Originally Posted by Satch Man
Questions on series recording-Since I do very little of it, but on this forum, many do tons of it:
What is Navigator's preferred ordering for Series Scheduling and Conflict Resolution? Is it:
3.) Scheduled Series
4.) Individual Show?
Note, that in this example, nothing is prioritized by the user.
Now, say that a user has for a series the following set up:
Record New Episodes Only
Keep at Most (1) Episode. (i.e watching it within the week so that DVR space is conserved.)
Record All Air-times
Record Any Channel
Let's say..........."OOPS, someone has purchased and set to record a PPV during my series." Would Navigator be smart enough to record my series at a different time and on a different channel where the PPV conflict would be resolved before their would be notice of the conflict.?
Is the above behavior different in version builds, like from MDN to ODN?
I don't try to second guess what Navigator is going to do after I set up a series or show. I wait until an issue is shown and than work to solve it. But, I have had very few conflicts. Maybe it is because I record so few series. I am kind of in JC's boat here, hahaha.
But HOW Navigator deals with Conflict Resolution should be improved. The STB right now only tells you generic things like: "The set-top was unable to record the program." But it does not say why! That is an issue that needs improvement.
Unless I'm missing your question, AFAIK recording of VOD or PPV is not allowed, so they would have no place in the priority chain... and if you were just watching VOD or PPV and a scheduled recording came due that required the use of the tuner, it would pop up a message asking you to decide whether to honor the recording or keep watching.
Also... where did you see a "Record All Channels" option???
Honestly, I'm probably the polar opposite of you... I almost never record individual shows... usually limited to NFL games on Sunday afternoons, so I do not have a ton of experience with single show recording. That said, I don't think that single show recordings ever enter into Navigator's automatic conflict resolution process. It cannot and will not resolve conflicts between single show recordings that you have manually scheduled... those conflicts are immediately handled by you via the pop-up menus at the time you scheduled the conflict. What it will do relative to single show recordings is... if you manually choose to bump a series recording when presented with one of the conflict popups, it will seek additional showings of the series recording and automatically schedule those if they exist.
Going back to your question about scheduling a single PPV recording (if you were allowed to do it, it really would be no different than any other single recording). When you schedule the single recording, if it conflicts with your series it will immediately pop up a window notifying you of the conflict. If you choose to cancel the series recording at that point then, yes, Navigator will automatically reschedule the series recording IF another showing exists (on the same channel... i.e., it will only look for a bumped episode of Dexter on SHO-E, not on SHO-W... unless there really is a "Record All Channels" option that I've somehow missed.) However, if you tell it to bump another single show recording, it will not seek a secondary showing of the bumped single show.