[mythtv-users] Battlestar Galactica 1978 on SciFi

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 21:57:47 UTC 2006

On 4/14/06, f-myth-users at media.mit.edu <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
>     Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 12:04:25 -0600
>     From: "John P Poet" <jppoet at gmail.com>
>     On 4/14/06, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
>     > Zap2It doesn't list this show as a seperate entity from the new
>     > version. Which makes it an interesting case for the scheduler.
>     > Obviously a custom record would catch this, but I thought it was
>     > interesting.
>     >
>     > Oh, and they're showing the series (all 1 seasons!) from the beginning
>     > starting tonight, so for those like me that were born after the show
>     > originaly aired...
>     Here is where Bruce described how to only record the new ones.  You
>     could just invert the logic:
>     http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/125064#125064
> I just tried this as an experiment, and it doesn't work, at least in 18.
> Specifically, I created an ordinary rule (built via MythWeb) that
> recorded only new BatGal episodes (and hence claims nothing to do,
> since the series is currently in repeats).
> I -then- used Custom Record in mythfrontend to create this rule:
> program.title = "Battlestar Galactica" AND
> program.originalairdate < 20050101
> The "Test" button correctly shows that the 6 old episodes airing
> tonight will match, but they don't show up in the schedule recordings
> list, nor are they highlighted as recording in Mythweb's Search page
> (which claims, for any of the ones I click on, that it's a repeat and
> will not be recorded).  And yes, I -did- finish the procedure by
> hitting Record and setting "Record at any time on any channel"
> and then saving the settings.  (And also setting a pre- and post-pad
> of one minute, though I doubt that matters here.)
> I suspect that having the two rules (New Episodes Only, -and- the
> Custom Record rule) are not being OR'ed together as I'd expect.
> Presumably the way to fix this is to write a single rule that says
> (program.title = "Battlestar Galactica") AND
> ((program.originalairdate < 20050101) OR
>  (program.previouslyshown = 0))
> ...and then to delete all other rules mentioning Battlestar Galactica.
> (I haven't tried this yet.)  I'm surprised that the two rules I created
> aren't OR'ed together, though...
> P.S.  It's really, really irritating that I'm typing on a keyboard yet
> mythfrontend uses cellular-keypad-speak when I type digits, e.g., I
> have to hit each digit four times (and 0 still didn't work!  I had
> to resort to cut & paste).  It'd be really nice if it knew somehow
> that I was talking to it via an X connection over ssh and had a
> keyboard in front of me, rather than via LIRC and a remote control.

I assume you set the rule to record?

Here's my rule, which works fine with my "Record New Episodes Only"
rule for getting the new series episodes.

program.title = 'Battlestar Galactica'
AND YEAR(program.originalairdate) <=1980

p.s. I can't tell if they're showing them in order or not. They're
showing the three part pilot next friday, followed by the last 2
episodes... maybe they're starting over in showing it in order?


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