[mythtv-users] Oplympics on Channel NINE Australia

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sun Jul 29 18:11:05 UTC 2012

On 28/07/12 21:56, Another Sillyname wrote:
> On 28 July 2012 16:15, Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
>> On 28/07/12 11:36, Matthew Hubbard wrote:
>>> On 28 July 2012 17:25, Igor Cicimov <icicimov at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi guys,
>>>> I'm trying to set a Power search rule for the Olympics on Channel 9
>>>> (Australia) like this:
>>>> channel.callsign = 'NINE DIGITAL' AND program.title = 'London 2012
>>>> Olympic
>>>> Games' AND program.subtitle NOT LIKE '%Shooting%' AND program.subtitle
>>>> NOT
>>>> LIKE '%Archery%'
>>>> Is this going to work and record only the events I want and skip the ones
>>>> I
>>>> don't want as given in the query above? I'm using Shepherd for my program
>>>> guide and not sure if the program subtitle is even relevant here.
>>>> Wonder what kind of recording rule(s) have others using Shepherd set for
>>>> the
>>>> games?
>>> I'm in Melbourne using shepherd guide data. My guide data is just
>>> generic 4 hour blocks listing all the sports that might be shown in
>>> between the swimming heats. Program Subtitles are just Day 1, Day 2
>>> etc.
>>> I don't think your power searches will be successful given the quality
>>> of the guide data we have available.
>>> I've got a non-Olympic power search for cycling that has scheduled
>>> about 20 hours of recordings but I'll be surprised if I actually get
>>> much cycling. I suppose that's what the skip button is for though.
>> (Fixed top posting)
>> Don't be surprised. I've just watched the men's road race live (ie without
>> the aid of mythtv) and I can confirm the whole race was shown. Unfortunately
>> it was switched seemingly randomly between BBC1 and BBC3 with a segment on
>> the red button.
>> The schedules, even in the UK, aren't good enough for this kind of
>> behaviour. But I don't think that the schedules are the problem, here. The
>> whole of the output I have seen so far, including some of the football
>> [soccer], shows that the output from the BBC is far below the standard I
>> would have expected for such an event.
> Mike
> Why aren't you watching on the extra BBC channels?
> The whole race was shown live earlier on BBC Olympic Stream 3 and the
> EIT info on the Stream Channels has been pretty spot on all day except
> where they had time overruns in the Judo.
> Here's a screengrab of the midday listings....
Yeah, I know all about the extra channels. I have Freeview and Virgin Cable. The 
extra channels aren't available on Freeview - easily, that is. I could use the 
extra channel allocations in Virgin but that interferes with other people's 
viewing. It's no biggie.


Mike Perkins

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