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mtmra70 said:
I dunno. Why wernt the 2005 ones recorded? Because they wernt marked as first run?
Because TiVo considers a show First Run Only if (according to the shows own guide data) it first aired no more than 28 days ago.

This episode claimed it first aired Nov 28th, 2005*. That is 46 days ago; way over the 28 day limit.

*And apparently it was. In Canada.
 

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Ah darn it! I missed it too and it looks like it won't be airing during the week so I'll have to get it off the net. Bleh! :(

I just noticed that this week's episode for Stargate Atlantis was missing on my TiVo but Stargate SG-1 and Battlestar Galactia was recorded. Checked the 2006-01-20 listing on SCIFI for the next episode and it wasn't flagged to record in the ToDo list also, set it to record just episode manually.

I just hope that the Tribune folks will get enough complaints so that they flag the rest of the already aired episodes to First Run. I'd hate to miss another episode if I forget to manually flag it.

So who do we complain to at Tribune exactly about this?
 

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alanjudy said:
I'm not a regular to this site. Or at least not regular enough :-(

Next week's episode "Critical Mass" is also screwed up. I've now got a manual recording.

=Alan
I had the same problem until I read that a "Subscribe to this Forum" option had been added to the "Forum Tools" menu for each section of the forum. While I only use this function for the "Season Pass Alerts" section, it means that I get an email every week showing what threads have been added or updated here. Verrrry useful functionality....
 

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kdmorse said:
11/28/05 is correct OAD for that episode as it aired in Canada.
I just received a response back from TiVo to my lineup correction for the 1/27 episode. I can't tell if they intend to fix the problem, or even if they recognize it as such. They suggest recording it manually, or setting your TiVo to record all episodes including duplicates.

It would appear that my definition of a first run episode (one that hasn't previously aired in my area) is different from TiVo, Inc.'s definition (one that hasn't previously aired in any country). Which opens a gaping loophole that the networks can exploit. Don't like people TiVo'ing new episodes of your show? Air it in Canada first! Then it's technically a rerun.

Does TiVoPony or any other influential people read these forums anymore? I'm not sure the people who make decisions at TiVo are aware of the situation. Their customer support reps do little more than apologize for the inconvenience (ironically for a product designed for convenience) and claim that it isn't TiVo's problem.
 

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Traal said:
Does TiVoPony or any other influential people read these forums anymore? I'm not sure the people who make decisions at TiVo are aware of the situation. Their customer support reps do little more than apologize for the inconvenience (ironically for a product designed for convenience) and claim that it isn't TiVo's problem.
Well, it may be their problem, but it's not their fault. Tribune creates the guide data.
 

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Rob Helmerichs said:
Well, it may be their problem, but it's not their fault. Tribune creates the guide data.
Well said.

I had replied to their message, and their response just arrived:

We apologize, our data provider also provides information for Canadian providers. TiVo corporate is aware of the issue and is working closely with our data provider to correct the issue.
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I missed it! :( I thought it would repeat later in the week, but there seem to be no other re-runs, other than the one the same night. I may have to break down and do the bittorrent thing.
 

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alanjudy said:
I'm not a regular to this site. Or at least not regular enough :-(

Next week's episode "Critical Mass" is also screwed up. I've now got a manual recording.

=Alan
I can't visit TCF enough to be sure that my new messages pointers aren't messed up. So I (like others) subscribed to the whole "Season Pass Alerts" forum to make sure I see all the alerts.

I also recommend checking the To Do List daily (I do it in the morning, before I leave for work, to make sure the things I expect to be recorded are actually on the list, and to take off ARWL hits that I'm not interested in).

Jan
 
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