First Run and Re-run

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First Run and Re-run

Hi, just switched from Bell to Optik.

 

When recording a series, if I select First Run Only, it will not schedule any recordings, if I select First Run and Re-runs it will start scheduling recordings but I don't want duplicate shows.

 

Any help would be great.

Cheers,

 

NB71

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For many shows the regular season has also ended so there won't be any first run episodes for them until the fall time. 🙂


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I've also encountered a few instances when a show was first aired a couple of years ago elsewhere (say, in the UK, as shown in "Original air date" in Info) but were new to Canadian tv, and were then considered re-runs, not first-runs.

 

It would be nice to learn just what algorithms Telus uses to distinguish between first and subsequent runs. But I won't hold my breath while waiting.

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@Cherns

That information would be supplied by the creator of the guide, so their Algorithm, not that of Telus.

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Sure. It seems unlikely that we'll ever get a detailed explanation of the algorithm (not that there are likely any dark secrets in it, but more of a "Don't bother us" situation), so it probably doesn't matter much who we don't get it from.

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Some examples?

Optik will not record shows you have recorded already, even if you select re-runs. Might there be few new releases just now?

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Friendly Neighbour

Thanks for your reply, I think that may be it. Going to play around a bit and see.

 

Cheers!

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For many shows the regular season has also ended so there won't be any first run episodes for them until the fall time. 🙂


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@Nighthawk wrote:

For many shows the regular season has also ended so there won't be any first run episodes for them until the fall time. 🙂


Yup! The ads for the fall TV lineup are out already, beating the Back-to-School clothing ads by a mile!

 

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