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The Daily Show, wishlists, and you.

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Martin Tupper, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Jan 7, 2008 #41 of 148
    epsilondelta

    epsilondelta New Member

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    I don't think you need to enter the entire description string?

    My WL exclusion for the Daily Show (many thanks to the OP & this whole thread, and TiVo for implementing this!) is just

    -HUMOROUS SLANT

    and the WL has not recorded any of the repeats (and is scheduled to record the new episodes).

    So I'd think an exclusion like

    -RAISE • -BABY (2 keywords)

    would likely work, or maybe

    -RAISE BART LISA AND BABY MAGGIE

    since either of those combinations are unlikely to occur in a real episode's description.

    IOW, exclude any part of the description that doesn't include SIMPSONS...

    I hope this works ... :)

    Ken
     
  2. Jan 7, 2008 #42 of 148
    astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    My Simpson Season Pass is set for First Run Only. The Guide Data is almost always accurate, so it works. You don't need to use a Wishlist, use an SP.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2008 #43 of 148
    Voltron

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    This is such a nagging problem. It's not TiVo's fault, but it seems like TiVo needs to find a way to handle this kind of show. The simple way would be to allow users to ignore certain times. So for the Daily Show, as an example, we could select to ignore then multiple daily showings. ReplayTV had introduced a feature like that years ago, probably to resolve problems like this.
     
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  5. Jan 29, 2008 #45 of 148
    richsadams

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  6. Jan 29, 2008 #46 of 148
    Martin Tupper

    Martin Tupper Pontiff Emeritus

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    Perhaps someone will start a thread about ways TiVo can handle this kind of show.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2008 #47 of 148
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    I do not want them all, I need to have that (R) though as TWC in charlotte NC now has nothing in the description for the daily show - be it new or old. Not one damn thing I can do a NOT keyword on :mad:
     
  8. Jan 29, 2008 #48 of 148
    Martin Tupper

    Martin Tupper Pontiff Emeritus

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    Although the descriptions are blank, the "original air date" data shows the current date. So my WishList is recording just one episode a day, as expected. I haven't been watching them much lately, are they actually reruns?
     
  9. Jan 29, 2008 #49 of 148
    pdhenry

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    The M-Th 11 PM shows are new.

    I've noticed that any late night show for which the writers are still on strike does not have episode info.

    Daily Show, Leno, etc. have srtiking writers and no episode info.
    Letterman, etc. have working writers and the episode info appears.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2008 #50 of 148
    richsadams

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    The Daily Show (or should I say "A Daily Show" as they're calling it at the moment) has been "live" since January 17th. It's obvious Jon's not a happy camper and with no writers the comedy is somewhat thin. He's been able to get some guests to show up. A couple of the other comedians have crossed the lines too...but I miss Aasif Mandvi.

    I suspect that since everything is being done at the last minute and that no one really knows which guests will show up they aren't putting out any programming info. Just wish the d**n networks would give the writers their few cents and be done with it. :mad:
     
  11. Jan 29, 2008 #51 of 148
    ZeoTiVo

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    What do you know - I just looked and they finally (for now) have the air dates correct so my Wishlist is just picking up the 11pm show due to first run. I loose the wislist fix but gain the original First Run functionality back.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2008 #52 of 148
    Martin Tupper

    Martin Tupper Pontiff Emeritus

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    What "wishlist fix" are you losing? The "-humorous slant" fix ignores shows with generic show data. These shows don't have generic data. They have the correct "original air dates" but no show description.

    My Wishlist automatically ignored the generic reruns during the 8 week break and automatically starting picking up one, and only one, show a day since the show returned.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2008 #53 of 148
    ZeoTiVo

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    I was just saying that they gave up on entering description data for any airing - thus no way I could differentiate a show with guests listed from generic "humorous slant" needed before since the TiVo did not have reliable air dates.
    Now the original air dates are correct.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2008 #54 of 148
    Martin Tupper

    Martin Tupper Pontiff Emeritus

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    I still don't understand the "problem". My "-humorous slant" WL hasn't missed any new episodes...before or after the strike...none.

    This isn't the first time that the Daily Show has aired new shows with blank descriptions. They did it on occasion before the writer's strike as well. And as sure as the Sun will rise in the east tomorrow, they will use the generic data again during their next hiatus.

    There are basically three ways that The Daily Show will show up:
    1. Shows with complete program description and good original air date: The WL will record new shows once a day.
    2. Shows with no program description but good original air date: The WL will record new shows once a day.
    3. Reruns with generic program description and no original air date: The WL will ignore these.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2008 #55 of 148
    ZeoTiVo

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    there is not a problem, just the irony of them fixing the air dates for now :)
     
  16. Jan 29, 2008 #56 of 148
    Martin Tupper

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    I'm still missing the irony. The Daily Show cycles through good and bad data. The whole point of this thread was how to set up your TiVo to deal with those cycles.

    My "-humorous slant" WL has performed flawlessly. Have you experienced different results with yours?
     
  17. Jan 29, 2008 #57 of 148
    holmete

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    I just found this thread and think it would be a great sticky or stand alone thread maybe in the TiVo TV Talk section.

    I have been using WL just to search for specific subjects or actors with very few auto records because I didn't really know what it could do and I didn't want a bunch of junk. Along with Season Pass alerts it would be great to see WL settings for different shows or subjects.
     
  18. Jan 29, 2008 #58 of 148
    bkdtv

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    I use wishlists to:
    1. record all new pilots / series premieres;

    2. record all 2007 HD movies;

    3. record all presidential debates and forums;

    4. record all presidential election results;

    5. record all UMD men's basketball and football; and

    6. record all Washington Nationals / Wizards / Capitals / Redskins games.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2008 #59 of 148
    mattack

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    Sure seems to me like the "unscripted" late night shows have an awful lot of comedy that *has* to be prepared. e.g. they plan the various onscreen graphics and Stewart/Colbert have an idea of what they're going to talk about. I can't think of the examples from the other shows, but I've seen them there too.
     
  20. Jan 30, 2008 #60 of 148
    flatcurve

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    Stuart can write his own material because he's also a comedian. There's also John Oliver, who legally can't strike because he's on a work visa and could be deported. Not just a joke. He still pickets though.
     

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