Some content providers don't provide show info; MCE records same show over and over

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Knox, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Knox

    Knox Guest

    Here's a weird little quirk. Some shows in the Guide sometimes show up with
    no information other than the show name. No description, no original date
    broadcast, etc. MTV Cribs is a prime offender. When this happens, the MCE
    records the same show over and over. That's the only show I've seen do it,
    BTW. Any thoughts on a work around? I want to have it reject shows with no

    Knox, Mar 18, 2005
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  2. I don't think you can have it reject shows without any info. I had the same
    thing happen with another show that I used to watch ("The Screensavers").

    You can set up the series to record the show only once per day. That
    reduced the repeats for me.
    Michael Earls, Mar 18, 2005
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  3. Knox

    Knox Guest

    That's a good suggestion. What I've done is set it to record "First Run"
    only, having decided I've had enough of fast forwarding through ones I've
    already seen. Which begs the question, what exactly is First Run?
    Presumably it is if the broadcast date and the original date are identical.

    Knox, Mar 19, 2005
  4. Knox

    Knox Guest

    This made me wonder what all was in the EPG Guide information. Is it
    encrypted somewhere?
    Knox, Mar 19, 2005
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