ARCHIVE THREAD: Old TiVo Programme Listings/Schedule Errors

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by martinwh, May 2, 2001.

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  1. Sep 3, 2002 #1141 of 4972
    Tim Browse

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    Well, I got this problem too - here's my #1 feature request for Tivo software:

    Have a switch to turn this bloody feature off! It's so annoying.

    Even if the listings were correct, if I've just watched part 1 and the 2nd and final part is on the following evening, or repeated 4 weeks later, guess which showing I might want to see?

    Tim
     
  2. Sep 3, 2002 #1142 of 4972
    OzSat

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    Some "programme warning" threads merged.

    Please can all posters keep there reports of programme schedule errors to this thread?

    Otherwise the forum could be swamped
    ;)
     
  3. Sep 4, 2002 #1143 of 4972
    Dunkwho

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    Postcode: LU6
    Provider: DTT
    Channel Name: BBC2
    Channel Number: 2
    Programme Name: Rick Stein's Food Heros
    Time/Date of airing: Thurs 5th, 12th Sept, 20.00

    The description for the episode on the 12th sept is the same as that on the 5th, the 12th isn't currently scheduled to record in my SP presumably as it's considered a repeat within 28 days. The episode on the 12th is infact completely different, should have a different description, and should indeed be recorded as a new episode.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2002 #1144 of 4972
    kitschcamp

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    - BBC1EM and BBC1M
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    - 9/11
    - September 11th 20:30 and 22:35
    - The descriptions describe them as (1/2) and (2/2) which is correct, but they are functionally down as two totally separate series/programs in, for example, search by name etc.

    The 20:30 showing has a TMSID of SH4943610000 and the 22:35 as SH5331190000.

    The effect is you can't set a season pass to record the two parts.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2002 #1145 of 4972
    alanjrobertson

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    Postcode: EH12
    Provider: Freeview/DTT
    Channel Name: BBC1 Scotland
    Channel Number: 1 (& local analogue terrestrial)
    Programme Name: Waking The Dead
    Time/Date of airing: Mon 9th & Tue 10th Sept

    Programme descriptions are identical (as was the case for the episodes on 2nd & 3rd Sept.), therefore season pass only records 1 of 2 in each case.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2002 #1146 of 4972
    Richardr

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    This has been partially corrected for Thursday and Friday.

    This now shows as a separate series under its correct title.

    However, TIVO has Friday (21:30) as a repeat of Thursday (21:00) , and hence manual intervention is required to record both.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2002 #1147 of 4972
    mrtickle

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    Only 2 this time as I know there is a backlog ;)

    Postcode: B29
    Provider: Sky Digital (England setup)
    Channel Name: BBC Radio 3
    Channel Number: 853
    Programme Name: BBC Proms 2002
    Time/Date of airing: various

    This can now be set as a season pass, but they are (almost) all set as the same episode so most of them will not get recorded.

    Evening broadcasts are always new, afternoon broadcasts (14:00) are repeats of older (not necessarily the previous day) broadcasts.


    Postcode: B29
    Provider: Sky Digital (England setup)
    Channel Name: Sky One
    Channel Number: 106
    Programme Name: The X-Files

    [I thought this had been fixed but it still isn't for me. My last download was at 00:41 BST today (5th Sep).]

    Problem 1:
    The re-run of "Scary Monsters" on Mon 9th Sep has a different TmsID to its first showing on Thurs 5th Sep, causing both showings to be scheduled for recording. 28 day rule fails.

    Time/Date of airing: Thursday 5th Sep 21:00 } should both be EP0809550206
    Time/Date of re-run: Monday 9th Sep 22:00 }

    Problem 2:
    All the episode numbers in the guide are the same, either "8" or "9" - they are being truncated/corrupted somewhere? This affected the BBC data too.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2002 #1148 of 4972
    Toothy

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    Postcode: DG1
    Provider: Sky Digital (Scotland Setup)
    Channel Name: Paramount Comedy
    Channel Number: 127
    Programme Name: Roseanne
    Time/Date Of Airing: Thu 5/9 18:30

    Problem: Wrong plot summary. Lists yesterdays episode
     
  9. Sep 5, 2002 #1149 of 4972
    cwaring

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    Still not fixed!! Originally reported on 31st August. Also just re-reported to Tivo CS.

    Sorry to shout but it's my favourite show :D
     
  10. Sep 5, 2002 #1150 of 4972
    mrtickle

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    It is fixed - nothing to fix. The Guide Data is correct. The episodes on 18th Sep are old repeats from season 5 (the last two episodes). They are not First Runs.

    The first episode of season 6 is "Redemption" on Wed 25th Sep.

