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Silvia2112

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I noticed the past week that all the Jay Leno's are starting like 40 seconds into the program. The same thing with the Terminator series. I start watching from the beginning but everything has already started. I noticed today that a show ended and another started and the clock was still 12:59.

Anyone else having this problem with there recordings? Doesn't the time come from DTV? Can it be adjusted? I am not going to get in the habit of recording an extra minute.
 

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I noticed the past week that all the Jay Leno's are starting like 40 seconds into the program. The same thing with the Terminator series. I start watching from the beginning but everything has already started. I noticed today that a show ended and another started and the clock was still 12:59.

Anyone else having this problem with there recordings? Doesn't the time come from DTV? Can it be adjusted? I am not going to get in the habit of recording an extra minute.

Is it the D* clock, or are the shows starting early, I have seen shows starting early as well as late, of late...
More and more, they are having shows go till like 2 minutes into the next hour, I am pretty sure that American Idol does and there are a few others as well.
Kinda stupid to do that, in my opinion.

Jimbo
 

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Yep, the shows are getting BACK into the habit of starting just ahead of the actual time. TBS used to be the most notorious with the :05 deal, but now a lot of shows are 30 sec to a minute fast in their start times.
 

JustinF

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I suggest you start your recordings a minute early so you can get the whole program. I do this for my local news and I am quite happy with being able to see the whole product.
 

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Yep, the shows are getting BACK into the habit of starting just ahead of the actual time. TBS used to be the most notorious with the :05 deal, but now a lot of shows are 30 sec to a minute fast in their start times.

IIRC, TBS used to start all of their programs five minutes late.
 

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Exactly and they caught a ton of heat over that for a long time until they changed it. Now 1min early seems to be the rage.
 

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I noticed that Medium and Terminator (different channels) are starting about :30 sec's late, so you catch the end and commercials in the beginning.
 

Silvia2112

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I don't record a ton of stuff so I guess I will start adding a minute to the beginning and end of the programs.
 

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