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Why does my hr24 record old shows?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by satman48, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. satman48

    satman48 New Member

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    Very once and awhile my Hr24 will record shows that I have set up for series recordings will record old shows even though I have selected the "first run" option in series manager.

    Anyway to fix this?
     
  2. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    What sometimes happen is the guide description doesn't have the right data, and your DVR thinks it is a new show. Did you look at the show and see what it had listed as the Air Date?
     
  3. satman48

    satman48 New Member

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    Yes, the air date shown is from when it originally aired ( not the current date).
     
  4. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Unfortunately, the OAD is not what is used to determine if something is first run or not. This issue is usually seen when the description for a show's episode is a generic description or has no information at all.

    - Merg
     
  5. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    You might want to check your History (Menu/Recordings/Manage Recordings) to see if that show was listed as being recorded before on that 24.

    But any way to fix it? Not really. Just be glad it doesn't happen too often.
     
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    You'll see this if the guide data has "no information available". I see this all the time with shows like South Park, Robot Chicken, Deadliest Catch, etc. I'll look at my series manager and see, for example, 21 episodes of Robot Chicken are set to record. As the days go by those drop off because "no information available" is actually changed to the actual information. If "no information available" isn't replaced with real guide data before the showing it gets recorded.
     
  7. satman48

    satman48 New Member

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    What is a "OAD" ?
     
  8. satman48

    satman48 New Member

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    So maybe a fresh reboot every once and awhile would help?
     
  9. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    If you're concerned about guide data reboot twice within a 30 minute period. The easiest way is to reboot, wait to get back to live tv and then immediately reboot again. This flushes all guide data on the unit. New guide data, including posters, cast/crew, etc, will take up to 48 hours to re-acquire.
     
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Original Air Date
     
  11. jgriffin104

    jgriffin104 Mentor

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    Did you check more than 5 shows to save? d
    Did you check keep until I delete?
     
  12. CCarncross

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    The one thing to remember here is that in general it will err on the conservative side. IF the guide data seems less than complete, then it will most likely record a show that you may later identify as a duplicate. Much better than the alternative of missing a new episode.
     
  13. Beerstalker

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    From what I understand is there is a seperate flag for first run episodes that is in the guide data, but isn't visible to us anywhere on the screen. This first run flag is sometimes set wrong. It might be that an old show has the first run flag set even though the episode is an old one and it records something you've already seen, or sometimes it could be that the first run flag is not set even though it is an episode and you miss a recording you should have got.

    This is especially annoying with TV shows from other countries. Sometimes the show airs first in another country before it airs in the US. Tribune sometimes uses the original air date in the other country in the guide data. That really doesn't matter though as long as they set the first run flag correctly, but sadly they don't do that sometimes. For example I think it was either Holmes on Holmes, or Holmes Inspection that was particularly bad about this. The shows originally aired in Canada a while back but just started airing on HGTV. Tribune would often put the original Canadian air date as the OAD, but then play around with the first run settings. Sometimes the shows would correctly be set as first run since they had never been aired on TV in the US before, but other times they wouldn't set the first run flag and the episode would be skipped. It was really frustrating and people had to just set the DVRs to record both old and new episodes to be sure they got everything.
     
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Equally annoying is a very current run called "America's Cup Uncovered", on 696 [Comcast] in my area. No air date or other information is included, so all shows including repeats get recorded as if they were all first run.

    Anyone have an e-mail as to whom to alert/complain?
     

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