Friday, August 29, 2008

DOOL Satellite Update

Emergency update 08/30/08: We're working on it. Not much progress yet, but stay hopeful. We've been "thinking out of the box" (don't you just hate that phrase) and we've come up with a couple of "Lucy Ricardo" type schemes that just might work.

First of all, as you probably know, we received a lot of comments yesterday and I got scads of email. It is always my policy to respond to every email personally but yesterday I just couldn't get to every one what with everything going on. Please accept my apology for that and know that I read every email and followed every suggestion. I always appreciate your comments and email.

I'm also going to try to avoid mentioning names, since more than one person sent me information which helped me get on the right track. There were too many people who helped me out and I don't want to single any one out. Suffice it to say our readers are awesome. I would have to say, if you sent an email with satellite information, it probably helped in one way or another.

So here's what we know (subject to change at a moment's notice). The DOOL feed is gone from the satellite we have been watching it on for years. As we predicted, the feed has gone digital. But it's more than that. NBC has bought into a new technology which will allow it to customize the feed for individual local stations. Each local station will have equipment which allows it to separate out its feed from the rest of them. I guess this will allow the stations to customize the marketing schlock they spew. Anyway, Prevuze doesn't have any special equipment to separate out the feeds. We are continuing to look for a way to find either a master feed or one of the individual local feeds to pick up. At this point it it unclear whether we will be able to do this.

Prevuze has been very successful in its current format but unless we find a feed, our ability to continue doing what we have been doing is gone. It's just not in the cards for us to do full recaps on a show that has already aired. We have a long weekend coming up and we'll spend part of it playing with the satellite to see what we can find out there. Enjoy the weekend, and we'll check back in on Tuesday.

Prevuze.

43 Comments:

Anonymous SaggyBaskets said...

Nooooo! This is seriously tragic.

More tragic than Marlena in a coffin going straight to an island inhabited by all her murdered victims that she didn't really kill.

4:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG This is very seriously tragic! My day will not be the same without Prevuze snarkiness!

5:09 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Well we know this is another Stephano Dimera plot of evil so hoepfully you can pull the Brady's togehter, scratch that, what was I thinking. Stephano never gets defeated but maybe if the writers try some purple gas then Days would get better stories.

5:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prevuze please say it ain't so! You don't understand - the reason we all say give us today's show is that we aren't really watching the dribble any more - we just read your recap with all of it's Prevuisms.. we don't want to watch the boring DOOL - we want to read your FABULOUS short story each day. Its your humor, comments and pics that keep us going each day. You could write the phone book, and keep us happy. PLEASE I beg you just give us a story to read each day - REALLY it could be a week old, and we would all still read it, just for your Prevuisms... I for one am devastated to not have something to read first thing in the AM... Nancy

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Nancy- even if you give us recaps after the show has already aired, we will all still read them because it's your clever way of writing that we all enjoy- it's not a big deal whether or not we see it the day before the show airs or the day after. Good luck with the satellite feed, I hope everything works out and either way, I hope you continue to write Days recaps!

5:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We love you PREVUZE
Oh yes we do!
We love you PREVUZE
you know it's true,
We love you PREVUZE
please don't go - we'll miss you
OH PREVUZE WE LOVE YOU -

EVERYONE SING.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can I go on.....
my dearest friend moved to another state, then this week I had to quit the best job I will EVER EVER have - one I loved dearly, now strike THREE - satellite feed taken away from PREVUZE.
SEE MY SIGN - I'm marching in protest!! no sense in me getting out of bed today - only housework awaits. bummer. might just have to actually start watching DOOL, I don't know if I will recognize ANYONE!!! good luck prevuze.

6:05 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Yes, yes, we MUST have Prevuze.

Don't make us come over there! Even the Prevuze compound isn't immune to our combined will! ;-)

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

As Yoda would say, if all of the combined Prevuze readers simultaneously "Use the force" we can channel good luck to the Prevuze compound and defeat the dark side.

Along with that I guess we'll have to take some No-Doze and watch the actual show. :O

At least it's a Friday and a holiday. Sending you the "force", Prevuze!

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll praying to the Sattelite God that you guys find that feed...go where no man has gone before Prevuze!...We need you to conquer the sattelite world, and know that we're all behind you on your quest this week-end!!!

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand why you won't recap an episode that aired. I think the people have spoken and if you write it, the readers will come. We're not above begging for your snarkiness, even if it's the same-day episode!

