[mythtv-users] TV schedules that are a minute off

Kevin Kuphal kevin.kuphal at myrealbox.com
Wed Jan 14 17:27:22 EST 2004

It's not just a MythTV issue.  This messes with Tivo and ReplayTV as well.
I have a ReplayTV and have the same issue, but I don't run into trouble with
it much because as it happens I'm usually recording the prior show on the
same channel.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Monks
> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 12:35 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: [mythtv-users] TV schedules that are a minute off
> I've noticed a very annoying tendency on some networks (NBC 
> is pretty bad, 
> for example) to schedule their prime-time shows in the listings as 
> starting one minute earlier than the hour.  For example, 
> instead of being 
> listed as being on from 9:00-10:00 pm, "Law & Order" might be 
> listed as 
> 8:59-10:00. 
> This is really irritating, because then Myth will not be able 
> to record 
> anything that ends at 9:00, since the 8:59 show would be a 
> conflict for 
> that overlapping minute.  My question is, is there a facility 
> in Myth to 
> work around this (ignore the first minute of the 8:59 show, 
> maybe)?  I was 
> planning on modifying mythfilldatabase to offer a flag that would 
> round the starting time up for these shows to the nearest 
> "on-the-hour" 
> mark.  Has this already been solved, before I go re-inventing 
> the wheel?

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