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ABC vs my TiVO... especially during "LOST"

by fatbiker / February 15, 2007 9:52 AM PST

On my TiVO I am a "Season Pass" subscriber to the show LOST. Maybe it's just me, but I am beginning to think that ABC is strategically battling TiVO by changing lineups in the last minute. Last week and this week, my TiVO recorded the scheduled broadcast for the season pass on ABC. Sadly, the show running in its slot was a LOST re-cap (last week) and then a replay of last week's episode (this week). As I discover my TiVO's lack of a new episode, I run to my PC to watch the most recent episode of LOST on the ABC website. This frustrates me, but also makes me wonder if it is part of ABC's strategy to protect its advertisements AND promote its website replays by foiling my efforts to record new episodes on my TiVO.

Anyone else experiencing this? I imagine these last minute changes by ABC (or incorrect schedulings of TiVO) are resulting in a spike in traffic to the ABC site, thus an ability to brag about how many eyeballs view their web advertisements (but effectively cutting out their local affiliates).

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you may have better luck
by Ravensblood / February 15, 2007 11:29 PM PST

setting the season pass for first run only, at any time. it will catch all eps.

Are you dialing up for info? Check that your calls are being completed regularly.

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by fatbiker / February 16, 2007 7:35 AM PST

I set the season pass just once and it always worked in the past... one good example is the show 24. My season pass adjusts perfectly each time they do a 2 hour episode (instead of the regular 1 hour) or when they do a bonus episode on Sunday (added to their Monday).

My downloads of schedules seem to happen every day from the TiVo service (via high speed online). Very strange that Lost acts this way.

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by Ravensblood / February 17, 2007 12:57 AM PST

Make sure that Lost has a higher priority in your season pass list to make sure that it is not being bumped for another recording at the same time.

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