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# 139148 29-Jan-2014 13:24
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I'm trying to create a series link for "The Crowd Goes Wild".
On PRIME, in SD, I can create a series link.
But on SKY Sport 2 (or 4) (HD with HD ticket) when the show is scheduled, I cannot make a series link.

This is frustrating as I would choose to watch the HD sport channels over the SD PRIME broadcast.
Perhaps it is moot if the show is only produced in SD, but why can I not create the series link.
This is one feature I really miss from my TiVo, being able to create a season pass keeping only the most recent episode. I wish the mysky could do this.

Cheers,
Joseph

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  # 976700 29-Jan-2014 14:05
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Maybe as it isn't on at the same time everyday on the sports channels?



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  # 976714 29-Jan-2014 14:42
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JarrodM: Maybe as it isn't on at the same time everyday on the sports channels?


Yep you are indeed correct, but surely that's the point of the series link, is that it records the series even if the time or channel changes.

Here's the EPG for upcoming episodes of the show. It's a mess.



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Joseph

 
 
 
 


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  # 976749 29-Jan-2014 15:18
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Series link is a mess. It records repeat screenings too.


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  # 976754 29-Jan-2014 15:24
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surfisup1000: Series link is a mess. It records repeat screenings too.



Sometimes even different series of same show, if on same sky channel.  Is utterly annoying.  Also, you need to be mindful of the 1 week forward view, so if your show skips a week for a legit programming reason, series link will be lost.

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  # 977028 30-Jan-2014 07:37
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Sometimes even different series of same show, if on same sky channel.  Is utterly annoying. 

True. The STB goes by the series ID it is given: sometimes the metadata doesn't properly distinguish between series.
Also, you need to be mindful of the 1 week forward view, so if your show skips a week for a legit programming reason, series link will be lost.

Not true. MySKY will remember the series link ID for more than a week and look out for new programmes in the series.

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  # 977044 30-Jan-2014 07:59
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manaia:
Sometimes even different series of same show, if on same sky channel.  Is utterly annoying. 

True. The STB goes by the series ID it is given: sometimes the metadata doesn't properly distinguish between series.
Also, you need to be mindful of the 1 week forward view, so if your show skips a week for a legit programming reason, series link will be lost.

Not true. MySKY will remember the series link ID for more than a week and look out for new programmes in the series.

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Yep, I've noticed mysky skips a week just fine. 

So, who is responsible for metadata? Sky i'd thought. 



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  # 977590 30-Jan-2014 18:07
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It didn't remember the series link for hemlock grove.

It missed a week, and then started again, i have multiroom and it set up on both decoders, neither picked up it started again.

I've also never seen it pick up on a new season starting by itself, the tivo picks up new seasons that are not repeats by itself, very handy, but not mysky.

 
 
 
 


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  # 977784 31-Jan-2014 07:10
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surfisup1000:
manaia:
Sometimes even different series of same show, if on same sky channel.  Is utterly annoying. 

True. The STB goes by the series ID it is given: sometimes the metadata doesn't properly distinguish between series.
Also, you need to be mindful of the 1 week forward view, so if your show skips a week for a legit programming reason, series link will be lost.

Not true. MySKY will remember the series link ID for more than a week and look out for new programmes in the series.

[edit for spacing]


Yep, I've noticed mysky skips a week just fine. 

So, who is responsible for metadata? Sky i'd thought. 




Yep, that would be SKY.

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  # 977786 31-Jan-2014 07:15
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rugrat: It didn't remember the series link for hemlock grove.

It missed a week, and then started again, i have multiroom and it set up on both decoders, neither picked up it started again.

I've also never seen it pick up on a new season starting by itself, the tivo picks up new seasons that are not repeats by itself, very handy, but not mysky.


Tivo's metadata probably has discrete identifiers for the programme title and for each series, so they can connect the two series while still telling them apart. SKY only has one series ID for any programme. You used to sometimes get the next series off your old series link if the EPG data managers had re-used the same id, but I think the practice now is to use a separate ID for each series. It's a STB software limitation unfortunately.

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