First, I've been a Comcast customer for over 20 years now. I keep waiting for them to get their act together when it comes to recording sports events that are not duration-specific. Work arounds seem to indicate that the system is not mature and/or not well managed. Since Comcast has been around SO long, 'not mature' probably is inaccurate...
I record the next show (AND the next show...) and sometimes that's not enough. :( Moreover, it's a real hassle to do this when there are overlapping games and every Sunday
morning I have to do mental gymnastics just to <try> and make sure that the games will be fully recorded. I just want to hit 'record' on a specific game and know that every
minute on the game clock will be recorded, overtime or no. Apparently that's too much to ask as it seems Comcast's only response is to do workarounds, like we are alpha
or beta testers and not paying customers for 20 years. (I'm not bitter, lol!)
VERY frustrating to watch a whole game including most of the overtime only to miss the actual ending (many times the 2nd NFL football game on a Sunday starts late due to the first game going long as well). I wish that there was a way to know when a show or game was over so the recording DVR would know to keep going or to stop when the game's over. It doesn't seem too unreasonable for us to want Comcast to be in control of it's own programming. Why can't there be a 'stop bit' or some kind of signal to a DVR (especially on sports programming which are typically not predictable duration events)? THAT would really help and really be a breakthrough. As it is, it seems really inelegant and klunky and potentially dissatisfying to try and record any sports event that is not duration-specific.
Does anybody know if other TV providers can record games or races or matches and continue recording until the event is actually over, without a bunch of workarounds??
I would pay more just to know that the cable provider actually cares about the NFL viewer's experience. As it is, I interpret the lack of recording accuracy to indicate that the NFL viewer is a second class citizen on Comcast. I mean come on people, this is the 21 Century, it can't be that hard, if the resources were allocated to fix it....
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