Football ran over again

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  1. mattack

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    Not to appease DVR owners.. to appease *ANYBODY* that wants to watch something scheduled after the game finishes.

    heck, to appease the old geezers(*) who watch 60 minutes.

    (*) OK, I watch 60 minutes, and have for a loooong time [though usually I watch it on my other recorder at faster-than-realtime]. But the stereotype is that 60+ people watch it.


    BTW, I'm the West Coast, so am not affected by the problem.. I simply gave a reasonable way to make the !@$# game fit in a scheduled time slot.
     
  2. mattack

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    But at least on the West Coast, when baseball games happen, it means there's local programming for 'prime time'... So the problem doesn't exist in those cases. (When a local game preempts national programming, at least in my market, MOST of the time it's rescheduled on one of a couple local channels.. Though again, that's another reason why I think that someone who _cares_ if they miss a program thinks that the "set it and forget it" idea of Tivo is a MYTH.. don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Tivo fan and have been for a long time now.. But as a micromanager of my recordings, I check the To Do list often..)
     
  3. Sparty99

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    Except your asking to change the game - not change the start timeso of the games, which might actually make sense - to appease a lesser number of people than are actually watching that game. Your solution to the problem is somewhat akin to declaring war (I mean actual war, not play talk, "this is war") on Canada because the Canadiens beat the Red Wings for the Stanley Cup. It makes no sense.
     
  4. bengalfreak

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    Its not reasonable. They're are not going to change the strategy of the game, that has been played the same way for 50 years, for television. Not when television networks are falling all over themselves to get football. It would be like putting a time clock on a baseball game and when the time is up (even if it happens to be in the 7th inning) the game is done.
     
  5. Jebberwocky!

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    I vote for that ;)
     
  6. Bierboy

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    + me!
     
  7. sieglinde

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    I haven't had a problem with 60 Minutes and football. I suspect this is because I am in California. They will show 60 minutes no matter what also.
     
  8. mchief

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    I check the CBS lineup on Sunday and if I see a 4:15 CBS football game, I know Cold Case/The Unit will be late. I go to the trusty Tivo and set a manual recording for 9:30 to 11:30 and adjust accordingly if 60 minutes starts at 7:20. It's a PITA, but this problem has been around forever.:D
     
  9. Sparty99

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    Wait. You're making common sense decisions instead of demanding that two massive conglomerates change their ways because you can't adjust?!? That's absurd!
     
  10. Jebberwocky!

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    the nerve of some people!
     
  11. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I just have TAR and The Unit set to record for two hours (thru the football season). Then, if I see there's no late CBS game, I reduce the overrun to about 5 minutes (just to play safe).
     
  12. jeff125va

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    I don't think "vaguely" is the right word if you're surprised that NFL games are played on Sunday afternoons in the fall. In any case, I keep my padding in place year-round. Between football in the fall and college basketball and golf in the winter and spring, there's always a chance of CBS shows starting late on Sunday nights. If I happen to be watching the late NFL games, which I usually am, and I realize that there's no late CBS game locally or I see when 60 Minutes or TAR starts, then I'll adjust or cancel my pads for Cold Case and The Unit.
     
  13. BostonKidd

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    Here is a wild idea "we now join you to your regularly scheduled program already in progress."
     
  14. jeff125va

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    Fox often did that a few years ago before they came up with "The OT." It usually affected Malcolm in the Middle. That REALLY sucked. Of course, I'm one of the oddballs here who can't figure out why padding SP's is so difficult.
     
  15. allan

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    So, I guess Malcolm really WAS in the middle. ;)
     
  16. jeff125va

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    Actually, IIRC, it was usually more towards the end. I remember that I'd usually end up just not watching, and I think I would have it it had just been the first 5 or 10 minutes.
     
  17. Havana Brown

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    Every Sunday in the fall. :D
     
  18. Jebberwocky!

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    and some Thursdays, some Saturdays and a bunch of Mondays too.
     
  19. mattack

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    Because it interferes with shows that now overlap with the padding?

    This particular football problem doesn't affect me (I'm on the West Coast), but even with 4 Tivo tuners, I can't pad everything. (I *do* typically pad all of the CBS Mon, Fox Sun, and NBC Thurs shows I record.. though sometimes I have to remove those pads to record something else..)
    A fix that would help the above is one of the ones that many have suggested - let people 'pad' abutting recordings on the same channel, but really only record it on one tuner, and do the magic splitting/duplication afterwards.
     
  20. Bierboy

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    'Cept there's nothing on Saturdays worth watching except sports. And on Thursdays and Mondays, by the time the games are over, you're out of prime time, so no conflicts.
     

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