Originally Posted by aridon
Another issue with Tivo guide is if you have a season pass, lets say Cosmos since this specifically happened with this show, and the guide info changes slightly the season pass for that show gets borked and will no longer record.
Ok so that is annoying and shouldn't happen. Never happened on my D* DVR. I'll delete the season pass and start a new one. Oh well you CAN'T DO THAT because now Cosmos was near the end of its season and might only have one showing for the show. The system prevent you from making a season pass if there is only 1 show listed in the guide. Even though the show was coming back for its season conclusion the week after it just wasn't in the guide yet.
Bad enough Tivo dropped the original season pass. Double bad I have to record single episodes until the system lets me create another season pass for it a couple of weeks later. Very annoying.
Huh, that shouldn't have happened. TiVo logic (as best I've been able to observe) doesn't care about how many episodes are left in a season. If the show is in the guide and the guide data is marked as a series, and has the (hidden) series ID field filled out (as opposed to a movie or a special which is internally denoted differently) then it's always let me set a season pass.
I didn't notice any issue with my season pass for Cosmos, but I wonder if the guide data for your provider was more messed up that you'd realized.
Still, it must have been aggravating and it'd be nice if TiVo did a better job of dealing with guide data issues. (And I really liked your first suggestion, the one I didn't quote, about putting "dummy" data in for announced new shows so it's possible to set an SP when you hear about them)