[mythtv-users] CBS sucks!

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 04:04:20 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 4:16 AM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> On 11-10-31 10:53 AM, Travis Tabbal wrote:
>> This scheduling crap has been an issue for years, ever since TiVo first
>> popularized PVRs. The one minute early/late nonsense is a good example. The
>> networks couldn't care less if you miss stuff for the reasons mentioned.
>> They don't like DVRs and would likely throw a huge billion dollar party if
>> they could kill them entirely. They care even less about anyone here,
>> MythTV users, as we don't have restrictions on our PVRs the way users of
>> commercial setups do. They can't even get the de-identified data TiVo gives
>> out. Yes, it sucks, but there's not a single thing you can do to change
>> their behavior. You are less than worthless to them.
> Why does everyone think this is a DVR-only issue?  It's just a plain
> watching issue.  Take the DVR out of the equation: I sit down to watch
> 60 Minutes when it's scheduled but is it on, no?  I have to watch the
> end of some stupid football game in order to know when I can start
> watching 60 Minutes.  Then the top of the next hour hits and I want to
> watch something else on a different channel but now I have to choose to
> either miss it('s beginning) or miss the end of 60 Minutes.
> This running over BS is just as much of a PITA for the
> non-DVR-using-live-tv-watching crowd as it is for the DVR using crowd.

Somehow methinks you are taking TV way too seriously!

Annoying, but not the end of the world.

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