Rovi Lineup Issues & Corrections

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  1. Aug 27, 2016 #101 of 1636
    dougdingle

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    Time Warner Los Angeles, ZIP 90068.

    After the initial surprise at the warning (I though the box had lost network access), and a couple of forced connects, the biggest problem I had was removing the 300 extra channels it added into the guide. Compared to many posting here, I feel quite fortunate.

    The following are incorrect for me:

    -Two channels with no guide data ("To Be Announced"): 126 HD WGN (formerly just 'WGN') and 634 HD UNIV (formerly just 'UNIV'). Channels and content are there, just no guide data. I've filled out the cumbersome form on the TiVo site (which, BTW, is even slower than usual if that's even possible).

    -The names of half a dozen local PBS 'side channels' were changed, rendering their Season Passes useless, and so needed to be recreated. Thanks to KMTTG, it was very easy to find them.

    -And I have a couple of very recently recorded theatrical release movies from HBO that now don't show up in either "Movies" or "TV Series", only if I select "All". I've had issues with content type being mislabeled before, and it sure would be nice as a feature to add some way to fix mis-tagged items like that.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2016 #102 of 1636
    rainwater

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    Why didn't you just change the channel in the settings for the OnePass? There's generally no need to recreate them.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2016 #103 of 1636
    dougdingle

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    Because the shows are currently not in the guide, and so the only choice is then "All channels" which I don't want. I'm actually delaying until they start playing again to recreate them.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2016 #104 of 1636
    rainwater

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    In that case, I always just keep it at All Channels until they do appear in the guide (then set it to the correct channel). That way you don't have to recreate them.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2016 #105 of 1636
    dougdingle

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    Yeah, in retrospect, I should have done it that way.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2016 #106 of 1636
    tivoboy

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    why do all the descriptions have a * at the end of them?

    Also, does anyone have DUAL recordings occuring? I have a scheduled recording occurring and then another recording of the same thing that says REC xx:xx::: CHANNEL duplicated?
     
  7. Aug 27, 2016 #107 of 1636
    RoamioJeff

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    That indicates Rovi as the source of the new program data.
     
  8. Aug 27, 2016 #108 of 1636
    TeamPace

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    Thanks for this post. Your findings on tuner capabilities match my own experiences. I've seen so much conflicting info on this that I'm happy to see someone else has observed the same ranking on tuner capabilities that I have seen. I still have an S3 (HD unit) and typically find it will always find the most channels. My main TiVo is a Roamio basic (used exclusively for OTA) and it is a close second, whereas I had to return a Premier I worked with for nearly a month to try and get my channels to tune with little success. I have also tested out a BOLT which while better than the premier could not match the performance of my Roamio.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2016 #109 of 1636
    LynnL999

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    That's good news. 1062 and 1068 are the important ones for me because I have SP's on those channels.

    I haven't gotten the update yet, but it covers everything I reported, I think, over 4 different lineup change forms :)

    moyekj, is your current lineup "Cox Cable Communications Irvine Standard Cable" or Cox Cable Communications Orange County Standard Cable"?
     
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  10. Aug 28, 2016 #110 of 1636
    moyekj

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    It's "Cox Cable Communications Orange County Standard Cable" Digital lineup with 92692 zip code.
     
  11. Aug 28, 2016 #111 of 1636
    tomhorsley

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    Dumping the raw xml data for the descriptions, I see most of them end in something like "* Copyright Rovi", but a few end in just "Copyright Rovi" without a *. Perhaps somewhere upstream it was a actual copyright symbol character and after being converted from one format to another wound up a *?
     
  12. Aug 28, 2016 #112 of 1636
    rainwater

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    The "*" is also shown in the cable provider section of System Information. This is clearly being done to distinguish the two guide datas. I'm sure they will remove it eventually.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2016 #113 of 1636
    dougdingle

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    I've just figured out what the guide data (descriptions) remind me of: Movie descriptions feel like they're written in the same breathless dumbed down "How great is THIS?" voice that the descriptions of in-flight movies are.

    And I've noticed that there are many where a third of the long description is taken up with the names of the cast, which is then followed by (you guessed it) the names of the cast repeated in blue underneath. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Aug 28, 2016 #114 of 1636
    unclehonkey

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    an update

    figured this one out. Tribune (or whatever they are called now) put the episode title as the date (August 25th, July 3rd, etc). Rovi untitles them so it just shows "through the decades" with a generic description. UGH!


    This one is beyond screwed up. So I created a new 1P for it (since the old one showed no episodes). OK when I look in the 1P under episodes it shows all shows as "NEW" yet in the actual guide AND in the "to do list" only the 6:30PM shows are flagged as "new". The others are not.

    this one cleared up. Had to create a new 1P but at least allowed me to create a 1P (yesterday it wouldnt allow me to)
     
  15. Aug 28, 2016 #115 of 1636
    Rob Helmerichs

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    And I notice the same phrases show up again and again (I recall something like "heartwarming family movie"). Like they're checking boxes on a form.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2016 #116 of 1636
    LynnL999

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    I have the Irvine one, 92606. Looks like I got the channel updates this morning.

    In addition to some incorrect SD channels like the Tustin & Newport Beach channels that don't tune, the only ones I can see are still wrong are 1301, 1302, 1303, and 1379 -- west coast feeds that should be east.

    Also, most of my radio channels aren't working, but it's been so long since I tried to use those, I have no idea if it's TiVo's fault are not.
     
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  17. Aug 28, 2016 #117 of 1636
    moyekj

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    Don't subscribe to those 1301-3 channels. Anything below 1000 I remove from my channel list as I have no interest in any SD channel. But I set options just now to show all channels in guide and scrolled through and see a few "To be announced" channels meaning they are missing guide information completely. But they are all either don't care or channels I don't receive, so as far as I can tell the channel listings for channels I care about are all correct now.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2016 #118 of 1636
    starbreiz

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    I was swept to Rovi on Friday. My Sunday morning Comcast cartoon guide data has a sad. It seems to have recorded Steven Universe via my existing OnePass but the show title is "Rec: 766 TOONPHD 1:00" and it isn't in the show folder. Is this how non employees report bugs? Thanks.
     
  19. Aug 28, 2016 #119 of 1636
    starbreiz

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    I've seen the sports wishlist issue reported earlier in this thread - just chiming in with a 'me too', as it's actually fairly annoying. Football just started pre-season and my Steelers wishlist doesn't want to record anything unless I set it to repeats and i am not interested in football repeats or the immense amount of recording space they take up.
     
  20. Aug 29, 2016 #120 of 1636
    rodcon70

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    I reported these to TIVO last week but still not corrected so thought I would post here, maybe will have better luck getting corrections made.

    Verizon Fios Richmond

    75 is SEC Network Alternative should be SEC Network SD
    575 is Comcast Sports Net Plus should be SEC Network HD
    592 is missing information channel should be Tennis HD
    616 One America News is west coast guide should be east coast
    649 WE HD is west coast lineup should be east coast
     

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