*Canonical: "Canonicality depends on context, but it is implicitly defined as the way *hackers* normally expect things to be."
Jake its always great to hear from our North American colleagues here in the UK section but perhaps you can tell us exactly what form of medication you are currently taking in order for that rather unusual line of lateral thinking to have occurred to you.jakerock said:If you drop food on the floor but you don't lose sight of it (it doesn't roll under something) then you can eat it as long as it doesn't sit for more than 28 days.
Yeah! The 28 day rule is; if you wake up from a coma in hospital, after being knocked of your courier bicycle, LOCK THE DOORS!Pete77 said:Jake its always great to hear from our North American colleagues here in the UK section but perhaps you can tell us exactly what form of medication you are currently taking in order for that rather unusual line of lateral thinking to have occurred to you.
I'm really not sure about what happens to programmes with "generic" data, but I think that you are right about the 28 day rule and Ozsat is wrong (sorry Ozsat).Pete77 said:I thought the rule was just that if Tivo has recorded that showing of that episode in the series in the last 28 days then it won't record it again in the following 28 days.
Clearly by definition the 28 day rule cannot work for series that only have generic data as there is no way for Tivo to know that it is precisely the same episode being shown again.
Tivo's handling of Season Passes cross channel is obviously very odd and inconsistent in its approach.JudyB said:For some things we have had Season Passes on both channels in order to handle overlaps with other things in order to guarantee that the episode gets recorded. For example we did this with Lost on C4/E4: Season Pass #1 on E4 and Season Pass #2 on C4.
The odd effect is that Tivo will always record the episode from the higher priority Season Pass if it can, even if the episode will be shown first on the lower priority channel. I think that this does make sense, but it is counter-intuitive.
SNAP!verses said:Isn't the 28 day rule to shoot on sight any drooling zombie-like creatures that approach you if you wake up from a 28 day coma in a hospital in an apparently deserted London?
Do'h, that'll teach me to refresh my message window before composing a reply...Anndra said:SNAP!
How is my 28-day explaination wrong?JudyB said:... and Ozsat is wrong (sorry Ozsat).
I didn't think that the 28-day rule has anything to do with the OAD. Also, as I said there are additional complexities to do with multiple Season Passes which are important to try and understand.ozsat said:How is my 28-day explaination wrong?
But as we know the First Run Only part of a Tivo Season Passes is not a feature anyone should turn on if they don't want to take the risk of missing an episode that Tivo deems as being a repeat but which in fact turns out to be its First Run in the UK.ozsat said:If TiVo doesn't look at the OAD - how does it know if its a first run ????