[mythtv-users] CBS sucks!

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 15:02:35 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 7:53 AM, Travis Tabbal <travis at tabbal.net> 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.
> There are things they could do to make it easier, like use sub-channels for
> scheduled programming. It would probably be in SD, but it would be
> something. They could publish the end times and/or new schedule after a game
> ends, re-air the scheduled stuff in the early morning hours on schedule, and
> probably other things. I doubt they will. Sports makes too much money for
> them to care about anything else. It sucks for people like me that find
> watching any sporting event boring as hell, but it's not going to change
> unless everyone else suddenly decides not to like watching sports. I find
> that outcome highly unlikely.

Or you could just move to the west coast, where this is pretty much a
non-issue ("60 minutes will start after the game except for on the
west coast where it will begin at its regularly scheduled time.").

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