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Topic: I wish for a push notification BEFORE the day's episodes air

I use next-episode to double check that my DVR is recording what it should.  The current "new episodes" notification arrives AFTER the episodes have aired (typically 2 AM).  Which is too late if my DVR missed something.  I would like a push notification around 6 AM-9 AM of what is expected to air that day/evening.   I know there is a "15 minute before airing" push, but I was looking for a daily list.

My DVR (Spectrum cable) has recently decided to delete a series request to record if the show hasn't aired in the past 12 months (or so).  Lately, some shows have been taking more than a year off (Better Call Saul, Mr Robot), so it would be nice to get advance warning of shows that next-episode remembers that I like that my DVR has removed my series recording request.

It would also be nice to get a 7-10 day push notification of new (premiering) shows that I have tagged in next-episode so that I can schedule them in my DVR.  My DVR only lets me schedule things then they appear in the DVR guide, so I always have to pay close attention at Fall premiere season to make sure my DVR gets set for all the things that I think I wanted to watch.  Next-episode has been real good about letting me star the stuff I like, but it would be nice if it was more aggressive about reminding of premiers when I could actually set my DVR.

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Re: I wish for a push notification BEFORE the day's episodes air

FredW wrote:

It would also be nice to get a 7-10 day push notification of new (premiering) shows that I have tagged in next-episode so that I can schedule them in my DVR.

That's a very specific use case, so I doubt that santah will add it. What I did: I added a Gcal entry for the first of every month, when I will open https://next-episode.net/calendar/ to get an overview of all new shows/ seasons for that month. Maybe such an entry - returning every 7 or 10 days - would work for you too?

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Re: I wish for a push notification BEFORE the day's episodes air

Have you looked at the ICS feed on the Calendar page?  Import it into your favourite calendar viewer and set alerts for it.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Re: I wish for a push notification BEFORE the day's episodes air

lighton wrote:
FredW wrote:

It would also be nice to get a 7-10 day push notification of new (premiering) shows that I have tagged in next-episode so that I can schedule them in my DVR.

That's a very specific use case, so I doubt that santah will add it. What I did: I added a Gcal entry for the first of every month, when I will open https://next-episode.net/calendar/ to get an overview of all new shows/ seasons for that month. Maybe such an entry - returning every 7 or 10 days - would work for you too?

Yes, it is a pretty specific request, but I appreciate the ideas that you and @Wizard have educated me about.  Obviously I am a newbie here.  I have been adding reminders to my personal calendar to set my DVR when I know about a show, but I am always paranoid that a semi-obscure show will re-start on a semi-obscure channel with out me (or my DVR) knowing, so I need to set up some sort of recurring reminder for myself.



Any idea why the calendar doesn't show things in chronological time order for me?

For today: (but I see similar for most days)  from https://next-episode.net/calendar/?mont … ;year=2019

Air Disasters 13x05
10:00pm Smithsonian Channel
CBS News Sund.. 42x03
9:00am CBS
Last Week Ton.. 6x25
11:00pm HBO
Mr. Robot 4x01
10:00pm USA
NCIS: Los Ang.. 11x02
9:00pm CBS
The Tonight S.. 2019x148
11:35pm NBC
This Is Life .. 6x02
10:00pm CNN

EDIT:
I see that https://next-episode.net/schedule/ has them in the correct chronological order.

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FredW wrote:

Any idea why the calendar doesn't show things in chronological time order for me?

For today: (but I see similar for most days)

Air Disasters 13x05
CBS News Sund.. 42x03
Last Week Ton.. 6x25
Mr. Robot 4x01
NCIS: Los Ang.. 11x02
The Tonight S.. 2019x148
This Is Life .. 6x02

Maybe because it's an alphanumerical order? cool

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lighton wrote:

Maybe because it's an alphanumerical order? cool

Duh.  I never thought of that. but you are right.  Perfectly logical (to some).  Yah cannot please everybody.  big_smile

I can live with it, especially now that I found https://next-episode.net/schedule/ is in my desired chronological order.

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Cool. smile I remember being slightly confused by some of the sorting principles at first too. It's a combination of getting used to the site and discovering a deeper purpose for some of the decisions made. smile

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FredW wrote:

Yah cannot please everybody.  big_smile

I can live with it, especially now that I found https://next-episode.net/schedule/ is in my desired chronological order.

There is an option in your calendar settings to sort by hour, here:

https://next-episode.net/settings?action=calendar

As for a notification the day before shows air - it may happen (as this has been requested multiple times now and has been added to my todo list). I can't promise when though ...

https://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=default&kk=5ba0ff0eba240dd51b6bf07fff0abb0e