Strange SP glitch (Haven)

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  1. Aug 22, 2011 #1 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    My Season Pass isn't catching the 9/2 episode of Haven. It's been in the Guide Data since yesterday, it doesn't show up in the Recording History with any kind of explanation, and if I look at that episode, it says "Record This Episode Also" instead of "Get Season Pass" (which is what it says when an SP glitch results in a series not being recognized as the same one you have the SP to).

    I'm inclined to just let it ride and see if it corrects itself, but I've never seen anything like this before. Has anybody else?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 #2 of 106
    lpwcomp

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    For some reason, the TiVo thinks it is a repeat. At least, that is the reason given in my "To Do List Recording History" for not recording it. Hopefully, the guide data will be corrected prior to 09/02. I note that the guide data for that episode is currently very sparse, including having no "Original Air Date". This is probably the cause.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 #3 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    But mine doesn't show up in the Recording History at all.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 #4 of 106
    lpwcomp

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    What does the guide data show?
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 #5 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    It shows the episode. "...and if I look at that episode, it says "Record This Episode Also" instead of "Get Season Pass" (which is what it says when an SP glitch results in a series not being recognized as the same one you have the SP to)."
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 #6 of 106
    balboa dave

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    Your SP is troubled.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2011 #7 of 106
    mattack

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    If you have a show set to record only new episodes, the fact that an episode is a rerun will NOT show up in the Recording History.

    Only items that "would have fulfilled" your requests show up there.

    (with possible exceptions I'm not thinking about.. but I am fairly confident that the first sentence is 100% true.)
     
  8. Aug 23, 2011 #8 of 106
    lpwcomp

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    Did you miss my first post in this thread? I am quite certain that your first sentence is 100% false.

    The following entry is still in my Recording History:

    Details for that entry:

    There is a similar entry for the Sat 9/3 12:00AM showing.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2011 #9 of 106
    mattack

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    Are you on a Premiere? I'm still very very certain that I don't see "because it's a repeat" on my S1, S3, or TiVo HD ever.. The closest situation is when it was originally scheduled as a generic recording (i.e. no guide data) then guide data comes in, and it goes to the recording history showing the 28 day rule info..

    Plus, I interpreted "it doesn't show up in the Recording History with any kind of explanation" as meaning it doesn't show up, but it seems to me like you really mean it shows up but doesn't have an explanation.. (but then your reply above says it DOES have an explanation, because it's a repeat????)
     
  10. Aug 23, 2011 #10 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    He's not the one with the problem, I am (his first post in the thread wasn't the first post in the thread!).

    It doesn't show up in the Recording History at all. I thought it should even if it's a repeat, but now I'm not so sure.
     
  11. Aug 24, 2011 #11 of 106
    lpwcomp

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    The entry I described above is on my Premiere. And I quoted it exactly. It's still there. There are similar entries for episodes of other shows, "Futurama", "South Park", and "Jeopardy!" to name but three, but in those cases it actually is a repeat.

    There are also entries for prior dates. Only on those entries, the wording changes from "will not be" to "was not", for obvious reasons.
     
  12. Aug 24, 2011 #12 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    And I have an S3, which seems to explain the discrepancy we're all experiencing.

    So hug it out, you two! :D
     
  13. Aug 25, 2011 #13 of 106
    lpwcomp

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    Ok. Finally got a chance to check my HD. There are no entries in the Recording History like that. It appears to be a Premiere only feature.

    On the original issue, I think the incomplete Guide data is making the TiVo think it is a rerun so it is not being scheduled by a First Run Only season pass. It just doesn't explicitly tell you that on anything other than a Premiere.

    Just checked. The guide data is still incomplete and it is still not scheduled to record.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2011 #14 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    The weird thing is, usually incomplete Guide Data makes reruns record on FRO passes, not makes first-runs not record.

    It will be interesting to see when and if it fixes itself...
     
  15. Aug 25, 2011 #15 of 106
    lpwcomp

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    Yeah, I see that too. For instance, there are bunch of episodes of "Robot Chicken" scheduled to record. When I look at the info for them, they all have the same "Original Air Date", 2/20/05. The subject episode of "Haven" is missing that datum.
     
  16. Aug 29, 2011 #16 of 106
    lpwcomp

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    I just checked and nothing has changed except the 09/09 episode has the same problem.
     
  17. Aug 29, 2011 #17 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Same here.

    I guess I'll file a TiVo problem report.
     
  18. Aug 29, 2011 #18 of 106
    lpwcomp

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    I checked zapit and the those episodes are missing the "First Aired" date, so I sent them feedback and included a link to this thread in it also. Looks like Tribune is source of the original problem. Hopefully, this attack on multiple fronts will result in a satisfactory and timely resolution.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2011 #19 of 106
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    I noticed my tivo missing the recording of the upcoming Haven episodes still today as well. How do we go about trying to get TIVO to correct the error?
     
  20. Sep 1, 2011 #20 of 106
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    Why don't you just select "record this episode, also"? Problem worked around!

    Don H
     

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