[mythtv-users] duplicate recordings

blind_Pete 0123peter at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 02:59:48 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2 Oct 2011, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/30/2011 02:27 AM, blind_Pete wrote:
> > On Fri, 30 Sep 2011, Dan Armbrust wrote:
> >>> Can you work out if there is anything "interesting" about your
> >>> program guide?  My first guess would be that your guide gets
> >>> updated data to reflect reality (which is a good thing, but
> >>> rather confusing).
> >> Dunno.  Any display of the program guide I look at looks perfect.  I
> >> haven't even noticed any duplicates ever listed in the upcoming
> >> recordings section.
> > Something to watch for is moving times.  eg  If what was an
> > 8:00 to 8:30 program becomes an 8:00 to 8:29 program and then an
> > 8:01 to 8:30 program.
> Yes, this sounds like exactly what's going on.  EIT data that changes 
> the start and/or end times right around the time the show starts 
> (possibly just after one recording has started).
> So, it comes down to "garbage in, garbage out."

No.  More accurate information has become available, and 
sometimes real life is confusing.  
> If only there were a quality source of listings data for users in North 
> America.  

I am not in North America.  Maybe the original poster is.  
/Family Guy/ and /Jay Leno/ are syndicated around the world.  

> Of course, MythTV is a "free" TV recording application, 
> therefore, a MythTV box isn't worth $25/yr, so I totally understand why 
> you'd be using the garbage EIT data that your broadcaster is giving 
> you.  And, the fact that Schedules Direct isn't selling TV listings 
> data, but is selling a membership, whose fee is meant to help Free and 
> Open Source Software projects, 

I didn't know that.  Good on them.  

> and one perk of membership is free, 
> quality listings data means that it's definitely not worth getting a 
> membership--after all, why would anyone want to actually support the 
> FOSS community.

I have philosophical reasons for wanting to support the FOSS community, 
even though my practical contributions are not much more than trying 
to submit a few sensible bug reports.  

> Perhaps you should get a luxury DVR device like a TiVo or 
> cable-/satellite-company DVR--rather than a freebie DVR that, obviously, 
> doesn't work well--you know, one of those DVR's that actually worth 
> paying $10 to $15 (or $20) per month to use, instead of MythTV.

Do you mean me, or the OP?  I won't be bying one of those, but it
would be a sensible option for some people.  

WHEN the broadcasters change their mind about what they are doing, 
or their schedule just slips, the old program data from whatever 
source is wrong.  What happens next is "interesting".  

> Mike
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