Andromeda Strain mini-series on A&E - Memorial Day weekend

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  1. Edmund

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    So I set one dtivo to record the 2 hour first part and another dtivo the 4 hour first & second on Tues. I checked on it after it finished recording and it didn't record the last 13 minutes. So it was on again at the time so I hit record on a third Dtivo to get the reminder of the movie. Now its spread over 3 Dtivos. :(
     
  2. DrWho453

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    Actually, that is the exact error I had last night and had to manually tell it to record the program anyway.
     
  3. Hercules67

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    The even weirder thing?

    I had it reset to record the 4 hour block on Tuesday from 6 pm to 10 pm (CDT). It completely ignored me and chose instead to record the 10 pm to 2 am (CDT) block. I hope it's really there (I'll check it today).

    This whole episode is weird. I know it's the guide data that's at fault here, but the way TiVo acted was ..... spooky. As someone mentioned, it was as if TiVo was infected..... by bad guide data, I guess.
     
  4. CraigK

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    Same thing happened to me. I had nothing else scheduled on Tuesday at all at any time. :rolleyes:

    I'm going to manually record the whole four hours on Saturday twice to make sure I get it.
     
  5. ElJay

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    My MythTV box was set to record it at 9:00 PM, but looking back at the listing archive, the 9:00 PM showing was removed from the guide data and replaced with Andromeda Strain airing from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Bierboy

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    It's a freakin' conspiracy!!! Big Brother!!!
     
  7. newsposter

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    at least it's in HD..i'm 3/4 thru part one and it's better than stuff like 10.5 and F6 killer tornados.
     
  8. dswallow

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    True.
     
  9. Bilbrey

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    But in my opinion, not better than the original.
    I was disappointed in some of the 'modernizing' with "Homeland security" and such.
    Also, some of the technical solutions were not 'feasible' in my opinion. (I won't go into details so there are no spoilers...)

    Not bad, but not as good as the original.

    In fact, if they cut this down to a 90 minute movie, I think it would have been much better...
     
  10. Gregor

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    Same deal for me on Tues, no recording.

    To Do list history says it wasn't recorded because the episode was removed from the guide data. :mad:

    I'll record on Saturday manually to be sure.
     
  11. jk5598224

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    I think they eliminated Part 2 and it is now a 4 hour movie. I deleted part 1 and recorded the whole thing last night. It was good albeit the first two hours had 'foul' language bleeped.
     
  12. newsposter

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  13. mattack

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    I have no idea if the DVD will be sans-bleeps, but it comes out on DVD June 3rd. (I also see that there's a new release of the original movie, but I don't see if there are new features compared to the 10 year old DVD in a brief skim.)
     
  14. jsmeeker

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    probably because the first two hours were still "early". I don't recall this from when part 1 aired originally on Monday night starting at 9:00 PM (Eastern)
     
  15. sieglinde

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    Either film the movie with "family friendly" language or don't show it early. I hate bleeping. It is an insult to my intelligence.
     
  16. dswallow

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    ABC Family did a really creative thing recently with regard to bleeping on the latest episode of Greek.

    Where a character was about to tell his friend that he has a "f*ck buddy" a nun shows up right behind his friend, and he sees her, and catches himself and says "fun buddy" instead. Then for the rest of the show this character keeps saying "fun buddy" and everyone hearing it sorta looks at him weird for a moment then figures out what he meant.

    That was a far, far better way to do it than to have a bleep over it or even to have just had the character call it "fun buddy" to begin with, like anyone is supposed to know what that means.
     
  17. mattack

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    Though that sounds like an amusing way to handle it, they could have just used the term "friends with benefits" that has existed for several years at least. (Very quick skim of urbandictionary.com shows some people added it in 2003... that may be when urbandictionary started up though!)
     
  18. dswallow

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    Actually they ran through that one in trying to "name" his relationship and that one was dismissed. :)
     
  19. newsposter

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    sooo how did i miss the bleeping..i recorded the 4 hour block..7-11 on tuesday and didnt get a single bleep..heard every word

    why did some of you get bleeped?

    or wait, maybe i watched the 9pm monday night 2 hours then the 2nd half of the 4 hour thing tuesday..i think that's it..i just recorded them all so i didnt miss!
     
  20. jk5598224

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    My bleeping was the first two hours of the four hour movie. I recorded the movie at 4:00PM Pacific on 05/27. The last two hours of the movie did not have bleeping (aka part 2).
     

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