NEarly every week my recording of the good wife is lost because the amasing race runs up to 35 minutes past it's end time!! Why does this continue to happen, it is supposed to be a 60 minute program....why is this allowed to happen.
Usually CBS runs late (amazing race starts late too), I record on the later CBS channel for this reason, whatever sports CBS plays (different sports throughout the year) earlier in the afternoon almost allways run late.
I record on CBS 201 on Sundays, every other day of the week I use 206, because the stuff on 201 starts on time, Watching the tickerbar on 206 - The Mentalist will start in 25 minutes... Got annoying real quick...
please do not respond to my posts..I do not find your answers helpful...my point is, I pay for a PVR to record programs while I am away....I expect the technology to capture what I ask for...I suspect this problem is more related to the poor contract shaw has with the TV Guide provider.
Kevinds is actually spot on about this one. It has nothing to do with any contract or the guide itself. CBS often has programs that run further into the next timeslot. For instance, the Masters golf tournament went long today due to a playoff round. As such, the programming that followed the event was pushed. CBS then makes the decision as per what shows take precedence over the others.
This is entirely a result of the programming the broadcaster is airing extending past it's scheduled air time. Live events do this very often and CBS happens to air a number of special events.
Apologize for the inconvenience there, I did think of a workaround I could add while reading this post, I'll post it here if you want to give this a try (if you haven't already done so):
1. Press the MENU button on your remote and then choose the PVR option from the Quick Menu
2. You will now be presented with the PVR menu
3. Choose Series Recordings
4. Select The Good Wife
5. Choose View all settings
6. Scroll down and adjust the stop recording time. Here you can adjust the stop recording time up to 2 hours late to accommodate for your recording stopping early due to CBS going over the previous time slot (likely due to a live event).
7. Choose Record series with these settings to save your changes.
Hopefully that should act as a fail safe to prevent you from missing the end of your recordings.
Or record it on CTV like I do. I've never had a problem like that on CTV.
That was kind of a rude response to someone trying to help you.
Hope I am not met with the same. *shrug*
I pay for time shift so I can record programs that fit MY LIFESTILE. This is a Shaw support page. I ask for response from Shaw on their own webpage. Kevinds appears to me to be an apologist for Shaw, and I am looking for reasonable answers from employees, so sorry if that offends you.
although that seems to be a reasonable solution, a have 5 or 6 programs I am trying to record on sunday night. Because I have a 3400 I can only watch and record only two programs at a time and on Sundays they really overlap so I can not do as you suggest. Perhaps it is a CBS issue but really I think it has more to do with time shift.
I believe this is a problem between the broadcaster and the show. I've always had the same problem with WWE Monday Night Raw on the Score as it runs on Monday night between 8-11pm but the show actually finishes somewhere between 11 to 11:15pm as it runs live. On my computer PVR I always got around this issue simply by taping whatever show followed Raw or set it record only the first 15 minutes of that show (although it never seemed to work on Windows XP Media Center Edition).
The broadcaster just let them run late and accodomated for that happening. I would suggest e-mailing the broadcaster and asking them that question. But then they may just ask you to e-mail the show. Who might then tell you to e-mail the director of the show? and then....well you'll eventually find out which person was responsible for making the show run late.
As much as I like to blame Shaw, the problem is that the networks have no control over how long a live sports event is going to run. CBS nearly always has some sort of sports program Sunday afternoon, so I have added one hour by default to my recording of The AmaZing race.
I asked CBS to add a 30 or 60 minute program into their lineup (reruns of something) that not too many people would miss if it was just taken off. This way they could just overrun that show, and keep the guide on time.
That was a while ago I requested that.
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