Cox forums showing identical issue

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  1. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Active Member

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    The lack of actor names in descriptions of shows seems to be more than a tivo issue .Owners of Cox equipment are complaining they have lost names as well. Blame it on the bossa Nova?
     
  2. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    Cox uses Rovi, same as Tivo does. So that explains the horrible guide data. I'm grateful the Gracenote folks actually do their jobs instead of dance.
     
  3. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    are you sure because before we switched to tivo from the cox boxes they were using tribune just like tivo even though they had rovi ipg's
     
  4. stile99

    stile99 Well-Known Member

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    Tribune hasn't even been a player for two years. They sold Gracenote to Nielsen.

    Tribune Media to Sell Gracenote for $560 Million
     
  5. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Interesting article. While Nielson bought Gracenote, TMS still uses their service, or that's what zap2it.com indicates: "Copyright 2019 Tribune Media Entertainment
    • Powered by Gracenote, Inc. ". I wish TiVo did also, but that would be illogical.
     
  6. Bigg

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    I thought Comcast switched X1 over to use Gracenote? Most Cox boxes now are X1 (they call it Contour). Or can they use either?

    EDIT: Clarity
     
  7. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    I think they can use any guide date provider it does not have to be the same provider as the software
     
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  8. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    I think you're right. I checked Cox online guide versus Gracenote, and they are identical.
     
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