Guide data error

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by DouglasPHill, Sep 16, 2020 at 5:45 PM.

  1. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    St Louis, MO


    Monday night my Bolt recorded "Bull" which claimed it was new and had an original release date of Monday. But, it was a rerun. Bad guide data? This isn't the first time it has recorded stuff as new when it wasn't. What gives?
  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    I think some shows are intentionally not including show data specifically to get DVR's to Record it Just-In-Case.

    It's kinda rude.

  3. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

    Feb 23, 2006
    Salt Lake...
    Generic guide data, so TiVo assumes it hasn't recorded it before and records it.
    Been a constant problem since they started doing their own guide data instead the service they used to use in the good old days that became Gracenote.
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  4. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Alas, that is not true, because the guide data I have from Gracenote (Tribune) was perfect.

    I think Rovi/TiVo simply doesn't have enough manpower in their guide division - generic data is often farther ahead showing they never had time to properly enter in episode information. Basically they enter the show information first, then fill in the episode information later on. This is because most channels have fairly predictable show schedules so you can create a generic grid of shows then fill in the details later on.

    Heck, I sometimes find the grid filled in with shows that aren't airing (show is between seasons or off air) because they weren't updated. Of course, the grid was just generic with no episode information. This happens when there are massive upheavals in the TV schedule, usually around fall when you switch from summer to fall schedules, and in the spring when seasons ends and the summer programming starts.
  5. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    St Louis, MO


    Thank you all for your answers. TIVO please switch back to Gracenote (or maybe let me pay an extra 2 bucks a month for that option.)
  6. ManeJon

    ManeJon Active Member

    Apr 14, 2018
    Daily, I go through my to do list and stop all sorts of recording similar to your Bull experience. Happens daily. When I look at the guide on my TV is sometime says NEW for shows that haven't been new in decades
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