The Expanse (SyFy)

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  1. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. The four extra One Passes I made, one for "The Magicians" and three for "The Expanse", are no longer scheduling any recordings and the original One Passes are scheduling everything correctly. All the weirdness seems to have been fixed before it could cause any real problems.

    I wish I knew whether it would have been fixed if this discussion hadn't taken place.
     
  2. Space

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    Not really a feature, just "works as designed". As far as I know the data source (neither Rovi or Gracenote) does not have the ability to assign more that one episodeId to a single timeslot. So there is no way to say "this 2 hour slot is actually two separate episodes".

    So instead of assigning an episodeId of one of those two episodes to that 2-episode timeslot, it just makes it a completely separate episode.

    This means that if either of those two episodes are aired separately, they will not be seen as having been recorded already and therefore may be recorded again. If you have it set to "new" only, then they will only be recorded if they are aired with 28 days of when they were originally aired.
     
  3. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Active Member TCF Club

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    They could make it 2 1-hour time slots and give each slot a separate id.
     
  4. BRiT wtfdotcom

    BRiT wtfdotcom Active Member

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    Not all double episode shows are the full 2 hours. Some of them are presented with limited commercials and only take up an 1:40 time slot. One of the recent series finales in the past week was done this way, Incorporated on SyFy on Thursday 2017-01-26.
     
  5. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Discussion and the mail to Margret with the information that you put together.

    Scott
     
  6. sinanju

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    Confirmed
     
  7. bobfrank

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    Fixed for me now as well.
     
  8. Space

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    Yes, I thought about this, but it would have to be the network itself (not Rovi or Gracenote) that decided that. Only they would know if that 2 hour block consisted of one 55 minute episode and one 65 minute episode. Splitting up a 2-hour block evenly would result in one show missing 5 minutes and the other with an additional 5 minutes. Combine that with only wanting to record one of the episodes and you could end up with only a partial episode.
     
  9. lpwcomp

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    The combined episode is in a 1h35m block. The separate episodes are also being shown several times, each in its own 1h block.
     
  10. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Active Member TCF Club

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    I just forced a connection and Expanse is still broken for me. I had to create a new 1P
     
  11. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    Just don't delete the old one. When this is corrected that's the only one that works.
     
  12. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Didn't I see you post that you had already created a new 1P in another post while there were multiple SeriesId's? If so that's why it didn't fix itself for you. If you had left the original 1P, it would have been OK after this weekend's update.

    Scott
     
  13. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Active Member TCF Club

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    Nope. That was someone else.
     
  14. HerronScott

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    OK, sorry I was confused. :) Not sure why your original 1P wouldn't have been fixed as well as the SeriesId for the new episodes was updated to the original SH0334289063.

    Scott
     
  15. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    I created a brand new SP the night before (pri 1, at the top of the list) to intending to record a high def version of The Expanse: Expanded (had a SD version that was recorded as a suggestion which I decide to keep) and the 1st two eps.

    I discovered it recorded NONE of the above. :(

    From view recording history, The Expanse: Expanded got hit by the 28 day rule. The 10 pm showing of the 2 eps combined got hit by "This program was not recorded because either the Tivo HD DVR is not authorized for this channel, the program was not purchased, or the program was not available in your area." :( Ugh... I tuned to that channel (736 for me on Comcrap) and it comes in fine.

    The 12:35 am showing of the above gets hit by the 28-day rule! :rolleyes: Uh, it never recorded it.

    Ugh! I guess I'm going to have to wait for a rerun if it's not available online for free.

    @#$!!@# Rovi guide data!
     
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  16. sinanju

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    I got the combined episode with the original season pass. Original air date is showing 2/1 and there's a New tag on it.

    The good news for you is that the individual episodes are airing back to back on Saturday Morning (Friday night) 2/4 at 12:00 AM and 1:00 AM.

    Indeed.
     
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  17. HerronScott

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    Same here on recording the combined episode with the original 1P from last year and the individual episodes showing are going to record as well with the same 1P. This also happened with the Tribune data though as well when there were combined episodes.

    Scott
     
  18. lpwcomp

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    In order to ensure that I got the combined episode, I explicitly set both showings to record on one of my TiVos. Both got recorded but they did not group together and only the first showing has complete data. The guide now shows complete data for both showings, presumably corrected with this morning's (08:19AM) connection. Typical Rovi CF.

    The first showing also got picked up by the existing 1P on a different TiVo.
     
  19. aaronwt

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    So my original One Pass picked up and recorded the double episode of The Expanse fine last night. So it seems to be working for me. Or will I need to delete my original One Pass and create a new one to avoid possible issues this season? It currently shows the episode next week is scheduled to be recorded.

    I also never had any issues with my Magicians One Pass from last year. That has recorded the first two episodes without issues as well. But should I create a new 1P for Magicians too?
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

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    The exact opposite...it's the new 1Ps that seem to be causing problems. The original (eventually) got straightened out.
     

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