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Pause Live TV

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Geetung, Jul 5, 2006.

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  1. Geetung

    Geetung New Member

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    Hello, I have a question about the receiver ability to pause live TV. I read the ads and brochures but it seem weird. If I pause a show at 8:00 and come back at 8:30 to watch it. Won't the time be out of sync...I hope what I'm asking make sense. Thank you
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You just watch it 30 minutes behind live ... and if there are commercials use the "SKIP FWD" button to jump 30 seconds ahead in your program to catch up to 'live'.
     
  3. Ddavis

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    My new all time unfavorite new words are "Live TV" when I skip forward after a pause or rewind.:grin:
     
  4. psnarula

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    yes, i too am bummed out to realize that i have to pause and go find something else to do for a bit or else be subjected to commercials...
     
  5. Cold Irons

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    I love it! We now never start watching a half-hour show until 11 mins. after the start...or an hour show until 22 minutes after the start!
     
  6. psnarula

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    the best was watching hockey during the NHL playoffs. i would wait about an hour and a half after the tv coverage begun before starting to watch. i'd skip all the pre-game, both intermissions, and all the time in between face-offs and i generally got caught up to real time with about 5 minutes left in the third period. i watched a three hour game in half the time...
     
  7. ebaltz

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    Yeah it works almost perfectly with football games, with the play clock set for 30 seconds, you can skip forward as soon as the whistle stops the play and you will be right at the hike/start of the next play. It works most of the time. I have watched every single play of a game in an hour. Its pretty cool, you can get caught up on games you missed without devoting a whole day to the effort.

    For baseball it is much more difficult because pitchers all have a different pacing, but some who are slow take almost 30 seconds between pitches.

    I found I could watch an entire World Cup soccer match in about 1/4 the time by watching the whole game at 4x speed. Its much more interesting that way anyway. :). Or just FF until you see the score change (which is generally like NEVER). And then just back up a minute and watch each goal.

    For primetime, we generally watch 4 hour long shows in the time it used to take to watch just 3. And for shows that have all that recap stuff (i.e. American Idol), especially "results" shows, you can watch an hour long show in about 10 minutes.
     
  8. Cold Irons

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    Exactly my 16 yr. old son's approach to the world cup! Wanted to see them all, but hard to fit in the time....sometimes watched in real-time, but often watched at 4x, or sometimes FF til the score changed. He loved it
     
  9. Bozzmonster

    Bozzmonster New Member

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    And I thought I was the only one bummed out by that message! :lol:

    I've been with Dish about 9 months (love it!). I was 'sold' on the SBC telco offer of a $49 upgrade to a 522 DVR during installation last year. I didn't think I'd use it, but DVR has totally changed how I watch TV. I probably only watch about 50% live TV, and of that I pause at the beginning so I can fast forward through commercials. I think it is also a neat feature that I can watch recorded shows, but still view future schedules/schedule recording on new shows while watching recordings. Plus, I can set up timers to 'look' for any future shows now matter when they appear.
     
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