Anyone notice the guide is even more screwed up than usual?

Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by imagexpo, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. imagexpo

    imagexpo Member

    Apr 16, 2015


    Here in SoCal Spectrum land Bravo and History are the worst. Vast swatches of times missing. Shows that are advertised not showing in guide even as early as tomorrow. Pawn Stars moved to Friday, not showing at all.

    Maybe everyone responsible for guide info is sick?

    All I can say is check your Todo list and schedule manual recordings.
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    The whole world is more screwed up than usual.
  3. FLSunshine

    FLSunshine New Member

    Mar 6, 2020

    Even the ABC, NBC and CBS Evening News was missing on Wednesday and a Thursday.

    Huge swatches on other channels missing as well.

    Even Bloomberg. But of course Infomercials are there, lol.

    And Discovery has items missing as well.

    Bravo was a total cluster this past week.
  4. Mr Tony

    Mr Tony formerly known as "unclehonkey"

    Dec 20, 2012
    Mankato, MN
    Here in Minnesota they have been fine all week. I record the CBS & NBC National news and all recorded this week just fine with little effort from me
  5. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2013


    The lack of confidence in the guide is the single most important issue that prevents me from ever buying anymore TiVo equipment again.
    Lenonn, schmegs and Expat like this.
  6. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Other than the last minute changes that networks have been doing because of live shows, sports, etc, my guide during the pandemic has actually been pretty good. It seems every area (server?) has an issue with blank data every once in a while.
  7. jeffsinsfo

    jeffsinsfo Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    San Francisco
    I agree. My first TiVo was a Series 2. I turned a number of other people into TiVo fans. I'll never buy another piece of TiVo equipment since the guide data is so bad now. I don't like having to babysit my "to do" list to make sure what's supposed to be recorded is scheduled to record. I just went to play two shows that recorded yesterday and neither of them was what TiVo's guide data said would be on. I nearly missed Ru Paul's Drag Race Untucked on Friday because TiVo claimed it was an episode from two seasons ago instead of the current season (it wasn't). The same error is in the guide data for next week's episode. Whenever I have contacted TiVo in the past to report guide data issues -- sometimes an entire network will be incorrect, presumably showing things according to a different time zone -- I have never received a response or resolution.

    Apart from my issues with generic guide data for shows like The Daily Show 15 years ago, forcing me to set manual repeat recordings, I could rely on the guide data when I was a new TiVo customer. Now I feel like I have a high capacity, hard drive based VCR that I need to pay attention to on a daily basis to make sure it's going to record what it is supposed to and not record stuff it isn't supposed to. It's particularly galling because I can find the correct program information on other websites; the people compiling TiVo's guide data seem to just make up some of what they list. I highly doubt that any source actually tells them for a new show that some episodes are from two seasons ago.
  8. FLSunshine

    FLSunshine New Member

    Mar 6, 2020
    Right now, for this hour, I have more channels showing blank info than channels with program info.

    Even the Fox owned and operated station in a Top 15 TV Market has been “TO BE ANNOUNCED” from 8P last night until 8P tonight.

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