Chicago PD starting early?

Started by prl, August 12, 2022, 02:53:44 PM

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prl

The last few episodes of Chicago PD on 9Gem seem to have started earlier than scheduled (and by more than the 5-minute pre-padding I have set).

I've checked the next two episodes (23:05 Sun 14 Aug and 23:40 Tue 15 Aug) and the IceTV times agree with the times on YourTV, but I wonder whether they're just suffering from the fact that by that time of night the published TV schedule has pretty much been thrown out the window by the networks?
Peter
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MD

I'd suggest you have hit the nail on the head! Frustratingly there is nothing IceTV can do as pre-empting the early start is guaranteed to fail when they stop doing whatever they do to start early.  Plus starting that sort of IceTV guesswork adjustment would become an operator's nightmare.

prl

Thanks, Colin. I expected that it might be impractical to deal with.
Peter
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IanL-S

Yes, nothing that can be done from IceTV end. Just have to rely on padding.

While there is not much padding margin with Toppys (I use 20/30 for commercial and 15/30 for SBS and ABC), the Beyonwiz I have the V2 set for pre-padding of 40 minutes and post of 65 for commercial networks (you can do that if you have a 4TB USB HDD attached); on the U4 I use 20/40 mainly for ABC/SBS.

Ian
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