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@ianpaul1 wrote:

Would be nice if ITV uploaded yesterday's X Factor sometime this week Smiley Indifferent


I have a series link and have already watched it. But yes, it should be available on Catch Up. This is why I don't like to rely totally on Catch Up.

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@ianpaul1 wrote:

Would be nice if ITV uploaded yesterday's X Factor sometime this week Smiley Indifferent


For some of us. it would be nice if ITV dumped X Factor altogether, and put some decent programming on for a Saturday and Sunday night! Smiley Wink

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@Pacco65 wrote:

@ianpaul1 wrote:

Would be nice if ITV uploaded yesterday's X Factor sometime this week Smiley Indifferent


For some of us. it would be nice if ITV dumped X Factor altogether, and put some decent programming on for a Saturday and Sunday night! Smiley Wink


Yes, let's put back on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takaway. That was really bad and it was just an advertising fest.

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Saturday was good- it turned into a Robbie Williams gig at the end. 

Plus that chick singing Dreamer bought back good memories. Probably an age thing though 🤓

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@ianpaul1 wrote:

Saturday was good- it turned into a Robbie Williams gig at the end. 

Plus that chick singing Dreamer bought back good memories. Probably an age thing though 🤓


I'm afraid I just got sick and tired of all the sob stories, and "I'm doing it for my Mum/Dad/kids etc". No you're not - you're doing it for yourself - you want to be rich and famous. Nothing wrong with that, but just be honest. By the way, it's numerically impossible to want anything "110%" etc etc you can only give 100% because that is everything - absolutely EVERYTHING! Oh, and while we're being honest, you do realise that you're "career" is most likely last 6 months at the very most, and then you'll be doomed to an endless round of "celebrity" game shows like Jungle etc just to try to keep a public persona going. Or if you're very lucky you'll just go back to being a bin man, or the McDonalds Counter. Or, of course, totally ruin your life with drugs, booze, gambling etc then in a couple of years you can sell your story about how the X Factor wrecked your life. Meanwhile, the show is nothing more than a huge advert and money maker for Cowell Enterprises......................... and breathe..................................

 

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Oh dear. Ranting yes but disjointed no. Too varied a selection of words or, possibly, as in Andeus, too many notes?

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@ianpaul1 wrote:

Would be nice if ITV uploaded yesterday's X Factor sometime this week Smiley Indifferent

 The X Factor S15E02 is available from Catch Up in HD.

 

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@ianpaul1 wrote:

Would be nice if ITV uploaded yesterday's X Factor sometime this week Smiley Indifferent


I have a series link and have already watched it. But yes, it should be available on Catch Up. This is why I don't like to rely totally on Catch Up.


It's a niche programme that doesn't get many viewsers, so perhaps they don't think it's worth the bother. Smiley Happy

But to your main point - of course. That's what a PVR is supposed to do - reliably make recordings of the broadcasts of the programmes you like.

 

Catch-up is a safety net for people who don't plan, or don't have a PVR or any system that can record. for when it screwed up and failed to make the recording (in which case, investigate and fix - don't just rely on the safety net being there), or - perhaps - for people making the decision that they wanted it after the braodcast. Such as if a friend recommends it.

But in the vast majority of cases, you make the decision that you want to see a programme before it's broadcast.

 

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@JonW42 wrote:

@ianpaul1 wrote:

Would be nice if ITV uploaded yesterday's X Factor sometime this week Smiley Indifferent


I have a series link and have already watched it. But yes, it should be available on Catch Up. This is why I don't like to rely totally on Catch Up.


It's a niche programme that doesn't get many viewsers, so perhaps they don't think it's worth the bother. Smiley Happy

But to your main point - of course. That's what a PVR is supposed to do - reliably make recordings of the broadcasts of the programmes you like.