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came here awhile ago because I used to read Beth's Days pages, but they quit and redirected their readers here. And now I am so saddened by the news that Prevuze may not go on. I have so enjoyed reading here everyday, and not so much just the SL, but the added comments by Prevuze are my favorite. I agree with Nancy, you should do a recap, mostly because we all love reading the added comments, and because I don't think any of us want to waste our time watching the show.
Please consider doing the recaps.
Jean

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to add my voice to those who read Prevuze and never watch DOOL anymore. Please, please, please continue even if it is after the show airs. I have enough drivel in my life without adding predictable triangle after triangle after triangle after newborn baby kidnapping.

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're in Canada and have time-shifting, tomorrow's episode of Days is still airing on Global BC at 5pm local time (7pm Toronto time, not sure what that is out east). As of yesterday, it was still broadcasting as normal.

It's on channel 123 on Rogers in Toronto, if anyone lives in the area and is looking for the next episode early.

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't stop posting. Some of us get caught up in life and miss episodes here and there. It is your recaps that get us thru the dark wilderness of the unknown.

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's not in the cards for you to do recaps, here's another deck of cards -- maybe it's in these!!! PLEASE reconsider!! We live for your Prevuisms, and it's what jumpstarts our days - like the others said, we read Prevuze mainly for your humorous comments, not so much for the show happenings. PLEASE RECONSIDER!!!

*t67days

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope and pray you find a feed. How else am I going to have coffee come out of my nose at 6:30 in the morning!!!! Love you prevuze!!! Coleen, Calif

7:26 AM  
Anonymous bpfamily said...

PLEASE say it isn't so! I cannot watch and just live for my morning dose of Prevuze and coffee.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I have all the faith in the world that we'll defeat the dark side and find a feed for you, I do think I understand your delema. The show's already aired, so it can't be 'Prevuze' if it's just a 'revuze' so if we can't get you the feed to see the show early, maybe you could consider changing the name and doing the current show? :)

7:31 AM  
Blogger Juli said...

Please please please don't stop posting the shows, even if they are yesterday's show!! I am able listen to the show at work on my radio on Tue-Thur but am not able to on Mondays and Fridays, when EVERYthing seems to happen! (and of course, I am wondering too, what is going to happen to that signal when they go digital in February - am I still going to be able to pick it up????) So I don't care if you're a day or two or WEEK late in writing them, I NEED to know what's going on on those other two days!

(please?) :O(

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww this cant be so!! I always read the previews when i get up in the morning or when i come home from work, and i see if the show is worth watchin that day. lol its not gonna be the same phooey. Amanda
BC, Canada

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your take on the show. Prevuze has a group of seriously talented people. If you can't get the day ahead, that's OK. Please keep up with the recaps. Your snarky observations about the show always give me a laugh. I hope you will continue regardless. And who knows, maybe you'll find a work around to this satellite problem eventually.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to go with the masses here.

I read prevues sometimes for the spoilers, sometimes if I can't watch, sometimes to catch up, and sometimes even AFTER I watch.

But, I always come here for the extra comments and pictures...the unique way in which you watch the show and bring it to us. It's an added bonus.

We love you PREVUZE
Oh yes we do!
We love you PREVUZE
you know it's true,
We love you PREVUZE
please don't go - we'll miss you
OH PREVUZE WE LOVE YOU -

Sorry, someone asked me to sing along, and I could not resist.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to think positive this whole weekend that you will find a way to get the feed so that when I get back to work on Tuesday there will be a Prevuze waiting for me to read, and coffee will come out of my nose because the snarkiness continues.

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no! I've been reading this it seems like forever. Love your comments. Hoping the problem can be fixed. But even if it can't be, it is still great for those of us who miss episodes. I love your summaries the best.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous em said...

Huh.

Well, if Prevuze simply does not want to recap the airing show, we sure can't force it by begging -- and that is so unbecoming.

If it's over, too bad. It was fun.

Perhaps we need to pick a spot to meet for our own daily snarkfest. The readers are pretty entertaining, too.

Thanks for the memories, Prevuze!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Prevuze,
Best of luck getting the feed! I will miss reading if you choose to not post. Sometimes I'll watch the epi and then read your blog too, just for the laughs! I will mention I'm in Canada BC and I get the Days ahead at 9am pacific time. I get it on channel 310 NTV on StarChoice. If you could access that you could still post a Prevuze it would just be 6-7 hours later than the regular time. So other than some Canadians that get the Days ahead that early, Prevuze would still be ahead of most of the world! (what can I say Canadians are going for Global Dominance by Viewing DOOL before the rest of the world) If we can suffer through the whole epi before the rest imagine the other Horror's we're immune to!

