Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:44 PM
I'm not asking Tribune to change the Original Air Date, or IMDB/TV.Com to act like the original air date is the US air date, and not that of the air date in it's originating company. I'm asking Tribune to set the "First Run" flag to on for the first time the episode airs on a US channel.
In case you didn't realize, the First Run recording setting goes off an unseen "first run" flag that is set behind the scenes in the DVR's guide data that we can't even see. It is possible to have the show description state the Original Air Date, as whatever air date it aired in England and still turn on the "first run" flag for the first time it is aired on BBC-A (or any other country/channel configuration).
Like I said, I don't know if this is BBC-America not realizing they could request this to be done, Tribune Refusing to do so, or DirecTV not passing along the info correctly, or what. All I'm saying is the first time a show airs on a channel it should be marked as first run, whether it is the original air date or not. When the Audience channel shows an episode of 24 for the first time I want my series link to record it if I have it set to first run only, even though it obviously aired years ago on FOX. That is the whole point of First Run and Original Air Date being two seperate items.
Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
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