Originally Posted by Waboman
Please enlighten us, again.
I've explained it now in many threads ... I've warned people numerous times that they need to check their "to do" lists ... really it's getting ridiculous at this point especially since the issue has been going on for *years.* Perhaps we should make it a "sticky" thread.
Once more into the breach:
1) 99% of the time, shows that have been imported to the US from Canada a/o the UK have "original airdates" from TMS (aka the guide data folks) that reflect the date they originally aired in Canada a/o UK, which are often months or even years earlier than the "first" US airdate. Therefore, the DVR will not see them as "new."
2) 99% of the time, TMS does not set the "new episode" flag for these shows. Therefore, the DVR will not see them as "new."
Now, we can argue forever over who is dropping the ball here ... there's certainly enough blame to be spread around. But for now it's simply a garbage in garbage out issue, the DVR scheduling software has no way to when a specific episode is "new" for the US market ... unless a human intervenes somewhere in the process ... either at the networks, at TMS or at home (aka you/us.)
I realize it's a horrible imposition, taking up to minutes of our valuable first world time, but the only real solution at the moment is for you/us to check the recording schedule(s) manually ... IOW, at this point, just assume that if it's on Syfy or BBCA, you probably need to "take steps" to make sure it's going to record.
PS: Sorry for the sarcastic tone, but after posting and warning folks through numerous threads, one comes close to reaching the proverbial breaking point.