[mythtv-users] Uncool surprise... coming back from vacation, shows not recorded.

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Thu Dec 1 16:50:03 EST 2005

James Howison wrote:
> I'd like to be able to say "If it's Football or Golf (final day) then 
> record 20% longer than usual"  (The subtitle for golf usually says 
> "final day" and it's only then that there's likely to be a play-off).

Uh, no it doesn't. I've been doing this for a long time.

Rule Name: PGA Golf

program.title = 'PGA Golf'
AND channel.callsign != 'GOLF'

Set for anytime on any channel.

Rule Name: PGA Final

program.title = 'PGA Golf'
AND channel.callsign != 'GOLF'
AND DAYNAME(program.starttime) = 'Sunday'

Set for one showing per week and end 29 minutes late.

> and
> "if that rules fires, delay following records accordingly (especially 
> the recording straight after)."

Just because you decide to record long doesn't mean the show that
follows will be broadcast late. And if an event runs late the station
may delay the following show or may join in progress. Often sports
are followed by filler shows or local news so that can get back on
schedule for primetime shows (Goggle for "Heidi Bowl").

In any case, no one knows how long a live event will go over. Not
myth, not you, not the station or network or teams or league execs.
Survivor sometimes starts a new season after the Super Bowl. It
doesn't matter what time they same Survivor is on, it's not gonna
happen. The only thing that is known for a fact is that it won't
start early. The way to deal with this is to set a rule to end
an hour late. The full hour is likely to be somewhere in the two
hour recording. If the game is running even longer, set the end
time even later.

--  bjm

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