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#51 OFFLINE   rcork

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

Looks like you are right. FiA only seem to work for premier shows and not for programs that are on hiatus. Which means, that if hiatus shows must stay in the Series Manager, the Series Manager limit needs to be at least double.


Ok, I didn't realize there was a difference between shows on hiatus and things that haven't premiered yet. Not sure i'm suggesting increasing an increase to Series Manager (but i wouldn't complain if they did) but it would be nice to be able to schedule FIA for shows that are on hiatus.

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#52 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

Ok, I didn't realize there was a difference between shows on hiatus and things that haven't premiered yet. Not sure i'm suggesting increasing an increase to Series Manager (but i wouldn't complain if they did) but it would be nice to be able to schedule FIA for shows that are on hiatus.

Well I'm at point now that I must delete hiatus shows in order to add a FiA. Which now, I probably wont do, because I don't know if I'll keep a FiA after watching the premier.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

Well I'm at point now that I must delete hiatus shows in order to add a FiA. Which now, I probably wont do, because I don't know if I'll keep a FiA after watching the premier.


Are you running into the limit on your HR34 already or just the HR2x models you still have? If its on the HR2x models, do you use any Boolean searches? Its a very convenient way to combine multiple tv shows into a single line items in your Series Manager. I probably have a good 70-80 shows in my Series Managers and I'm at 42 SLs.

Here's a good example that combines several shows into one line:

"AANY LEAGUE JUSTIFIED ARCHER TTITLE CCHANS 248" & show type, series

Whats in parenthesis is what you search for, whats after that is what you choose when offered the screens after you hit the red button to select a filter. It returns shows that match that criteria and when you choose autorecord, you choose new, repeats, both, how to retain(Until you delete, or disk full), and start and end times if you use extra padding. They work extremely well.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

Are you running into the limit on your HR34 already or just the HR2x models you still have? If its on the HR2x models, do you use any Boolean searches? Its a very convenient way to combine multiple tv shows into a single line items in your Series Manager. I probably have a good 70-80 shows in my Series Managers and I'm at 42 SLs.

Not my HR34. While I have it nearly full because of about 20 Boolean Searches trying to catch old B&W mysteries, my problem is with my bedroom HR24 which records my SyFy, BBCA & and over two dozen science-like shows from Hist, H2, NGC, DSC, TLC NGW & SCI. These channels seem to have an excessive numbers of programs that go on hiatus from a few weeks to months with little or no hoopla on when they return.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:38 PM

Well I watch a lot of the same channels you do, except for less of the science shows.

I have about 10 series or so from SyFy in 3 or 4 ARSL's, and the 4-5 shows I watch on BBCA are in another 2-3 ARSL's. I never remove them from the Series Manager when they go on hiatus, I just add/modify based on new shows or when shows finish their runs. So based on your last post, if your BBCA and SyFy habits are similar to mine, even rounding up, lets say 30 science-like, give you 5 ASRL's for SyFy and 5 for BBCA, thats only 40 if you use ARSL's. Seems like you might be able to make it with room to spare if you are making good use of the Boolean ARSL's. My Series Manager's are literally nothing but ARSL's...with a few FIA's thrown in to catch the premieres of new shows. As soon as I decide whats a keeper and whats not, I convert them over to ARSL's and drop the count back down. Its not a perfect system, but it does easily allow for way way over 100 series/shows(literally 200-300 if you get 2-3 shows per ARSL) per dvr series manager. That can make for obscene amounts of tv to choose from, and to be all the shows I choose.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

I've searched. Can't find exactly what ARSL stands for.

I figure it associated with Boolean Searches in Series Manager.

Anyway, with lots of First Air issues with BBCA & SyFy, any miss shows would be free standing when you click 'em in the Guide to record.

I had lots of Boolean Searches on my Den HR24 for home improvement shows. After a year I deleted 'em because they was too much work.

Even now with just using 'Mike Holmes', the Boolean Search is recording everything and completely ignoring 'First Run'

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

I've searched. Can't find exactly what ARSL stands for.


AutoRecord Series Link

I figure it associated with Boolean Searches in Series Manager.


You can setup an ARSL without using a boolean type search.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

DIY Rescue My Renovation is currently NOT showing up in Far in Advance.

Never showed up. It is premiering on 27 Feb, so it will be in the normal Guide by Friday night.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

Watch now and far in advance are active on my hr24 as of today Feb 13. Anyone else see them?

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:50 PM

Active here on 3 HR2Xs. Interesting, the splash screen when I turned on my receiver today only noted Watch Now as a new feature. No mention of Far in Advance.

I like the triangles in the corner in the channel number/call sign in the guide. Seems like much easier access to VoD than before.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:39 AM

my hr 23 700 se don't have it

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

my hr 23 700 se don't have it


They don't roll out new software all at once, just be patient. I don't have it yet either.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

Zero Hour was a FIA recording and it worked, even with its announcement of encore performance.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:03 AM

Both AMC FIA Freakshow & Immortalized failed to record.

Did the Google form report for each.

Did notice that with my successful FIAs, that the ID for the channel changes to whats in the Guide, but that the failures don't. So I figure that when the FIA gets into the Guide two week data, that the channel info should update to what's in the Guide in the Series Manager. If it doesn't, watch for a fail FIA recording.

