|2008-09-24, 03:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Timers: New vs All
I don't have the user guide in front of me.. I'm hoping someone can help me.
When I create timers on my PVR I get the option of recording All or New episodes.
Does All literally mean every episode on the selected channel? For example. If I have Episode 12 of Weeds already recorded and it airs again, will the PVR record a second occurrence of it? Or is it smart enough to know I have already have it recorded and skip it the second time?
Does New mean new for the current season (i.e. original air date not before current date). Or does it mean new as in it is not already recorded on the PVR?
Anyone know if the User Guide is available online anywhere as a pdf?
|2008-09-24, 03:39 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Winnipeg - Bell-HD
Never select all...unless you want your hard drive filled inside a week...
I find all completely useless...
If you want all "new" CURRENT SEASON shows recorded...select New...
As it is...you will get a few repeats of shows that have no air-dates on the guide...but it's livable.
And if you are worried about a certain recording getting bumped off becuase your disk is becoming full...protect it...then if your disk does fill up...something unprotected will be deleted...
Of course if you value everything and protect everything...then it has the same affect as not protecting anything...
If I were you...I'd protect all "my" shows...and let the wife fend for herself...and when she asks why it's always her shows that end up being bumped...just shrug your shoulders and tell her it's the luck of the draw...
PS...for thoise woman that read this...do the same to your hubby...it's whoever reads the forums wins
|2008-09-24, 03:59 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ottawa, ON - Sharp Aquos 52" LCD - Bell 9200, 4x5900, 3x3100, E50 DVD-R, Harmony 880, Garmin C550
If you check out the sticky thread for your particular model of PVR, you will find many postings about problems using "all" and "new". I recommend you use "daily", "weekly" or manual timers only.
But, knowing which model receiver you have would be helpful.....the 5x00 series implementation is worse than the 92xx series.
|2008-09-24, 04:34 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Grimsby, Ont.
Timers stink because they don't catch changes in the schedule automatically. Personally I use the ALL and NEW NBR features almost exclusively on the 9242, and seldom have trouble. The NEW option will record old episodes where the original air date is N/A, erring on the side of caution I guess.
Understand though that they can fail for a number of reasons, most notably when the Guide data is in error. For example, the other night the guide had listed the second episode of House without prefacing it with HD-. As a result it didn't show up in the schedule. However, the guide data was fixed over night, which fixed the timer.
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