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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by otnipj3s, Dec 16, 2009.
Cool... that makes it an even better gift
I thought it was nicely done. Other than having it rammed down my throat, I appreciated the sentiment.
Are you sure about that? I didn't see the timer before it fired, only the resulting recording.
But in the past I've seen timers on the list for various 1 or 2 minute advertisement forced recordings, and there were always the top #1 priority. Many of the cable channels have light-night repeats of their shows, and I am often recording something at 3 am so it doesn't conflict with general watching or other shows that don't have daily repeats. Making it the top priority could easily cause one of those shows that I care about to be missed.
I find their tactics annoying. It would be more palatable if they actually did make it the lowest priority. Then, if they wanted to increase the odds that it would be recorded, they could air it every half hour for a day or two. The logic is already there for the receiver to work out the priorities and eventually schedule it. There is no need to make it the top priority.
(Sorry for the late reply, I've been offline for a while...)
So this autorecording -- and apparently this wasn't the first such forced recording -- can remove stuff from our drives by forcing us to record unwanted stuff. As a result of this, we might have one less program that we wanted on our drives.
Sure, this was only a minute of SD. What's to stop them from putting in a 30 minute HD Volvo "car safety" commercial next time?
Or a 60 minute commercial for Victoria's Secret? Oh, well never mind.
Here's an email exchange I had about this "timer thing" at the end of September.
From Dish Network Executive Communications:
Based on this exchange, I assume that these timers won't cause problems. :sure:
Optimism? How refreshing!