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Channel Nine - A Pox On It's House
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:32 PM
I am really over the lies that are published called TV Schedules. Nine was the worst in a long time last night. Because of them I missed the end of Top Gear.
I know that shows are often going overtime, so all my series recordings are set to finish 15 minutes after the scheduled time. 15 MINUTES!!!!!
Last night the show prior to Top Gear - some mindless US comedy (to use the term loosely) - finished 21 miutes late, meaning I lost the final 5 minutes or so of Top Gear. The wife recorded The Voice and she missed the end of that because it started over 15 minutes late, so I think it was another pointless "reality" show, The Block" that ignored programming scheduled.
Since all these are pre-recorded, how is it they are incapable of finishing when they are scheduled to? If they want to run a show for 1 hr & 15 mins, fine then schedule the show for that length; don't say it will run for an hour then make it 75 minutes.
As Jeremy Clarkson has so eloquently stated - those responsilble should be taken out and shot in front of their families.
[End of Rant]
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:23 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:13 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:13 PM
I have said it before; the news always starts and finishes on time and that is a live show (I think) so they can do it when they like. I think the strategy is that if they start late you will keep watching the next show on that channel.
Just as well the TV stations are not running the public transport system and timetables.
Why should we have to pad 15 or 30 minutes - it is such a waste of disk space.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:28 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:33 PM
It's a series recording with 15 mins over-run. It would have followed the Ice-TV schedule.
I update Ice data at around 3pm & according to 4TR here, it had been changed to 10pm on IceTV, so it really was that late. It was only listed for 1 hour though - even the international cut wouldn't fit in to an hour on commercial TV. Might want to manually pad it for more if you keep insisting on being led around by the nose by channel 9.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:03 AM
Just got home and wanted to check before I spoke out, but my recordings of The Voice (for the missus of course ) and Top Gear all worked perfectly last night - both had 5 minutes pad before the start and 15 minutes after the end of the broadcast.
I'm using the over-the-air guide and based on what I've seen it updates off the latest information. I've seen programs start late and the recording just self extend to cover the end of the show and also when a series shows two episodes back to back I'm finding the recording cuts over at precisely the right moment, just as the first show credits finish and the second episode starts (you know how they roll them together to stop you changing channel)
The only issue I have with the over-the-air guide is that the stations can still struggle a little with what to do with daylight savings (but everything went smoothly this year) and they also feel the need to embelish the titles with extras e.g. my personal favourite "Season Finale" which can mean the series recording can miss it. For the really important stuff I use a keyword recording so that anything with the word "Masterchef" gets recorded in this house, which can be kind of nice when it picks up shows with one of the contestents appearing on as well.
Not disparaging IceTV, I was a big supporter and I think I only moved off when I put an early release of W7 on and Ice wasn't available but I honestly think that the over the air stuff is the way to go these days because of this timing issue and guide changes.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:42 AM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:26 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:24 AM
A pox on my superannuation