I'm having a weird problem lately. Because of the concentration of new programming on Sundays and Mondays, and because here in Oregon, Comcast has moved many cable channels from East Coast feeds to West Coast feeds, I have lots of series conflicts on Sunday and Monday nights, in some cases as many as four series that I want to record that are all on at the same time. I prioritize the broadcast channel series highest to make sure they get recorded (since they're only broadcast once and not rerun during the week). So on a Sunday or Monday, I may have as many as 5 cable shows that won't be recorded since two programs are already being recorded in those time slots.
When I notice this (the upcoming recordings listing shows these series with the double crossed-out circles, indicating they won't be recorded), I go to the list of upcoming episodes of that series, pick a late night rerun of the episode I want, and set it to manually record. However, when doing this with four or five series in one night, sometimes I'll pick a late night rerun of the episode I want, select it to manually record, and the system gives me a message stating that two things are already set to record in that time slot, asking me if I want to record anyway or cancel. When I cancel and go back to look at which series are already set to record in that time slot, the lower priority episode (the one in conflict with the one I was now going to record) is listed with a single crossed-out circle, indicating that now it too won't record, even though there's no conflicts preventing it from recording. Now, nothing I try makes the crossed-out circle go away. I go to the episode and try to record it again, the system says OK, but the crossed-out circle still remains in the upcoming recordings list.
Plus, a single crossed-out circle should never appear anyway. If you cancel a manual recording, the whole listing should just disappear from the upcoming recordings list.
This just started happening last week. I did reboot the DVR (unplug the power and plug back in). The guide took a very long time to reload (couple of days), and all the single crossed-out circles disappeared, but so did any evidence of those manual recordings. When I went back in to set them up again, I experienced the same problem. Of course, since these cable series are rerun multiple times during the week, I can just go in and pick an even later episode. But the problem bugs me just the same.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this lately?