Football ran over again

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  1. jeff125va

    jeff125va New Member

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    I have that feature on my DirecTV DVR's and it does make it a little easier, but even without it, one could just pad the last show of the evening. It's nice to be able to delete each show when we're done with it instead of having to save it for the portion of the other show, bu tother than that I don't see the big deal. In any case, that really doesn't seem to be the complaint in this thread. It actually seems that the late starts are completely unexpected when these threads pop up almost every Sunday when the CBS shows started late and people didn't know about it in time to pad the single recording, as opposed to adding the pad into the SP.
     
  2. lofar

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    How about they play the sports on one of the 40 different sports channels instead? I mean really, not everyone in the world watches sports and not everyone watches every sport. Or at the least just stop playing the stupid sports game at the scheduled time, if people want to watch it they can go to the sports channels isn't that what they're for??

    My rant goes the same for things that are not sports. Even my stupid local news station. OMG, the last week has been horrible with all the local fire coverage. Not that I don't feel bad about people who lost their homes, but does my local news station really need to cover 14 hours of houses burning down in one freaking day??? How about just a 10-15 minute update every couple of hours. I can't believe how many shows I missed this week because of it. And a couple weeks ago they took over the TV for like 4 hours one morning to report on some crazy SOB on a freeway overpass reporting the same stupid five sentances the entire time. There should be regulations on hi-jacking air time for playing unscheduled events on TV.
     
  3. mattack

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    Well, you miss "quite a bit" on abutting shows. On my S1, one show then another show set to record will get the end of the sentence if it stopped at the beginning of the sentence.. or the closed captioning will help you figure out what you missed.

    On my S3 & TivoHD, I miss enough that I can't figure out what I missed sometimes.
     
  4. bengalfreak

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    Yeah, wouldn't want those TV networks to make a profit would we? Geez.
     
  5. jeff125va

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    Good point. Plus, if the first show is new and the second one is a repeat (or something else is on in its place, etc.), then this method might result in you missing the last however many minutes of the first show unless you set up your SP's for all episodes.

    Regardless, I just don't understand how these threads come up every week or so as if it's the first time they ran over. Well, obviously the rants don't indicate that, but it's not like there isn't one method or another that everyone could set up ahead of time to deal with it.
     
  6. cowboys2002

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    I had a similar comment during Hurricane Ike. All Ike, all the time on every local channel, their sub-channels and CNN. Thanks GOD for DVD's, board games and books.

    With the upcoming digital transition, why not "move" the regualr programming
    to one of the 2 available digital channels. Sure, I realize everyone hasn't switched or bought converter boxes, but I'm just suggesting options here.
     
  7. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier

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    It's happened again, and it looks like it'll be a big overage this week. Pad your CBS recordings by an hour, folks.
     
  8. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    NE game goes over almost 30 minutes, then do they start 60 minutes??? No lets switch over to Denver game and add that to the overrun
     
  9. LostCluster

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    NE game started at 4:15 ET. NFL's official running length of a game is 3 hours 15 minutes. So, anybody expecting 60 minutes to start at 7pm is kidding themselves.

    Maybe Tribune should insist that CBS report an accurate Sunday lineup?
     
  10. Adam1115

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    Why not just record the game so you catch whatever it is if it goes long...?
     
  11. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    How nice of you to volunteer space on everyone's DVR. Hopefully if they need more room you'll spring for new hard drives across the board :rolleyes:

    (Maybe you'll be lucky enough to get CBS to pay for all of them since they're the ones too stupid to pad their schedule in a way that makes sense for the NFL season)
     
  12. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    recording the game doesn't help anyone catch "Cold Case or "The Unit" I don't record 60 minutes or TAR so I just record "Cold Case" and add 2 hours. That gets me "The Unit" plus 1 hour of pad.
     
  13. Sparty99

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    Why on God's green earth would they want to pad their schedule? If the NFL goes over, they get the NFL ratings in their weekly schedule. Then they go to 60 Minutes, Cold Case, Amazing Race and The Unit, which are all respectably rated shows. The NFL overrun only helps their prime time ratings. And if they piss off DVR owners - who, I believe, still haven't gone much higher than 15-20% of all TV households and watch all their shows without watching the advertising that pays for things like the NFL, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race and The Unit - what do they care?

    It makes far more sense for the networks to appease the NFL, since their viewers are far more likely to actually watch the commercials than anyone who watches the regularly scheduled broadcasts.
     
  14. Adam1115

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    Hey just thinking of ideas to help people out. It's not my fault, I didn't invent football, so settle down.... Don't record it, miss your show, what do I care....
     
  15. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    Old argument that I'm stepping back into one more time but the correct answer is DO WHAT FOX HAS DONE. (How often can you think of FOX having done the right thing rather than having done something that would make us scream BURN IN HELL?!)

    FOX schedules "the OT" in the 7pm - 8pm east coast hour and pads out the football portion of their schedule with highlights, news, updates on other sports, etc. Then they run their regular programming at 8pm unless somehow a game has gone far longer than they anticipated (which rarely happens now).

    CBS could do similarly without disturbing their rusty old 60 minutes show and viewers -- extend 60 minutes to become 72 minutes, 88 minutes, 96 minutes or whatever is needed. Bring in the geezer reporters and have them roundtable a bit, interview some of the people that are in the stories they are showing for the night and give them a chance to respond to the ambushing they were just victims of, or anything else to make 60 minutes long enough to fill the time until 9pm east. After that run the rest of the schedule at normal times. It's not like they can't pay some rookie reporters to fill the time talking about the story that is coming up. They just don't want to. They don't want to make things easier for anyone with a DVR and they don't want to disturb their schedule as they ASSUME that their network is the only one that anyone will watch on Sunday night and apparently there are still plenty of people that help make that so.

    Me?! I've stopped watching CBS Sunday nights and encourage everyone else to do the same. Let their ratings die and they'll do something about it. Until then, well all the bitchin' in the world won't convince their suits to do anything about it just like all the bitchin' in the world won't convince Turner (TNT/TBS) to stop using Stretch-o-Vision for their "hd" programming. The execs assume that they're doing what viewers want because the ratings say that is the case.
     
  16. Sparty99

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    First, comparing The OT to 60 Minutes is comparing apples to oranges. The OT replaced reruns of the Simpsons and Futurama, neither of which (though the Futurama fanboys will tell you otherwise) were ever going to be ratings champions. 60 Minutes is a proven ratings winner, and when CBS introduced 60 Minutes II a few years back, there was widespread outrage. To imagine that you can just make tweaks to the most historically proven television show in the history of the medium is naive.

    Second, and perhaps more importantly, why would the networks do anything to appease the DVR owners who ignore the very advertisements that pay the networks' bills? If someone were robbing you, would you tell them, "You know what, just to make it easier, here are my SSN and PIN?" Incurring even a penny's worth of expense for the benefit of DVR owners makes no sense to the networks.
     
  17. Combat Medic

    Combat Medic No guts, no glory

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    You are right. Following through on what you have advertised is just toooo hard.
     
  18. bengalfreak

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    Finally, someone who gets it.
     
  19. bengalfreak

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    Look dude, you are a DVR owner who most likely FF thru the very commercials that pay for network TV programs. They don't care about you. They don't care about making it easy for you to record their programs and skip their ads. They want you to watch live. Get that thru your head and then realize that you can work around their ambivalence like the rest of us have. Whining will not solve your problem.
     
  20. Bierboy

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    What he said...:D
     

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