Why can't TiVo record the World Series?

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  1. Nov 1, 2016 #81 of 131
    cherry ghost

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    Rovi does not have game 7 listed, but neither does zap2it
     
  2. Nov 1, 2016 #82 of 131
    schatham

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    Tivo has messages to connect to Tivo to get world series. Pause banner "attention" and tivo central. I guess they are getting slamed on this.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2016 #83 of 131
    wlpippin

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    It's amazing that Tivo/Rovi doesn't know the World Series is on. THE WORLD SERIES. America's past time.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2016 #84 of 131
    cherry ghost

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    Fox.com currently shows Lethal Weapon and Empire for tomorrow night, not the World Series
     
  5. Nov 1, 2016 #85 of 131
    kupe

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    Same here...forced 4 successful connections in the last two hours per Tivo alert....but Fox in my Tivo Guide still showing Lethal Weapon, Empire, and local Fox News for tomorrow night rather than Game 7. Sad really.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2016 #86 of 131
    rainwater

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    If it's updated at all it will not be until tomorrow just before game time.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2016 #87 of 131
    kupe

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    One would hope so, but it never updated for Game 6 tonight. Discovered that as I walked in from work to find the game with 30 minutes remaining and not recording. Gahhh.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2016 #88 of 131
    rainwater

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    Yeah. You will have to force a connection later in the day to get the update unless your box does its daily connection at the right time. If you aren't home, then unfortunately there's nothing you can do.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2016 #89 of 131
    BobCamp1

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    If they can do all THAT, why can't they just make the box connect to Tivo?
    And if they CAN'T do that, why not?
    This morning, the Game 6 note on Tivo Central was still there. Game 7 is still hosed.
     
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  10. Nov 2, 2016 #90 of 131
    JoeKustra

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    Screener and titantv have been updated. Still bad on tvguide.com and tv.com.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2016 #91 of 131
    lew

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    You can use the tivo app to force a service connection. AFAIK that connection also updates program data.

    Tivo.com has access to our to do list. Why not push updates to those boxes which have affected shows scheduled.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2016 #92 of 131
    rainwater

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    That it works for the active stream device. Not other TiVo's.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2016 #93 of 131
    lew

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    How many units do you want to use to record WS?
     
  14. Nov 2, 2016 #94 of 131
    machaon

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    I gave up on the Tivo guide having an entry for the World Series Game 7; and then just entered a manual recording for a Fox recording starting at 8pm and ending at midnight, for four hours.

    Then I did a network connection and update and my Tivo #1 showed the game on Fox. Since I had a One Pass for the World Series, Tivo #1 wanted to tape it twice, once for my manual recording and once for the season pass. I then did a network connection on my other Tivo #2, but it's guide did not show the World Series game 7, only regular programming.

    I've gotten used to Tivo sloppiness, such as recording OLD shows that I've marked as NEW ONLY! Or... recording tons of One Pass shows that haven't been marked with a Season or Episode number, regardless of One Pass settings for specific Seasons, or NEW only. Or... not always showing the length of a recording in the Todo List.

    One would think that accuracy and substance and niceties would be higher priorities. Tivo could be the best DVR service available, but the mistakes and aggravations cause customers like me to dwell on the shortcomings, rather than all of their good features.

    edit: I just get a message on my Tivo #2 to connect to Tivo for an update. I have done that and am waiting for the update and to check to see if World Series game 7 is in the guide, which I am 100% confident that it will be there. So... unless you get the message saying to connect to Tivo, connecting to Tivo will not correctly update the guide? Weird!
     
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  15. Nov 2, 2016 #95 of 131
    rainwater

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    Just one. However, not everyone has a stream unit (and some just have standalone units). So that method doesn't work.
     
  16. Nov 2, 2016 #96 of 131
    lew

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    It works, just not for everyone.

    I suggested it as a workaround, for those customers who have the necessary hardware. Playoff sports have always been an issue.
     
  17. Nov 2, 2016 #97 of 131
    TonyD79

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    What you are not seeing is that FOX is being slow on this with the World Series. I just looked at my Fios listing (NOT Rovi) and it sill has Lethal Weapon for tonight.This is quick turnaround just like the NCAA Tournament. I don't know how anyone can have data that the network has not supplied yet. Or are they assuming, which means someone is tinkering with the data, which I sure don't want them to do.

    Something is slow beyond Rovi on the WS this time around. Then Rovi itself is slow. Then the stupid 24+ hour cycle for Tivo is a mess.

    Yesterday, they put a message on Tivo Central to update your guide data for the World Series. Really? They can do that and they cannot push the change to the guide?

    More than Rovi at fault here, but Rovi definitely does not shine in this scenario because they add the latency.
     
  18. Nov 2, 2016 #98 of 131
    TonyD79

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    How odd. Mine wiped out the Fox lineup and did it correctly. Wonder what makes it different for different markets...
     
  19. Nov 2, 2016 #99 of 131
    JoeKustra

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    Both Roamio boxes had the Game 7 alert like yesterday. Both updated to Game 7 and extended the guide one day.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2016 #100 of 131
    rainwater

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    Like I said, the biggest issue with the World Series is TiVo's archaic way of pushing updates not Rovi themselves. That doesn't excuse Rovi's poor sports data in general though.
     

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