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« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2015, 12:12:18 AM »
Why should Coming Soon be restricted to new shows?

Surely it is an indication of upcoming shows which some of us may not have seen yet.

Exactly. All this complaining about repeats being listed in coming soon is missing the purpose of the coming soon section. It is not "New Shows Coming Soon". It is for listing popular or interesting old and new shows that are airing soon and are worthy of a mention.
You've just made it more useless than ever

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« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2015, 08:06:18 AM »
Why should Coming Soon be restricted to new shows?

Surely it is an indication of upcoming shows which some of us may not have seen yet.

Exactly. All this complaining about repeats being listed in coming soon is missing the purpose of the coming soon section. It is not "New Shows Coming Soon". It is for listing popular or interesting old and new shows that are airing soon and are worthy of a mention.
You've just made it more useless than ever

I'm not sure I quite agree with Tezza but I do find that the reality of what we have in coming soon doesn't really reflect the intention that Dave describes.

At the moment, approximately half of the shows are repeats, and almost all are reality/lifestyle shows, being shown at in the early morning or daytime. I know that reflects what is on but it has missed a lot of high quality shows (eg The Fall) that are on primetime. And why all the reality shows, there's loads of British detective shows that are being rerun and never get a mention even though if you look at what's popular with IceTV customers, that would be a good thing to list.

I also have an issue with the ones shown as Coming soon with no date. Apart from one or two, those shows have already started and some started in November.

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« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2015, 11:39:30 AM »
I'm not sure I quite agree with Tezza but I do find that the reality of what we have in coming soon doesn't really reflect the intention that Dave describes.

At the moment, approximately half of the shows are repeats, and almost all are reality/lifestyle shows, being shown at in the early morning or daytime. I know that reflects what is on but it has missed a lot of high quality shows (eg The Fall) that are on primetime. And why all the reality shows, there's loads of British detective shows that are being rerun and never get a mention even though if you look at what's popular with IceTV customers, that would be a good thing to list.

I personally don't feel that midnight, early morning or daytime shows should get listed - unless they are big sporting events. But someone who watches popular daytime soaps might disagree.

Again, I personally don't feel that reality/lifestyle shows rate a mention ever 8)  But someone who watches reality/lifestyle shows might disagree.

I also have an issue with the ones shown as Coming soon with no date. Apart from one or two, those shows have already started and some started in November.

Agreed. Once we know their start date that date should be inserted, before the show airs. And weekly shows that started more than 15 days ago should get removed from the list regularly.
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« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2015, 11:48:45 AM »
So I'll just have to continue to plow through the guide every day to look for the REAL new/returning first-run shows

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« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2015, 11:52:03 AM »
I'm not sure I quite agree with Tezza but I do find that the reality of what we have in coming soon doesn't really reflect the intention that Dave describes.

At the moment, approximately half of the shows are repeats, and almost all are reality/lifestyle shows, being shown at in the early morning or daytime. I know that reflects what is on but it has missed a lot of high quality shows (eg The Fall) that are on primetime. And why all the reality shows, there's loads of British detective shows that are being rerun and never get a mention even though if you look at what's popular with IceTV customers, that would be a good thing to list.

I personally don't feel that midnight, early morning or daytime shows should get listed - unless they are big sporting events. But someone who watches popular daytime soaps might disagree.

Again, I personally don't feel that reality/lifestyle shows rate a mention ever 8)  But someone who watches reality/lifestyle shows might disagree.

It's a matter of balance rather than personal choice. Currently there is too much emphasis on daytime repeats of lifestyle shows and not enough on first run primetime drama etc. Man cannot live by bread alone, even if it is brioche.

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« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2015, 11:53:51 AM »
I also have an issue with the ones shown as Coming soon with no date. Apart from one or two, those shows have already started and some started in November.

Agreed. Once we know their start date that date should be inserted, before the show airs. And weekly shows that started more than 15 days ago should get removed from the list regularly.
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« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2015, 12:07:41 PM »
We never stopped using the newspaper guide, especially the "coming up this week" part of the guide, as an additional source of information about upcoming shows.

While I don't agree with some of the complaints about "Coming Soon", it does seem to be being updated less often and less accurately than it previously was.

"Recommendations" in my Android app has been showing only a single show ("The Embassy") for several days, even though it's a series that started on 30 Nov, and which, according to the Canberra IceGuide, isn't on this coming week.
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« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2015, 12:09:51 PM »
We never stopped using the newspaper guide, especially the "coming up this week" part of the guide, as an additional source of information about upcoming shows.

While I don't agree with some of the complaints about "Coming Soon", it does seem to be being updated less often and less accurately than it previously was.

"Recommendations" in my Android app has been showing only a single show ("The Embassy") for several days, even though it's a series that started on 30 Nov, and which, according to the Canberra IceGuide, isn't on this coming week.
Have you tried flicking left/right in the recommendations, I have fallen for that in the iOS app.

Mine is current for last week. Mekong river last Tuesday and rabbit proof fence tomorrow.
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« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2015, 01:54:10 PM »
Have you tried flicking left/right in the recommendations, I have fallen for that in the iOS app.

Yes, I have. I've been using the Android app since it came out, and Recommendations used to be quite useful.

Mine is current for last week. Mekong river last Tuesday and rabbit proof fence tomorrow.

Mine is still doggedly stuck showing only "The Embassy". I've synched at least three times today, and it's still like that. Maybe it's a regional thing. Out in the boondocks of the nation's capital, and all that ;)

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« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2015, 01:58:00 PM »
I do have the embassy for last Monday. Plus Mekong river and dateline Tuesday and then rabbit proof fence on Sunday. So maybe it is regionally based and you only get political based recommendations in Canberra.

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« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2015, 02:01:51 PM »
The Mekong River isn't political?  :o

And yes, I know who the presenter is, and she has actually touched on some of the politics, especially the effects of planned hydro schemes on the lower parts of the river.

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« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2015, 02:21:13 PM »
The Mekong River isn't political?  :o

And yes, I know who the presenter is, and she has actually touched on some of the politics, especially the effects of planned hydro schemes on the lower parts of the river.

And that great British bake off gets very political too ;D

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« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2015, 03:18:28 PM »
My two penn’orth

Coming Soon has always listed "new shows and returning shows". It is not just for new shows.

OK, fine.

A highly acclaimed movie from the '60s can be included regardless of whether it's been on before or not.

I don't think so. It looks to me like most of the week is taken up with repeats of what has gone before, some of which may have been highly acclaimed. I would prefer to see what is upcoming that hasn't been seen over and over again.
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« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2015, 03:33:12 PM »
I would prefer to see what is upcoming that hasn't been seen over and over again.

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Re: Coming Soon Useless
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2015, 01:15:30 PM »
Mine is still doggedly stuck showing only "The Embassy". I've synched at least three times today, and it's still like that. Maybe it's a regional thing. Out in the boondocks of the nation's capital, and all that ;)

Not a regional thing as 'Coming Soon' on the website lists all the expected shows with the region is set to your region. I think you've broken the app  :)

Try 'Clear Data' and 'Clear Cache' from the Android device's "Settings > Apps > Downloaded" menu.

Or try uninstalling the Android app then downloading it again.


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