Dish talked about this in there last tech update. Because some of the old repeats were from spring 2005 the dvr was thinking they were new.. Dish is now getting the date that the program originally aired so that way it wont catch the repeats that aired earlier in the year. Thus the new smarter dvr
Mine likes to pick up very old (years old!!) episodes of "COPS" that air on weekday afternoons from the NBR slot I have set up for new episodes at 8pm Saturdays. Both the Saturday night shows I want and the afternoon shows I don't want come from the same station, FWIW. Funny, it doesn't happen every day, but maybe once or twice during the week, even though the old shows are on every afternoon.
This morning I was looking through upcoming recordings and noticed that this Sunday's Desperate Housewives was crossed out since it is "Not a new episode" even though the date is 2005. I was going to come to the forum and post a similar topic. They must have changed what is considered "New" in firmware 2.54 or 2.55 ??
I don't think the "Help" menu has changed to reflect the new smarts. It still says something about current "Season" episodes - which they used to consider a season the calendar year.
Mine likes to pick up very old (years old!!) episodes of "COPS" that air on weekday afternoons from the NBR slot I have set up for new episodes at 8pm Saturdays. Both the Saturday night shows I want and the afternoon shows I don't want come from the same station...l
I have COPS set to record new episodes on our local FOX affiliate channel. Our local affiliate only shows the Saturday night showings. What's weird is that this Saturday's 8:00 (2005) episode is set to record, but there is nothing in the description that says "New" like I've seen in other New shows. So they must be using some kind of "New" episode flag that doesn't necessarily show in the description.
Changing your timer to a Weekly Saturday timer would "patch" the problem you are having, though it would probably also pick up previous year's showings too.
I did have it that way for a while, but then sometimes Fox had special airings on Monday or Friday nights that I missed. Oh well, nothing's perfect. Funny thing, some weeks it doesn't pick up the odd afternoon ones at all, other weeks it'll do it once, other weeks it'll grab several! I can't detect any pattern from the show descriptions. Some are a couple years old, some are from way back in the early '90s.