TiVo guide not updating for time changes

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by steve_togo, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. BobCamp1

    BobCamp1 Well-Known Member

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    Resolving conflicts is why you buy a Tivo in the first place. Conflicts happen all the time, and Tivo resolves them automatically. Yours is doing it right now. Sometimes it does it immediately after processing the new guide data download. Why does it matter if it also does this on Sunday and Thursday nights?

    The new feature you seek is called "Video on Demand" and has been in all cable DVRs for the last 10 years or so. Which is why there's not a lot of general demand for CBS and FOX to fix the problem. Only Tivo owners have the problem. And the easiest workaround for them is to lengthen the recording by an hour.

    Another workaround that fixes this problem is called "watching it from the website" or "streaming" as the kids (those under the age of 35) like to call it. Notebooks and Chromebooks have an HDMI output port, right? Maybe your smart TV or Fire TV/Chromecast/stick already has an app for that as well.

    Today, there are many ways to get an occasional missed recording. I don't think Tivo wants to put a lot of resources into fixing this particular problem.
     
  2. TonyD79

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    Cbs is not relying on people to stream delayed programming. They think they have the audience trapped into watching because no one knows what time the shows are coming on. Their thought process is in the 1970s not the 2020s.
     
  3. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    CBS wants you to watch live and sit through the commercials. I doubt that they see people having problems with recording from DVRs as a problem, they probably think it's a solution, like stunting with the start times by a minute to force DVR conflicts.
     
  4. lpwcomp

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    The thing is that what CBS did screwed everybody who didn't know about the change, not just DVR users. Anyone who tuned in at 10:30, expecting to see "CSI:Cyber", or at 11:30 for local news, or 12AM to see whatever.
     
  5. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    what i dislike even more is when they schedule an overrun in the guide, then alter programming at the last minute to "catch up", leaving the guide 30 minutes behind.

    as a result, not only do i have to pad the end of recordings, i also have to record whatever airs prior to my recording, in case the make the correction, since tivo is unable to pad early starts by 30min.
     
  6. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    That is why I am saying CBS thinks people are found to sit and watch. Their technique makes no sense for anyone except those who sit and watch whatever is fed to them. It doesn't work for Dvr watchers (which are a large group now). It doesn't work for the few who stream or use on demand (commercials are limited).

    It is backward thinking. They think that everyone will just put in cbs to not miss their show.
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't really work except for people who watch whatever is on CBS, at least on Sunday.

    I repeat, IMHO they probably wouldn't have done this if "CSI:Cyber" had decent ratings.
     

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