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Offline karlg

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Modern Family starts late
« on: March 02, 2016, 03:32:29 PM »
I'm in Canberra, and the EPG has Modern Family starting at 8 pm on Sundays - directly after 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here'

Unfortunately, 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' seems to run forever, and the whole of Modern Family doesn't get recorded - even with a 20 minute tail extension.

I'm wondering if this isn't something that IceTV should at least be aware of? After all, part of the reason for paying for the service is to have programmes recorded when they are actually on..

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Regards,
Karl

Offline JayseeandDali

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Re: Modern Family starts late
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 01:01:32 PM »
This is something that IceTV has no control over. I've learnt over the years to add a fair bit of padding to my recordings. I think at the moment I have -10/+30 set on my T4.

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Re: Modern Family starts late
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 01:07:40 PM »
"Reality" shows are notorious for doing this.
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Re: Modern Family starts late
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 01:45:43 PM »
RANT WARNING

This is a deliberate strategy by the Telecaster to divert audience from competitors. It is unethical and borders on dishonest.

There is no way that IceTV can predict if, and by how much, these programs will go over the 'advertised' time. It is hard enough to make sure that updates are successfully made when the advertised time changes. If you have a Topfield PVR, and there are consecutive programs requiring update you can end up with neither being updated, and in some case a timers are deleted (rather than amending the time, Toppys fist delete the old timer and then create a new timer, and if the new one conflicts with the unadjusted time of the next timer, havoc results). Fortunately this does not seem to happen with my SKIPPA or T2.

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