Total Home DVR Conflict Resolution

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Total Home DVR Conflict Resolution

Is there a way to make the conflict (of scheduled recordings) smarter?

 

I have 5 recordings that all need to happen at 7PM. Several of them happen at other times as well (SyFy and Cartoon Network both replay the same show several times). Why does it error instead of just identifying the resolution ("Oh I can record X in 2 hours).

 

My TiVos have always done this (7 years ago). I assume I am missing something somewhere?

 

PLEASE tell me I am missing something?

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ACE - Master

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jaclsoft wrote:

Is there a way to make the conflict (of scheduled recordings) smarter?

 

I have 5 recordings that all need to happen at 7PM. Several of them happen at other times as well (SyFy and Cartoon Network both replay the same show several times). Why does it error instead of just identifying the resolution ("Oh I can record X in 2 hours).

 

My TiVos have always done this (7 years ago). I assume I am missing something somewhere?

 

PLEASE tell me I am missing something?


You're not going to be able to record 5 programs at once.  You are limited to 4 streams and those can either be live or recording.  How many can be HD is determined by your profile.

 

The only solution is to see if one or more of the programs are being shown at a different time and choose that time to record.

 

And no, the DVR doesn't give you a solution (different time or SD option).  You have to figure that out yourself.

 

It is what it is.

 

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Right, I knew 4 was the max. I was hoping there was something I was missing with regards to smarts about scheduling.

 

Anyone know of any hacks on the hardware that allow this?

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Just one of many things that others have had for years and UVERSE doesn't have.

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If anyone does they haven't posted it. I have days when 5 shows air at the same time that I want to record.  I just setup series recordings of one or two of rebroadcasts of those shows and resolve it that way.

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This is something that ATT should look into.  I come from Dish Network and they TOO had priorities so that if there are five potential recordings and ONE of the recordings has a later airing, it automatically moves that recording to later.  BECAUSE ATT doesn't have priorities, nor does it even have an option to set up a recording to always record at a later air and not only the very first airing, it makes things very difficult.  All the other cable companies seem to have the programming to achieve this.

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jonasbrother - In U-verse you can prioritize which show wins over the other on a simple list found under menu recordings series series priority. But, the loser is not rescheduled.
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