[mythtv-users] Dish Network, MythTV & USA Network will not record

Rodney Myers rdmyers at mtpalomar.net
Mon Jul 21 23:15:46 UTC 2008

On Jul 21, 2008, at 3:39 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:

> On 07/21/2008 08:11 AM, Rodney Myers wrote:
>> On Jul 21, 2008, at 3:04 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> On 07/20/2008 09:06 PM, Rodney Myers wrote:
>>>> I'm attempting to schedule a USA show, In Plain Site.
>>>> I can schedule it, BUT in the status section it states;
>>> ...
>>>> MythTV Status:        (Never Record)
>>> ...
>>>> you'll notice the MythTV Status section -> (Never Record). I have  
>>>> had
>>>> no success in getting this field to change so it will record.
>>> Parenthesized text in the MythTV Status section does /not/ say  
>>> what will
>>> happen, but provides a list of commands you can use to change what  
>>> will
>>> happen.  So, since the status says nothing outside the parens, it  
>>> means
>>> the show has never been recorded by your system.  If you were to  
>>> click
>>> the "(Never Record)" link, it would tell your system to never  
>>> record the
>>> episode, even if (/though) it matches an active recording rule.
>>> That means "(Never Record)" is how you tell Myth that you've already
>>> seen all those Simpsons episodes that aired before you built your  
>>> Myth
>>> box so you don't end up recording a bunch of shows you won't watch.
>> Thanks.. In the past, these events did not record. I just checked,  
>> and
>> it did record last night. Very strange.
> Perhaps in the confusion you clicked the Never Record link on previous
> attempts.
> Mike

Nope. That's why I was confused this time. In the previous attempts, I  
would not even look at the setup, other than "select it" to be  
recorded, and walk away.

This time it worked. I'll keep track for future reference.

Rodney D. Myers <rdmyers.42 at gmail.com>
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