View Full Version : Is there a solution to Lost-West wing overlap?
2005-02-16, 12:07 AM
I don't want to do a manual season recording of West Wing from 9:03 - 10:00 again, since it was growing in numbers every week up to over 800 of them. Is there an easier way?
2005-02-16, 03:53 AM
Here is something you might be able to try with the CDK Scheduler. This tip came from a TIVO Tips Manual, and should work with the CDK Scheduler, you need a priority recording scheduler to do this (at least until jrock gets the AdjustStartTime and AdjustEndTime featutres implemented):
1. Setup CDK Scheduler so that Manual Recordings get a priority of 9999. This is the lowest priority for a recording that CDK Scheduler doesn't know about.
2. Add Priority Recordings for Lost and West Wing in this order:
<table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td>Code Sample </td></tr><tr><td id="CODE">
<Recording type="Season" priority="1">
<Recording type="Season" priority="2">
<ProgramName>The West Wing</ProgramName>
3. Save your PriorityRecordings.xml file.
Next time that Lost and West Wing are to be scheduled here is what should happen. GBPVR will manually schedule the "The West Wing" from 9:03 - 10:00 (or whatever manual time you specify).
After scheduling this, CDK Scheduler will run in the PostUpdateEPG.bat file. This will then schedule Lost on ABC (Channel 6 for me), and will try to Schedule the "The Priority Recording" west wing. However since there is a conflict, because of Lost it won't schedule The West wing. So on those days that both The West Wing and Lost are running, you'll get the Priority recording Lost Episode, and the Manually Scheduled West Wing with the first two minutes cut off. Now, where the nice feature comes in, is when for some reason ABC doesn't air Lost. Now the priority recording The West Wing will override the lower prioryt Manual Recording of the West Wing, and replace it. Thus you get the complete show instead of missing the show.
Again, this work around will be a moot point with an upcoming release of CDK Scheduler, because it will add the ability to adjust the recording start time and end time for a program. You'll be able to specify the number of minutes to adjust it. Now I haven't tried the above yet, but it should work.
2005-02-16, 10:41 AM
Thanks, I might try that next week! This week I just did a one time manual from 903-1000. I haven't watched the last 3-4 west wings anyway... It seems lame lately. My wife isn't even very interested.
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