What do YOU do to record an episode only once?
I know there are several ways to record a program with repeating episodes throughout the week ONLY ONCE, but I'd like to hear if anyone has any better / easier ideas than I do.
For example, let's say I want to record a program like "Rescue Me". There are a few problems...
1) Often (for many programs) there is no episode information specifically for that episode ... for example the episode information will say "Gritty Fire Fighter drama set in New York ..." which is the exact same every week, instead of an episode title like "Cowboy" or "Blackout"
2) For many programs it rarely states "New" or "Repeat"
3) For many programs like "Rescue Me" or "Weeds" or "Californication" etc. a BRAND NEW episode is called a "Repeat" because it originally aired a week or two ago in the USA.
4) If you set a series recording for 'Only New Episodes' you may get none OR multiple, if you set "New and Repeats" you could get MANY of the same episode.
I really wish that the guide showed "New" or "Repeat" every time ... Or better yet "Season 6, Episode 4" for example.
At this point I actually have a detailed list of programs listed in an Excel spreadsheet with an Outlook reminder every Sunday to "Set up PVR's for the week" ... Really? There has to be a better way to do this! Keeping track of original air dates and whether or not it's a "Series Recording" etc.
Does anyone have any tips, tricks, hints to make this a smoother process?
Let me know what you do ...