Robot Chicken - bad Guide data?

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  1. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Looks like it's repeating this Saturday at 11:30 P.M. Eastern (immediately after a repeat of the first "Star Wars" special).
     
  2. alansh

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    The Robot Chicken Star Wars Special airs again this Sunday -- as before, it won't be caught by a regular season pass.
     
  3. jayfest

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    I believe new episodes begin July 26.
     
  4. mattack

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    They've been having bad guide data lately, with the bad data not even being RC episodes... IIRC they're for ~15 minutes EARLIER than the real airing.. so since I pad RC on both ends, I usually catch a bit of RC at the very end..

    (Not that I want reruns recorded at all.. but reruns of *the wrong show* are even worse... i.e. bad *generic* guide data.)
     
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    Recently the late night block, Adult Swim, was significantly reorganized... again. They like to do this quite often, whenever the whim strikes it often seems. Takes a few days for thing to get back in sync... This time the guide data on my HD was fixed a day or two before that of the S1, tho they called in around the same time. Odd.

    Useful link for AS scheduling:
    http://www.adultswim.com/schedule/
    (use the two links on the right for a multi-month long table, non-flash too!)

    They keep this table more up to date than elsewhere on their site, certainly much more current than what Tribune and others downstream have in this sort of circumstance.
    -K
     
  6. jayfest

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    The episodes with the wrong times listed are the Mon-Fri reruns of the old episodes. The new episodes are on Sundays, like they were the last time new ones aired in Dec-Feb.
     
  7. windracer

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    Did anyone else miss the beginning of this past week's episode? One one TiVo it started in the middle of the Castlevania sketch and on the other it started at the beginning of the nerd/WarGames/waterboarding sketch. No indication of clipping or overlap with another show. :confused:
     
  8. Amnesia

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    I always tell my TiVo to start 2 minutes early and the recording usually begins in the opening bit w/the mad scientist...
     
  9. windracer

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    Yeah, and mine are set to start 1 minute early and I still missed the beginning. I've upped this to 2 minutes and will see what happens.
     
  10. morac

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    Is it just me or is anyone else noticing that Cartoon Network put out generic guide data for the next two weeks. I had to Robot Chicken scheduled recordings this week (2 per day).
     
  11. windracer

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    It's not just you. ;)
     
  12. morac

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    I'm not sure what their problem has been lately. It seems like this happens every other week or so. I normally contact them via the feedback link on cartoonnetwork.com and it's fixed in a few days. That could be just a coincidence.
     
  13. mattack

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    Weird, I start 2 minutes early (and go 2 minutes late), and only *this* week did it start with the "show opening" (mad scientist).

    Usually I get the bumpers with the funny quotations/etc. So I missed them this week.

    (Though, except for completely WRONG guide data, RC still doesn't qualify as the worst. The videogame promo show on Spike is the worst.. I think I start 2 minutes early and go 5 minutes late, since it seems to vary a lot, even though it _sometimes_ almost fits in the allotted timeslot.)
     
  14. jayfest

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    I sent them a nasty note about it too. I changed my TiVo season pass to start 3 minutes early. I told them if they keep it up, I'll just skip the CN broadcast and just wait for the DVD. Don't think that's what they want people to do.
     
  15. mattack

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    Last night was significantly clipped again.. so I nuked that episode then manually recorded the ~3:30AM rerun with 5 minutes of padding on each end.. Haven't watched it yet but I did check that the whole thing was there.

    BTW, did anybody catch the John Hughes title card thing? the very beginning of my recording says
    John Hughes
    (19xx-2009)
    RIP

    or something like that.. I presume they said a few things on previous cards.
     
  16. jayfest

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    With my TiVo starting the recording 3 minutes early, last night the show began 7 seconds from the beginning of my recording.
     
  17. windracer

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    Arrgh! I missed the beginning again too ... my recording started right when the "CHuDs" logo appeared. WTF?

    I've now set the SP to start 5 minutes early. This is ridiculous.
     
  18. jayfest

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    It's not just Cartoon Network. In the last week, I've had the endings chopped off of Monk, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report at various times. The networks don't seem to care about sticking to schedules. The Comcast DVR I used to have would allow recording extra minutes at the end of single recordings but not regular recordings. I'm so glad the Tivo even gives me the option to make these adjustments.
     
  19. mattack

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    I'm not exactly disagreeing with you, especially with what I'll say in the next paragraph.. But I have ALWAYS needed padding on The Daily Show & Colbert report. Monk *sometimes* needed padding, so I simply added padding to my SP years ago. (Nowadays, they seem to do the 'last segment' and the credits at a time where even if the credits technically ran over, the 'show' part probably wouldn't -- but I'll still pad it.)

    Though, in the past few days, TDS & Colbert have gotten MUCH worse. Sometimes I manually record the late late night reruns, and for some reason they've been like 5 MINUTES off. (Possibly reruns of the latest "Celebrity Roast"? I haven't checked the schedule to make sure.)

    But I think even the 11 & 11:30 have slid a bit later than previously. (Colbert didn't seem to require an 'end pad' usually though I gave it one a anyway.. now it definitely needs it.)
     

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