Do I need to setup to record each game individually or can this be set up as a series recording?
Hi there dc2006ster,
I just tested it here, looks like when you set the series recording on a Gateway, because of the way the guide lists it, it actually sets up a recording for the rest of the games on CBC successfully. On the HD Guide and the older IPG guide, it doesn't successfully set up a series recording.
If you want to make 100% sure, just try setting up a series recording and check on the guide throughout the days if you see the series recording icon on each game.
Thanks Brayden, I will try that. I did think of testing, as you did, but was not at home when the question popped into my head and I knew that by the time I got home, I would have forgotten the question.
Just tested it on the Gateway App and it seems to work. However, the app and the CBC TV listing for the World Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on CBC Sports - TV listings for games and shows, are not consistent i.e. the app indicates that a recording will be made at a date and time that the CBC web site shows no World Cup broadcast e.g Friday Jun 13 at 11:30 pm and Sunday June 15 at 12:00 a.m. ( the CBC web site shows this as a Sportsnet broadcast ) . Which do you think is more reliable, the app guide or the CBC web site?
I'm going to check in to this further, likely there is an issue with the guide data.
Are these the only two instances you notice an inconsistency between the app and the CBC web site?
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I just now had another look. There are a couple of issues:
1) On the app I chose the first game and set that for a series recording. On viewing the guide, again on the app) nothing is set to record after Sunday.
2) Friday 11:30 pm the app shows a 2 hr recording but the CBC web site shows no World Cup broadcast. Similar problem Sunday 15/6 midnight to 2 a.m but here Sportsnet is broadcasting Word Cup programs ( repeats). Same again at 11:30 pm. Sunday and 11:30 pm Monday ( in this case see point #1)
3) Friday 13/6 , app shows game start at 1:00 pm but CBC shows 12:45. I expect the game kicks off at 1 but there are 15 mins of pundits prior to kickoff. No big deal but it is a discrepancy between the app guide and CBC.
I stopped looking after Monday 16/6
I can add that all of the above was seen by checking the guide in the app but when I check the app Recorded TV> Scheduled I see the same thing. Also, I only set series for channel 209, the HD channel for CBC in Edmonton.
Thanks, for the additional info.
I will bring this information forward to be looked at further.
AAnother issue. I mentioned that the series recordings stopped after SundaY. I tried to extend it by selecting the first game on Monday as a series recording. The app did not accept this. Is there a limit to the number of programs that can be included in a series?
Under world cup there are 418 entries when you search via the app. I set a series recording and all of them are recording as expected (even past Sunday). The Guide data shows 12-14 days worth of data, so my last one is showing on Tuesday which would put it at 12 days. It is rolling so as each day passes, new events will show up after the 24th.
When I go to Recorded TV -> Series -> 2014 FIFA World Cup, the number that is going to record is 56. What does your number say?
Mark, I did a search in the App for 2014 FIFA World Cup and it only returned 104 items:
I then did as you Recorded TV>Series> FIFA 2014 World Cup
and it only shows 15 programs to record
And when I check Recorded TV> Scheduled it shows two entries one with 10 the other with 3 ( I am doing this now at 8:30 friday evening.
The final show in the schedule is SundaY AT 7 PM.
I may cancel the series recording and try again.
I Searched for "World Cup", not 2014 FIFA World Cup.
thats may be why i got more results back, that and i also am not filtering hd only. I see you are not either from the looks of that (HD icon is not lit).
Just to return to the main issue. What is the best way to setup a series recording of all live games?
I set the series recording by going to channel 209 on the grid, selecting the first game which was earlier today, and then chose to make a series recording from that selection. That process still only shows 16 shows scheduled to record, and nothing past Monday Jun 16 at 12:45. But a Search shows all the games. Is there a better method?
The search for World Cup gave me 113 hits on CBC HD for" 2014 FIFA World Cup" and 48 hits for "FIFA World Cup today"
I find the view on search better, because when you click on a series episode and create a series recording, going down the list shows them future episodes being recorded as well, where as grid view only shows the one instance.
is calgary's CBC HD showing different programming than edmonton's? That might be why ours differ.
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