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Topic # 105163 28-Jun-2012 12:06 Send private message

I can't find a decent way to record Choice TV programs on my TiVo.

I've tried Season Pass - it records the same program 4 or 5 times a week and the text for every showing is the same so it's difficult to know which ones are the same and it fills the disk up quickly.
I've tried Manual recording but sometimes the recording I choose to record (not the first showing) is a completely different show!

Isn't Tivo supposed to be clever enough so if I choose to Season Pass a show and only record first showings and there's a conflict on the first show then it will record one of the repeats?

Just curious how you guys are recording their stuff?
Also, how do you know which showing on Choice TV is the first showing?

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  Reply # 647548 28-Jun-2012 12:16 Send private message

I'm guessing the data that Choice is suppling to Hybrid is crap.  I record a few shows and generally know what time I wanted the show recorded.  I then delete the others.

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  Reply # 647553 28-Jun-2012 12:23 Send private message

I have set mine up to keep one showing only of the program. As long as you watch it before the next "new" episode appears it works well. It's a pain that they don't have any sort of flag for 1st and other episodes.. The other option is to do a manual recording like in the VCR days..




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  Reply # 647616 28-Jun-2012 13:58 Send private message

old3eyes:  It's a pain that they don't have any sort of flag for 1st and other episodes..
TiVo does, but obviously Choice TV are not supplying that information.



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  Reply # 647637 28-Jun-2012 14:25 Send private message

Thanks, at least it's not just me missing some obvious way of recording.

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  Reply # 647638 28-Jun-2012 14:25 Send private message

Skolink:
old3eyes:? It's a pain that they don't have any sort of flag for 1st and other episodes..
TiVo does, but obviously Choice TV are not supplying that information.


It also possibly depends when the 1st run of the programs occurred. If they are constantly recycling the programs, then they may not really know when the first run occurred. This was the problem I had with tvnz7 which regularly recycles programs.

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