Originally Posted by BHNtechXpert
The following is important. It wasn't posted here because it's impossible to deal with a 470 page thread....
TV] Time change reminder to our DVR customers...
Over the weekend we sprang forward one hour and along with changing your smoke detector battery those of you with DVR's who use the scheduling feature to record series programming may want to take a couple of minutes on to update your series recording times. The process is quick, simple and outlined below. This ensures that everything updates correctly (just in case) and you don't miss a single episode of your favorite programming.
Go in and edit the series recording, change it to record all shows, and then change it back to just a specific air time and that will update the series recording time.
1. Press the List button on the remote control unit
2. Select Series Recordings
3. Select Series Manager
4. Select the Series you want to edit
5. Select Record Series Options
6. Select the Air Time Option and change to All Showings
7. Press the A button to save the changes, and let the set-top box save the changes
8. Select the Air Time Option again and change it back to the air time you want
9. Save your changes
Delete the series recording and add it in again.
Either I'm loosing grips on my understanding of OCAP since I used to work with it, but that DOES sound like a software bug, and not a damn thing to do with the guide.
Here's the thing, even if the guide data does change, the software should be smart enough to make appropriate changes. They are more than powerful enough to do this. They use a 700MHz MIPS processor, and support up to 512MB RAM. I don't know if these boxes are equipped with that much RAM though, considering how SLOW they go, but even then, when the box is turned off during the day while I'm working, it has more than enough time to sort things out on it's down time.
But this clearly exposes a flaw in the DVR software. It can't track, it gets confused, and the series manager database gets corrupted and it starts recording other shows (and in the case of a few here, seemingly the same random shows). If this fix is to toggle a setting and back, it's a BUG.
But to that end, that does not explain Nayans case, where he wiped out his entire series manager and it is STILL recording shows on it's own.
Now I have been more than patient believe it or not, but I'm really through with this OCAP crap. Why do you think I keep jokingly call it ocrap? Cause when a customer called in with a OCAP box with any form of a problem, we said "OCRAP!" and just sent them a MDN powered box.
Here's the problem, is there even any NEWER style MDN box? Or did BHN end up going all OCAP? Cause whenever I have tried to get away from OCAP boxes, I keep ending up with them. I have not been able to score any recent MDN boxes ever.