Descriptions No Longer Say "Repeat"

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Dnamertz, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Dnamertz

    Dnamertz Active Member

    Jan 30, 2005


    The show descriptions on the D-Tivo menu no longer say whether a show is a repeat. Its getting difficult to tell if a show is a repeat, and tonight "My Name is Earl" was a repeat (even though it didn't say "repeat") and it recorded. How is Tivo (or me) supposed to know if a show is a repeat?
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    TiVo uses the original air date to determine whether it's a repeat. If the air date was more than a week ago it is considered a repeat.
  3. dscott72

    dscott72 New Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Newnan, GA
    I noticed that same "glitch" when I was setting up all of my season passes. I noticed that specifically on NBC and ABC the shows didn't say repeats, but at the least the season premires are notated.
  4. ciaramellam

    ciaramellam New Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Earl wasn't listed as a repeat because NBC added a few extra minutes of footage previously un-aired. They bulked up last year's finale before next week's new season premier. Gotta love tv marketing...
  5. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

    Oct 28, 2004
    Okla, USA


    Same here. Earl showed up on my Now Playing List as a new episode. It took me a few minutes of watching it to remember I had already seen this episode :)
  6. kenr

    kenr New Member

    Dec 26, 1999
    I suspect Earl was not labeled repeat was because the episode was edited to now contain that "Save Earl" music video.
  7. ST1100A

    ST1100A New Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    Oceanside, CA
    I am also not seeing repeat on anything since the 6.3e upgrade. This includes CSI episodes from 2003 - I think that is older than one week!!! :eek:

    Seems to be an issue with how the guide is determining repeats, it looks like, for now, nothing is a repeat - no matter how old it is. I just delete them and move on - for now...
  8. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    As far as I know, that text is not calculated by the TiVo. It comes from Tribune and is simply text.
  9. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    The Descriptions for HD shows also now show "High-Def" instead of "HDTV" as it did before.

    I now check the OAD to see if shows are repeats.

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