[mythtv-users] "Record Only This Showing" & duplicate matching

George Nassas gnassas at mac.com
Mon Mar 17 16:49:14 UTC 2014

Hi, something seems to have changed in the scheduler in the past month or two - for years I've been able to do "record this showing" on multiple simultaneous showings of a given programme and have each one recorded. Now it recognizes that they're the same show and marks the second request "other showing". The option to turn off duplicate matching is greyed so I can't fix it post facto.

The context is I have an OTA setup near the Canada/US border where typically the US and Canadian networks run the same show at the same time. For some shows, like the Superbowl or Oscars, I want to protect myself against the vagaries of weather or a station's indifference to their transmitter so I schedule both showings. I've done this for years and it has saved me a few times.

I know I can achieve the same end with a manual schedule but the one-button setup and metadata are nice to have. I'm hoping this is a bug and not an improvement gone wild.

- George

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