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Old 2017-09-05 , 09:59
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Default How many series recordings do you have?

This is just out of interest.... how are your number of current series recordings comparing to the past?

I know peak season is about to start in the US but my series recordings have reached an all time low of 17 series - where it once peaked in the low 40's. And 3 or 4 of those series I really just record as there is not much else I want to watch. I also find quite often nowadays that I start recording a brand new series and give up on it before finishing episode 1 - and they often end up being those cancelled after 1 season or even before finishing the first season.

I partially blame the demise of M-Net Edge for my reduced recordings but it also feels to me like there are many low-quality series being produced - even more than what used to be the case. And way to many CSI/Criminal Minds etc type of series- we need more variety.

Granted I do not watch reality series which I do know appeal to many but I also have no interest in the many remakes of older series - I believe Dynasty is next up. I have not seen one remake that I rated to be better than the original.

Are the studios running out of fresh ideas - similar to the Hollywood movie studies that seem to battle to come up with much that's not either a sequel or a remake?
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Old 2017-09-05 , 10:07
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Running out of ideas. Yip I would say that to some extent at least
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I think many of us have been having parallel thoughts.

Thank goodness for the wide variety of channels on offer, IMO it means there's still always something to watch. And how often I find that the doccie channels are producing new series / seasons around this time of year.

I do think many of us regulars have become more "specialist" and so have expected much more through the years from both the service and studios.

In my case, including recurring MRs I only have 9 series recording settings (and coincidentally a 10th under consideration today).
But in all fairness I have been cutting down as my time is becoming more work related again...
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Old 2017-09-05 , 10:33
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We watch around 10 shows...definitely dropped off due to lack of decent content. Also it's a 50% split of shows from CU and CU+. So sad. I would rate 80% of series on CU are just BAD!
IF we drop DStv it won't be due to technology failures but rather who gives a damn about shitty content anymore.
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My Explora normally sits between 30 and 40. Currently on 37. For programmes that I record that don't have series recording, I set individual recordings (rather than TBRs - due to this not covering movements in broadcast time).
But wait, I also have some set on my HD PVR (for rainy day viewing)
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My Explora normally sits between 30 and 40. Currently on 37. For programmes that I record that don't have series recording, I set individual recordings (rather than TBRs - due to this not covering movements in broadcast time).
But wait, I also have some set on my HD PVR (for rainy day viewing)
Are these all shows that YOU watch or are they shows that are viewed by individual members of your family?

I normally have about 10 - 15 shows that I record, mostly as back up should they not be on Catch Up. These include some half hour sitcoms. No reality shows. Like others some of these are new shows and may be discontinued after watching an episode or two.

Think that I only start following about one out of every three new shows that I record. In other words only find one third of the new shows that I think could be worth following actually makes the grade with me.
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I always try to watch at least the first two eps of anything new that we're actively promoting (plus some others of personal interest). I don't always make it past ep 1. Sometimes not past the first 10 minutes. And sometimes I drop out in later seasons. Some are DIY shows - I watch the first 2 mins, then FF to the end and watch the last 5 mins. And some are talk shows where I'll only watch one or two of the segments. And some get relegated to box set (I build up the box set to binge on a rainy day). And some of those box sets end up getting deleted cos there just ain't enough time for all the fantastic content.
I record movies, but seldom end up watching them (my logic tells me I can watch 3 one hour episodes in the same time as one movie).
Quite a lot of what I watch is on Catch Up. But I still record in case I don't get a chance to watch on Catch Up before it expires. Once I've watched on Catch Up, I delete off Playlist or Schedule.
And then of course there's live sport
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I always try to watch at least the first two eps of anything new that we're actively promoting (plus some others of personal interest). I don't always make it past ep 1. Sometimes not past the first 10 minutes. And sometimes I drop out in later seasons. Some are DIY shows - I watch the first 2 mins, then FF to the end and watch the last 5 mins. And some are talk shows where I'll only watch one or two of the segments. And some get relegated to box set (I build up the box set to binge on a rainy day). And some of those box sets end up getting deleted cos there just ain't enough time for all the fantastic content.
I record movies, but seldom end up watching them (my logic tells me I can watch 3 one hour episodes in the same time as one movie).
Quite a lot of what I watch is on Catch Up. But I still record in case I don't get a chance to watch on Catch Up before it expires. Once I've watched on Catch Up, I delete off Playlist or Schedule.
And then of course there's live sport

How weird. Your tv watching ways sounds almost exactly like mine. Almost down to the finest details
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