Why can't TiVo record the World Series?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by BubbaDude, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Oct 30, 2006 #61 of 131

    BubbaDude New Member

    Dec 29, 2001
    Livermore, CA
    Exactly. The "record all episodes including duplicates" is the best work-around, but it's still a workaround. And one that I'm hesitant to use because whenever I take that option I end up with all kinds of crap getting recorded unless I remove ESPN Classic from channels I receive.

    I don't see any workarounds to the other baseball-related problems I reported.

    For example, when a game is shown on ESPN for the national audience and also on Channel 36 (I'm an Oakland A's fan) or FSBA for the local audience, the ESPN program is blacked-out locally. But invariably TiVo tries to record the game on the channel where it's blacked-out instead of the one where it's actually shown. These tend to be big games against the Angels or the Yankees, so it's really annoying. The only way to prevent this is to block ESPN from channels I receive, and that's pretty harsh.
  2. Oct 30, 2006 #62 of 131

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Yeah, while the original message was somewhat "over the top" as others have said (esp the reply just quoting the various insults he used), I think he has a fairly reasonable point.

    I check my To Do lists every day, because I don't want to miss a particular episode of anything. (Also, if my hard drives are close to full, I make sure to delete any random recordings caught via wishlists that I don't really want, so I don't lose recordings I want.)

    But I realize I'm extreme on the other end. The OP is trying to use his Tivo the way it was advertized -- set it and forget it. Heck, Tivo has worked around issues like this in the past -- e.g. Survivor finales, so the SPs would catch them.
  3. Nov 1, 2016 #63 of 131

    streich New Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    I too am bothered with how the guide data has not been properly updated for this World Series.

    I have a TiVo Bolt, so not some out-of-date box. I sync'd this morning, with a known game on this evening, and the guide still shows regular shows on rather than the game. It's not a One Pass issue, as the "Find TV / Browse TV / Sports / Baseball / World Series" path shows no upcoming games either.

    TiVo/Rovi should assume these major events will happen, as far as Guide Data goes.

    (and before any trolls start in, I worked for TiVo, and even developed the system for guide data for the Taiwan roll-out, so I know this is a policy issue for TiVo rather than a technical one)
  4. Nov 1, 2016 #64 of 131

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    All "second opinions" are the same. No updates on Fox for tv.com or tvguide.com. Screener and titantv.com were correct yesterday.
  5. Nov 1, 2016 #65 of 131

    b_scott TiVo Fan

    Nov 27, 2006
    chicago, il
    Same issue. Won't show game 6 on the TiVo guide
  6. Nov 1, 2016 #66 of 131

    chiguy50 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    The simple solution is to set up a manual recording for today's game six and tomorrow's potential game seven at 8:00 PM (EST) on FOX, which is what I have done.

    Nonetheless, I find the lack of updated, reliable program guide data so close to game time extremely disappointing when the broadcast schedule has been confirmed for days.
  7. Nov 1, 2016 #67 of 131

    LI-SVT Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    DIRECTV lists it in the guide on their DVR. It is also listed tonight on my local FOX station at the DIRECTV website.
  8. Nov 1, 2016 #68 of 131

    BobCamp1 Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2002
    Tivo should update their guide data every 6- 12 hours and have the boxes with a broadband connection check in every 6-12 hours. That's what everybody else is doing.
  9. Nov 1, 2016 #69 of 131

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I'll force a connection if I see tv.com or tvguide.com have their data corrected.
  10. Nov 1, 2016 #70 of 131

    TiVoJimmy Member

    Jan 3, 2005
  11. Nov 1, 2016 #71 of 131

    abovethesink Member

    Aug 26, 2013
    I like how this is a ten year old thread bumped and no one seems to notice because guide data problems are basically every thread now anyway.
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  12. Nov 1, 2016 #72 of 131

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Someone did the right thing in the right place: World Series Game 6 Not Listed
  13. Nov 1, 2016 #73 of 131

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    Tonight's world series game is now list in my guide. My unit just did a call in.
  14. Nov 1, 2016 #74 of 131

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Which is very sad, again considering that the broadcast schedule was known long ago.
  15. Nov 1, 2016 #75 of 131

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Anyone know of a way to set a manual recording remotely? Would rather not rely on my kids to record the game via manual recording.
  16. Nov 1, 2016 #76 of 131

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Start here: http://online.tivo.com/start/wtw then use the Guide after you login. However, it doesn't see the World Series on my guide. It may need to be indexed.
  17. Nov 1, 2016 #77 of 131

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Right, problem is that it's not in my guide, either in the app or on online.tivo.com. I meant is there a way to set a record by time and channel recording (old school VCR recording) remotely. I haven't found one yet.
  18. Nov 1, 2016 #78 of 131

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Are you saying Tivo had trouble updating changing sports schedules for years now? No way, it must be Rovi (which only makes it worse).

    The update cycle is a *****.
  19. Nov 1, 2016 #79 of 131

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    The world series issues were mostly fixed before Rovi took over. TiVo has always had issues with things like the NCAA Tournament that have quick turnarounds. Mostly this is due to the archaic way TiVo pushed updates not the guide provider. Rovi on the other hand doesn't understand sports at all. I get about 60 hours of incorrect recordings a week due to bad Rovi guide data. And TiVo has shown no interest to fix it.
  20. Nov 1, 2016 #80 of 131

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    They added the World Series but they didn't remove New Girl and Scream Queens. So if you don't add 3 hours to the end of the World Series you'll get a 30 minute recording. The end of the game will still get chopped off from the recording because the broadcast will last at least 4 hours.

    I had a show on Comedy Central chopped off like this on Saturday. It said it was a one hour show and there was another show showing in the guide 25 minutes after the one hour show started. I only got the first 25 minutes of my one hour show.

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