[mythtv-users] 24 Fox HD - scheduling issue

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Feb 14 15:34:33 UTC 2007

On Feb 14, 2007, at 7:18 AM, Gary M wrote:

> I am in a Charter market and had an issue with 24 this week.
> I had the schedule set to record one showing per week, new episodes
> only. This was working fine until this week. When I checked the box
> around 8:20pm ET I found 24 was not recording. The reason it gave was
> that myth thought the episode had already been recorded.
> I proceeded to change the scheduled recording in a multitude of ways,
> but each time it felt the episode has been recorded before. I used
> various title and description combinations for dupe matching, though
> 24's title includes the hour of the day covered in that episode, so
> title in theory should be unique.
> The only thing I found that looked odd was that in the bottom right of
> the "Previously Scheduled Airings" list there is a EPG string. For the
> episode in question that string ended in 038. However last week's
> episode ended in 039. I checked a few other programs I record and that
> string increments for each new episode. In fact this episode of 24 was
> the first time I saw the value decrement for the newer episode.
> I have been a myth user for a couple of years and this is the first
> time I have had this problem. Any help understanding what happened
> would be appreciated. I did notice that next week's is in the Upcoming
> List and is scheduled to be recorded.
> --  
> Gary M

I'm not a watcher of 24, but I heard on the radio that they were  
airing two new episodes this week one after the other. If that's the  
case then your recording rule of "one per week, only new episodes"  
would only get the one of them. Did it not record either?

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