"someone in your household" ... oh God not again

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by tem, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. incog-neato

    incog-neato ObamaGuy

    Sep 17, 2007
    The Cold...


    Same for Oprah at 1:05 AM. It's not D* or TiVo it's the guide information provider. Now with the writers strike a lot of talk shows will be repeats and won't be marked as such for a while.
  2. daperlman

    daperlman check the rhime

    Jan 25, 2002
    My recordings on HDNet are getting screwed up also. Dammit
  3. jaypb

    jaypb New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Ok. So I get home tonight and go to sit down and watch "The Ghost Whisperer"....recorded off of WCBS-DT OTA (2-1) out of NYC. I missed the TWO best things on network TV.....that being Jennifer Love Hewitt. :eek:

    Exhibit #1:

    Once again, the dreaded "Someone in your household...." hit my Season Pass for the Ghost Whisperer....and I CHECKED last night at 11pm to make sure that this particular HR10 WAS NOT affected (as 2 of my other HR10's WERE affected earlier this week).

    In addition, on this SAME receiver, my SP for Brotherhood on Showtime for Sunday Night as well as Monday night's "Journeyman" and "Heroes" (NBC OTA shows) in addition to CBS's "CSI Miami" were all slated to NOT record due to the dreaded "SIYH...." message. Next Wednesday night's "Life" as well as "CSI NY" were also set to NOT be recorded. Now, again, none of this was seen in the History or the To Do List when I looked last night....so it cropped up overnight.

    Exhibit #2:

    Another one of my HR10's still shows Monday night's Heroes as being set to record on Monday.....same channel, same exact Season Pass....but, that particular receiver also has a Season Pass for the USA version of "L&O SVU...." and ALL OF THOSE particular shows show as "SIYH....." on the history. Amazing!

    I'll have to check my other 2 HR10's to see if they are exhibiting any issues. The 2 HR10's above had NO ISSUES a few days ago....while the 2 I haven't checked were the ones' EXHIBITING the (#*&*&# issues in the first place.

    I can't be the only one seeing this...can I? I know a few of you have chimed in....but....WTF ?!?! I was starting to think it was an OTA channel /Guide issue...until I saw Brotherhood's (SHOWTIME) SP F'd up...and then when I saw the USA based L&O SP mucked up I'm not sure what to think.....

    Either way, it's making the wife angry....hopefully angry enough for me to convince her maybe we should get an HR20 for the upstairs level, although she's not a fan of the HR20 interface from dealing with the R15.....but, it's starting to become a necessary evil if you will.....and the "SIYH...." issue is starting to irritate me....once again.
  4. coachO

    coachO New Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    This happened to one of my HR10s again- it didn't record Survivor and the HDD was not nearly full. So, I set it up to also record on the HR20 that I recently installed.

    However, if you read about the HR20, it seems to miss programs much more often although I have not used mine enough to see this occur. So between the two I should get the show.......

    On my hacked HR10 still running 3.5, I can not ever remember it missing a show.
  5. Citivas

    Citivas Old Member

    Oct 12, 2000


    We are veterans of this frustrating instability from when it was happening last December too. We have become religious about checking the To-Do list every day to correct any of the bogus "Someone in your household..." non-records.

    But now even daily isn't good enough. Last night it bailed on recording "Dirty Sexy Money" even though we had checked the to-do list just that morning. So now it is changing the status on shows even hours before them, so unless you are constantly watching it, which defeats the purpose of a DVR, you can't trust it to record.

    Interestingly, it is not happening that often -- most days our search turns up no errors now -- so it is infrequent but still an issue.

    I also found it interesting that the History showed the show as slated to begin at 10:02, where it previously listed it in the To-Do as 10:00. It also successfully recorded the show directly before it on the same channel and it ended at 10:00, not 10:02. Not sure what's going on...

