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Wed, Jul 13, 2022 9:55 AM

DVR recording old episodes?

Has anyone had the DVR record episodes that aren’t new even though you have it set for new only? Could it be the guide isn’t right?

The Simpsons and South Park aren’t recording just new episodes. Well they seem to be from the winter/spring but this wouldn’t be their first airing.

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TexasBrit

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Directv's replies on this subject are useless. Let's assume for the moment you set everything up correctly, including selecting the series from the guide NOT the season. The DVR will still record old episodes if the metadata (part of the guide) says its a new episode. This will happen with many repeats because the channel does not modify the metadata to show the episode is not first run. Typically you will find episodes on the main broadcast channels are OK, because they don't often show repeats. Secondary channels not so good.  And in general, if the DVR is unsure whethere an episode is first run, it will record it to be on the safe side.

Wannabe32

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Same thing happens to me all the time.  Basically given up on trying to correct it.  

DIRECTVhelp

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Hello @Wannabe32, thanks for reaching us.

We want to make sure you're able to record just new episodes of your favorite shows. Let's make sure we're following the proper steps to record your DIRECTV content.
http://sm.att.com/312f5b7e

As a troubleshooting we can also try refreshing your DIRECTV service and equipment and trying again.
http://sm.att.com/5c50f70c

Let us know how it goes, we're here to help!
 
Camilo, DIRECTV Community Specialist
Wannabe32

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Thanks for the info.  I set the recording per your instruction on the link and reset the receiver.  Didn't correct the issue.  Just going to live with it.

DIRECTVhelp

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@Wannabe32 We want you to enjoy all the features our DVR recording offers without any issue. Let's meet in a Direct Message to take a closer look on this. Please check your DIRECTV Message Inbox (It's the chat icon next to the bell icon in the upper right corner of the Forums)

 

Nicolas, DIRECTV Community Specialist

shannon02

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Some channels when they acquire the rights to a series mark it is first run as it is first run to the channel.


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