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Lost Girl on SyFy First Run Ignored

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JohnTSmith, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. JohnTSmith

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    Two identical HR23-700 both with software 0x62c

    Season pass on both set to record first run of Lost Girl on SyFy

    Both HR23 do NOT record according to the season pass, I have to go in each week and check ahead and set a manual recording

    I am guessing, based on past discussions of this kind of problem with other series programs, that SyFy and/or the company that gives the information to DTV is not properly marking the programs, so my season pass does not "see" any new episode as actually being new

    Is there anything I can do... or do I just wait and hope that "someone" who gives the information to DTV will eventually wake up and correct the data stream?
     
  2. jimmie57

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    I have seen this complaint before on several threads last year.
    The "workaround" is to set up a Manual Record using the menu, not the record button.
    Menu, Recordings, Manage Recordings, Manual Record.
    There you can set it up just like a Series, except is it totally dedicated to the channel and time of day.
    After you are finished it does show up and can be deleted from the Series Manager.
     
  3. lugnutathome

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    It is a bit of a snafu but Lost Girl had the same issue last year as well. Some shows that are replays of out of country productions show the foreign first run dates. I suspect its the national carrier not resetting the flag for their first air dates.

    Set the Series link to record "both" first run and replay episode types and maybe you'll have to delete a few extras some months down the road. When an episode is recorded it logs in that DVR's history and won't be recording all the other showings in the week or two that it gets mercilessly replayed.;) Eventually that history rolls off and that episode could record again but that's a few months out.

    Don "who else but Kensi would have a 'monster truck thong'?" Bolton

     
  4. JohnTSmith

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    >record "both" first run and replay... When an episode is recorded it logs in that DVR's history and won't be recording all the other showings in the week or two that it gets mercilessly replayed

    OK... I've never used anything other than first run, so did not know how the software handled repeats

    Knowing that any individual episode won't repeat record during the "current timeframe" should work for me... having to delete an "eventual" duplicate is a lot better than missing an episode
     
  5. lugnutathome

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    When setting up or editing a series or individual recordings there is a dialog field that will open to a drop down and let you specify one of three options for episode type.

    Also sometimes you might see this issue on a BBCA program after a US only holiday weekend marathon that preempts its planned air date.

    Don Automation is great but sometimes the human elephant squashes the input" Bolton

     
  6. RunnerFL

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    Syfy uses the actual original air date. In the case of Lost Girl it airs in Canada first so that is the date Syfy uses. Technically Syfy is correct here because the date it was aired in Canada is the original air date. The air date on Syfy would be the original US air date.

    The fix, as lugnutathome stated, is to choose both. Once an episode is recorded the "28 Day Rule" applies and that episode won't be recorded again within the next 28 days.
     
  7. CCarncross

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    This is a good thing to remember to do for lots of non-USA original programming. I do it for BBC stuff as well, because for the same reason, the Original Air Date is not the date its shown here, but country of origin. And you came to the perfect conclusion that you would rather occasionally have to delete an episode you've already seen vs. missing an episode. Believe it or not there have been some when given that info, just seem to jump up and down and scream "unacceptable", etc...good for you.
     
  8. Drucifer

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    I have First Run ignored on a lot of SyFy & BBCA shows.
     
  9. The Merg

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    And that would be for the reasons described above...

    - Merg
     
  10. JohnTSmith

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    >just seem to jump up and down and scream "unacceptable", etc...good for you

    Oh well... wish in one hand and spit in the other... and see which one gets wet

    I don't really care HOW this works, I just want to be sure I don't miss an episode

    If that means I have to select both instead of 1st run for this type of "import" series, then that is what I have to do

    I'm certainly not going to WASTE the time complaining about something I can't change

    So... thanks to everyone who explained the WHY of this... and the workaround
     
  11. Sixto

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    You stated it well, which is why I have Continuum set to Both.
     
  12. Bill Broderick

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    The same thing happens with "An Idiot Abroad" on the Science Channel. It airs in the UK before it comes to the US.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    Yeah, there's a pretty long list of shows that this would apply to.
     
  14. Drucifer

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    Dr Who is returning on Mar 30th. So I will yet another First Run trouble maker because its first showings are outside the USA.
     
  15. The Merg

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    Not a trouble if your SL is already set up to record both First Run and Repeats.

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  16. Gary*W*

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    Its been happening on Merlin too
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    First it's Doctor Who, he's not an M.D. Second, how long have you been recording Doctor Who? If it's been a while you know that we get them the same night they are broadcast in the UK now so the OAD is the same.
     
  18. RunnerFL

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    It happens on any show that Syfy, and a few other networks, airs that has previously aired in another country.
     
  19. JohnDG

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    What surprised my was that the first run dates were only 8 days old and the "first run" did not work. Is the window 7 days for the DVR?

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  20. RunnerFL

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    8 days old does not equal "first run". First run is 0 days old.
     

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