There's some threads on this. But I couldn't find a lot of suggestions on how to deal with this.
My THD will record multiple shows of repeats, even when set to first run only in the Season Pass. I already know this is probably a problem with the guide data. For example, History runs a marathon of Pawn Stars, all repeats except for the last one which will be the new show. Tivo records them all.
My solution has been, and i mean on probably 60% of my recordings, to either A. tell it to save only one program (which sometimes screws up and doesn't get the newest one) or B. set up a manual recording.
The manual recording is not hard to do, I don't mind it really. But it's the opposite of what I want Tivo for, and why I recommend it to friends. "Tivo will find the program even if it changes to a different day on you as long as its in the guide data."
If the guide data is constantly that far off, then I've got a really nice VCR, but it really isn't fulfilling its potential as a Tivo.
Any suggestions on how to make this not happen so often?