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First-Run Only / Conflict SP Question

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Mike B, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. lcsneil

    lcsneil Shrubber

    Jun 18, 2002
    In a shrubbery
    Ok guys I'm confused. If according to TivoRich's explanation a First Run programme is only recoded if we are withing 28 days of OAD why is my Tivo trying to record episode that have OAD of 1998 with First Run Only set on the Season Pass?


    Will & Grace
    Episode Title
    Episode Description Hit US sitcom about two best friends, one straight, one gay.
    Episode Number
    Duration 0:30
    Original Air Date Mon 21st Sep 1998
    Actors Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally
    Guest Stars Ken Marino, Paul Fitzgerald
    Exec Producers David Kohan, Max Mutchnick, James Burrows, Alex Herschlag, Dave Flebotte
    Genres Comedy, Sitcom
    Type Series
    Channel 113 LIVING1
    Showing Date Tue 4th Oct 20:00
    Expiration Date Thu 6th Oct 20:00
    Deletion Date
    Cancel Date
    Cancel Reason
    Quality Medium
    Selection Type Season Pass
    State To Do
    Size 590 MB (estimated)

    Ta Neil
  2. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

    Feb 11, 2002
    It's because these episodes only have 'generic' programme details, including OAD.

    Also note the lack of an episode title.
  3. JohnDoranNY

    JohnDoranNY New Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    Okay Correct me if I'm wrong but what I read on the TIVO site, the information here is not fully correct.

    FIRST RUN = programs where the Original Air Date = the date of the recording, meaning its the first time its being shown.

    REPEATS = Any Episode that has NOT ALREADY BEEN RECORDED in the last 28 days. Doesn't matter if its the same year or prior year as the Original Air Date. It tracks which episodes you have recorded in the last 28 days and if it has already recorded one with the same OAD as this it will not record it again. This means if the show is reshown again 31 days after you first recorded it, it will record again (being longer than the 28 days rule)

    ALL EPISODES = just what it sounds like.. record all episodes regardless of duplications, does not check OAD.

    This was *my* understanding form the Tivo website.

    John Doran
  4. steveroe

    steveroe Must do some work...

    Oct 29, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    This is correct for US series 2 Tivo's, over here in the UK we only have series 1 models and rules are different.

    We can choose between:

    FIRST RUN is any episode where the flag "IsEpisode" is set to "True/Yes" and the OAD is within 28 days of the date of broadcast AND any episode where the flag "IsEpisode" is set to "False/No" regardless of date

    FIRST RUN and REPEATS any episode regardless of "IsEpisode" status and OAD

    The 28 day rule applies to both (I.e. not already in Now Playing or already recorded within 28 days of broadcast date or deleted from Now Playing within the last 28 days)

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