Rovi is already killing TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Craig in PA, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

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    Was the Summer Sale an annual thing or just something TiVo did last year, when they were clearing out Roamios in advance of the Bolt rollout?
     
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Really? You can't remember the update rolled out in June?
     
  3. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    The new TiVo won't exist until September 7th at the earliest and only if the merger is approved by both TiVo and Rovi share holders.
     
  4. MHunter1

    MHunter1 TiVo Bug Hunter

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    If you lament the detrimental effect Rovi is having on TiVo innovation, just wait until the existing Gracenote guide data is replaced with Rovi metadata and you have to deal with a slew of omitted episode titles, curtly written descriptions, missing network logos, incorrectly sorted transfers, dropped OnePasses, and duplicate recordings, among other aggravations. Make sure your seatbelt is buckled.
     
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  5. TonyD79

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    That is pure speculation. As is the speculation that we are already seeing rovi based data.

    BTW, guide descriptions between my fios Dvr and tivo used to match. They don't anymore. Hmmm.
     
  6. BigJimOutlaw

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    Interesting. This could be tested by comparing Tivo text to Zap2it and TVGuide. If it matches TV Guide, it's Rovi.
     
  7. schatham

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    I just checked tv guide online and Tivo. They are different.
     
  8. TonyD79

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    I looked at more. Some shows match. Some don't. Could mean something. Could mean nothing.
     
  9. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Oh no....its FrankenGuide!!!
     
  10. TonyD79

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    Maybe. I'm only reporting what I'm seeing.
     
  11. tim1724

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    Any examples of shows that match TV Guide?

    I checked about two dozen random shows (a mix of broadcast and cable) and movies, some airing tonight and some airing on Aug 22, and every single one I looked at matched Zap2It, not TV Guide.
     
  12. weaver

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    Tomorrow at 8:00 PM on Disney Channel my TiVo Now lists Ratatouille, which matches TV Guide. Zap2it has Stuck in the Middle, which the TiVo had until yesterday as well. I couldn't say what TV Guide had before yesterday.
     
  13. weaver

    weaver Member TCF Club

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    And with today's update, the TiVo is back to Stuck in the Middle. The TVGuide site still says Ratatouille, but perhaps it has not yet been updated for today.
     
  14. Krandor

    Krandor Active Member

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    I just got the August survery
     
  15. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Same here.
     
  16. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    Hay!! TiVo and ROVI are not one co. as of yet.
     
  17. thyname

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    So did I. Today
     
  18. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    You need to read the show description to see if the language is different or exactly the same between TV guide and Tivo. My results show they are different.
     
  19. RoamioJeff

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    Me four.
     
  20. ParityBit

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    How do you get on the survey list?
     

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