The Shield - SP Error

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by whsbuss, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. whsbuss

    whsbuss Advanced Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Phila, PA
    Well it seems FX has screwed up again. Looking for my recorded episode from 1/24/06, it was not there!!

    I checked my SP again (its been working for the past few weeks) and it looked fine. Its set for First-Run-Only. So I had to set a manual record for 1/27 to pick up the missed episode. It also is missing the 1/31/06 episode so I will have to set that as well.

    Seems the First Run flag was not set in the program description. Just thought I'd warn all you Shield fans.
  2. teasip

    teasip Member

    Aug 24, 2002
    I noticed the same thing last night and did the same as yourself.
  3. jseelna

    jseelna Member

    Jan 3, 2004
    You will have to delete and re-add your season pass...
    The FX identifier has changed from 'FX' to '248 FX'...

    If you go into Season Pass Manager you will notice it says
    The Shield (FX)

    Delete the Pass and re-add with First Run Only and it will schedule this
    week's episode on 01/27 and next weeks at the normal time.

    Once you re-schedule the season pass, you should see
    The Shield (248 FX)
    in the Season Pass Manager
  4. PittCaleb

    PittCaleb New Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor,...
    Thanks to those who posted in this thread. I noticed this myself this evening. Thought about deleting/re-adding the season pass as (fx) just looked weird. One would think when a channel name/channel is changed, a very simple global replace in the season pass manager (automated) could be done in the background.

  5. whsbuss

    whsbuss Advanced Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Phila, PA
    Aah, that's what happened. Didn't look at the channel designator. Deleted and added a new SP and all is well again.

  6. BriGuy20

    BriGuy20 New Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    Vienna, VA
    My Shield episode recorded as normal. No station change as far as I know.

    One good thing about the Shield (and most F/X original series) is that they air them many, MANY times during the week (as late as Sunday, I believe). If you miss an episode, you can usually get it later in the week as long as you don't have any conflicts (like, say, Grey's Anatomy on Sunday). If the Closer did this, I'd TiVo it, but it ranks about 3rd or 4th on the list of programs I'd want to watch Tuesdays at 10.
  7. JTAnderson

    JTAnderson Active Member

    Jun 6, 2000
    I'm quite sure there have been some changes to channel designations in the past that have left season passes unaffected. However, I can't recall a specific example of this.

    On the other hand, this is at least the second time that they have changed something about the FX channel designation that has invalidated all FX season passes.
  8. dditzel

    dditzel New Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Brick, NJ
    Had the same problem.. I set it up to record this friday night instead. Will try the delete and re-add.. Too bad it takes forever to do this on the hr10-250, box is slooooooow
  9. whodat7

    whodat7 New Member

    Feb 19, 2002
    I guess this means it will be left up to me to remember to reschedule Nip/Tuck and Rescue Me again once the new season starts 6-9 mo. from now. :mad:
  10. whsbuss

    whsbuss Advanced Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Phila, PA
    Yep. Forgot about those SP's
  11. gquiring

    gquiring New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Matawan, NJ
    Thanks for tip, I was wondering what happened to my episode of Shield.
  12. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

    Feb 5, 2001
    This happens so often with FX that I set up ARWL's to avoid the problem. This happened the last couple of years.

    No idea why they keep doing this to FX, and FX only.
  13. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    I recommend subscribing to the season pass forum then when you go to your user CP, you can at least see the last posting without actually going to the forum. It's low enough volume you can usually catch stuff like the shield thing just in the cp
  14. pmturcotte

    pmturcotte New Member

    May 7, 2001
    NH native...
    This happened to me this week, the shield did not record. ARGH! Beginning to wonder if I am going tohave to check them all.
  15. Drestin

    Drestin TiVoFaNaTiC

    Jan 23, 2002
    Insert Cartman voice: Son-of-a...!


    Thanks - that explains it.
  16. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

    Sep 6, 2004
    Grrr! I new something was up when the channel was listed as "missing" for all FX SPs in the To Do List. I lost 2 eps, too. But then I can't really watch SD anyway, and as much as I love TS, it's still in 4:3. I'm just moving everything from FX straight to DVD anyway, hoping for FX HD in the future, or a HD pickup of the FX shows in rerun at some point. I'll just get those eps on the second run.

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