Saturday, April 16, 2011

What’s Up With PowerBlockTV???

Am I the only one that has a problem with this?

I know that most of the people visiting the garage are gearheads of some sort: how many of you TRY to watch some of PowerblockTV* on weekends?  It’s one of the few things on TV that I at all go out of my way to watch.  I won’t argue the accuracy of the information (I’ve sent them multiple emails about “issues” and never seen a response), but I do try to check them out, if for no other reason because there is some decent fabrication work on 3 of the shows.

So why do I say TRY? 

Well, the middle of every week I get an update email from them: it lists what is on the shows, if it’s a new episode or a re-run, a bunch of sponsor stuff… great, right?  Well, not really. 

It tends to be accurate about the episodes but if I tune in that weekend, sometimes they’re on, sometimes they’re not.  Sometimes they’re on but a 23minutes off of their normal time.  Sometimes they’re showing Star Wars episodes instead.  Sometimes they’re on on Sunday but not Saturday, sometimes they’re on Saturday but not Sunday… ARRGGG.

Come on guys, this is not that hard.  I don’t care if it’s Spike, PowerblockTV or Comcast, GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.  It’s not that hard, you say what you’re going to do, and then guess what, YOU DO IT.  I suppose that there might rarely be some last minute change that might happen, but this is not 99.9% of the cases I’m talking about.  I don’t know why re-running Star Wars would be an emergency last minute change.

Of course, Comcast (don’t get me started there, but they’re the only good choice here, and we waited something >6 years from when we built the house till we even had that choice) can’t show us listings for anything but the current day.

* - If you don’t know what the Powerblock is, check out their web page: Basically, 2 hours of car/truck/engine modification related shows played Saturday and Sunday mornings on SpikeTV.


Anonymous said...

I record it every saturday with no problems. Been doing it for years. I'm on AT&T U-Verse, maybe the problem is with your cble provider.

To be sure you get it, why not just start recording an hour before, and record an hour or two later?

Mark said...

Anonymous- The problem is that they just don't play it a lot of the time. Sure I could record it, and I'd probably get an hour or two of other stuff a lot of the time.

Anonymous said...

I have Direct tv and am a loyal viewer ,It's always on time!
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