HD vs SD

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13 Mar, 2014 06:19 PM

In the last couple of weeks, TVShows has automatically given me the torrents of HD shows when I have requested to only get SD shows. I have set up each show with the "Download in HD" box unchecked. Any idea how to fix this?

  1. 1 Posted by Scott on 14 Mar, 2014 01:09 AM

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    Same here. All my preferences read that I should have SD as the preferred option, but all shows are download as HD.

    Hope this can be addressed.

  2. 2 Posted by Steve on 14 Mar, 2014 02:18 AM

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    I'm just joining in to say I'm having the same problem. It started yesterday or maybe two days ago just out of the blue.

  3. 3 Posted by Nico on 14 Mar, 2014 07:21 PM

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    Hi, same problem here. Since 1 week...
    Anyone have a solution ?

  4. 4 Posted by richard on 14 Mar, 2014 09:02 PM

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    I have the same problem as well. I have actually turned the app off as it is pushing my download limits

  5. 5 Posted by Ellie on 14 Mar, 2014 10:34 PM

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    Same problem. Came here to see if anyone had a solution for it, but guess it also helps to know that others have this issue.

  6. 6 Posted by Jordan on 15 Mar, 2014 05:11 AM

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    Same here.

  7. 7 Posted by daniel.r.craven on 15 Mar, 2014 06:05 AM

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    Same issue for me:

    I believe something in the Mavericks update (10.9.2) caused this as this is when the issue began? (I could be wrong but happened around the same time - start of March 2014)

    Fantastic app by the way - here's hoping the issue will be resolved soon :)

  8. 8 Posted by Steve on 15 Mar, 2014 11:22 AM

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    I'm still on 10.9.1, so the update isn't to blame. The only thing I updated lately is iTunes.

  9. 9 Posted by Matt on 15 Mar, 2014 01:55 PM

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    Same issue here. Everything is in HD instead of SD. Still on Mountain Lion here as well.

  10. 10 Posted by Davo on 16 Mar, 2014 06:27 AM

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    Same problem here. Driving me crazy. Pushing hard disk space and download limits.

  11. 11 Posted by gmc on 17 Mar, 2014 10:17 AM

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    Just want to add another voice. I came here looking for a solution but am happy to see that I am not alone so there may be a fix. :)

  12. 12 Posted by Paul on 18 Mar, 2014 11:03 AM

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    This has been happening for me too in the last week and a bit, I'm on Mountain Lion. Hoping for a fix soon! HD isn't bad but I like to be able to download shows quickly.

  13. 13 Posted by dawged_on on 22 Mar, 2014 10:27 AM

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    I was about to create a post for this 'problem' but figured I would check first... and looks like I am not the only one. Add me to the list of "I am getting HD versions and do not want them."

  14. 14 Posted by Steve on 22 Mar, 2014 11:49 PM

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    I've already posted a few comments in here, but I want to add a few more observations...

    A day or two ago it worked great and my downloads were the appropriate file size. Then it went back to HD. Then one day it downloaded both the low-res and the HD version of a certain show (i can't remember which show it was).

    The next time something comes up with the wrong download i'm going to check the rss feed and see if something is wrong there.

  15. 15 Posted by Milo on 25 Mar, 2014 08:14 AM

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    Yup me too. Multiple shows downloading both SD and HD versions. My guess is that the RSS feeds that its using have been changed and are causing the anomaly. I now manually enable and disable tvshows app every couple of days so I can stay on top of this as I have very low bandwidth caps. I doubt this is going to be rectified anytime soon though :(

  16. 16 Posted by ItRains on 25 Mar, 2014 10:18 AM

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    Exact same issue, HD 720p for every show, dunno what to do. It's chomping my storage!

  17. 17 Posted by gmc on 25 Mar, 2014 10:54 AM

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    Lots more weirdness today. Many shows downloading in both HD and SD as well as many shows downloading old episodes. I could switch tvshows off and on manually but that kind of defeats the purpose of what, until recently, has been nothing short of an astonishingly good program. If I knew more about how the searches worked I'd have a try at setting up some manually to compare results. However, all the ones I have tried to set up in the past have produced even more erratic results than we are seeing now.

    Roll on version 3. :-)

  18. 18 Posted by richard on 05 Apr, 2014 03:07 AM

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    Seems to have fixed itself. All SD all the time now

  19. 19 Posted by Andrew on 08 Apr, 2014 05:09 AM

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    Still getting duplicate HD downloads alongside my preferred SD downloads.

  20. 20 Posted by daniel.r.craven on 10 Apr, 2014 04:22 AM

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    My shows all coming through as normal for the past 10 days as well. Seems to have fixed itself or some background fix occurred

    Happy days :)

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