Don’t Miss A Happy Ending: Extending Recording Times for Live Events like the Super Bowl

This Sunday you can find the Super Bowl either on channel 13 or in High Def on channel 113. We want you to enjoy the entire program, so here’s some information on recording it. The truth is, your Comcast cable box is smart, but it’s not a  person. It thinks the Super Bowl will end at one time, and Glee will start and end at other set times.

But reality is unpredictable. It’s entirely possible the Super Bowl will run long. If that happens, Glee will start later than scheduled in the TV guide and then of course also end later. ”

So we recommend that if you are recording  either the Super Bowl or Glee or both on your DVR, you might want to tell your box to record extra time.

It takes a second to extend recording times, but it’s simple. when you are setting up to record, call up ‘record settings’ and select ‘End Time’ to be able to add time to the recording. For a livelier discussion of how to extend recording times for live events that might run, visit this blog post. The pictures help explain.

The Art of Tacoma Art Place


The video above is a winner! It was one of the winners of a fun competition by Tacoma Art Place, one of the new organizations we’ve sponsored recently. Tacoma Art Place – call it TAP for short – opened in the Fall of 2007. It has the support of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and is led by the dynamic Linda Danforth.

The mission: to increase access to the arts for people by providing low-cost instruction and equipment.TAP has kilns, darkroom, sewing machines, easels and more. TAP offers free and low-cost classes and takes arts education programming throughout the community.

An example artwork produced by youth in the Art Makes Me Smart program of Tacoma Art Place, led by artist Suni Cook

“We believe creative expression is a vital part of a life well-lived,” Linda tells us. “We are committed to promoting and supporting this expression in many ways. We take arts orientation workshops to low-income senior citizens and disabled people, for example. And we had a fashion show in which local low-income women worked with arts students and clothing designers to create evening wear.”

Comcast provided our modest help in two ways. First, we helped sponsor a video competition. The video above was one of the winners. The goal was to encourage people in the community to consider the importance of art.

The other programs we supported were Art Makes Me Smart, a weekend art event for middle-school students, and TAP’s wearable art fundraiser, Inspired Elegance.

It’s always interesting to watch a nonprofit evolve. You can learn more about Tacoma Art Place here.

Good Guide News: Searching On Demand

There’s a lot of buzz out there about how you can use some smartphones as a remote; but we haven’t forgotten the classic TV remote. There’s great news here in Washington state: you can now search On Demand content through your remote. The steps are easy:

1. Just select the Search button on the main menu or quick menu.

2. Select “Search TV and On Demand.”

3. Search by title or even by actor’s or director’s name

I live near Tacoma and tested out the expanded search by typing in ‘Tacoma;’ and was suitably amazed with how much content there was involving that city. Check out your favorite search terms.

Comcast Neighborhoods video visits Pioneer Square in Seattle

Enjoy learning more about one of Seattle’s first neighborhoods,  Pioneer Square , in a segment of  Comcast Neighborhoods section we’ve just posted on YouTube. There are links below to some of the sights featured on the video tour.

Here are links for more information about locations featured in the program, in order of appearance:

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

Salumi Restaurant

Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum

Last Resort Fire Department, a museum that features items from the Seattle Fire Department.

Comcast digital cable customers see Neighborhoods segments first, as the segments show On Demand for three months before we put them on YouTube. Right now if you take the On Demand path Get Local, Around the Sound  and then Neighborhoods, you can see segments throughout February about the Summit at Snoqualmie and the Museum of Flight.

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