECORDS are not.

    Was there a reason you responded?

    In this case, neither of us knew the specifics of what he was attempting to record, so depending upon those details, either answer could be correct.

    Additional Edit:

    Some of things that we didn't know from his post,

    1. Does he have east and west coast network feeds in the 300's and was that what he was talking about?
    2. How many 300 series channels would he have to remove? 1, 10, 50, or all of them?
    3. Is the keyword associated with a series?
    4. Of the 300 series channels that he would have to remove from "Channels Received", does he want to record or watch a show on any of those channels?

    As you can see, a simple remove the offending 300 series channels from the "Channels Received" could be a VERY BAD SOLUTION, but neither of us have any real idea if it would work for him, because his post did not contain enough detail to make a proper recommendation. And that is why I attempted to point out that SEASON PASSES are channel specific and WISHLIST KEYWORD AUTO RECORDS are not.

    You might want to think about the possible problems that could occur if he removed channels from the 'Channels I Recieve' list.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2006 #6 of 10
    David Platt

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    You're right-- there's not enough info in the original post to determine what exactly the problem is.

    Since he seems to not want them to record on the 300 channels because "they don't actually air the show", though, it seems to be a pretty safe assumption that he doesn't actually get those channels.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2006 #7 of 10
    tbeckner

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    But if he doesn’t get the 300 series “networks” , which are east and west coast feeds of the major networks, then how did the 300 series network channels get selected unless he selected everything or just the specific 300 series network channels in the “Channels Received”. And if he has manually selected channels he does not receive then there is no doubt that he should deselect them.

    And still, since he is likely recording network shows, then why doesn’t he just use a SEASON PASS, instead of a WISHLIST.

    Notice that he did say ‘networks” and compared them to the network locals, which are always below 100.

    So, I guess I would recommend that if he doesn’t receive the specific 300 series network channels that he should remove them from his “Channels I Receive”, but then again I would also recommend that he does not use a KEYWORD WISHLIST AUTO RECORD to record a network series. If he was attempting to record something that would be specific to only a local network feed like a local high school football game, then it would not likely show up in the east/west coast network channels, unless of course he lives in NY or LA.

    Still, I believe that we do not have enough information in the single post on what he was attempting to do to make a prefect recommendation.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2006 #8 of 10
    JimSpence

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    By default, a DirecTV DVR has ALL channels selected in the Channels You Receive list. So you have to manually remove these channels so that the SP and Wishlists don't use them. Since the OP is getting his locals via DirecTV, it is safe to say that he isn't authorized for the DNS version. Even if he were, he could then set the SP for the show to record on the channel he wants.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2006 #9 of 10
    David Platt

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    All channels are selected by default. There could be a *lot* of reasons he's using a WishList instead of a SP-- catching a favorite actor's appearance on talk shows as well as any series he is in, catching all discussions of a certain topic on daytime talk shows, recording a certain sports team's games, etc.
     
  10. tbeckner

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    When I first read his post I didn't realize that maybe he didn't setup up his DirecTiVo correctly, but then again all of us should realize that not everyone is technically inclinded, and even if they are, they may not understand DirecTV (going on 12 years) or TiVo (almost 6 years).
     

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