[mythtv-users] Swamped by repeats

Dawson, Guy Guy.Dawson at eu.sony.com
Fri Sep 22 11:49:09 UTC 2006

> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Swamped by repeats
> In message 
> <F54D246F88E1544892CA2F7FDC1163DE33C841 at GBISE0BASMSX02.eu.sony.com>
>         Guy Dawson <Guy.Dawson at eu.sony.com> wrote:
> > The problem is that those kind people at the Radio Times 
> seem to have 
> > a haphazard approach to the data feed,  and we get the same episode 
> > sub-titled and/or described in various ways.  Naturally Myth sees 
> > these as different programs and records them all.
> >  
> > This happens with Lost, Doctor Who,  ER and any number of 
> shows.  Lost 
> > is especially bad, as there are something like 6 airings of a given 
> > episode.
> There are usually only two descriptions at worst - the 
> default one from the channel that is often applied to the 
> repeats and the one written by RT staff that it often applied 
> to the first showing.
> So it is usually sufficient to hit "never record" for 
> whichever description you don't want and just let it get the 
> other one.
> Of course if the show has a subtitle then you can just do 
> duplicate checking based on that and ignore description - you 
> have to be a bit careful of two part episode though as 
> sometimes both parts have the same subtitle.
That does seem to be true, but they also have a habit of only including
the episode number as part of sub-title for some of the showings, which
adds to the perms.  

Also,  I notice (because Myth recorded it!) that they are re-running
season 2 of Lost (6PM weekdays if you're interested).  These showings
seem to have yet another description.


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