Schedule conflict-ER 9:59

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by qwertyasd, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. qwertyasd

    qwertyasd New Member

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    I'm renting a house right now and until I buy a new house I'm stuck with one tuner. Here's my dilemna. I want to record CSI at 9 and ER at 10, but ER actually starts at 9:59 so it conflicts with CSI. I tried to switch CSI to a manual recording, but I can only choose 9:55 or 10:00 for the stop time. Is there anything else to try?

    Thanks
    Rob
     
  2. dbronstein

    dbronstein New Member

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    Set ER to a manual timer starting at 10.
     
  3. Dirac

    Dirac New Member

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    You can try writing a letter to your local NBC affiliate to have them press the network to stop the scheduling shenanigans or you'll quit watching!

    What usually goes on in the first minute of ER anyway? (I don't watch it)
     
  4. qwertyasd

    qwertyasd New Member

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    It 's not a schedule glitch. It actually starts at 9:59 on the dot. Makes no sense. The only reason could be that this gives them their own unshared timeslot in TV guide.

    I guess I'll try 9:00 to 10:00/10:00 to 11:00 one week and 9:00 to 9:55/9:59 to 11:00 the next. I'll stick with whichever one my wife complains about less.

    Rob
     
  5. blahblahblah899

    blahblahblah899 New Member

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    It's to combat DVR's...

    I've been relegated to watching it live, so I don't miss the first 1minute.
     
  6. wolverine4580

    wolverine4580 New Member

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    I would guess that they schedule ER a minute longer to bring in some extra ad money, not to mess with DVR's. ER is a top-rated show and commands a lot more money per 30 seconds of commercial than other shows. Seems like nit-picking, but I'm sure it adds up to a lot more money over the course of a season. We the viewers get screwed while some executive gets a fat bonus.
     
  7. Cabinwood

    Cabinwood Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Quite a while ago I set it up as a manual from 10 to 11. I do miss the very beginning but it's better than missing a whole show because of their lousy minute.
     
  8. TeeSee

    TeeSee Tiiin ROOF. Rusted!

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    This is exactly what I've heard many times. They're maximizing their revenue, and I don't blame them one bit for it, even though it annoys me no less than anyone else here. The networks are far from worried about DVRs right now.
     
  9. ADent

    ADent Active Member

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    I thought you could schedule 9 to 9:55 and then go to options and select stop 4 min late.
     
  10. f0gax

    f0gax Member

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    This again?
     

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