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#1 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 03 November 2003 - 12:28 PM

Grrrrr....

I recorded Anne Of The Thousand Days overnight on my DirecTivo. The good part: They showed the film in it's original aspect ratio.

The bad part: TCM ran off schedule. The recording caught the tail end of The Mark Of Zorro (1920), and a quick check of the recording shows that the end of Anne was cut off near the end of the film. So, now, another several month wait until this movie airs again.

Maybe we should have a thread called "Unusual Padding needed". I set up my other TCM recording to record 5 minutes longer.

And I shot off a e-mail to TCM.
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Posted 04 November 2003 - 06:08 AM

this time paddding is happening alot on all of the channels.i think they are trying to outwit dvr users.
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#3 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 02:58 PM

But, why do it to a movie that runs in the early morning when people are more likely to record for later playback rather than watch live?
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Posted 04 November 2003 - 04:17 PM

Unless I missed something, TMC doesn't run commercials per se. They run promos for upcoming shows, but that's it, and that's a big reason why I value the channel much more than AMC.

If that's still true, then TMC has no reason to try to mess up DVR recordings, right? I figure that it has more to do with TMC sometimes trying to shoehorn as many movies into a block of time, with the result that stop/start times aren't on the half hour or even the 5-minute mark.
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Posted 05 November 2003 - 07:17 AM

around 2000, 2001, Nick@Nite was airing shows at the ODDEST TIMES, for instance the TV Guide or EPG would say that shows would start at 8,8:30,9..., they would actually start at 8,8:33,9:06,...
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