[mythtv-users] Why does mythtv decide to postpone a recording?

Marco Nelissen marcone at xs4all.nl
Sat Apr 14 17:16:06 UTC 2007

>On 4/14/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 04/14/2007 10:35 AM, Marco Nelissen wrote:
>> > A few times now, MythTV decided it would not record an episode of
>> > Grey's Anatomy because the same episode is on again a week later.
>> > The scheduled recordings screen says something like "won't record -
>> > later showing", and shows it plans to record the week after.
>> > There are no conflicts (Grey's is one of two shows I record that
>> > day, and I have three tuners).
>> > So why does mythtv insist on recording an episode a week late (running
>> > the risk of a schedule change causing it to miss the episode entirely),
>> > when it could have just recorded it when it was on the first time?
>> >
>> The non-specific answer is that you've enabled:
>> Reschedule Higher Priorities
>> Move higher priority programs to other cards and showings when resolving
>> conflicts.  This can be used to record lower priority programs that
>> would otherwise not be recorded, but risks missing a higher priority
>> program if the schedule changes.
>> The details depend on the details of your schedule.
>> Mike
>I have noticed this behavior lately as well.  The real question is, why does
>it postpone a recording for no reason?  I have seen it happen when *NO*
>other recording are schedule at that time, yet it decides to postpone the
>one recording which is scheduled.  So, why does the later time slot have a
>higher priority than the earlier one?

Exactly. In my case, there was no conflict (2 shows, 3 tuners), so the "reschedule
higher priorities" option should not come into play at all.

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