 

Catch-up is a safety net for people who don't plan, or don't have a PVR or any system that can record. for when it screwed up and failed to make the recording (in which case, investigate and fix - don't just rely on the safety net being there), or - perhaps - for people making the decision that they wanted it after the braodcast. Such as if a friend recommends it.

But in the vast majority of cases, you make the decision that you want to see a programme before it's broadcast.

 


  Another good use for Catch-Up is when you make that switch from Sky+ to Sky Q & lose the recordings you made on Sky+.

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@mr.tickle wrote:

@JonW42 wrote:

@ianpaul1 wrote:

Would be nice if ITV uploaded yesterday's X Factor sometime this week Smiley Indifferent


I have a series link and have already watched it. But yes, it should be available on Catch Up. This is why I don't like to rely totally on Catch Up.


It's a niche programme that doesn't get many viewsers, so perhaps they don't think it's worth the bother. Smiley Happy

But to your main point - of course. That's what a PVR is supposed to do - reliably make recordings of the broadcasts of the programmes you like.

 

Catch-up is a safety net for people who don't plan, or don't have a PVR or any system that can record. for when it screwed up and failed to make the recording (in which case, investigate and fix - don't just rely on the safety net being there), or - perhaps - for people making the decision that they wanted it after the braodcast. Such as if a friend recommends it.

But in the vast majority of cases, you make the decision that you want to see a programme before it's broadcast.

 


You miss the reality of what actually happens. Some people are on Sky+HD. That only has two tuners. That means you can record a maximum of two programs and watch one that's been downloaded or recorded. Now if there are say three programs you want to watch that are on at the same time (or have an overlap), you have to rely on Catch Up. I know 2TB Q has plenty of tuners, but as you said, it may not have been recorded due to being missed, just not wanted at the time, or someone recommends it so you want to see it. Whatever the reason, Catch Up should be reliable.

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@mr.tickle wrote:

But in the vast majority of cases, you make the decision that you want to see a programme before it's broadcast.

 


I agree, but then there are plenty of us that only have two tuners. It's all too often the case that if one channel has something good on, other channels do as well, so catch up is virtually a necessity in that sense. I realise that some channels do repeat programmes at various times, but a lot don't., and whilst the +1 channels are in SD only, they're all but useless to me.

 

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@Pacco65 wrote:

@mr.tickle wrote:

But in the vast majority of cases, you make the decision that you want to see a programme before it's broadcast.

 


I agree, but then there are plenty of us that only have two tuners. It's all too often the case that if one channel has something good on, other channels do as well, so catch up is virtually a necessity in that sense. I realise that some channels do repeat programmes at various times, but a lot don't., and whilst the +1 channels are in SD only, they're all but useless to me.

 


I've wondered why the +1 channels are all SD. That makes them less than useless if the regular channel is HD.

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I download things to get rid of the adverts. Most content is uploaded about an hour after broadcast so I just wait until it's available and watch the on demand.

Just annoying when sometimes it doesn't get uploaded until the following day and I end up having to watch the recording Smiley Frustrated

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@ianpaul1 wrote:

I download things to get rid of the adverts. Most content is uploaded about an hour after broadcast so I just wait until it's available and watch the on demand.

Just annoying when sometimes it doesn't get uploaded until the following day and I end up having to watch the recording Smiley Frustrated


I do download sometimes instead of watching the recording. But I do stop the download if the download is more compressed then the recording.

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@Pacco65 wrote:

@mr.tickle wrote:

But in the vast majority of cases, you make the decision that you want to see a programme before it's broadcast.

 


I agree, but then there are plenty of us that only have two tuners. It's all too often the case that if one channel has something good on, other channels do as well, so catch up is virtually a necessity in that sense. I realise that some channels do repeat programmes at various times, but a lot don't., and whilst the +1 channels are in SD only, they're all but useless to me.

 


I often record in SD due to lack of disk space, so the +1 channels are a good alternative time slot for me. Also, we watch some recordings solely on the TV connected via Magic Eye, so again being in SD isn't an issue. 

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