    Please check your episode guides for these things before reporting - how can you say it's your favourite programme and not know the episodes! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Sep 5, 2002 #1151 of 4972
    cwaring

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    Sincere apologies. You are, of course, quite correct. Not sure why I had that in mind as the first ep of S6. probably the anticipation playing with my feelings :) I feel suitably stupid :( However, we'll see tomorrow whether they do get it right :D
     
  12. Sep 6, 2002 #1152 of 4972
    AENG

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    After a long period during which there have been no detectable errors affecting progs/channels I watch, someone at Tribune must have gone on holiday, or something. Two examples:

    SG17
    Terrestrial digital
    Channel 5
    Ch 5
    Law & Order, "Blood"
    10:20 a.m. 31 Aug
    Although it offered this in "Now Playing", TiVo had recorded "Hercules", which is what RT billed as being on at that time.

    SG17
    Aerial
    BBC2
    Ch27
    Rick Stein's Food Heroes
    8:00 p.m. 12 September
    Episode description Isle of Wight is wrong, this is duplicated from 5 Sep.

    Episode descriptions of some other shows also seem to have got less reliable, too.
     
  13. Sep 6, 2002 #1153 of 4972
    OzSat

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    UEFA Champions' League football will be shown live across ITV1, ITV2 and ITN News Channel this season.

    This means that some proper scheduling is required on 'ITN' - but also a note to digital terrestrial viewers that 'ITN' is currently not available in the evenings when the football will be shown.
     
  14. Sep 6, 2002 #1154 of 4972
    Ian_m

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    Ally McBeal

    Not possible to set a season pass to record the latest series on Wednesday evening.

    First run gets nothing.

    First run and repeats gets Wednesday evening as well as all the repeats of previous episodes shown during the day.


    SO50
    Aerial
    BBC2

    On foot in the past.

    Only gets one episode per week/fortnight as TiVo thinks all the other episodes are repeats and doesn't record under the 28 day rule.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2002 #1155 of 4972
    bobnick

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    I've posted in another thread about this, but am posting here to give forum readers a heads-up.
    Tivo has changed the name of Popstars to Popstars: The Rivals, which is correct - but have changed the series ID. Anyone who had SPs, or had set up one-off recordings under the old title should check their to do list - it ain't going to record it for you.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2002 #1156 of 4972
    mrtickle

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    Well if they change it you can be the one to phone up again and get them to put it back ;) :D
     
  17. Sep 6, 2002 #1157 of 4972
    mrtickle

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    This is a bigger problem than just Ally McBeal, it's a design prob :(. The OADs in the database are set to what were the date of the UK First Runs - the E4 dates. A solution to please everyone is therefore impossible:

    1. If it is left as it is, people who only have terrestrial TV don't have working "First Runs" for any programmes that were first shown on pay-TV channels.

    2. The only way to get "First Run on C4" to work would be for Tribune to go through the data all over again and put the new C4 dates in (and lose the E4 dates forever). People who had watched it on E4 and had SPs on both E4 and C4 would suddenly find themselves getting these episodes all over again. Plus it is asking Tribune to effectively re-do the data every time a programme is first shown on a channel. (Originally they didn't re-do it every time it was first shown in a country - we had the US dates! The UK dates are actually done by TiVo I believe after they get the data from Tribune so this add another layer of complexity.) I personally think that to re-change the OADs every time may be asking too much :(

    OZSAT EDIT IN RED!
    The "how to handle OADs" debate has been moved to OAD discussion. Please continue OAD discussion there and listing errors here.

    I hope 'mrtickle' doesn't mind me edit his post?


    (not at all :) I probably added this post just too late otherwise I'd've put it in the new thread)
     
  18. Sep 8, 2002 #1158 of 4972
    LJ

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    Provider: Sky
    Channel: 148/149 UKStyle/UKStyle+1
    Programme: House Doctor

    All episodes have no title/description - also TiVo is recording _every_ showing.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2002 #1159 of 4972
    LJ

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    Provider: Sky
    Channel: 148 UKStyle
    Programme: Fab Pads

    All episodes have no title/description - TiVo is recording _every_ showing.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2002 #1160 of 4972
    LJ

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    Provider: Sky
    Channel: 205 E4
    Programme: As If

    Most of the problems with incorrect OADs/no decriptions seem to have been corrected, but a few episodes look to still have flags/dates incorrectly set:

    Wed 18/9 3:20 pm is listed as OAD 6/3/2002
    Thu 19/9 3:20 pm is listed as OAD 6/3/2002
    Fri 20/9 3:20 pm is listed as OAD 6/3/2002
     
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