01-22-2011 09:44 PM
For example, I want to record all the Golden State Warriors games that occur on HDTV or if not available on HDTV then record them on normal TV, without recording blank channels that I are not on my subscription or a lot of superfluous programs that use some of the key words but aren't the game itself.
If I record a series for the key word search "Golden State Warriors" or "Golden State" or "Golden State NBA" I miss games, record some non-game programs, or record channels that are blacked out to me. I could do more selective searches with TiVo so that I just got the games I wanted, but I can't find enough granularity in the Comcast DVR system to record Warriors, Giants, or 49ers games. The closest I can come is to save these searches, and every few days sit down and manually scan through all the items the return and select the right ones! Even dong that, none of the searches turned up yesterday's Warriors game on 720 at &;30pm. So I assumed it wasn't televised. But I happened to look at channel 720 that evening - and the game was there! What's going on?
The Comcast system seems to work fine for the simple task of recording a TV sitcom series such as Chuck or The Mentalist. But to record the games of my favorite sports teams requires a DVR system that can find the games on whatever channel they are on, and only record those channels which I subscribe to.
Any suggestions on how best to record my favorite teams using the Comcast DVR?
08-04-2012 12:40 AM
I have the same problem, it would be so easy for comcast to set this up. I want to be able to set my favorite sports team and for it to auto-record all the New games, with a priority of HD. I tried to do this myself by "auto-record by keyword" and use the keywords "Detroit at". This works but records too many extra shows that I do not want. This would be easily programmed, the sports events are sorted by "MLB BASEBALL", NBA BASKETBALL" etc. In the descriptions of the events it lists the two teams playing, ex. "DETROIT AT CHICAGO". The user would select the sport event title and enter their sport team name. The DVR would then set an automatic record when the title and keywords in the description match the user settings. This would not require any changes to the labeling of the tv listings. I tried emailing comcast with this suggestion and got back
"your concerns are important and I do apologize for your
inconvenience. However the feature that you request is not yet available
nor in the future of Comcast DVR equipment at this point."
It sounds like comcast does not care.
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