[mythtv-users] Strange scheduling behavior: duplicate events in "Upcoming Recordings" in MythWeb

Douglas Peale Douglas_Peale at comcast.net
Thu Oct 28 05:25:19 UTC 2010

On 10/27/2010 10:04 PM, E. Westbrook wrote:
> I am curious to find the answer to this one too, as this just happened to me on Sunday.  I've observed it before, too, but this
> is the first one I've caught in the act with the presence of mind to investigate.
> I got two simultaneous "Meet The Press" recordings from my HD-PVR.  ("Reliable Sources" recorded at the same time on my
> PVR-350.)  I have been investigating it myself and considering asking about it here when I deemed myself stumped -- but I've
> only just started looking into it.
> I do have multirec set for two inputs on the HD-PVR, but listings showed different programs on the two channels from this
> broadcaster at that time.  Odd, either way, I think.
> The recordings appear in mythfrontend as well as mythweb.  I can play them both start to finish.  One is two minutes longer than
> the other, oddly enough, but otherwise they are both full copies of the broadcast.
> Will share any further observations I can upon request.
> EW
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 23:00, Bill Meek <keemllib at gmail.com <mailto:keemllib at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Wed, 2010-10-27 at 21:44 -0700, Douglas Peale wrote:
>     > I just noticed that "The Event" was scheduled to record 3 times simultaneously on November 8th, Twice using the same tuner on
>     > the same channel, and once on an SD version of the same channel.
>     Hi;
>     If you look for the recordings with mythfrontend (as opposed to
>     mythweb,) do you still see the duplicates?
>     If not, take a look at http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/9105
>     Although in my case, the duplicates were the last 2 entries
>     on the mythweb page.
>     Bill Meek

Well, it gets more interesting.

Mythweb has changed its mind, since I last looked at it, as to what it is going to do. Now it is going to record two copies of
"The Event" instead of two copies of "House".

Mon Nov 8, 2010
  	Cable HDHR 0 	HDHouse: Office Politics 	2.1 - KTVU-TV 	Mon Nov 8, 2010 (07:55 PM) 	1 hr 10 mins 	Don't Record 	Never Record
  	Cable HDHR 1 	HDThe Event 	11.1 - KNTV-HD 	Mon Nov 8, 2010 (08:55 PM) 	1 hr 10 mins 	Don't Record 	Never Record
  	Cable HDHR 1 	HDThe Event 	11.1 - KNTV-HD 	Mon Nov 8, 2010 (08:55 PM) 	1 hr 10 mins 	Don't Record 	Never Record
  	Cable HDHR 0 	HDCastle: Murder Most Fowl 	7.1 - KGO-HD 	Mon Nov 8, 2010 (09:56 PM) 	1 hr 9 mins 	Don't Record 	Never Record

But it disagrees with Myth Front end as to which two "The Event" showings.

MythFrontEnd shows the same shows, and the same number of shows being recorded, but instead of both being on channel 11.1, it
has one of them on 8.1 instead. This is even more interesting in that 8.1 is not available on "Cable HDHR 1" (it is available on
a different HDHR from an antenna).

In summary: Both MythWeb, and MythFrontEnd agree that two copies of "The Event" will be recorded on Nov 8 at the same time. They
disagree on the channels they will record from.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list