Just got deked by the same issue. Had set up a WishList search for a program I desperately wanted to watch, to be shown 2/28/13 on Discovery. The program title was "Monster Squid: The Giant is Real." Long story short, my Premiere did not record any one of four separate showings on 2/28 due to the 'program guide' glitch.
There were two separate showings of the program on two separate channels (one regular def and one HD), one at 8 PM and one at 11 PM. One of the 8 PM programs appears in 'History' as 'Conflict' with the above mentioned glitch. All three of the others say 'Duplicate' with a notice to the effect that the show didn't record b/c it was either in 'My Shows' or scheduled to record within 28 days (neither is true, at least as far as my getting to watch the program. Just my luck, it won't be aired again any time in the near future, and it is most assuredly NOT listed in 'My Shows'.)
Details, to inform others who will suffer from this problem in the future:
- The WishList was set up for keywords "Monster Squid" and set to record both new episodes and re-runs, and to save them until I deleted.
- I had moved the WishList up to the top of the SP Manager to be sure it wouldn't be overwritten by a conflict.
I understand that the only way to avoid this problem entirely is to delete your WishList or Season Pass and to re-establish it to tape "everything" (re-runs, new airings, etc.) What this will do, of course, is fill your 'My Shows' with 10 airings of the same episode pretty darn quick - filling your hard drive & taking up room that should be used for new shows. It doesn't seem a reasonable resolution of the problem.
I am one unhappy camper, considering there's no way to know what program guide details are being shared by Comcast and it's unrealistic to expect viewers to go through and double check them for every Season Pass we set up, even if such a thing were possible. Setting all our WL and SPs to tape 'everything' is highly inefficient and seems to be just another unworkable solution for a problem that shouldn't be occurring at all. The only other workaround would involve ditching SP/WLs entirely and manually setting programs to record by time/channel, also not a realistic choice.
If this starts happening with increasing frequency, we'll be switching our household to some other provider. I mean, seriously - couldn't it at least give some sort of warning or notice that it's omitting something you specifically set up, entirely for reasons outside your control?!