[mythtv-users] CBS sucks!

blind_Pete 0123peter at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 04:27:02 UTC 2011

On Tue, 1 Nov 2011, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> On 10/30/11 18:57, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> > Every week their Sunday night lineup overruns due to (presumably) some
> > stupid sporting even that fails to finish in it's allotted time slot.
> >
> > Why do we [have to] tolerate this crap?  We need to rise up against CBS
> > and let them know there is a schedule for a reason and they need to keep
> > to it.

You could try that democracy thing, but I don't think you will 
get very far.  

> I personally just boycott CBS's Sunday night schedule for this reason.
> There is a guy in the Silicon Dust forums who claims that the CBS
> affiliates are breaking FCC rules unless they accurately update
> the EIT information when games run over.  See
> http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11370
> So maybe we just all need to lodge FCC complaints until the
> EIT information is correct?

Interesting.  Do you think that you could start a moral 
outrage about broadcasters flagrantly circumventing the 
V-chip and exposing the children to porn?  

Don't you people have any child protection laws?  

> At that point, it would be possible to modify MythTV to use
> EIT for sports overruns, even when primarily using SD for
> guide data.  Eg, it would be nice to have some option like
> "Use EIT data to estimate sports scheduling overruns
> for channel $CBS"  And maybe even restrict it to a time window.

How bad is the EIT data in the US?  If the gridiron overran 
when would you find out about it?  Five minutes before the 
scheduled end?  Five minutes after the scheduled end?  Or 
do the current and next fields blindly reflect the original 
schedule?  I can think of different counter measures for 
each of those cases.  

BTW in some parts of the world the EIT data is usable.  
I mean OUR children are safe!  Little Americans should be too!  

> Drew
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blind Pete

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