The Royal Wedding 4/29/2011 What channel to watch?

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  1. Apr 19, 2011 #1 of 111
    hummingbird_206

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    So The Royal Wedding will be broadcast on several channels. I have 4 tuners, and am trying to decide which channels to record since it will be happening in the middle of the night on the west coast and I won't be viewing live!

    I remember being glued to the tube for Charles and Diana's wedding. Not that interested in William and Kate, but still want to watch and TiVo makes it easy.

    BBC would be my first choice, but I don't get it in HD, only SD, so need other recommendations. Anyone else planning to watch?
     
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    nirisahn

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    That Don Guy

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    Since you have four tuners, I would record BBC America anyway, even if it is only in SD (unless PBS stations have access to the BBC broadcast and one in your area is airing it in HD), for the audio. (I assume all of the feeds will have the same video.)

    Pay close attention to the listings; BBC America, for example, might have it listed in a series of two-hour blocks, so you would be better off with a manual recording.

    I have seen reports that Fox News will also be covering it, but they don't say whether it will be a simulcast of SkyTV or if they will have their own commentators, and it doesn't seem to be listed on TV listings (both TiVo and U-Verse say Bill O'Reilly's show is on at 2 AM that day).

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    hummingbird_206

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    Fox News for the Fair and Balanced Coverage. :D
     
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    Steveknj

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    It's easy for me...what else is on?
     
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    Alfer

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    LOL...this.

    Although I have a feeling my wife or daughter will want to watch some of this snoozefest.

    :)
     
  8. Apr 19, 2011 #8 of 111
    nirisahn

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    I'm more interested in the pomp and ritual than the participants. I didn't watch when Charles and Diana got married, so I've never seen a royal wedding. It could be interesting.
     
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    hummingbird_206

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    I was in high school when Charles and Diana got married. I'd never really had any interest in the royal family before that. I still don't have a lot of interest in them per se, but will watch just for the entertainment value. To me it's like the Academy Awards, I usually haven't seen any of the nominated films, but I always watch just to see who is there and what they are wearing.:D
     
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    jsmeeker

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    I like the participants. I'm curious to see PARTS of the pomp and ceremony.

    I need to see the schedule to see when the coverage starts in Central time zone. I am guessing it will all be over when I wake up in the morning.

    I can't bring myself to TiVo it in SD. That's the only way I get BBCA. I'm leaning towards NBC because I am an "NBC guy". But could go CNN if Anderson Cooper was involved.
     
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    Tracy

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    I'll record it, too. Haven't picked channels yet, so thanks for that link. Looking forward to it.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    I looked at the schedule, and it seems to be broken up into multiple parts. Like a "pre-game" then the actual event. Of course, what counts as the start of the event? Walk down the aisle? Something before that?
     
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    hummingbird_206

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    I would think the start of the event will be Kate's trip to Westminster Abbey.
     
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    Jstkiddn

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    I'm recording BBCA. Pretty much have blocked off from 2:00 AM central time onwards. That way I can FF through what I want to skip and watch the parts I want. Since I have another tuner, I will probably also record at least one of the American broadcasts. Can zip through that as well and pick what parts I want to watch.

    I'm just soooo thankful for TiVo this time around. :) I was in high school when Charles and Diana were married. Just a teenage girl totally wrapped up in that whole Diana hysteria and woke up in the middle of the night in order to watch. Back then you either watched live or you missed out.

    Geesh...I feel like Grandma talking about walking to school barefoot in the snow. ;)
     
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    laria

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    That's a good idea. :) I checked our PBS station (WGBH Boston) but they aren't covering the BBC feed. If it's the same TV feed for all of them though, I can record an HD feed on one Tivo, and then the BBC SD one on the other one, and then I can leave the receiver's audio on the BBC one and watch the HD one. :)
     
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    Cainebj

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    I just set my TiVo to record BBCAmerica's coverage and I am picking the Today Show as my second because I like Matt Lauer :)

    It also seems like BBCAmerica is RE-broadcasting stuff for the entire day including highlight shows etc.

    I just know I am going to fast forward through most of it.

    and then - at 8 pm Friday night on the TV Guide Channel - Kathy Griffin is doing a "Guide to the Royal Wedding". That's must see TV.
     
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    I thought the crowning of Charles as Prince of Wales was interested. I saw pieces of Princess Ann's wedding when I was in college and attending a semester in Austria. But I don't think I watched Diane and Charles' wedding. I may tape about a three hour block around the ceremony. I usually skip these things because I am anti-royalist. As I said at a Weight Watchers meeting once upon having called the organization to find out when the meeting times were and having the phone answered by a recording of a woman with an upper class British accent. "Whether you like Clinton or not, we only have him for 8 years. They have these people forever". Not a political statement, just a fact. (If Bush or Obama had been President, I would have said the same thing.)
     
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    Here's the "schedule" as far as I know:
    (All times Eastern - assume all trips to the abbey take five minutes)

    Arrivals:
    • 5:15 - William & Harry
    • 5:25 - Catherine's mother and brother
    • 5:40 - Andrew & his two daughters, Edward & Sophie, Anne & her husband, Charles & Camilla
      (Fergie was not invited - for that matter, neither was Andrew's ex-wife)
    • 5:45 - The Queen & Philip
    • 5:55 - Catherine & her father
    The wedding itself starts at 6:00 and lasts about an hour
    • 7:15 - Carriage with William & Catherine leave the abbey, followed by carriage with The Queen
    • 7:30 - Carriages arrive at Buckingham Palace
    • 8:25 - Balcony appearance
    • 8:30 - RAF Flyover (including some WWII-era planes)
    They don't "schedule" when their first kiss takes place (note that kissing the bride usually isn't part of an Anglican ceremony)
     
  20. Apr 20, 2011 #20 of 111
    hummingbird_206

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    I'm sure that will be a lot of fun to watch. Also looking forward to hearing what Joan Rivers has to say on Fashion Police!
     

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