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

James Howison james at freelancepropaganda.com
Thu Dec 1 17:09:45 EST 2005

On Dec 1, 2005, at 4:50 PM, Bruce Markey wrote:

> 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.
> http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-12.html#ss12.5
> 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.

Thanks Bruce, those make sense.

>> 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.

Again, you are right.

Anyone know if now and next EIT data on DVB tends to get updated  
properly in these situations, or are they generally hosed too?

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