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I'm trying to record new episodes of TV series.  Is series link the best option to choose?  It seems to schedule recordings of older episodes in some instances also.  Will it skip these recordings when it actually tries to record them?  

Will series link only re-schedule a missed recording (if available) on the same channel that I schedule it?  Sometimes there are 2 different channels that are carrying the same series.  Weather conditions may cause one of the channels to have too weak of a signal on one channel but it will be OK on the other channel.  Do I need to set timers for both channels and then manually delete the redundant recordings?  

I've tried searching but couldn't find a good description of when to use guide-based timer rules vs series link.  
Also, is there a definition somewhere of what all the different options do in the "Prevent duplicate episodes" field of the guide-based timer rule?  

Thanks
personally, i use add timer when setting up recording rules. the amount of control that tvheadend gives me is perfect for series recordings, both once a week shows or a once a day shows are manageable with the options that are provided.

viewing habits and station programming dictate how i set my timers up. shows on a large network i use if series number differs, i use if description differs for shows on PBS like nova, frontline and nature, that reoccur more than once a week. the wife loves Dr phil and i have a rule set for him to record all episodes, so she can get a duplicate recording in case our local station breaks in an broadcasts real news over her drama.

hope that helps