I wonder why…

…the DVR box I got from my cable company isn’t ‘smart’ enough to adjust program recording times to accommodate earlier programs that go long? This is especially a problem on the weekends when sporting events go long, and shows start quite a bit after their regularly scheduled start time. Or is it that I’m not smart enough to figure out how to make it do this?

2 thoughts on “I wonder why…

  1. Jack Vinson

    Nope. It’s the DVR. It relies on a published schedule, and does not get adjusted on the fly. At this point, it should be easy enough to publish that information in a little data stream that will update the schedule… But they don’t do it.

    I’ve set my Simpson’s schedule to always record an extra 30 minutes, just in case. I’ve been bitten by the sports schedule one too many times. And now that cycling season has re-started, I am going to have to remember to adjust the Versus schedule to record an extra 30 minutes, in case their live coverage goes long.

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  2. Brett Post author

    Jack, thanks. I figured it might be something like this. I need to get in the habit of recording a little extra (on either end) myself, I guess.

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