New Season of Merlin on Syfy

Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by iowacyclone, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. JoeTaxpayer

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    I'll go visit. I've seen their fall previews pages. Need to visit there more.
    Appreciate the reminder.
     
  2. WhiskeyTango

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    I was actually thinking that it had to be coming back soon. You had me a bit worried too thinking I'd missed it. It's right on the Merlin page of Syfy's site.
     
  3. morac

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    As I expected, first run season passes aren't picking up the new episodes since the original air date is listed as October 2011. The first new episode is Friday at 10 PM EST, preceded by an all day marathon of the last season.
     
  4. JoeTaxpayer

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    Hmmm. I may just go manual on this one, right after one records, I can just look for upcoming for next.

    Other choice is to put it at bottom of SP list and record all. I have room for multiple shows, and I'll catch the new ones at least once. Getting dozens of old ones is a waste though. Manual it is.

    Edit - Question - any way to tell TiVo to record a SP only at a certain time? Will still get repeats, but only from that one time slot.
     
  5. gastrof

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    When the show was first going to air in the States, kryptonsite.com announced it and called it the British version of SMALLVILLE.

    I wonder if it'll make it to ten years, and in the finale if they'll fail to let viewers get a good look at Merlin in his pointed hat? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Eddief66

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    I don't remember if he wore a pointed hat, but he did become an old man in one episode.
     
  7. sieglinde

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    I noticed the first run problem. May have to keep an eye on this to "prune" old episodes.
     
  8. WhiskeyTango

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    The only time you should have a problem with picking up old episodes is the marathon right before the new season. They really don't air past seasons like they did with the Stargate franchises.
     
  9. morac

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    Last year they also aired a marathon mid season as well.
     
  10. mattack

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    Yes, it's called a manual repeating recording.. it shows up in the season pass manager just like anything else. It ends up picking the NAME of the show in the guide data at that time.. (at the start time IIRC..) So if something else airs in the slot that week, that's what the recording will be called.
     
  11. JoeTaxpayer

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    First two or three, I had to do manual, now next one looks like it scheduled on its own.
     
  12. caughey

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    The 2/10 episode got picked up by the season pass--it shows original air date of 1/16/12. The 2/17 episode did not--it shows original air date of 11/12/11.
     
  13. Eddief66

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    The 2/24 episode doesn't appear in my sp because it shows an original air date of 11/19/11.
     
  14. sieglinde

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    Mine showed up OK, recommendation - record using repeats and first run. Sure, you may end up having to weed some repeats in the future if they do a marathon but it does grab all the new episodes.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    That's always the best bet with these foreign shows (Lost Girl is another example; originally aired in Canada). They often use the OAD from the source country.
     
  16. TiVo_Fanatic

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    I think they fixed this because I'm now showing merlin for this friday in addition to the manual I have set. Anyone else getting this, I think it did it for the last ep too so maybe it did get fixed. Merlin seems ot be the only show this is happening for as I still need the manual for Lost Girl.
     
  17. justen_m

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    I just looked, and my program info for tonight's (3/2/2012) Merlin shows an OAD of (2/6/12) and Monday's Lost Girls shows an OAD of 11/07/2010.

    I don't have manual recordings set. I changed my SPs to record repeats, so I am getting them without problem, but I suppose I'll eventually have to manage the repeats.
     
  18. TiVo_Fanatic

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    Well I'm keeping my manuals regardless, just to be on the safe side. That said, I just thought it was weird that between the manual for tonight and the TiVo set recording that the guide data is the same so it's not a ghost grab which I get sometimes where the TiVo might grab an episode it's not meant to.
     

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