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Old 11-21-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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Prevent recording shows with missing guide data

I tried a search but could not find an answer.

Some stations are not good with keeping guide data up to date. If I have a season pass set to first run only, it will record any shows (first runs) that actually have complete guide data, but then it will also record shows that have what seems to be boilerplate data that really only has the title and basic description.

The Daily Show used to do this (not sure if it still does), and many others. In this case, I'm looking a Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown on CNN, and apparently this whole "up to date guide data" thing is foreign to CNN, and they also seem to like to schedule the show in marathons each weekend.

Is there any way to set TiVo to only record shows that have actual guide data and avoid the ones that use this placeholder data?

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Old 11-21-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by orev View Post

Is there any way to set TiVo to only record shows that have actual guide data and avoid the ones that use this placeholder data?
Set up an auto record wish list (ARWL) and use the generic description or even just part of it to eliminate episodes with those words.
Enter the words as keywords and then highlight the words and press the thumbs button (either one) until there is a minus in front of it.
It's called the Tupper method, named after the forum user that first posted how to do it.

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