How TiVo REALLY feels about 'Starship Troopers'

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by timepieces141, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. timepieces141

    timepieces141 New Member

    May 8, 2007


    No joke - my wife and I caught this in the banner bar last night. Let's be honest, she had a tone in her voice like I had some explaining to do - she asked, "What did you rate 3 thumbs up to make THAT appear??"

    So we just had to go look and it turns out that Starship Troopers was the movie hidden under the icon!

    I know that TiVo uses a third-party to provide the guide information, so it must be them. Can't you just image some disgruntled employee just saying, "screw this job!" and setting Starship Troopers to look like porn? Or two guys there late at night one daring the other to do it?

    I laughed way too hard at the possibilities and had to share...

    Anyone else see anything unusual?

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  2. Philmatic

    Philmatic Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    Wow... that's hilarious!
  3. MirclMax

    MirclMax Ancient Member

    Jul 12, 2000

    Do you happen to have "The Playboy Club" in your My Shows list?
  4. matt@thehickmans

    matt@thehickmans Hemo_jr

    Jan 8, 2008
    Must have been a Heinlein fan.
  5. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Ex-Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

    Jul 26, 2005
    Woodside, CA


    We have made a change that should resolve this issue for many boxes immediately, although caching may cause some to see the issue for a little while longer.

    We are investigating the cause and apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.
  6. GriffithStrife

    GriffithStrife Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    This is what Tivo responds to, not bugs or real complaints but this. Excellent
  7. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    got the same thing on mine. I LOL'ed and then emailed it to some people. :D

    oh, and I didn't give it thumbs down.
  8. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Funny. Did someone find a back door in TiVo's servers? :p
  9. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Ex-Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

    Jul 26, 2005
    Woodside, CA
    My participation in these forums is no longer part of my official duties. Given the type of responses I get for the few times I decide to step in, perhaps I should stay away altogether.
  10. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Wish we could convince TiVo to open better forums with real moderation.
  11. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Ex-Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

    Jul 26, 2005
    Woodside, CA
    Despite how it might appear from my earlier response, I personally agree that there should be a more official TiVo presence in this forum wholeheartedly. In my personal opinion, I think it's a shame that we don't have support personnel who can come here and help escalate issues like we used to. Maybe I'm just looking back and feeling I use to be much more effective, but it certainly felt like many issues, particularly the smaller ones, were escalated and fixed in a period of time that was more pleasing to the forum members. Then again, there were also many detractors who would come in and jump all over those of us who posted, regardless of the nature of our posting....which ultimately made it very difficult to find replacements for those of us who used to participate more frequently in the past.

    While we do have support forums on the support site, they are still a peer-support model. Although the info from the volunteer All-Star team is extremely helpful and thoughtful, they are not employees.

    Alright, enough of this. I've got to get back to my work. Ciao.
  12. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I think that was more my point. On any other forum especially one that was dedicated to talking about one particular company, the mods wouldn't allow the type of posts that happen here when an employee takes the time to post. The forums would do something to try to keep that relationship.

    It has been said before but it would be nice if there was an official TiVo sub-forum on here. Somewhere the employees felt they could post without the detractors and access would be controlled.

    Oh well. Thanks.
  13. RangerOne

    RangerOne The Hub

    Dec 30, 2006

    Thanks for what you do. I bet a lot of people on the forum appreciate it. TiVo is a great product and it has changed the TV experience for the better.
  14. daveak

    daveak Series 3 Novice

    Mar 23, 2009
  15. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

    Jun 19, 2007
    Salem, MA
  16. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    BTW, I thought Starship Troopers was good for a "dumb action movie". Plus, it was one of the early post-Doogie roles.
  17. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
  18. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Well, something like this should be responded to immediately - after all, children use TiVo and it takes just one parent to gasp and drag TiVo to a senate committee to explain why TiVo "shows porn" to children. Groups like the Parents Television Council would love such things. (The PTC is the same group that send that pile of "wardrobe malfunction" complaints, the one that sent 180,000 complaints about ONE family guy episode, responsible for submitting complaints about slightly revealing apps to have them removed, etc.).
  19. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2003
    Given that there is so little official communication from Tivo about software development (changelogs, anyone???), I find it hard to believe that detractors are the real reason for the lack of communication. Tivo could easily host a developers blog if they wanted to keep the community more up to date. Perhaps even an "unofficial" blog with legalese and disclaimers about how the viewpoints expressed by the employees are not that of the company. Right now we're left to guess about features like streaming that come and go.

    At the minimum, whenever there is a patch, there should be a public changelog.

    Nevertheless, what participation there is here, is a good thing.
  20. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN

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