Edited by Drucifer, 15 February 2013 - 07:49 PM.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

CBS FIA Golden Boy is in my Series Manager with a FIA recording schedule for Fri 3/8 but the show premiers on 2/26 and it is not marked to record.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

What is it suppose to find? Because I can't find "are we alone" on the science channel 284 march 10th 9pm cat.

It found "the Vikings" on history channel 269 march 3rd

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

What is it suppose to find? Because I can't find "are we alone" on the science channel 284 march 10th 9pm cat.

It found "the Vikings" on history channel 269 march 3rd


The Science channel may not have data that far out yet.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:41 PM

What is it suppose to find? Because I can't find "are we alone" on the science channel 284 march 10th 9pm cat.

It found "the Vikings" on history channel 269 march 3rd

FIA seems to work only with Premier Showings. 'Are We Alone' looks like a hiatus show when I looked it up at the Science web site.

Edited by Drucifer, 15 February 2013 - 10:48 PM.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:55 AM

FIA seems to work only with Premier Showings. 'Are We Alone' looks like a hiatus show when I looked it up at the Science web site.


Nope, it works for shows coming off hiatus as well. It worked for me to setup a new SL for Psych about a month ago.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

Every since 0x67c was pushed out the "watch now" has not worked. I get the message saying my internet connection is not fast enough. I get around 12 Mbps down and 4 Mbps up. Before the download on 2/20 I was able to watch immediately after a very short preparing for playback message. Anyone else see this issue. I have found it on 5 other HR34's but they are all on the same provider for internet and I want to see if there are others with this problem.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

TNT released their summer schedule and it will make a good test for FIA.

New Shows

  • The Hero - New Series - Premiere: Thursday, June 6, at 8 PM (ET/PT)
  • 72 Hours - New Series - Premiere: Thursday, June 6, at 9 PM (ET/PT)
  • King & Maxwell - New Series - Premiere: Monday, June 10, at 10 PM (ET/PT)
  • Cold Justice (working title) - New Series - Premiere: Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10 PM (ET/PT)


Hiatus Shows

  • Falling Skies - Season 3 - Two-Hour Premiere: Sunday, June 9, at 9 PM (ET/PT), Regular Timeslot: Sundays at 10 PM (ET/PT)
  • Major Crimes - Season 2 - Premiere: Monday, June 10, at 9 PM (ET/PT)
  • Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Premiere: Tuesday, June 18, at 9 PM (ET/PT)
  • Perception - Season 2 - Premiere: Tuesday, June 18, at 10 PM (ET/PT)
  • Franklin & Bash - Season 3 - Premiere: Wednesday, July 24, at 9 PM (ET/PT)


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

I record all series and season premieres. Unless all five tuners are in use, I get the first episode of all new shows and returning shows. I also pick up movies new to my movie stations:

PREMIERE Show Type SERIES PREMIERE
PREMIERE Show Type SEASON PREMIERE
PREMIERE Show Type MOVIE

I also have a Playoff catcher:
PLAYOFF Series Type PLAYOFF

They all work pretty great and I haven't missed a new show since I started doing this on my Tivo a decade ago…

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

Well. I tried this a while back for Game of Thrones. Even though I have only HD channels on any list and have "hide SD duplicates" set, it recorded HBO standard def.

Not yet ready for prime time.
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:28 PM

Thanks Drew. I'm going to see if King and Maxwell will record. As far as Hiatus shows go, if one hasn't changed the series record options, shouldn't they pick up right where they left off, automagically?

I already have R & I, Perception, F & B, and Major Crimes in series links, just waiting for them to come back.


TNT released their summer schedule and it will make a good test for FIA.

New Shows

  • The Hero - New Series - Premiere: Thursday, June 6, at 8 PM (ET/PT)
  • 72 Hours - New Series - Premiere: Thursday, June 6, at 9 PM (ET/PT)
  • King & Maxwell - New Series - Premiere: Monday, June 10, at 10 PM (ET/PT)
  • Cold Justice (working title) - New Series - Premiere: Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10 PM (ET/PT)


Hiatus Shows

  • Falling Skies - Season 3 - Two-Hour Premiere: Sunday, June 9, at 9 PM (ET/PT), Regular Timeslot: Sundays at 10 PM (ET/PT)
  • Major Crimes - Season 2 - Premiere: Monday, June 10, at 9 PM (ET/PT)
  • Rizzoli & Isles - Season 4 - Premiere: Tuesday, June 18, at 9 PM (ET/PT)
  • Perception - Season 2 - Premiere: Tuesday, June 18, at 10 PM (ET/PT)
  • Franklin & Bash - Season 3 - Premiere: Wednesday, July 24, at 9 PM (ET/PT)


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

I record all series and season premieres. Unless all five tuners are in use, I get the first episode of all new shows and returning shows. I also pick up movies new to my movie stations:

PREMIERE Show Type SERIES PREMIERE
PREMIERE Show Type SEASON PREMIERE
PREMIERE Show Type MOVIE

I also have a Playoff catcher:
PLAYOFF Series Type PLAYOFF

They all work pretty great and I haven't missed a new show since I started doing this on my Tivo a decade ago…


Man, I bet that TiVo is ready to retire then. Is it pre-MPEG2?

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