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Live broadcast recording?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by nuraman00, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. nuraman00

    nuraman00 New Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    I just got my Tivo today.

    I'm looking through various sports programs, such as the Australian Open (tennis).

    How do I tell if an upcoming broadcast will be a live broadcast or not?

    I know the entire tournament is on ESPN 2, but I think the To Do list on my Tivo is going to record both live broadcast and the tape-delayed broadcasts.
  2. nuraman00

    nuraman00 New Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    I called Tivo. They said they get their program info from zap2it, which gets it from TMS (Tribune Media Services). If TMS doesn't say it's live, then there won't be a way of knowing.

    I'm looking at the broadcast info of a NFL Playoffs game right now, and it doesn't say whether it's live or not.

    So it looks like it won't be able to tell if other sporting events are live or not.

    I just don't want duplicate events recorded. Because sometimes for tennis, or NBA playoffs games, they'll air a game live, then the rebroadcast right after. Or for tennis, certain portions of the day are live, and others are tape delayed. When the tennis events occur in other countries (such as Australia), it's a little hard to keep track of which time periods will be live, and which will be tape delayed. I was hoping the Tivo would be able to figure it out, without me looking at an external program guide on the internet.

    Has anyone found any tips to find a way to tell if a broadcast is live or not, especially for sports?
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    Generally, there will an "R" in the info for a repeat. For instance, ESPN is rerunning the GoDaddy.com bowl at 3AM EST and it has:

    College Football
    "GoDaddy.com Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Kent State"
    (Mon 1/7 3:00Am - 5:00AM) From Mobile, Ala. (HD,R)
  4. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    If you are looking forward in the guide, the only way to tell if a program is a live event is to select it to record.
    If it is a live event, the Tivo will tell you so and ask if you want to add extra time to the recording.

    Unfortunately, if the program is already set to record, you will not get this warning.

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