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

Marco Nelissen marcone at xs4all.nl
Sat Apr 14 18:45:30 UTC 2007

>On Sat Apr 14, 2007 at 10:16:06AM -0700, Marco Nelissen wrote:
>> >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.
>Is the later showing on the same channel?  If not, do you have
>priorities set on the channels?

In my case, Same channel. For whatever reason, mythtv decided it was better to
record the same episode on the same channel a week later, even though there was
no shortage of tuners to record on. The only reason given was "later showing".

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