My point is that it should know if a show's airing is the first airing in my geographical area. My local software should know if a show has already been recorded, preventing duplicates. This is all simple database stuff. The software and technology is there to make the Guide better and more reliable, but whoever has the power and ability to make the guide implementation better and more reliable chooses not to. If Guide data is to blame and local software can't correct duplicates/errors then get better Guide data. For no family complaints, no duplicates, no weeding through duplicates to delete, better guide, I would rather pay, oh say 50 cents a day, for a TiVo subscription.