Daily Guide Updates

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  1. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I have it all good. That 8pm is what my TE4 guide always has for end-of data. When the TE3 boxes get TE4 data, they end at 8pm. When the TE3 boxes are happy the end-of-data and end-of guide are both 2pm on the day following what SI shows as "Program Information To:".

    If the hamsters are doing their jobs, one TE3 box will get nothing at 2:10am tomorrow, one will get a day's worth at 5pm and the TE4 gets it's normal update. It is curious that the TE4 guide, which get three updates every day, gets its guide's TNA extended even without data.
     
  2. morac

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    I just forced a connection and my box now does have data till 6/28, so the box got data.

    What’s odd though is online still shows nothing after 6/24 8 pm. That means the data that gets downloaded to boxes updated before the online web site data. That happens from time to time, but it’s very rare. I can only count on one hand the times I’ve seen that, including this instance.

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  3. JoeKustra

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    That's my TE4 normal. In SI it will say (from above) 6/24, but I check the guide and the data ends at 8pm. However TE3 will have 6/22 yet have data to 6/23 at 2pm. If the TE3 box really got TE4's guide I wouldn't care, but when that happens I don't get the extra data, just the TNA for a day or two.

    Publishing of the guide varies on tvguide.com also. I really believe a TiVo person flips a switch on Friday on their way out that kills the TE3 guide and forces a rollover to the TE4 guide until they come back on Monday. I love it when a 2-hour program starts at 7pm it's not cut off at 8pm but allowed to intrude into the TNA/TBA space. Reminds me of the old TVGOS days.
     
  4. Salacious Crumb

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    I like the online guide look better than the tv.
     
  5. slowbiscuit

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    Still no data after 6/24 after connection this morning (TE3).
     
  6. JoeKustra

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    That's weird. I would perform a restart and check after 30 minutes.
     
  7. mlsnyc

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    Last night my TiVo updated and my guide goes all the way to 6/28 8pm EDT. So that's 3 separate instances in the last 2 months of guide data not updating for multiple days. That's really bad and I hope it doesn't get worse.

    I'm still with TiVo to the bitter end. By that I mean that I'll keep going until the industry stops supporting CableCards or when both my Roamio and Bolt die, whichever comes first. But I had thought my TiVos dying would be due to some form of hardware failure. I didn't realize my boxes can also die because of software failure, as poor or non-existent guide data essentially renders them useless.
     
  8. JoeKustra

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    I find that normal. But I've only been watching for about 8 years. ;)
     
  9. morac

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    You should have data out to 6/28 now, unless Tivo screwed up the guide data for your zip code. You may have to repeat guided setup.
     
  10. mlsnyc

    mlsnyc Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    :)

    But in fairness to TiVo, or rather Past TiVo, it wasn't until recently that I've noticed and have been affected by these problems. I missed the season opener of Brockmire and nearly missed the Park & Recreation special because of crap guide data. That had not happened to me before in the close to 17 years I've been using TiVos.
     
  11. JoeKustra

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    Hmmmm. One TE3 had its scheduled service connection at 5:30pm. Nothing. Nothing bad though.
     
  12. morac

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    Nothing today again on my TE3. Still only have data till 6/28 evening. There seems to be a pattern of updates every 3 to 4 days now.
     
  13. mlsnyc

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    At least based on the app and online, my TE3 Roamio has data to 6/30 8pm. Maybe it updated early this morning.

    I haven't looked at the actual TiVo yet to see how far it goes.
     
  14. JoeKustra

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    My scheduled update at 4:30am brought my prime time data to 6/29.
     
  15. PSU_Sudzi

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    Today and yesterday's update are bonkers, have huge gaps for at least a day and then programs on the next day, haven't seen that before on my TE3 Roamio (usually missing data on the end).
     
  16. morac

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    I didn’t get anything today.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    My TE4 got today's data last night, as it has every night since it got the new version a few weeks ago.

    Which seems weird to me...why does TE4 now have so much more reliable data than TE3?
     
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  18. JoeKustra

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    Except for the dribble at the end, the TE4 guide is usually better, with less TBA. It's nice to wake up and see a new day a new day. Right now my TE3 is two days behind if you count prime time.

    I find it strange that tvguide.com is still using TE3 data.
     
  19. JoeKustra

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    I hate Mondays. I guess the TE3 hamsters do also.
     
  20. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    I wasn’t expecting data today as my box rolled over to connect at 3:14 am last night and got data yesterday evening.

    I’ve actually been impressed the past week since I’ve been consistently getting 12 days of data, 12.75 of you count the data up to 7 pm on the final day. Currently I have data till 7 pm 7/11 and it’s up to date.
     

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