A Pox on TV Land

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Emacee, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Emacee

    Emacee Member

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    I could really learn to hate TV Land. What's with these people that they can't publish a schedule and stick to it? This has been going on for years. Programs start and end late. Programs start and end early. Scheduled recordings or "suggestion" recordings start in one show and end in another. It's gotten to the point where I won't even bother with any "suggestion" from TV Land (immediate delete). Don't they realize that there are a lot of us DVR users out there (and time-shifters probably represent a good percentage of the audience for their overnight schedule).? They are the worst.
     
  2. TydalForce

    TydalForce Active Member

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    +1
     
  3. culprit622

    culprit622 Not who you think

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    I feel your pain.

    I have a TV Land SP for M*A*S*H. At least three times a week my TiVo will record the last 15 minutes of the the show preceding it, and only the first 15 minutes of M*A*S*H. :mad:
     
  4. CharlesH

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    I've noticed the same thing. Apparently, publishing accurate schedules is not high on their priority list.
     
  5. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    They publish accurate schedules, they just can't stick to them.
     
  6. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    I sincerely think the people who schedule at TV Land, or the guys who push the buttons and run ads (as in "more than can fit in a normal timeslot, so the program ends up ending late") are drunk 99% of the time.

    I really do.

    None of their scheduling problems make ANY sense.
     
  7. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    For anyone who cares...

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  8. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    You don't get Hallmark, the "All M*A*S*H, all the time" channel?

    I gave up on TV Land years ago because my signal (Comcast analog) is so crappy. But I feel exactly the same way about Nickelodeon. After not being able to catch any shows because of the same 15 minute offsets, I cancelled all my SPs.

    Jan
     
  9. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    And Little House!
     
  10. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin Active Member

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    I never watched that show, nor The Waltons.

    Someone had a good quip about one of those two, not sure which:

    Whenever the ratings went down, they'd blind another child.
     
  11. wtb

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    And the original Star Trek...
     
  12. kb7oeb

    kb7oeb Member

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    The reason one of the girls on little house was blind was because person she was based on had gone blind.
     
  13. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    My kids record a bunch of those shows and I cehcked some last night - they all recorded just fine within the guide data times.

    maybe this is just related to certain shows and times like overnight
     
  14. DrewTivo

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    How is a schedule accurate if they don't stick to them? That's like saying Amtrak publishes accurate schedules . . . and TVland can't just blame unforseen circumtances.

    And I agree--they had a Miami Vice marathon a few months ago and they were supposed to show 4 episodes, but managed to drag it out over 4.5 hours (filling in an extra half hour of ads). Good work.
     
  15. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    It's like a car reservation. They can make the reservation, but they can't hold the reservation.

    Who are these people?
     
  16. DrewTivo

    DrewTivo Member

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    They're not always wrong. Then again, neither is a stopped clock.
     
  17. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I used to have padding, but I recently noticed that the myths & legends show, and at least the first episode of the new David Steinberg talk show (which ended at something like :26..) both fit completely within their allotted time slots.
     
  18. Koogan

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    I agree that TV Land doesn't seem to care if their programs start or finish on time, and it creates problems recording.

    What I think they've done is that during the Midnight to 6 a.m. run, they stretch 11 programs out over a 6 hour period that normally would hold 12. This allows them to run more commercials, but it puts each successive program further and further behind, until you're recording 1/2 of one program and 1/2 of another.

    The simple solution for TV Land, if that's the way they want to program, is to list that their programs will start at 1:05 and finish at 1:40, or whatever it is. That way, they could pour on the commercials and also make their viewers happy who have DVRs.

    Why they haven't thought of that, I don't know.
     
  19. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    It's simple.
    They don't want us "time-shifting" their shows.
     
  20. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    That's my thought, and if you can't properly timeshift you get stuck at least listening to the slew of ads, which are notably louder then the show itself.
     

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