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Strange season pass behavior

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by slowbiscuit, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. neo_sapien

    neo_sapien New Member

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    So is TiVo smarter than it used to be about not recording repeats when I specify first runs only? Can I tell it in season pass to record only first run episodes of True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and other HBO shows (and other problem shows too), and have some confidence that it won't fill up with repeats?

    Or do I have to use some sort of Martin T wish list trick?
     
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra Cable only

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    You may have hit on something there. I don't have wish list enabled and kill any green thumbs up when they appear when scheduling a recording. I never see uninvited shows.
     
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    ]I assume you're actually talking about suggestions. Wishlists are explicitly created, just like a Season pass, not enabled or disabled.
     
  4. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    This just happened again, on a PBS show called Need to Know. I have an SP set to new-only and noticed multiple showings were set to record - they all had the same non-generic description (which looked to be correct) with same ep #, and they were all set to record.

    So I go into SP options, change to new+repeat, save, go in again and change back to new, save, then check ToDo a little later and now the dupes are not set to record.

    Looks like my Elite is due for a reboot, I think the scheduler has gone bonkers.
     
  5. neo_sapien

    neo_sapien New Member

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    I have the same problem with The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, but that solution doesn't work in my case, the To Do List is still populated with repeats when I told it to record only new episodes.
     
  6. JoeKustra

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    New shows start next Monday 3/25. Later today delete the two early repeats and the rest of the week will be fine. "new" can't handle a show that's on multiple times per day. Notice that the real repeat after midnight is not scheduled. Now that you know what to do, it's a smaller problem.

    Repeat procedure on 4/1 or the early shows will record. It's not just The Daily Show. msnbc has a few as does CNN.
     
  7. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    That's a different problem explained earlier in the thread, not the one I'm talking about. Search for Tupper Method in the forum for workarounds. This one is a either a bug in the scheduler or bad guide data I can't see.
     
  8. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    It is not the case that ""new" can't handle a show that's on multiple times per day". The problem is that some shows, like "The Daily Show" do not have individual programIds for episodes so the TiVo has no way to know that the additional showings are duplicates.
     
  9. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Is it populated for *today and tomorrow*?

    My Tivo hasn't been recording any for this two week break (except MAYBE the very first Monday..). Again, if you wait long enough, do they disappear on their own?

    I really think it's only us To-Do-list-OCD people who notice this as much *nowadays*. Yes, when the DS & Colbert guide data was much worse, it *was* a big problem, but nowadays *usually* the guide data does fill in for repeats as time goes on/it comes closer to the generic guide data episodes.
     
  10. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Exactly what I see with "Robot Chicken".
     

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