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BBC America not recording?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by norwestie, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. dpeters11

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    Tonight is the last one until summer.
     
  2. toobs

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    Is there a way to put the manual recording on hold instead of deleting it off the series manager or recreating it again in the summer?
     
  3. dpeters11

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    No, there is not.
     
  4. toobs

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    So, will it just keep recording next Monday even though there is no new Top Gear?
     
  5. dpeters11

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    Right, it's a manual recording, like the old VCR days. It doesn't care what's in the guide.

    I believe it's supposed to come back end of July.
     
  6. toobs

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    Hopefully, we can keep this thread ongoing so we can remind each other when Top Gear comes back.
     
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    But it is on BBC America and it has not aired here yet. To my knowledge, our cable and satellite companies do not air these shows on their original, BBC air date so, for a US satellite company on a channel for Americans, it is new.

    I understand it is not new to Great Britain, but I don't get my satellite service from there and we can't get it the same day it airs. I sure wish we did, but we don't (yet).
     
  8. dpeters11

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    When we have a real date, it will be added to the forum calendar.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    It airs on BBC before it airs on BBC America. The date you see for the episode is the date that it airs on BBC. They use the BBC air date because that is the "Original Air Date". The date it is shown on BBC America is not the "Original Air Date", it is a rebroadcast date. The only show, right now, that airs the same day on BBC America that it airs on BBC is Doctor Who.
     
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    I don't think anyone disputes either assertion. The question is "how can they fix it, so 'first run' works as desired, for U.S. DVR users"?
     
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    There's no "fix" for something that isn't broken. It's not a "first run" therefore "first run" shouldn't pick it up as such.

    Now if it was "first run in America" then you'd have a point.
     
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    Of course it's "broken", because "first run" is not working as it's meant to, at least in this case for DirecTV customers.

    Those shows are "first run", as far as BBCA is concerned.
     
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    The shows are NOT first run, first run is not broken.

    By your logic there should never be anything known as a "repeat". The same episode of Big Bang Theory should be shown 100 times and still be "first run" by your logic. That's not correct. It was shown first, aka first run, in another country on another channel. It's "first run" is long over. You as seeing a repeat and the "first run" function of your DVR should NOT pick up the episode because it is not a "first run" episode.
     
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    I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.

    As I mentioned earlier, regardless of their native country's OAD, they should be flagged as "first run", so DVRs can properly decide which episodes to record.

    I have no problems using "first run" on PBS first airings of British imports, like Poirot, Inspector Lewis and Downton Abbey. They work around it by calling them "Masterpiece" episodes and assigning them "U.S." OADs.
     

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    But, and I keep repeating this but it's not sinking in, they aren't first runs! If they aren't first runs they should NOT be marked as such.

    We aren't the only country in the world people...

    Again, using your theory nothing would ever be a "repeat". Everything would be "first run" if we went with your idea and then there would be no use for a "first run" setting at all.
     
  16. Steve

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    I know that, but what you're not conceding is that this is one of those issues where you can be correct in theory but not in practice. IMO, PBS "gets it", as you can see by my screen grabs.
     
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    We have a forum calendar, like on Google?
     
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    So nice. Thank you!!!
     
  20. dpeters11

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    We've had the same issue with Discovery, like with shows out of Canada with Mike Holmes. Haven't seen it that I can think of with Survivorman, though that may not air in Canada earlier.
     

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