I recently switched to Dish from Xfinity/Comcast. Xfinity isn't offered to where I moved. With Xfinity, I could tell it to record "Show XYZ" on ABC at such and such time, new episodes only. I would get exactly that. With Dish, I tell it to record "Show XYZ" new only, and I get every instance of this show, from all channels. For instance. I have Grey's Anatomy (ABC) set to record new episodes. I KNOW that it won't be back until the fall, but on my DVR there were 3 "new" episodes recorded from Lifetime Channel, several seasons back. We are recording Coopers Treasure on Discovery Channel and it is recording episodes from Discovery Channel as well as the Science Channel. The episodes from the Science channel are a week behind and have a different title. We start watching only to find out that we've already seen the episode.
Is there a way to tell the DVR to record a show on a specific channel, rather than ALL episodes on ALL channels. I'm discovering that eventhough a a show may be a re-run, if it is shown for the first time on another channel, other than it's home channel, it pops up as new.
Thank you. I don't have PTAT set up. I'm assuming that "seek timers" is a default setting and can't be changed. So basically, I need to wait for the show to appear in the channel guide and select record. Is this correct?