Anyone have trouble with Series Manager on their HD-DVR box?
I'm using a DCX3510-M for the past 9 months without any problem. But now I've been having trouble with Series Manager since an update about 3 weeks ago. I have several programs set to record in Series Manager every day, and had no trouble for the first 8 months. Then about 3 weeks ago, started having trouble. These are mostly daily news shows, and while they will record daily for the week, they won't record after the first week. I've deleted them all a couple of times and reprogrammed them, and they would work again, but only each day for a week. After that week is over, it won't record any the next week, even though they stay listed in Series Manager; it just says nothing scheduled. There's plenty of disk space; I use less than 20%.
Tonight I deleted them all again, and re-selected them to record this next week. They show up in Series Manager, but nothing is scheduled at all now, so the tab "Scheduled Recordings" doesn't even show up. So it's perplexing. Thanks for any comments.
actions · 2013-May-12 1:32 am · (locked)
Have you double checked your record series options? Verify that you have saved the keep all episodes and not the last 7 episodes option.
actions · 2013-May-12 8:33 pm · (locked)
I've finally been able to add the programs back into Series Manager by taking kind of a circuitous route. Instead of selecting the program and immediately assigning it to Series Manager like I used to do, I first select any random episode of that show and schedule it for recording. Then I go to "scheduled recordings" and change the options for that program to "record series". Then I delete the random episode that I had selected in order to get there. What remains to be seen is if the series will then carry over from week to week.
By the way, when looking at the list of programs assigned to Scheduled Recordings, what does a symbol preceding the program name mean? It looks like a small circle with a star/diamond in it.
actions · 2013-May-13 12:47 pm · (locked)
The small circle means that you have opted to keep all episodes and not 7 or less in your dvr.
After reading the steps that your are going thru, I think you may be choosing "record series" when setting up your Series Manager. I have never used that option, so I may be wrong. You should be choosing "record series with options", right below record series.
actions · 2013-May-13 7:28 pm · (locked)
No, I wasn't clear above. I do use "record series with options" because I don't' like the defaults. For example, I want to record only the new programs, not "new and repeat". I had no trouble setting up and recording my series for the first 8 months. Then suddenly about 3-4 weeks ago, right after a major software update, my series were no longer listed, and have had trouble getting them to "stick" ever since. I'll have to wait and see if my backdoor approach will allow them to be carried over into next week or not. So far it looks like it's going to work. Thanks, and have a good week.
actions · 2013-May-14 2:20 am · (locked)