cwarren wrote:Every new show doesn't seem to carry the 'new' attribute...yet. OriginalAirDate does appear consistently. The same was announced with regard to the 'repeat' attribute when it came out, don't use it as the sole qualifier for a new vs repeat as it may not be there. The Daily show example above is clearly a repeat based on the OriginalAirDate.
Correct.. I think the distinction was created due to syndication.. it often caused confusion when those shows were not marked as repeats. Under the new system, those shows are not marked new.
There is also a grey area... A Daily Show episode is on a few times a day. (and early the next day). TMS is currently marking not marking these extra showimgs as NEW, only the first one. I personally consider the other shows still "new".
We're not the only one effected by this. I notice on my ReplayTV guide, almost all my Daily Show recording are now repeats. Obviosly replay took to making <repaeat> = ! <new>. I'm going to modify my TV_CHECK application to let OAD override the <new> parameter.