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Scheduled recording help!

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Scheduled recording help!

I can't stand this Xfinity stuff.
1. How do we record one channel of a show ONE time a day? I can only get it to record ALL the showings of the show EVERYTIME it's on in that channel. I only want ONE per day. When it's a repeat episode choice.
Other companies have a choice of once per day, one time or everytime it's on.
2. If a recording is set for ONE channel how do we get another channel to also record it? The menu only lets me choose the previous channel or all HD, SD. Example, set for discHD but go to ch8 and select record all it only shows dscHD as a choice not dsc SD #8.
3. If have several episodes recorded how do we easily go from the one we are watching to next recording? Especially if it's NOT next by episode number? I've tried every possible voice command and anything including the word "next" shows me a dumb movie with same name. "view recordings" just makes me start from the top of the list then have to scroll down to program. Old provider just hit "next" button, asks delete then starts next one recorded. How do we do that with Xfinity?
4. How do we find out if we have a show scheduled for the future when it's not on yet. Like upcoming episodes of a new season that is currently off the air? Did I set it to record during last season before I got Xfinity? It only schedules 2 weeks ahead so how do I set a recording? Old provider let us set manual recordings as far in the future as we wanted.

This Xfinity equipment makes me feel like I'm using a Beta VCR on a all tube TV! So slow. So easy to lock up with to fast button presses. Replay to see missed closed captioning and it sticks that dumb timeline on top of the text, very ignorant. Hitting skip for the 30 second that I had to change myself also causes that dumb timeline to show up and block screen. Even pause sticks a HUGE black circle right in the middle of the screen, "duh I'm glad it did that cuz I couldn't tell the picture froze if it hadn't of told me".
The least they could do is post a serious How To.
If anyone can help solve these problems myself and my family would be so grateful.
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Re: Scheduled recording help!


@Wireworm wrote:
I can't stand this Xfinity stuff.
1. How do we record one channel of a show ONE time a day? I can only get it to record ALL the showings of the show EVERYTIME it's on in that channel. I only want ONE per day. When it's a repeat episode choice.
Other companies have a choice of once per day, one time or everytime it's on.
2. If a recording is set for ONE channel how do we get another channel to also record it? The menu only lets me choose the previous channel or all HD, SD. Example, set for discHD but go to ch8 and select record all it only shows dscHD as a choice not dsc SD #8.
3. If have several episodes recorded how do we easily go from the one we are watching to next recording? Especially if it's NOT next by episode number? I've tried every possible voice command and anything including the word "next" shows me a dumb movie with same name. "view recordings" just makes me start from the top of the list then have to scroll down to program. Old provider just hit "next" button, asks delete then starts next one recorded. How do we do that with Xfinity?
4. How do we find out if we have a show scheduled for the future when it's not on yet. Like upcoming episodes of a new season that is currently off the air? Did I set it to record during last season before I got Xfinity? It only schedules 2 weeks ahead so how do I set a recording? Old provider let us set manual recordings as far in the future as we wanted.

This Xfinity equipment makes me feel like I'm using a Beta VCR on a all tube TV! So slow. So easy to lock up with to fast button presses. Replay to see missed closed captioning and it sticks that dumb timeline on top of the text, very ignorant. Hitting skip for the 30 second that I had to change myself also causes that dumb timeline to show up and block screen. Even pause sticks a HUGE black circle right in the middle of the screen, "duh I'm glad it did that cuz I couldn't tell the picture froze if it hadn't of told me".
The least they could do is post a serious How To.
If anyone can help solve these problems myself and my family would be so grateful.

1) you can set up 'single' non-series recordings up to 14 days in advance. find via search or on guide and hit episodes if same series.  

2) easiest way is to use the Xfinity TV remote app, search for the series name and select upcoming tab. find what you want to record for each day and then locate that on the guide of the X1 and record 'one time'. if you wish to record all of a series no matter the channel record the series from the search menu not the guide. your choice will be for example HD preferred.

4) manual recordings. press guide then navigate to the channel. press left then ok then set recording. set date, time start and duration.  If you wish to record a series that is in repeats now, find the series in the guide and set up a series recording and select new episodes only.

re: time meter press up to dismiss it immediately.



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You wasted allot of space to say nothing new. Xfinity users are not able to record just one episode of a show Monday through Friday at 8pm, only one time one channel. Are we supposed to go through 10 manual recording settings? Doesn't seem like software written in 2019. What good is manual settings for recording if it only allows what is already in the guide. Manual setting is for the times that we want to record something that isn't in the guide yet. I just watch a preview show and even it tells us to set our DVR's now for shows 3 weeks from now. Not possible for Xfinity users.
We also cannot do a series record on just 2 channels. Try it.
HOWEVER I have discovered the best way to go from watching one recording to the next one.
We have 5 recordings of Big Bang. After watching one use voice command "fast forward 39 minutes", this will take you to the delete Y/N then straight to the selection of the next recording of that series. You can fast forward any length as long as it's longer than the time left of the current one you're watching.
Also if a show has the commercials marked the voice command "fast forward 4 times" will do same thing as pressing the FF button 4 times.
All the Xfinity users should get together and create a helpful hints and tips list to help new users with the backwards inner workings of these things. My suspicion is Xfinity voice is not AI but just works off of keywords. That's why it is unable to fast forward 2½ minutes but will 2 minutes and 30 seconds. It's artificial UNintelligence.
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If you are deleting your way through extra recordings - or just realize you don't want to watch something, the 'd' key on the remote will delete from anywhere without having to hit the end to get the dialog.