A couple of weeks ago I was surprised to see the latest episode of Gold Rush didn't appear in the recordings list. I headed to the series manager queue to see what happened and the system said it had recorded. One option was to "go to episode" which I did and it took me to the Gold Rush folder and highlighted that night's show. I didn't notice it because the latest recording was listed at the end of the list. That was odd, but I let it go.
Shortly after I noticed that season and episode numbers were appearing in front of some recordings. But this wasn't consistent.
Tonight I called DTV and found everyone there had no idea. I was left on hold for a while and started investigating myself and I am not completely confused.
I've got two examples and comments on them.
The first is Gold Rush which is shown here:
Notice at the top the listing is "ordered by date (newest first)" but the first three items aren't the newest. The first three are in descending order 1/23, 1/16, 1/9 and then comes 1/24 and finally today. WHAT?
Maybe they decided to sort based off title, but S? would come after Rogue Miner. So maybe it's based on Season/Episode then recording date? It's not really clear.
I then looked at Shark Tank which adds to the confusion:
In this case the first listing is from today (YEAH, that's what I want!) But now two of the episodes have the S/E prefix one today's the other recorded on 1/13. The date ordering here is all over the place... Today, 1/13, 1/27, 1/23/ 1/16. This is making no sense. To add to the strangeness The first two items in the list are from 2015, the next two are 2014 and the last one is 2015 also.
I spoke with two folks at directv and after a lengthy description of what's going on both the front line and her supervisor were unclear what's going on. I had piqued the supervisor's curiosity and he said he'll investigate and get back to me. We'll see what happens.
Has anyone else been confused or annoyed by this latest change? I've seen this on my Genie and I'm not sure if the older receivers are doing something similar. I'm happy to see the season and episode info, but I'm not a fan of it messing up my recording listing.
(I really wish the image sizing worked correctly!)