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Title: Repeated repeats
Post by: prl on December 31, 2009, 07:15:56 PM
GO! is showing the same episode of Blackadder twice this week, tonight Friday at 20:30, and tomorrow, Saturday at 01:00. Because Blackadder is already a repeat, there's no way I can think of to only record one of the two, apart from marking the recording as only for a particular time. Which sort-of defeats the purpose of IceTV series recordings.

But I can't think of a clean way to control this behaviour.
Title: Re: Repeated repeats
Post by: tonymy01 on December 31, 2009, 07:22:39 PM
Oooh, thanks for picking those up, I have now set timers for them myself :-), so now have the same problem :-)
Title: Re: Repeated repeats
Post by: prl on December 31, 2009, 11:26:39 PM
Oooh, thanks for picking those up, I have now set timers for them myself :-), so now have the same problem :-)
I guess two recordings of Blackadder is still better than none :)

I'm afraid you missed the Blackadder Christmas Carol :(
Title: Re: Repeated repeats
Post by: tonymy01 on January 30, 2010, 01:04:47 AM
Oh man, silly titles and series recordings.
ICE, I setup series recording for Blackadder.   The moral dilemma, do you ignore this and not record the "Blackadder II" series due to the title change?   I expected these to be recorded being part of Blackadder, and due to having a different title they of course didn't.   But here is the thing, it *is* a new series (well, compared to last week's Blackadder), but I shouldn't have to keep reviewing my series just because a show title changes (should I?)... argh, this is a curly one (like the Sports:Year ones in other threads I guess).
Turns out (if the eps are played in order) I missed the 1st four eps of season 6... argh.   And I also in researching the 4 seasons of Blackadder last night, found each season has a unique name.   This looks like one area where season recording with ICE falls apart.   So, I suppose I could do it as a keyword recording, as I am sure the name is unique enough not to show up in anything else ;-).

What the heck ICE?: 
"Blackadder the Third (1987)"  (This Friday).   I don't think anyone could come up with a season recording to guess you were going to call it that!
Title: Re: Repeated repeats
Post by: prl on January 30, 2010, 11:32:45 AM
Oh man, silly titles and series recordings.
ICE, I setup series recording for Blackadder.   The moral dilemma, do you ignore this and not record the "Blackadder II" series due to the title change?   I expected these to be recorded being part of Blackadder, and due to having a different title they of course didn't.   But here is the thing, it *is* a new series (well, compared to last week's Blackadder), but I shouldn't have to keep reviewing my series just because a show title changes (should I?)... argh, this is a curly one (like the Sports:Year ones in other threads I guess).

Yes, I missed a couple of episodes of Blackadder II because it's regarded as somehow a "different" series from Blackadder, perhaps because we've moved from Henry VII to Elizabeth I. Is Edmund really Captain Jack Harkness in disguise? He remains remarkably young :)

Unfortunately even IMDB views Blackadder, Blackadder II, Blackadder the Third, etc. as separate series, not seasons of the same series. I feel a keyword recording coming on :)
Title: Re: Repeated repeats
Post by: tonymy01 on January 30, 2010, 11:34:12 AM
LOL... I just edited my post the same time you were posting!
Title: Blackadder the Third
Post by: bodogbodog on January 30, 2010, 12:10:28 PM
You'll certainly want to know that Blackadder the Third starts next Friday night on GO at 8.30pm (two episodes) - it's available in the guide as a series
Title: Re: Repeated repeats
Post by: tonymy01 on January 30, 2010, 12:19:04 PM
Yes, as I said in my post, the only way to get these is with a keyword, and notice the show title, it has the date in the title!!
Title: Re: Repeated repeats
Post by: prl on January 30, 2010, 01:05:32 PM
... notice the show title, it has the date in the title!!
Given that the rest of the title is different, and the Blackadder series are being treated as separate series and not seasons of the same series, it doesn't really matter. Even if it is silly.
Title: Re: Repeated repeats
Post by: Cammo on January 30, 2010, 08:59:07 PM
Is the the same issue I have?  I have set Seinfeld to do a series record on Go! and I set it to record repeats as I assume all of them are marked as repeats.  The problem is, as an example, "The Pilot Episode" is on twice on Wednesday and once again on both Thursday and Friday.  I guess I am after a feature where IceTV will not re-record an episode that has already been recorded.  But that may be stretching the friendship?   :D
Title: Re: Repeated repeats
Post by: tonymy01 on January 30, 2010, 09:46:36 PM
Yep, same prob.  It would be *very* nice if ICE managed to track that the timer had successfully scheduled in the recent past, and not set a timer for it again.   This is a major prob with the way Go! broadcasts things.