Good Luck,
Stephanie

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do we have any canadians out there?!? maybe someone in canada who see the next day episode could find a way to send it to prevuze so they could still do the next day show thing since same day or already aired recaps are not desirable to prevuze. whatever happens i hope prevuze will find a way to recap or pre-cap the shows. i love the snarkiness, have been a seriously everyday reader for years now. i think of all the snakry comments when i watch the show. it wont be thre same without you prevuze!!!

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don´t want to be a downer or something, but a chance the digital satelite feed between NBC and the networks will be unecrypted for anyone to catch is small to none. So even if you are able to find the right feed, without the proper key you will not see more than static. Plus you would still need a computer with the right software to unecrypt. It´s a lot of work and they can change the key literally every day.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prevuze, please accept this as my sincere plea (I'm down on my knees) that you PLEASE don't stop writing recaps of our favorite show! I think by all the comments here that we have made it abundantly clear that we will still continue to come and read your recaps even if they are a day behind. Most of us do not get to watch the show at all and your are our only link to Days. Please reconsider. Besides, what would you do with all of the extra time on your hands?

1:06 PM  
Anonymous kileysue77 said...

I agree with all the readers!!! Please do the recaps!!!! I have not watched Days since I started reading your post!!! People think I am strange when I say, "no , I dont watch days I read it though!" But I LOVE it... I dont have to fast forward, or skip through all the boring stuff!! You make us laugh until drinks come out our nose!!! I cannot think of anyone else who can make people do that on a daily basis!! I dont know how life as I know it could continue!!! Please do the recaps Prevuze!! Please please please!!! We are down right begging you!

1:16 PM  
Anonymous LB said...

Well Prevuze you've done a great job and I hope you continue to post even if it's same day, because like a few others have said, I read yours because a lot of times you say what the characters should say and I can tell if I want to watch the show or erase later! That being said, I know what you do is likely very time-consming and if you chose not to continue -- so be it. But will your blogspot still be up so we can comment on the show? :):) Thanks again for all you do! Obviously you mean a lot to quite a few people and are apparently making quite a difference for us! ;)

3:29 PM  
Anonymous LB said...

Well Prevuze you've done a great job and I hope you continue to post even if it's same day, because like a few others have said, I read yours because a lot of times you say what the characters should say and I can tell if I want to watch the show or erase later! That being said, I know what you do is likely very time-consming and if you chose not to continue -- so be it. But will your blogspot still be up so we can comment on the show? :):) Thanks again for all you do! Obviously you mean a lot to quite a few people and are apparently making quite a difference for us! ;)

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

No matter what happens, this has been so much fun.  You have a naughty sense of humor, and your blog is an entertaining start to my otherwise bland work day mornings.  I hope you find the satellite feed of your dreams and our dreams, too.  I can’t imagine trying to watch Daze without Prevuze.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Terri said...

Prevuze, I must say that I agree with everyone that says to just do the recaps. I have so thoroughly enjoyed reading all the comments that you make. They are so funny and I've had so many good laughs from them. Please reconsider, do the recaps until you can find the feed again. Gotta have more Prevuze!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No! this is seriously tragic what will I read without prevuze :(

2:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drat, I might have to watch the entire DOOL episode next week instead of FF most of it. Now how am I going to avoid Yawn & Marlena lovemaking???

So much easier with PREVUZE around! Elaine is right, it has got to be a Dimera plot.

5:10 AM  
Anonymous Sanmango said...

I too look forward to reading Prevuze each morning. I don't have to sit through an hour of weird facial expressions and corny commercials. I can just log on read and comment! My day begins with Prevuze.... not coffee or breakfast, but Prevuze.... :(

6:19 AM  
Anonymous ScribbledPink said...

No Prevuisms?

No Bulldog?

No EvilGenuis?

Life as I've known it has ceased to exist. :(

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK! I love reading the prevuze and the comments have always been so funny. I hope you can get it worked out. If I knew how the satellites worked I'd try to help. Since I don't I will just cross my fingers and hope for the best.

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read prevuze after I watch the show since Im from Canada and I get it the same day as it's posted. I sit through the show and think about what line the title will be what kind of funny comments will be made It really makes the show much more enjoyable lol. I hope you find a working feed good luck :)

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watch the eppisodes I miss on youtube...Friday's eppisode is already posted:

DOOL August 29, 2008 Part 1 to 4
From: thinktrack

Maybe they can help you with your feed problem. Sorry I can't help more, I'm as technologically advanced as Robinson Crusoe would have been on his little island if he had a windmill to generate electricity...Good Luck!!!

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any hope?

2:34 AM  

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