[mythtv-users] Is SD data as current as it used to be?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Sep 22 04:20:16 UTC 2007

On 09/21/2007 04:15 PM, Tony Lill wrote:
> "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> writes:
>> IMHO, it's not useful to refresh at a week out.  The data is still very
>> "liquid"/undetermined at that point and really only settles down a day
>> or two before air times.  I think waiting to refresh only tomorrow is a
>> good approach.
> I'm not sure I agree. With the new season, a number of shows are being
> re-broadcast on the weekend, and the scheduler is making heavy use of
> them. So your desision not to record a show today depends on the
> accuracy of data up to a week ahead. I'd kind of like to know if those
> rebroadcasts go away while there's still time to record the original.
> I think that liquidity is an argument in favour of refreshing more
> often. I'm half tempted to run with --refresh-all for the first few
> weeks of the season!

So your Myth box will defer a high-priority recording of Heroes since it
could just record it next weekend, and then--within the next week--the
schedule changes and the Heroes episode rerun isn't shown, so you miss out.

The right answer is to get more capture cards.  :)


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