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Can't record a specific show at a particular time.

When Spectrum/Time Warner switched over to their new software, I'm unable to tape a particular show at a specific hour. For example, I used to be able to tape the 11:00pm showing of SportsCenter. With the new software, because they show this multiple times during the day, if I set the series to tape this show, it has to tape all of them as they are all considered "new" and not "repeats".  The old feature allowed me to pick a particular time I wanted to record this show. Good thing one of my old DVRs is grandfathered into this and still tapes the particular time but I made a change to my other DVR not knowing it would delete the grandfathered settings. That screwed me up. Now for that DVR I have to manually tape this each day. 

This is true for other shows with multiple viewings. 

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Re: Can't record a specific show at a particular time.

I also want to add the new software is kind of slow uploading a show on your recording list which is kind of irritating. Sometimes I get an error message and have to do it a bunch of times before it uploads. 

 

I must say though that the new feature of "recently watched shows" that you can get by clicking on the up or down arrow is a pretty good new feature. Still wish for the old software though. 

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Re: Can't record a specific show at a particular time.


@Jimmy2wrote:

I also want to add the new software is kind of slow uploading a show on your recording list which is kind of irritating. Sometimes I get an error message and have to do it a bunch of times before it uploads. 

 

I must say though that the new feature of "recently watched shows" that you can get by clicking on the up or down arrow is a pretty good new feature. Still wish for the old software though. 


Hi Jimmy,

 

I agree with this issue about the new guide.  I am going to try the Series options tonight for Sportscenter and see if I can get it to filter to one time only.  I will post back if I find the solution!

 

You are correct, the new guide must show a series as "New" in order for "New episodes" to count and repeats to not be recorded.  What the guide needs is a Manual Recording feature where you set up a show and channel to record a show each day at that time, and on that channel.  I am going to check for other timing options.  For Sportcenter you would need to look for an option.  (if it exists.)

 

ESPN Sportscenter-Record Series

Save All Episodes

Record (Designated time slot only )

 

Correct, setting episodes to "New Only" won't doing anything because Sportscenter has no new distinction in The Guide.  The older SA-model boxes, as slow and sluggish as they are, I recall could do the example above, even though they did not have manual recording.

 

For reference this is the New Guide.  Navigator 8.0 in TWC Legacy Markets on all modern boxes.

Recently Viewed is an AWESOME feature!

 

Satch

 

 

 

 

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Re: Can't record a specific show at a particular time.


@Satchwrote:

@Jimmy2wrote:

I also want to add the new software is kind of slow uploading a show on your recording list which is kind of irritating. Sometimes I get an error message and have to do it a bunch of times before it uploads. 

 

I must say though that the new feature of "recently watched shows" that you can get by clicking on the up or down arrow is a pretty good new feature. Still wish for the old software though. 


Hi Jimmy,

 

I agree with this issue about the new guide.  I am going to try the Series options tonight for Sportscenter and see if I can get it to filter to one time only.  I will post back if I find the solution!

 

You are correct, the new guide must show a series as "New" in order for "New episodes" to count and repeats to not be recorded.  What the guide needs is a Manual Recording feature where you set up a show and channel to record a show each day at that time, and on that channel.  I am going to check for other timing options.  For Sportcenter you would need to look for an option.  (if it exists.)

 

ESPN Sportscenter-Record Series

Save All Episodes

Record (Designated time slot only )

 

Correct, setting episodes to "New Only" won't doing anything because Sportscenter has no new distinction in The Guide.  The older SA-model boxes, as slow and sluggish as they are, I recall could do the example above, even though they did not have manual recording.

 

For reference this is the New Guide.  Navigator 8.0 in TWC Legacy Markets on all modern boxes.

Recently Viewed is an AWESOME feature!

 

Satch

 

 

 Update,

 

On my box New episodes of Sportscenter are recognized in the guide.  Select Record Series and than under the options use the arrow keys to go down the list and the left and right arrow keys to select "Record New Episodes."  Than select how many episodes you want to keep?  Make sure for the channel that ONLY ESPN is selected and none of the ESPN sister stations.  Now, only new episodes of Sportscenter should be recorded.

 

Note that this question should be in the Equipment forum as you are talking about the cable box.  Spectrum TV.com is for the website and the applications associated with that functionality, such as Remote DVR Manager.

 

Satch

 


 

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Re: Can't record a specific show at a particular time.

Thanks Satch.  Will direct my questions to the right forum in the future. Wasn't familiar with Spectrumtv. Also, my problem is that if I did what you said to do, It would record like 11 to 12 episodes daily. SportsCenter runs at various times during the day and they are all designated "new" even if there are repeats. I just want to record one episode in a certain time slot. The old software you could do that. You could choose "11:00pm only". 

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Re: Can't record a specific show at a particular time.


@Jimmy2wrote:

Thanks Satch.  Will direct my questions to the right forum in the future. Wasn't familiar with Spectrumtv. Also, my problem is that if I did what you said to do, It would record like 11 to 12 episodes daily. SportsCenter runs at various times during the day and they are all designated "new" even if there are repeats. I just want to record one episode in a certain time slot. The old software you could do that. You could choose "11:00pm only". 


Thanks Jimmy!

 

Hey Spectrum.  We both want the next guide update to have an option to record shows and series by a specific time only.  Please forward this information to the Guide Development Team.

 

Satch