Thursday, January 29, 2009

I think my DVR hates me

I had setup my DVR to record Prayers for Bobby. It's really quite simple, you find the show you want to record in the online guide and press the record button on the remote - it automatically sets the start time and duration for the recording based on the information in the guide. There really isn't any way to screw it up. Find show - press record.

Well, tonight we sat down to watch Prayers for Bobby. According to our DVR, it recorded 2 hours of Prayers for Bobby. Problem is, we got the last hour of Prayers for Bobby and the first hour of the show that followed it.

I've never seen this happen before. We've had other problems, such as power outages in the middle of a recording. But, we've never had it set the wrong start time. What's odd is that I had also recorded the Matthew Shepherd Story which aired earlier on Lifetime - and it recorded just fine.

Technology is wonderful - when it works

I checked the schedule on Lifetime - and Prayers for Bobby is not scheduled to be aired any time soon (at least in the next two weeks, which is how far out the online schedule goes). I could always watch it on the internet - but I'd really rather sit on my couch and watch it on my TV.

I wonder if I might be able to netflix it, hmmm

9 comments:

Ezra said...

It's available online

http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/full-movies/prayers-for-bobby-coming-this-wed/video/6622754001

Evan said...

Weird! We have a DVR that we use all the time and I have never heard of that happening. And it's still not on Netflix :(

Beck said...

You live by technology... you die by technology... :(

Hidden said...

Did you check what the hour of the next show was? When we wanted to watch it we came in in the middle, but they showed it again right after.

So maybe you have part 2 followed by part 1?

Hidden said...

*Sorry that should have said did you check what the next show was (hour 2)?

Abelard Enigma said...

I thought about that, thinking we could just watch the second half first and the first half last. But, unfortunately, the show that was recorded the 2nd hour was "Frasier"

Philip said...

Abe,

I don't think it was your DVR.

Our weekly TV guide had the movie starting at 7pm and the TV guide in that day's paper had the movie starting at 9pm. The movie actually aired at 10pm. Maybe Lifetime was nervous and scheduled the movie for late night because of how the movie portrayed the mother's fundamentalist religious beliefs.

Regards,
Philip

Hidden said...

The movie is still available in full like Ezra said in his first comment...

Can you do a roundup once you see it? What kind of a splash did it make? Was it talked about in mainstream places/talk shows, etc? Is it warranting any sort of understanding under the cloud of Mormongate and everything else that's washing over the country? Thanks.

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