[mythtv-users] Analyzing why Myth didn't record Office season finale

Fred Firestine ffluvssg1 at gmail.com
Tue May 22 02:11:37 UTC 2007

On 5/21/07, Al B. <brekkal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, so I'm a big fan of The Office and I have a "Find Weekly" recording
> setup to record it on NBCHD (with my HDHomeRun) every week.  Last Thursday
> at around 10:00pm I flipped on the TV and went to find what I thought would
> be the season finale waiting for me to view.  Instead, I discovered that
> Myth never recorded it.  I immediately went into the program guide, backed
> up a few hours to 7:30pm, and highlighted the Office listing.  It had a big
> "F" on it, which said "Find weekly - previously recorded."  When I drilled
> into the listing further, it stated: "This showing was not recorded because
> this episode was previously recorded according to the duplicate policy
> chosen for this title."
> I found this a big odd considering that it was the season finale and has
> never been aired before.  The duplicate check method I have setup for all my
> recordings (include this one) is "subtitle and description".  There were 2
> other recordings in an adjacent timeslot that evening - CSI and Grey's
> Anatomy - which both DID record successfully.  They are both from 8:00 -
> 8:30pm, and each occupies a spot on the HDHomeRun.  Not that that should
> matter since I also have a PVR-150 that The Office could have fallen back on
> if for some reason Myth felt that CSI and Grey's Anatomy would have
> conflicted.  Furthermore, I would think that it would have shown a big "C"
> for conflict as a reason for not recording were that the problem.
> I've been trying to do a little postmortem on why the recording failed
> mainly because if it's something I did wrong I want to make sure I correct
> it.  For some reason, Myth really thinks that it was previously recorded.  I
> went into the Previously Recorded episodes and scrolled down to The Office.
> As it turns out, there IS an entry for the season finale with the correct
> subtitle and description, and next to it the letter "P" for previously
> recorded.   But again, it never recorded and has never previously been
> recorded.  So I'm really stumped on this one.  Anyone have any ideas or
> things I could look at to analyze this?  Thanks,
> Alex
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I believe my setting for "The Office" is "Any time on this channel"
with the default setting for duplicates (i.e. no repeats) and it
recorded fine. Sorry to hear about your trouble because it was a great
episode.  :-(

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