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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

EARL sighting

I have a DVR. It's like TiVo, as far as I can tell (I've never had TiVo, so this is speculation, based on reading descriptions.) Sometime soon, I'll tell you what I like and don't about it.

But ONE of the functions is that I can record ALL episodes of a show on a station. So, if the listing people know that a show's going to be on at a different time, it'll catch it (60 Minutes at 7 or at 7:30, depending on whether there's a late game on CBS; of course, it's almost always on later than that.)

I have programmed a new show called My Name is Earl, which generally is on at 9 p.m. on NBC. But I looked at my future recordings mode, I discovered episodes of Earl at 8:30, 9, and 9:30 p.m. to be recorded this coming Saturday night. Sure enough, I look at the electronic guide, and there is some "Most Outrageous" something or other at 8, followed by THREE episodes of Earl! (The print TV guide has two episodes of a show called Surface in that slot.)

Since they've only aired three episodes of the show (only the first two of which I've seen), I ASSUME those are the three shows they'll be presenting. Which means that if you haven't gotten on the Earl bandwagon yet, you have another chance!

1 comment:

Lefty said...

Looks like you got comment spam Roger.

The DVR from Comcast does the same thing. It's a bit frustrating because we only have so much space on it, so you either have to be on the ball in delete previously viewed episodes, or risk stuff you're saving from being wiped off. I think it's a problem in the coding, which makes the DVR think that any NEW time a program is scheduled makes it thinks it's a new 1st run episode. But yeah, thyose Sat episodes of Earl are the already ran episodes, sort of recapping them.