SPs and +1 channels

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  1. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I'm sure that this has been asked before, and probably by me ;), but for the benefit of any 'new' Tivo users (and me as I've forgotten :D), I'll ask it again!

    If I have an SP set up for a given show on both the original channel and it's +1, why does a clash with the first showing get scheduled on the next showing on the original channel and not the "one hour later" on the +1?

    If I recall correctly, a WL is the only way to do this, or do I remember something about putting the +1 SP first?

    Thanks!
     
  2. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    You have requested that all showings on the main channel are recorded ahead of the +1 channel. If you put the +1 first it will do a later +1 recording ahead of the earlier main channel recording.

    It does all available recordings in priority order - it doesn't go through the list checking if a lower priority is on earlier.
     
  3. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    So there's no actual way to say "get the next-available +1 if you can't get the original showing"? Oh well!
     
  4. Fozzie

    Fozzie New Member

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    A wishlist (or Advanced Wishlist (AWL)) may be the better option - but it depends on other possible matches/older showings/repeats etc etc.
     
  5. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    Wishlist does take an episode based on its next screening on any available channel. So it would take the +1 ahead of a later main channel screening.
     
  6. Fozzie

    Fozzie New Member

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    Alton,...
    What I meant to say what that there may be loads of unwanted hits too; re-runs, showings on other channels too. Best to try it and see ;)
     
  7. b166er

    b166er New Member

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    I wonder if this is a job for a hack. Somehow search for clashes and if a recording can be shifted to it's +1 channel (or vice versa) and avoid a clash then it does so. Not knowing the capabilities of tivoweb modules or tcl scripts I don't know if this is fantasy. If that's not clear, in other words, each SP for a main channel will automatically switch a recording to the +1 channel to avoid a clash that would result in one of them not being recorded.
     
  8. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    I would just use a Title Wishlist with FRO set.

    If that picks up too much junk then use an Advanced Wishlist, find something that distinguishes the latest series from the repeats - eg. a new actor only in the new series - and make that mandatory with a :up:
     

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