[mythtv-users] duplicate recordings - at the same time!

Roger Heflin rogerheflin at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 18:17:33 UTC 2008

Dean Wilson wrote:
> I have four capture cards, associated with three inputs.  (Two analog
> OTA HD channels, one analog cable, and one digital cable.)
> But it seems that after moving to Schedules Direct some time back,
> I've had continued problems with duplicate recordings.  It seems
> almost like the recordings are marked as different shows, depending on
> which channel they're captured on.  For example, I have a recording
> schedule for "The Unit," but when I look at upcoming recordings, I see
> that myth is trying to record the same show at the same time.
> Digital Cable Card     The Unit  	201 - CBS HD (KC)  	Sat Jun 28, 2008
> (08:00 PM)  	1 hr
> Conflict                     The Unit 	5 - CBS (KC) 	        Sat Jun
> 28, 2008 (08:00 PM) 	1 hr
> Analog Cable Card 1 The Unit 	13 - CBS (Tpka.)       Sat Jun 28, 2008
> (08:00 PM) 	1 hr
> The "Conflict" is due to my mythbox trying to record the same show on
> the same capture card on two channels at once.
> Looking at the channel information for all three channels listed
> above, I have the following:
> KCTVDT    5.1   CBS HD (KC)
> WIBW       13    CBS (Tpka.)
> KCTV        5      CBS (KC)            (Analog card)
> KCTVDT    201  CBS HD (KC)
> KCTV        5      CBS KC              (Digital card)
> First question: Is it a problem that I have two channel 5's?  They're
> set that way because that's the channel the cable provider uses, and I
> get the same channel on both the analog and digital cable card.
> Second question: Why is myth trying to record the same episode three times?
> Has anyone else had this problem?
> Thanks for your help,
> ~Dean Wilson

For the second question:

Main reason is that often there are no details for the episode and then myth 
tries to record all of them since they don't know they are duplicates.   There 
are some channels that never seem to provide episode details for shows, and 
there are also certain channels that don't provide the correct details (5 with 
CSI: Miami reruns at 11:30 on Sat is pretty much always wrong).  With the reruns 
they are wrong quite a lot, with the prime time certain stations seem to only 
update the day before it runs.

I would try doing a update early in the day for that day, that has improved my 
luck, I have noticed that some shows get their details provided until just 
before they are running and look like duplicates until that update gets there.

I try to avoid 5, their weather people are overly excited to be on the air for 
the most minor storms, and don't restrain themselves from preempting entire 
shows for just about any storm.

                                 Roger - W of KC with an antenna.

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