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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by SomeRandomIdiot, Mar 29, 2016.
As I said in another thread,
That's great! But it's more important to me that I not miss any recordings, and that is where the Rovi data can be a let down.
One thing to look out for is the OAD, I've already seen that people here are having issues with sports programming not having a correct OAD, but another thing to look out for is rescheduled episodes.
When a new episode of a show is put on the schedule, it has an OAD of the date it is scheduled to premiere. If for some reason that episode is pulled from the schedule and rescheduled for a later date, it retains the original OAD.
With WMC, this will cause the show to be seen as a repeat if it is not rescheduled to air within 7 days of the original scheduled date, even though it is new. I believe TiVo will have the same problem (as long as the rescheduled date is not within (I believe) 28 days from the originally scheduled date).
Gracenote data does not have this particular "feature".
I have reported this to Rovi a long time ago, but I have seen no sign of it being fixed.
Well how about that, I took another look today at tvguide.com/listings and the missing channels above are now in the lineup (along with several other corrections). Looks like someone is actively scrubbing the lineups.
I am seeing the same. Almost every day. I went through the TVG app to compare with TiVo and made a list. I was able to cross about 2/3 of them off the list the last couple days.
The ones that are still wrong are channels I never watch.
You would think you would want the opposite? I wouldn't want my TiVos going through this after the new TV season starts. The Sooner it goes through the change the better.
While I agree that delaying the inevitable is usually not a good idea, I think he's hoping that some of the problems will be fixed before his TiVos are converted. My post was just pointing out that the grace period to which he was referring was a personal one, not whether or not TiVo could have gotten more time to do the conversion.
I have that feeling with my wife too!
Oh no you didn.
Well I'm done. Love the new guide data, much more comprehensive on many shows, very nice.
And what time will you be checking into the doghouse tonight?
The descriptions are better for many shows. However, the issue is many, many shows have wrong episode numbers, original air dates, etc. This type of information is not obvious at first, but it will be when your OnePasses don't record.
I have been thinking, perhaps TiVo was waiting for the Olympics to be over before they flipped the switch?
I see. Well I'm optimistic that things will only improve from here.
Well, first off she doesn't read TCF, and second she leaves for two weeks to go help my daughter get settled at college tomorrow, so I'm all clear!
But alas, I was thrown in with the dogs last night for another issue that my mouth decided to toss out there before my brain decided to kick in!
It baffles me how a data company like Rovi could have so much incorrect data in their database.
Ever deal with oracle? They often mess up their database of customers.
My wife and I were talking last night with a long time friend of hers. My wife was telling a story and something had happened she wanted to say something about, and she was having the two little guys in her head saying "say it", "no don't say it". I blurt out that I thought the little guy that says "don't say it" she had tied up and duct taped in the corner of her head so he couldn't talk. Her friend looks at me and says, the same could be said about you right now!
I can only guess that they have other priorities. I assume they have the lesser cost product (the reason why Microsoft migrated to them last year), and therefore don't have the same resources to keep things working as well as Gracenote does.
Rovi has been aware of these issues for at least a year (when the WMC migration took place). It's like Déjà vu here only on a larger scale.
We can only hope that the much larger user base of TiVo users will finally make them realize that they have a problem.