I did a 243 Net Connect on Friday night and noticed a lot of Zone downloading...but I couldn't figure out why - no new Zones appeared, the Emmy Zone was still there (come on guys - it's been like two months!).
Today I found the source...check out October, Awards, Music, Family or Movie Zones and you'll see two new categories. Paid for, no doubt, by Universal Pictures. (note: Movies has the one category listed twice by mistake)
Oh wait, now I see why I get no matches - the Channel Guide data doesn't go far enough. How do we solve that? Check the trusty TiVo. Sure enough - "ReplayTV Presents" is on Disc. 5am on 10/31. Replay's guide only goes up to Mon. at 6:30pm. On Friday night when I got this Zone info my data only went up to Sun. at 6:30pm.
That's sloppy, IMHO.
But, I don't want that to take away from this cool news. I can't wait for the show to be on and to see what it is! I hope it impliments some cool things like TiVo Takes "slate" on the left of the screen.
Oh...while poking 'round in Zones:
a) October: World Series found nothing. Um, that's a big problem.
b) Soaps: Primetime Soaps did not find Titans.
And where's the Coke stuff?...we're in mid-October!
I use Zones...to Find Shows. Would rarely use them to record shows...since they're not a high priority (overshadowed by Show-based). If you ask me, this is worthless to advertisers. If *I* was NBC, I'd want my ad dollars to go to the HIGHEST priority available.
But back on track: I don't think the Pause Ads were the downloads, no. Why? A) I've had those for a while and B) it specifically said which Zones were being updated (3.0 labels them Zone 1, Zone 2, etc. in the 243+RZ screen) and that was the number that had the Universal Zones in them.
I think the updating was A) the search strings B) the photos of the Grinch.
I don't know about you but I use zones all the time for movies, medical, and others and it gets a lot of shows for me. No I don't go each zone to find if it misses a show or something I just use them to find and record thinks that are interesting to me and it does a great job for me. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
I just checked 5:30 am on Tuesday 10/31 in my Channel Guide, and I don't even have "Replay TV Presents" in my listings! Both 18 (Discovery Channel) and 52 (The Learning Channel) are listing "Paid Program."
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