Just tested. I started with a fresh install of pyTiVo, which naturally didn't send the programId that was in the metadata file. I then edited pyTivo/plugins/video/templates/TvBus.tmpl and added: Code: #if $video.programId <uniqueId>$video.programId</uniqueId> #end if right before Code: </program> . I then pulled the same recording to the TiVo again. Season and Episode numbers were displayed in the HDUI. Note that this will not work on a Push since a Push sends very little of the metadata. even if it gets to the TiVo, there is no guarantee that it will do anything.