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Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by lpwcomp, May 30, 2013.
I fear that the best way to record it is via a ridiculously long manual recording.
I just do several 2 hour segments. They'll show up as Sports Center, but I know what they are. This way I can easily delete the portion that isn't WSOP. Also I can delete segments as I finish them.
That's what I do, too, and I find with the DirecTV DVRs that the recordings themselves will overlap a minute or so as long as the back-to-back recordings are on the same channel, so I don't risk missing anything. With my TiVo, there's always that few seconds missed between recordings as they switch over.
I'm not too worried about those few seconds with WSOP (especially the way they are playing the game these days.) With football and ice hockey I definitely make sure to get some overlap if no conflicts.
Are the hour and a half episodes really edited versions of two separate hour long episodes that will air other times?
At first, I thought no, but upon View Upcoming Episodes the other day, I started to think otherwise... (Many but not all airings seemed to NOT have episode #s, but some did..)
Actually, apparently the hour and a half episodes WERE originally done as two full hour long episodes. At least one of the 1.5 hour episodes is available as two separate "hour" (47 minute with few/no commercials) episodes On Demand. I've only watched around a third of the 1.5 hour version, so I'll just watch the On Demand one(s) from now on to see the full ones.
Thanks for clearing that up. I suspected that was the case. My assumption was that ratings have not been great this year so they decided to reduce the broadcast for these less than exciting middle shows by 30 minutes.
No, I think it's because they had other sports scheduled on the same night (maybe even on e.g. ESPN2). IIRC, they have swapped BACK between 90 minute and 120 minute (two separate hour episodes) a couple of times.
Hmm, the older eps are starting to disappear from my On Demand, but I haven't had new ones show up in at least a week. I think two were yellow triangle for at least several days, and I noticed either today or yesterday they finally went away.. but weren't replaced by new eps.
I do hope they put the rest back up there in the full hour long versions. (Hour as if they had commercials of course.)
They usually end up on YouTube. It might only be what was broadcast and not the full episodes that were available On Demand.
And, yes those usually only hang around for about a month.
No, like I said earlier, with AT LEAST the episodes that On Demand called "Main Event 14" and "Main Event 15", those were two shows that showed on ESPN as a 1.5 hour (inc commercials) episode.. It was WAY longer than the one that aired.
ESPN is still airing the truncated versions, but as I said, so far, none past ep 15 have shown up on On Demand. I'm still recording the ESPN versions, but 'holding off' a bit in case the new un-truncated ones show up on On Demand. I don't want to watch on YouTube, I'd probably rather watch the truncated versions! If they don't show up by the weekend before the final table, then I guess I'll catch up..
Speaking of the Final Table, given what played out last year, I am making sure I have plenty of room on my DVRs to be able to record probably 18-24 hours worth of programming. As much as I recorded/padded/recorded and padded several of the following programs, I still didn't get the finish. I had to watch the truncated replay coverage they aired to see it.
I don't want that happening this year!
....and just as soon as I say it, today 2 new episodes DID appear on On Demand.
**** WSOP FINAL TABLE - LIVE BROADCAST WARNING ****
The Nov 4th (Monday) WSOP Live Final Table broadcast showed up in my DirecTV program guide starting at 7 CT/8 ET for three hours. Because of the Monday Night Football coverage airing on the main ESPN channel, the Live Final Table is being aired on ESPN2. My guide does not yet have data for Nov 5th (Tuesday), so I will post again probably tomorrow with info on further coverage.
If you have an SP set up for the main ESPN channel, you may want to make sure you're checking ESPN2 as well.
Added: It looks like they have the Nov 5th Live Final Table coverage scheduled from 8:00 to 10:00 CT with about 14 one hour blocks of Sports Center following that on the main ESPN channel.
And FWIW, for the 90 minute showing of the WSOP that they showed on the 15th, they rebroadcast the full one hour segments on ESPN2 on the next Monday. (10/21) All they did was edit out 2 segments between 32 and 48 minutes of the show. There were some more interesting hands in omitted segments than in what they showed, but they did it for ease.
I assume that was what they did with the previous 90 minute episodes also. (Cant say for sure because I didn't tape those.)
I am going to assume that they will broadcast the full episodes hour long episodes on ESPN2 tomorrow night (Monday) from the 90 minute 10/22 broadcast also.
ESPN2 is broadcasting 3 hour long shows Monday night. The first will be the last show from the 15th and then the 2 shows that they used to make up the 90 minute episode from the 22nd.
(Or at least that is what I assume they are doing.)
At least a couple of weeks ago, I had tried to get the Monday rebroadcasts, but it didn't actually end up being WSOP episodes... I forget what it was.. (I've now been recording the 1.5 hr shows, and then eventually just watching on On Demand..)
Hmm, I wonder how many hours I should pad either night..
I was actually thinking about this over the weekend, and IIRC, last year I finally gave up on the final table since it was so boring.. (I remember even admitting in the thread that I guess I was wrong, I *do* want the edited, exciting hands with voiceover..) If it's less than 14 hours, maybe I can watch the whole thing (at 1.5x at least)... and I don't remember ever catching the edited version of the final table, even though I know they make them for reruns... (often the reruns of WSOP shows are preempted, and I think I got tired of chasing them..)
Both Monday Nov 4 and Tuesday Nov 5 are "live" (30-minute delay) broadcasts of every hand. Monday is on ESPN2 and they will play down to 3. Tuesday is on ESPN and they will play to a winner.
You'll either have to set up a long manual recording or multiple recordings. 6 hours probably won't be enough for the first night. 5 hours might be enough for the second night but that is not certain.
They did broadcast as scheduled the full episodes tonight.
But, yes have had problems over the years trying to record certain episodes. (Chasing the episodes as you put it.)
I don't know how many hours I'll be able to get through as yes, it can be rather boring.
Yes, I scheduled multiple 2 hour manual recordings. (Makes it easier to delete/free up space when done with those segments also.)
It will be interesting to see how the final night plays out after last year's marathon. It was almost 10 hours long IIRC. I'd be willing to be the contrarian and hope that this year will be less than 5 hours. (I can dream can't I?)
It's funny how they can go from 9 to 3 players in just a few hours, but then it takes twice as long to find the eventual winner.
This week, Comcast only put "Main Event 17" (that's how they're titling them), not 16, on On Demand.. I still have the 1.5 hour condensed version of the two. Was wondering if there's a way to contact Comcast about On Demand (the normal call the call centers would be pointless, I think).. Similar to how they have an address for closed captioning issues.
(Though heh, a lot of the On Demand stuff doesn't seem to have CC, even though the Tivo says it does.)