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Sunday, October 12th, 2014 3:53 AM

"Recording Ended" Issue

3 times in the last few days I have bee watching recored sports events only to have them cut off wiht s "Recording Ended" notice.  This has sent my  blood pressue soaring?  What's going on?  Can't the ATT Uverse firue out the sport events send whe  tney end and not a prescribed times?  What do I need ot prevent from getting burned again?

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10 years ago

Yeah, I wish CBS also had a postgame show so that "buffer" was built in and the regular shows would start on time. It's not a big deal, but irritating if someone doesn't know about or remember to adjust time setting for the delay.

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10 years ago

I'm not a football fan, nor a fan of madam secretary but during the season I record from 7pm until 12AM just so I can get the good wife and now csi, because sometimes 5 minutes of football takes an hour. I am on Dish so the problem isn't any one provider, after a couple disappointing weeks last year I got inventive. The upside is I can fast forward what I don't like and the commercials.

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10 years ago


@falfiee wrote:
I'm not a football fan, nor a fan of madam secretary but during the season I record from 7pm until 12AM just so I can get the good wife and now csi, because sometimes 5 minutes of football takes an hour. I am on Dish so the problem isn't any one provider, after a couple disappointing weeks last year I got inventive. The upside is I can fast forward what I don't like and the commercials.

7pm - midnight?   ...now that's what I call "CYA".

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10 years ago


@skeeterintexas wrote:

@falfiee wrote:
I'm not a football fan, nor a fan of madam secretary but during the season I record from 7pm until 12AM just so I can get the good wife and now csi, because sometimes 5 minutes of football takes an hour. I am on Dish so the problem isn't any one provider, after a couple disappointing weeks last year I got inventive. The upside is I can fast forward what I don't like and the commercials.

7pm - midnight?   ...now that's what I call "CYA".


@CYA indeed @skeeterintexas!  On all NASCAR Sprint Cup races, I always add 3 hours to each and 2 hours to the NASCAR Nationwide and CW Truck Series events.  I've been burned too much by rain delays and long races.



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8 years ago

Actually , it can be done, just not in USA. Sky in UK goes by the actual program you are recording, not the times. Therefore if any event before a recording, or the event you are recording runs over, it continues to record. I have no idea why USA providers cannot have the same system, drives me nuts when say Nascar over runs on nbcsn and it cuts 30 mins off the beginning of my premier league soccer highlights show that follows it.

ACE - Expert

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8 years ago

You would think that they could provide some tag information in band with the video (they currently have to include a ratings tag for use by V-chip and other Parental Control systems).  I guess the bugaboo is in generating a standard for that content that is useful to the DVR.

 

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8 years ago


@Simonoaks wrote:
Actually , it can be done, just not in USA. Sky in UK goes by the actual program you are recording, not the times. Therefore if any event before a recording, or the event you are recording runs over, it continues to record. I have no idea why USA providers cannot have the same system, drives me nuts when say Nascar over runs on nbcsn and it cuts 30 mins off the beginning of my premier league soccer highlights show that follows it.

Europe has always been different in TV than the US, their analog was different than ours, as are the HD transports slightly different too.  I see a different 'look' on European HD broadcasts as compared to North American broadcasts too.

 

Possibly those systems allow the automatic lengthening of actual programs, where our system does not.  I generally only add 1 hour to live sports, but peek in to see if I need to add more. Smiley Surprised

 

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7 years ago

Lots of advice here about padding your record time which is apparently all we can do.   It seems it would be trivial engineering to add an 'end of event' tag to a sports broadcast.  I'm sure Cisco ( or whoever makes them now ) engineers could add a feature to the firmware in their Uverse set tops to detect an end of event tag and extend record time... until either the tag is detected or the time slot ends.  Trivial coding.  They have all kinds of meta data now about what is on, the year released, the cast, plot lines, etc.   ( but as I think about this, the Uverse metadata is in a catalog and is not real time.   I've had shows go out of sync where the catalog had details about a show that was wrong - different than what was airing.   Still this can't be that hard technically )

 

Practically speaking, implementing an network standard end-of-event tag would require adherance by all broadcasters which could be somewhat a hassle to secure from the production booth.   It would have to be a standard adopted by Fox, CBS, ABC, NBC, FSN, ESPN, SEC Network, Big 10 Network, etc etc.  ( but this can't be that hard with the gear they have today )  You would need to define some protocol of what 'end of event' means.... do you include a bunch of locker room award ceremonies after game 7 of the world series?   Or what if the producer fails to broadcast a tag and then you keep recording until you manually stop it or fill your dvr?  They could add a not-to-exceed limit like 5 hours or 6 hours to handle that. 

 

Either way, let's face it: the record function on our Uverse set tops is really dumb in this regard.  Apparently all it knows is 4:05 - 7:55 is the NFL programming schedule record for the Patriots-Chiefs game.  Weather delay?  Overtime?  Power outage? (remember the super bowl power outage delay, Ravens vs 49ers?)  tough luck.   The more I think about it the more I think this is very limited technology for 2017.   I bet there are several engineers who have thought about this. 

 

$$ What's ATT's return on investment?  If a competitor makes noise and annoys them they might take action.  Bottom line: in their sense of priorities it must not be worth their time to fool with it.  

 

I sure would like to be able to use a one click record for a college hoops game when I have to leave unexpectedly, and know that the game winning 3-point shot at the buzzer doesn't get clipped off, as happened to me last night. 

 

 

 

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