Hey Tivo!! All that Money I pay you no Alerts that the Game might delay recordings!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by audvidman, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. taronga

    taronga Member

    Nov 15, 2006


    Yes, I'm fed up with sports this year. After last week's episode of The Good Wife was messed up I padded the SP by 30 minutes. Then this week's was ~40 min late. Argh. And missing 53 minutes of House last night just sent me in a fury.

    That works well.. if you check your email frequently at night. I don't, so it's more like a need-to-acquire-the-ep-by-other-means alert for me. Still, it's better than nothing.

    Though, oddly enough, that thread said that the first Good Wife episode of this season needed to be padded, but my unpadded recording was fine.
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Is it on Hulu+ in HD? If so then I won't bother messing with any padding since I could just watch it from Hulu+ if I miss some because of a game delay.
  3. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    I agree, 60 minute padding works. Obviously CBS found football overun, followed by all their scheduled programs maximizes the value of their NFL $$$ contract.

    Years ago CBS adjusted 60 Minutes (1, 2 or 3 stories) in order to sync their Sunday night schedule. My memory is they adjusted the post game, and abbreviated 60 Minutes, so the rest of the night was as scheduled.
  4. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    This is why they should get rid of TV networks and just have all programming on demand. I'd pay for the shows I want and nothing else. The advertisers would pay me to watch their commercials so I could afford to pay for the shows, and moron TV executives would be out of work - a great deal all the way around :).
  5. Dr Strangelove

    Dr Strangelove New Member

    Sep 19, 2011


    House is available on Hulu+ if you missed last nights show. I too am in the same boat and was pissed when I went to watch and saw Terra Nova instead.
  6. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    After last night, it would appear that Fox can't, after all.
  7. justinw

    justinw Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    That was a special time because the game the day before was rained out.
  8. reneg

    reneg Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
  9. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
  10. jtreid

    jtreid Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Reading, PA
    I just went to watch New Girl tonight. GAAAAAAWWWWWD! Nothing but MLB. If I have to watch to make sure every SP gets padded appropriately, then why the hell do I need Tivo!!!! F'ing live sports!!!!!!
  11. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    But how MUCH would you pay? You can already buy shows on Amazon and iTunes this way.
  12. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    And they could have let the sportscasters run their mouths a little longer and shown a few more of those ballgame sponsor commercials to fill time and make money, and in fewer than 15 minutes been ready to announce that Terra Nova would be back next week at its reguarly scheduled time and started House right at 9 PM.

    And in other time zones they could have re-run the House season opener from last week at 8 local and the new one at 9, and kept everybody on the same page Terra Nova wise.
  13. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    I was referring to the regular Sunday NFL schedule. You can't factor in a rain delay for baseball. Fox has a workaround in place for any games that run over. CBS just starts their scheduled shows on Sunday to start at whatever time the late afternoon game ends, which totally hoses up any preset recording schedule.

    No matter. I checked out my favorite torrent site and had both House and Terra Nova in HD downloaded to my PC in less than 10 minutes.:D
  14. jtreid

    jtreid Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Reading, PA
    The way I see it is whatever game has a time slot. If the game starts late, too bad. If the game runs over too bad. Let Fox and whoever else develop their own sports channel to show the games in their entirety. What they do now is assume that showing the entire game is satisfying more of the networks audience than preempting or delaying regularly schedule programming. I loath professional sports and the overpaid criminals and babies that play them.
  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I see Terra Nova is also available on Hulu+ in HD. I looked at the beginning of it last night on Hulu+ and realized the local affiliate cut off the first 20 or 30 seconds of the show.
  16. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ha, I think a lot of people do. I have had a padded season pass for a long time.

    I don't think there is a solution to this problem that can be expected from TiVo. If warnings are sent everytime there is a sporting or other live event, there would be too many annoying warnings and very few will be relevant. I blame myself when I don't pad season passes and miss portions of programs. I goofed this time too. The warning thread here is the best solution I can think of and I need to remember to check it often.
  17. Emacee

    Emacee Member

    Dec 15, 2000
    This is a problem but it's one Tivo code writers could solve easily.
    When you want to record a game, you get a prompt asking you if you want to extend the scheduled program time by an hour (or some other length of time) in case the game runs over.
    Tivo should also check programs scheduled to run AFTER games on the same channel. If you want to do a one-time recording, you should get a similar prompt to adjust the end time.
    If you have a Season Pass, you should get a message alerting you to the game and prompting you to adjust recording times.

    As it is, you have to go to the trouble to check to see if there is a late game or something. That's not a big problem if you're talking about how CBS keeps trying to pretend football games end by 7pm and you know to check recorded shows on CBS Sundays during football season. Problem is when they sneak something in on you. A while back, CBS ran some !@#$ tennis tournament on a weekday afternoon which screwed up the entire evening schedule.

    Tivo, Audvidman is right. You need to do something about this problem. Instead of adding crap to the software to sell stuff, you should work on making Tivo more useful and more accurate.
  18. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    My local networks are really good at giving warnings these days if shows are going to be delayed due to sports. I follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Maybe yours are good too?

    During sports seasons I just assume my Sunday evening shows on CBS will be delayed... they usually are.
  19. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I learned last year to pad CBS shows.
    I got lucky with FOX the other night since I was watching the baseball game.
    I'm surprised that FOX showed Terra Nova and House in their entirety.
    I figured they would have just broadcasted Terra Nova on another night and run House in its normal time slot.
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Padding these shows should be nothing new. Back in the 20th century I had to pad my VHS recordings for these live events. It would be great if it could be automated but realistically there is no way to know how long something is going to be delayed.

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