NBC in Boston

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by JonC24, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. doconeill

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    That didn't seem to help much earlier this month. :(

    And as for data issues, they are too numerous to mention. :) Seems like half the time when there is a movie that was remade, they've got the wrong description for the one being aired. "Beaches" was a recent case. And for Cheezus sake, get rid of the editorial descriptions so I can actually read what it is about!
     
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  3. Mikeguy

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    Yeah, I know . . . . :( Having said that, good to have the email, in case needed. Margret seemingly just spearheaded a fix to an issue in which new Roamio's were looping endlessly in the setup process--a fix hadn't come out earlier, despite numerous postings here and at TiVo's own forum, and many calls to tech. support.
    And I'm getting tired of generic descriptions for "Late Night with Seth Meyers" rather than simply putting down the eve's guests.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2017 #204 of 227
    techfan42

    techfan42 TiVo Owner Since 2000

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    I've also reported (again) the continuing problems with 10/510 (in Reading, MA area) via web site and e-mail. The quality of service, since the merger, seems to have seriously declined. Also, like you, I am NOT a fan of the new editorial comments about programs. I could care less whether some reviewer thinks the program was "exciting" or "endearing". I truly only want to know the description / plot.
     
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  5. Feb 1, 2017 #205 of 227
    mcmnky

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    After losing NBC on 510 (FIOS) last night, I forced an update this afternoon.

    Well, 510 is back. And How! My guide is currently showing 510 WBTS-HD AND 510 WNEU (Telemundo?).

    Keep up the good work, Macrovision.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2017 #206 of 227
    techfan42

    techfan42 TiVo Owner Since 2000

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    Same here...I've also got two 510s (WBTS and WNEU), a bonus WBTS (on 516), and the NBC logo is still on the wrong channel (507).
     
  7. Feb 1, 2017 #207 of 227
    sinanju

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    How does your To Do List look? I'm wondering if I should reconnect my TiVo to the network or wait 'til the double assignment of 510 is fixed.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2017 #208 of 227
    Joe01880

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    What the hell is going on with NBC in Boston? This is really starting to piss me off. Moved BACK to 516..WHY?
    Who do I need to fire here, TiVo, FiOS or both.
    I'm about done playing musical channel B/S!!!

    Under settings/channel list my Roamio Pro is showing TWO channel 510's, one Telemudo (like I give a good crap about Telemundo) and the other is WTBS.
    What's going on other than Rovi having no clue what they are doing and seemingly determined to screw up channels and screw up everything TiVo customers had come to love.. and then there is Verizon FiOS, who's right hand has never known what it's left hand has been doing.
    They seem hard set on pissing me off on switching to ComCrap.. Something I DO NOT WANT TO DO!! but I'm getting really tired of wrong guide data, screwed up one pass settings and guessing where NBC will pop up next.
    Sorry, just venting, I'm a bit pissed off!

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  9. Feb 1, 2017 #209 of 227
    equinoxe

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    I don't know whether to laugh or cry. It keeps getting more bizarre. The only good thing about the last musical channels update is that NBC on 510 now has a proper schedule (once again). The other 3 channels shuffled are borked. If I was a Spanish speaking Tivo owner in the Boston area I would still be infuriated.

    The lineup info is:
    514 - Is still Telemundo (WNEU HD), however it has no program data
    516 - Claims to be WBTS-LD, however it is empty
    510(a) - Claims to be Telmundo, has Telemundo guide data, however it is WBTS-LD
    510(b) - WBTS-LD with correct guide data (please don't break it again)

    The problem is not Verizon - Nothing has changed from the last lineup change. The issue is entirely in the hands of the crack guide data staff at Tivo/Rovi.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2017 #210 of 227
    bbrown9

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    I just had a chat session and they claim that they got a lineup change from Verizon today - I think maybe the lineup change from Verizon was for some other channel (there was some other channel that we don't watch that was deleted) and maybe it had incorrect other info in Verizon's notification to TiVo that prompted them to make this incorrect change. They said they know there's a problem and that it could take 7-10 days to fix it. I unloaded on him about the lineup and guide data issues. Nothing is resolved but I feel a little better.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2017 #211 of 227
    Joe01880

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    Last I looked 510 has the Telemundo Logo and the guide data seems to be in Spanish, I have no clue whether it's correct or not.
    516 once again has WBTS guide data on it, also, who knows if its correct. ROVI sucks. They should push their nasty guide data on newcomers or not at all and have left long time TiVo customers grandfathered with Tribune!

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  12. Feb 1, 2017 #212 of 227
    bbrown9

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    Putting on my tinfoil hat for a moment, I'm starting to wonder if Verizon might be doing this on purpose and feeding TiVo inaccurate data or is slow in giving them new data to get us to us their DVRs instead.
     
  13. Feb 1, 2017 #213 of 227
    techfan42

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    My To Do list seems to be OK, for now, it shows at least a couple of future programs recording on the correct 510 (WTBS). Hopefully, they succeed.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2017 #214 of 227
    sinanju

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    I decided to go for it earlier. After a connection I unchecked WNEU from 510 and WBTS from 516 and the To Do List looks good. I called support to update my ticket with the instructions that the NBC logo needs to move and the junk entries in the channel list need to go.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2017 #215 of 227
    astrohip

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    That's weird, mine have the guests listed for every episode. Odd how the same show is listed so differently in different areas under diff providers.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2017 #216 of 227
    Mikeguy

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    Interesting. Perhaps a combination of Rovi using its generic placeholder blurb initially, combined with when the box downloads later info. with specific info.? I'm OTA here, and so my provider is either NBC or the local affiliate.

    I just checked, and I now how specific info. for the show through Feb. 4 (the Friday eve show, which I get at 12:37 a.m. the following morning (Sat a.m.)). And then starting with Feb. 7, I have the generic blurb going forward again. I'd be curious to know: the same for you as well? Or do you already have specific data for next week as well?
     
  17. Feb 2, 2017 #217 of 227
    dianebrat

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    I saw something similar on 2 of my 3 boxes last night, and honestly this is just embarrassing for Tivo, even if you accept they were asleep at the wheel for the 01/01 changeover this one should have been dealt with.
     
  18. Feb 2, 2017 #218 of 227
    astrohip

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    I'm not in front of my TiVos now, but will check. I have both antenna & cable based Roamios, so I can check both.
     
  19. Feb 2, 2017 #219 of 227
    Joe01880

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    I think an important thing to remember is that TiVo isn't TiVo anymore, it's Rovi. Rovi has changed ITS name to TiVo. We are no longer dealing with TiVo that we have known and came to love. We are suffering with Rovi that screws up everything it touches with bad guide data.
    FiOS now out-sources customer support, even they have changed for the worse.
    Sadly, the era of TiVo many of us have been with since its beginnings is over and what ever is next isn't looking good at least not to those of us who loved TiVo the way it was!

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  20. Feb 6, 2017 #220 of 227
    JonC24

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    I still don't have NBC guide data for channel 810 (it still shows NECN programs). This for Comcast in Natick. I submitted a case to Tivo on their lineup page, but I never received a response and I think they closed it today, because I got a message asking to fill out a questionnaire about the quality of support.

    For anyone else who had this problem, did clearing program and guide data work? I haven't tried that yet, but I think I may do so and see what happens.
     

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