    Unfortuantely, this show doesn't appear to be available by any other means. It is not available online from ABC.com (they have "streaming" HD only but it appears several weeks behind) and even though ABC/Disney have a deal with Apple, it doesn't appear to be availabel on iTunes. It is a very continuity-driven series so it becomes frustrating to watch out of order. If anyone has any ideas on how to catch-up with it, please advise.
  6. rickmeoff

    rickmeoff New Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    we just checked and our unit had: biggest loser,survivor, friday night lights, prison break, and cops all scheduled NOT to record due to the 'someone in your household' crap. ive read in the past that this is due to screwed up guide data?

    man, im glad i checked this as i woulda been pissed had all those been missed.

    on an interesting side note, we have a sony sat60 that showed the same thing as the hr10, yet even though it showed 'biggest loser, bachelor' and 'survivor' as not being recorded due to the 'someone in your household,' the programs actually still recorded!

    wtf? its like the sony got hit with it, but was able to catch itself or something. weird.
  7. Citivas

    Citivas Old Member

    Oct 12, 2000
    Bad guide data has always been a weak excuse, not credible. For one, if that were true, everyone with the same channel would have the same problem. And people with HR-20's recording the same shows would have the same problems as they all use the same data source.

    The bad guide data has always been a "catch-all" excuse for stuff liek this from CSR's and others not really acknowledging or understanding the issue. They claimed the same thing last year but it mysteriously went away fro everyone after an unscheduled software update...
  8. LittleNoodle

    LittleNoodle New Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    I missed the last 3 episodes of Survivor China on my HR10-250 with the same problem. I deleted and re-created the season pass last week and it still didn't record this week. Same exact problem as what happened about a year ago.
  9. fjwagner

    fjwagner New Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Houston, Tx
    ... my two cents worth. I have always found the user error was responsible. I could not figure out why a certain show was not recording when I realized that I had a limit of 5 and that the shows were "keep until delete". This was the case on several occasions for me. Look within and look deep. Fred
  10. redram38

    redram38 New Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Survivor China also did not record for me this past week. Same message and I know I did not change a thing. It is the only one that has failed for me so far. may be time to call DTV for a swap under the protection plan.
  11. Citivas

    Citivas Old Member

    Oct 12, 2000
    That may be the case for you, but the condition reported on this Forum, now and a year ago, is a "known" problem acknowledged by DirecTV, and blamed on TiVo... It is happening to many users, exactly the same way. I have season passes set to record all episodes, repeats and first-run that show up in the to-do list leading up to the day of programming, then within hours of the scheduled time suddenly drop out of the to-do list and over to the history list where it was they did not record because someone in the household changed, blah, blah, blah, when nothing changed. I have had cases where we saw that, re-establishd it to record, then had it drop off the list again. It happens sporatically. We know make a ritual of checking the to-do list with every viewing session of the TV, and we still have been burned once by a show that dropped back off at the last moment...
  12. LittleNoodle

    LittleNoodle New Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    This week I am experiencing a little different problem. Last night I was recording Kitchen Nightmares on season pass. 50 minutes into the episode it just stopped recording. Tonight the same thing happened. I was recording Survivor on SP and watching it live also. 10 minutes into the show it just stopped recording.

    This is getting very frustrating. I guess I will have to transfer all my SP's to the HR20 even though I prefer the TiVo interface.
  13. jsnell

    jsnell TeeVee.org

    Mar 16, 2000
    Mill Valley, CA
    We've had a spate of reboots and of failed recordings lately.

    "deleted earlier than planned because the space was needed for another program at 8:59" is the latest excuse, this for a show that records at 9:00 -- and with 70 suggestions on the TiVo!

    Infuriating. Much as it pains me to admit it, I'm thinking of transferring all my season passes to the HR-20 and kissing the TiVo goodbye.
  14. joshiz

    joshiz New Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    I came home this evening expecting to watch Survivor: China and it didn't record. My TiVo is not almost full...

    I just watched the episode online (with commercials) - what a joy!

    In any event I had the "household" bug in october and reset and added any necessary Season Passes but TiVo still misses Survivor episodes intermittently.

    It's first on the Season Pass list so there is no rhyme or reason for this. It has recorded Survivor just fine in the past.

    Anyway not helpful unfortunately but just adding my ¢2.


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