The Wil Wheaton Project

Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by thalador, May 26, 2014.

  1. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I'm just waiting for them to get yanked off the air due to the inevitable cease-and-desist letter from the producers of The Soup. :D
     
  2. unitron

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    I've watched about the first 15 or 20 minutes and am pleasantly surprised so far.

    Besides, what's SyFy going to put on in its place? More wrasslin'?
     
  3. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Sharknado 2: Electric Sharkaloo
     
  4. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I think so too, but of course I am not in the target audience.
     
  5. unitron

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    Neither am I, which makes me liking it so far really unexpected.
     
  6. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I can see where it could be fun, but the first episode seemed strained and forced, like Wil was trying too hard to make everything work.
     
  7. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    That's more or less my evaluation of anything I've seen him in.
     
  8. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I concur. Removed from to-do list.
     
  9. sieglinde

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    I enjoy it but I hope they fix the episode information.
     
  10. cwoody222

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    If they don't fix the episode info, I'm removing this from my SP list. It's borderline now; if they don't fix that, it'll be a goner.

    I like Wil but it's way too stiff in this.
     
  11. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    I am not feeling it either, and the guide info just makes it more annoying. I usually give a new show at least 3 episodes, and that may be all this one gets.
     
  12. lpwcomp

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    Since I am recording this for someone else, I'm not the one with the final decision and will just have to continue removing the extraneous to do list entries.
     
  13. sieglinde

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    PTA. I may change it to a manual recording
     
  14. Space

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    I don't have a Tivo, but still use this forum with WMC.

    In WMC, if you tell it to "Series" record (similar to Tivo's "Season Pass") the first airing of a new episode of this show, it only records the first airing of each new episode each week. It does not see any of the repeats as being the same show. This is good in that you only get one recording of each episode, but bad if there is any reason it can not record that episode (conflicts, power outage, etc.) because it will not automatically record one of the repeats instead (as if it does not see them as being a part of the same series).

    In the same vein, if you set a Series record on one of the repeats, it will record EVERY repeat of every episode (but not the first airing of the episode).

    So, it looks like the first airing and the repeat airings are seen as two different series. Not sure if it is similar on the Tivo.

    Note that I have only seen this behavior with this show, normally WMC treats all episodes of a show as belonging to the same series. Maybe this is TMS's way of dealing with a supplier that does not send episode specific data?

    In any case, I no longer record this show, just not entertaining to me.
     
  15. lpwcomp

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    As I posted, in the case of this program, most (used to be all, so getting better) of the re-reruns lack episode specific data. In particular, I suspect they are missing the programId, which is how the TiVo distinguishes individual episodes. To be on the safe side, an FRO SP will include these episodes since the scheduler has no way to know for sure that they are not new or have already been recorded.
     
  16. Space

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    Yes, that is the same way WMC works, I was just pointing out that for this particular series, it seemed to treat the initial airing episode differently than the repeat episodes (like maybe it used a different seriesid than the repeats).

    When I set up a Series record for the initial airing of this show, it did not also schedule the other episodes of the show to record (which also had no episode-specific data, just like the initial airing). Normally WMC will record all episodes of a Series that do not have episode specific data, as you say, to be safe.

    In any case, you are correct, this series does seem to have some episode specific data now, so my point is no longer valid (and may not have ever been valid for Tivo devices).
     
  17. KDeFlane

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    For all you manual recorders of The Wil Wheaton Project, be advised that it is now slated for 9pm, swapping Heroes of Cosplay to 10pm.
     
  18. MHunter1

    MHunter1 TiVo Bug Hunter

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    I just finished my weekly chore of manually checking shows with incessant guide data problems and noticed only the next two new episodes of The Wil Wheaton Project were checkmarked -- tomorrow 6/24 and next Tuesday 7/1. All the repeats now have episode details and my Season Pass for only "new" episodes is behaving correctly. Is everyone else's SP for "new only" fixed now too?
     
  19. lpwcomp

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    Mine appears to be also. Maybe Wil Wheaton threatened them with the Crusher.
     
  20. eddyj

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    Still not feeling the love, but at least now that the program info is fixed, I am willing to give it a longer shot.
     

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