Quote: Originally Posted by mhubel
I am having WMC make duplicate recordings of TV series when the duplicates have exactly the same title. Does anyone know exactly what the rules are that control the recording of a TV show in a series?
Please provide an example of a specific situation in which you're getting duplicate recordings that you don't want. What is the setup for that series recording, i.e. each option and how you've got it specified? Is it on multiple channels? Multiple replays of the same show?
Please be specific for one example.
Normally if you specify "new" then it will only be recorded once, even if it is repeated throughout the day or week. The "History" kept by WMC treats the first recording as satisfying the "new" requirement, and all other airings are "not new".
You can also further restrict accidental duplicates by limiting the air time to that once-a-week first run event (e.g. 10PM on Wednesday, with all other airings being repeats and typically at other times than 10PM, so you specify "around 10PM" in your series setup). But honestly "anytime" is not a problem, coupled with "new", and you'll only get one airing per week recorded of that week's episode.
Also a related issue, if one deletes a recording after watching it should it still remember that this was recorded in the series and not re-record it?
Correct. That's what "History" is for.