Rovi Guide

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  1. Oct 3, 2016 #1141 of 1288

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2004


    The OUAT and Hells Kitchen OnePasses were broken in the Rovi transition, requiring new OnePasses to record their first episodes of the season.

    Then sometime late last week they fixed the original onepasses, breaking the new ones.

    So now you have to re-create them again if you deleted the original onepasses.
  2. Oct 3, 2016 #1142 of 1288

    abovethesink Member

    Aug 26, 2013
    Wow. Reading through this board makes me feel quite lucky. I have had only the smallest of problems since the guide data change, specifically a handful of re-runs being recorded as new which were a one button fix.

    In fact, the data fixed something amazing for me. I have had a "Fights" Wishlist to catch all Boxing and MMA automatically, but it had one unstoppable problem. SNY (regional NY sports channel -- shows the Mets) constantly aired old fights labeled "Boxing." It had no data info, they all had the same original air date from 2000 which I came to believe was the generic entry if there isn't one, and they were not marked new. Yet nothing could be done to stop the Wishlist from recording them. Nothing. I could filter out any other program, but not those. Now deleting them is easy, of course, but they were all three hours long and I'd get multiple of them a day. If I went away for a week, my DVR would be deleting stuff I wanted, so I compromised by deleting the channel for most of the year from my channel list. The only time I turned it back on was during college football season because that was the only time I ever cared about it. I did that this year, same problem, and then the Rovi data came in. It stopped. It finally stopped recording those stupid old fights. Hallelujah.
  3. Oct 3, 2016 #1143 of 1288

    randian Active Member

    Jan 15, 2014
    Are those the only shows with that problem?
  4. Oct 3, 2016 #1144 of 1288
    headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    OUAT didn't record for me either. I created a new One Pass when the original stopped functioning.
  5. Oct 3, 2016 #1145 of 1288

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2004


    I doubt it. Just the two I'm aware of so far.
  6. Oct 3, 2016 #1146 of 1288

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    there's no way to tell at this point. at first, there were several, but many have been reported to tivo and fixed (and broken, and fixed again).
  7. NSPhillips

    NSPhillips Member

    May 31, 2007
    It seems like the new Rovi data takes much longer to update. The specific match ups and times for today's games have been known since Friday, but no one bothered to update the listings over the weekend. Big step down from how Tribune handled the same issues in the past.
  8. osu1991

    osu1991 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    well I got a week with the correct channel lineup after emailing TivoMargret, now after today's update, there was a guide change and someone screwed up the Cox Oklahoma channel listing again :mad:
  9. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    The even worse part is Rovi calls the title of games today as "MLB Playoff/To be announced". Meaning, it would not even work as a OnePass. Why Rovi has to create new series every single day with random data is beyond me.
  10. headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    I think we've come to a general consensus: Rovi is the worst!

    I wish we had the Tribune data back. All I know is although I've been a loyal Tivo customer since the advent of the Series2, I will never be purchasing another hardware unit from them ever again.
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  11. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Tonight's MLB playoff game (Cubs at Giants) shows the title as "MLB Playoff/To Be Announced". The same thing happened yesterday. At this point, it is clear Rovi knows nothing about sports and TiVo is not doing enough to fix this terrible data. I'm guessing the Super Bowl this year will probably be listed as "To be announced" given Rovi's track record.
  12. osu1991

    osu1991 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fixed again after another email.
  13. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    I guess you forgot when people here (me included) when Tivo didn't get the NCAA tournament updates in time? The Tivo update is not friendly to changing sports programming like games that change time or teams on a daily basis because it downloads less than once per 24 hours.

    There are plenty of things to complain about with the guide data changeover. How about we don't complain about things that aren't a result of the changeover?
  14. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I agree somethings haven't changed, but it's funny to see games 1, 3, and 4 with teams/locations and games 2 & 5 TBA. And of course zap2it has all five listed.
  15. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    You are confusing a tournament with a playoff series. The NCAA tournament is difficult because games on Thursday decide who plays on Saturday. And even then, the networks that show each game have to be decided as well.

    MLB playoff series are 5 and 7 game series where the teams do not change.

    Also, please remind me when Gracenote created a new series id for each game it doesn't know. You could still record NCAA tournament games with OnePasses. You can't with Rovi.
  16. Scott J

    Scott J Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    I haven't seen this mentioned yet, but I'm seeing that none of the NHL games airing on channels in my guide have episode titles. I'm not sure why they don't have them when every other sport has an episode title with the team names or the name of the race for something like NASCAR. Tonight's games also don't have NEW icons, even though they're live.

    More inconsistency from Rovi with seemingly no reasoning for it.
  17. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Active Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    I guess that's better than having the completely wrong team like me. I just posted in the other issues thread about Rovi thinking I should be getting Buffalo Sabres Games on MSG in my area in CT. Since Charter's(my provider) head end is in Newtown CT, I get NY Rangers. No matter the case, I should not, under any circumstances, be getting Buffalo Sabres games in CT LOL.

    This has been wrong since the preseason started and I have put in info about the problem on their website but nothing. No response or anything. On the prior data provider, all the info was fine for my area. People weren't kidding with their fears, Rovi's data really does suck.
  18. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    All of mine have episode titles. Problem is just like for other sports and in typical Rovi fashion, my Wishlist is going to record multiple airings of same game because each has a different programId (seriesId matches). So it becomes a constant exercise to go through ToDo list to cancel duplicates. This problem is getting so ridiculous I'm seriously considering writing my own TiVo program scheduler for sports...
  19. Krandor

    Krandor Active Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    I guess the question is does TiVo/rove care?
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    My wife had a weird issue. She started to get recordings for a show she had never heard of or set up a 1P for. All we can figure is that somehow the 1P for another show got mixed up in the switch over and the 1P got converted to the wrong show. Unfortunately she has so many 1Ps that she can't figure out what one got converted so she may end up missing the show she actually setup the 1P for.

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