[mythtv-users] So: how *could* CBS solve the sports delay problem?

Scott and Nicole Harris snharris99 at live.com
Wed Nov 2 15:11:21 UTC 2011

> >> All networks these days broadcast one digital HD channel and one or
> >> more digital SD channels. Usually the secondary digital SD channel
> >> shows the weather or some crappy movie, etc. When a sporting even
> >> overruns its allocated time slot, it should be moved to a secondary
> >> digital SD channel. Normal programming can continue on the primary HD
> >> channel. They would just have to ensure to keep the secondary channel
> >> schedule free in case they need to use it for this. In fact mark that
> >> time as "NFL game overrun" so people can schedule it to be recorded.
> >
> > As did the other person suggesting this, you've overlooked the fact that
> > 90+% of viewers get their TV by cable or satellite, and those outlets *don't
> > carry the transport stream* (TTBOMK), they break it down, and send along
> > (usually recompressed harder) the baseband program streams for which they're
> > contracted to the station.
> I've had both Verizon Fios and Comcast Cable here in New Jersey, and
> we get most of the secondary channels, too, so I don't think that
> would be a problem.
> Eric

"most" != "all"

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