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I missed Premiere of S.H.I.E.L.D due to 28 day rule, WTF?????

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jeffw_00, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. jeffw_00

    jeffw_00 New Member

    Sep 19, 2000
    I previously set up a season pass for the new Marvel Agents of SHIELD. THe process went fine (and I believe I had to bump the priority of the SP to make sure it recorded).

    The show was broadcast last night. Around 10:30 I went to watch it. IT WASN'T THERE. I went to Recording History - it skipped it "because it had already been recorded within the last 28 days"...


    Actually, I suspect I know what happened - the Marvel show may have some sort of ID code that erroneously mapped to something I already record. Doesn't make it any less painful. I changed the setting to "record everything (incl. duplicates)". But I'm really bummed, and now that much less distrustful of my TivoHD.

    Did anyone else experience this? Was there any way to avoid it?


    (Tivo owner since 1990)
  2. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    This probably isn't it, but you didn't accidentally set up an SP for Marvel's "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H" did you? :rolleyes: I only say that because I found that when I was trying to set up my for S.H.I.E.L.D some time ago.
  3. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    I had no issue with my SP picking up this episode.
    The obvious answer regarding avoiding it is to pay some attention to the to do list especially when there is something new.
  4. jeffw_00

    jeffw_00 New Member

    Sep 19, 2000
    thank you for the repeat notice...looks like my Tivo already has it covered :)

    I did not set up to record for that earlier show.

    I assume that once something goes on the ToDo list it stays there. If the SW gets bad enough that I have to start checking the ToDo list, then it's time for a FiOS DVR. Here's hoping TiVo databases never get that bad.

    Thanks all
  5. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    It has nothing to do with the software but with the guide data. TiVo's are only as smart as the guide data. But they are also very cautious when it comes to determining whether to record something or not. If there is no original air date, it will always assume it is new. But if the air date is just plain wrong, then there is nothing TiVo can do if the air date is more than 28 days ago. However, this is an extremely rare occurrence. I have only seen it a few times since I have owned a TiVo (many many years).
  6. rahnbo

    rahnbo Active Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Except for things you manually record and perhaps something else I can't think of right now your To Do list could potentially change with each and every guide update. It is rare for a mistake to occur but it will certainly occur on occasion as the guide data is only as good as the info it is given. I've only seen something happen like that perhaps once every 2 years over the past 10+ years and I doubt FiOS or any DVR is immune. Considering all the things that could go wrong from user error to all the things out of our control it is amazing that it works as well as it does.
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    The FiOS DVrs are having major issues now anyway. They recently switched guide data providers to the same one that TiVo uses. And many users have been complaining about shows not getting picked up to record that were scheduled with the old guide data provider. So people have had to create all new SPs with their FiOS DVRs to correct the issue. At least this is what I read.

    I'm glad I have not had these issues with my Roamio.
  8. BobCamp1

    BobCamp1 Active Member

    May 15, 2002
    You're blowing the problem out of proportion. I haven't had to change any of my series links. I've also found that Tribune provides more/better information, but FYI is more accurate. My Tivo will occasionally record a show it thinks is on when it really isn't. My FIOS DVR doesn't do that -- but maybe now it will start doing that!
  9. jeffw_00

    jeffw_00 New Member

    Sep 19, 2000
    sorry - when I said "SW" I was being general. I agree it's the guide data. With FiOS switching - it sounds like much of the country is dependent on one database. You would think the content programmers would get behind making sure it's really accurate, supplying real-time updates for live shows, etc., so their audience doesn't miss shows it wants to watch.
  10. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    I was only going by what I had read. My TiVos do not have issues recording what is on. If it recorded it, the recording has been correct.
  11. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    What you are incorrectly assuming is that nothing ever changes, ever.
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    That would be a pretty crappy DVR if once a recording was on the To Do List that it never changed. If I make a change to the SP list, the To DO list will start making changes right away. If the program is moved or removed from the guide the To Do list will change.
  13. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    I almost missed the repeat recording. My first recording was a little messed up because of a bad OTA signal so I decided to record the repeat two days later. This afternoon I was messing with adding cable clear QAM channels to see what I'd get. I decided to nix the idea so I had to repeat guided setup a second time and in the process the scheduled recording of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D was lost. I noticed its absence on the To Do List so I had to find the listing and schedule it again which was accomplished with less than 10 seconds to spare before the recording started.

    Lesson: Check the TDL once in a while.

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