How stupid are these new Rovi guide data entry people?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by headless chicken, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005


    I actually had no problem with that. :)
  2. Furmaniac

    Furmaniac Active Member

    Apr 3, 2018
    The info button will give you the full description.
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    The fun part of that one is that John Oliver does not appear on the Spanish hbo channel.
  4. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Three lines in the hydra guide (and mini guide) and an expanding info bar in hydra (up to five lines, I think) makes it a lot less likely to miss information on a movie or show. Also, one info button push gives you everything. That isn’t true in the older GUI.
  5. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH


    Yep, Oliver is hard to understand with that strong English accent, isn't he? But then you don't really need to understand his words since the message is always the same: Whatever the problem is, it's caused by greedy global capitalism. :p
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  6. dishrich

    dishrich Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Springfield, IL
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Ha, I’d taken a screenshot of that page and had meant to post it.


    It’s recently been updated/corrected and, ironically, now has the description, “The 2018 general elections in Mexico are the focus.”
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  8. KDeFlane

    KDeFlane Active Member

    Jan 29, 2014
    Silicon Valley
    Should I bother to report yet another stupid error in the Rovi data? The SyFy channel has had the movie "300" in its rotation for many months -- that movie about the Spartans with the graphic novel style, you know the "tonight we dine in hell" one. Well, instead of 300 the guide has been listing 300" -- that's '300"' with the double-hash mark used for inches. The movie "300 inches" must exist because it has a description for a documentary about snowboarding; it's impossible to search for in IMDB. It was funny the first time I noticed the error; now it is just painfully sad.
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  9. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Since we are tracking weird guide quality, I submit tonight's The Tonight Show. Gracenote, TiVo and have bad metadata. However it's complete on, so who shall we blame?
  10. samccfl99

    samccfl99 I Am Sometimes Vocal

    Sep 7, 2013
    Stupid! I really don't have too much trouble with the guide data, but on a sorta related issue, on TE3, sometimes the program description is on the side in the entry in My Shows, but when you get into the entry detail, that program description is gone. This happens from time to time. I don't expect them to ever fix it (or will they? LOL), but I was wondering if that ever happens on TE4? Just wondering...:D
  11. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Just happened to me last evening (Gen3, Bolt)--a schizophrenic interface.
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