Originally Posted by archiguy
There are several channels on my TWC cable system showing Olympic events including Bravo, MSNBC, and a couple of "special events" channels. But what I really wish I had was a master schedule where I could find out when and where events I'm interested in will be broadcast. That would be monumentally useful.
As it is, I'm a rabid table tennis player and fan and would love to know when and on which channel I could see that particular sport. If it's in the middle of the night, no problemo, I can set the DVR to record it. But it seems to be a crapshoot. You just have to hope you get lucky and stumble on something you want to see while you're flipping through the channels. It's horribly inefficient.
The day-by-day, minute-by-minute schedule of what event is occurring, is easily accessed. For example, if you go to this post (in this thread)
I have attached a "folder of URL's" which is for easy access to the NBCOlympics web site. You just add that folder say to your Bookmarks Toolbar (in Firefox, it's simply Bookmarks -> Show all bookmarks, then select your Bookmarks Toolbar and "import from HTML" from my provided folder of bookmarks in that attachment). Now you'll be able to look at ANY SPORT, and any day, and see exactly what's happening LIVE at every minute.
Now, the problem is that NBC is broadcasting almost nothing LIVE. Everything of importance is tape-delayed, with few exceptions. So the only way the event schedule is of any use is if you watch the "live stream" on the NBCOlympics web site. It is here and here only that you can truly watch 100% of every event LIVE, as it is occurring... assuming you don't mind watching in a small window on your computer screen, and dealing with a bit of a sluggish user interface if you decide to "change tables at the Table Tennis venue", etc..
So even though you could also find the "schedule by TV channel" in my folder of bookmarks/URLs, pretty much you will have zero confidence that you would ever actually see what they say they'll broadcast... except if you watch for 6 hours in which case eventually you might see the US athlete or team, or maybe 1-3 heats. But definitely not the entire event, all tables and courts. That is only going to be through the live stream on your computer.