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Thread: Why aren't my Season Passes recording?!?

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    Default Why aren't my Season Passes recording?!?

    This can be a confounding issue, but usually the cause for a missed recording amounts either to simple scheduling conflicts or a mis-set preference in your Season Pass. Here are a few things to check and/or try...

    1 - Prioritize! Go to your Season Pass list and arrange it from top to bottom in order of most to least important. (When you park on a show title, arrows should appear beside it. Move over to the arrows, then cursor up or down to change the order of the show.) A higher priority show will cause a lower priority show in the same time slot to get skipped. Here's a useful link that relates to arranging your Season Pass list:

    http://www.weaknees.com/seasonpass/

    2 - Depending on your preference, make sure each specific Season Pass is set to record either first run only, repeats, too, or all episodes (meaning every time the show comes on, including duplicates).

    3 - Also make sure to set the number of episodes you wish the TiVo to keep on hand and how long the TiVo should keep them.

    4 - Make certain you have enough space. Remember that your TiVo's recording capacity at basic quality correlates to only about a quarter of that amount at best quality (that's for Standalone users...Directv TiVos only have one quality setting). It could be that your TiVo has run out of room and you have set all of your current shows to "Keep Until I Delete."

    5 - Sometimes a future episode is on a different channel than the one for which you've set your Season Pass. Either make a separate Season Pass for these showings, or create a Wishlist for that specific show title.

    6 - It's possible your TiVo has run out of Guide Data. Make sure you TiVo's modem is working and that you have at least 2 weeks worth of show schedules. If the TiVo doesn't know a shows on, it obviously can't record it.

    Hope these suggestions help. But if there's something I'm leaving out, but sure to let me know.

    -Jason
    Last edited by WK-Jason; 11-14-2006 at 03:09 PM.
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    Default Missing guide data

    After two years my DirecTV TIVO is suddenly missing random guide data. Is there a way to clear all the guide data and make the system bring it all down from the satellite?

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    This is a problem on the Directv end and users have been widely reporting the same issue. A fix seems to be in progress. Try rebooting the unit, but a thread about the issue has been started here:

    http://www.wkforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263
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    Thank God for this site. Just 2 days ago, I ordered an R15 from DirectTV because they had "no idea" why my R10 wasnt handling the season pass properly. I then learned about the R15 and cancelled the order. I found weeknees using Google. I was going to try and replace my harddrive, but at this point I will continue to watch this thread for updates.
    BTW, my problem is that I missed the first show of the new season of The Office and discovered that many of my season pass items indicated "No upcoming shows" but when I go to the guide, they are right where they should be. Last night I manually added The Office, then suddenly all season pass items for that week were "found". Now however, the season pass To Do List, shows the programs in the oder they will appear, but under the date and time column, it shows, "nothing scheduled" or something like that.

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    Also the wishlist/search often isnt finding the programs at all. Only the program guide is finding them. (I searched for "The Office" and it wasnt there. )
    Last edited by Amadeus; 01-11-2007 at 07:03 AM.

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    I'm having an issue where a season pass (at position 22 in the list) is not being recorded. Instead another season pass (at position 42) is being recorded. Any idea what's going on? Also, my programs that do not record are not listed in the recording history.

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    More information would be helpful. The position in the Season Pass list isn't enough. Are you saying that between two shows that air at the same time, a lower Season Pass is being favored? If that's the case, make sure that the show being skipped isn't a re-run. Also make sure you haven't marked other recorded episodes of that #22 show as "Keep until I delete", otherwise your maximum number of episodes to keep may have already been reached.
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    OK... I've got a new one for everybody... On my new HD Tivo none of the Season Passes are recording. The record history says "Power was lost or TiVo DVR was unplugged". Neither of which is true~! To make it even stranger, TiVo Suggestions are getting recorded, and if the A/V receiver that the output of TiVo goes to is on, then the Season Passes work~! I would really like to figure out this problem because I don't want to leave the receiver on 24x7.

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    Is your TiVo plugged into power through the receiver?

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    No, My TiVo is not plugged in through the receiver. I think I fixed the problem though... I have by-passed the A/v receiver for the TiVo, so it now goes direct to the TV via the HDMI-2 input and yesterday our programs got recorded.
    Not sure why the receiver was causing problem, but since the TiVo output is HD I don't mind running it straight to the TV.

    Thanks

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    That's pretty strange, but since HDMI is a two-way protocol, maybe there's something happening that we haven't seen before.

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