Well I'm not asking Tivo to be psychic, only to search for ONLY what I type, nothing more.
SQL examples to illustrate my point...
SELECT * FROM`listings` WHERE `title` CONTAINS 'house';
But it would be nice to be able to choose this instead sometimes:
SELECT * FROM`listings` WHERE `title` = 'house';
That's all I'm saying. Google lets you do such things with a plus sign or quotes in your searches and that same logic could be used for wishlists. Quotes around something make it an exact exclusive search. That's really the only logic that would be needed.
The only time I think about wishlists is when I hear about a new show coming out next season or something and would like to not forget about it. Looking on IMDB and getting the producer and actors may help, but with the occassional guide data missing, that can't be relied on. I would still have to manually keep my eye on the release of the show and if I'm going to have to babysit it anyway, then why even have a wishlist?
Because the guide data is incomplete on occassion, I guess I just don't trust any of the info being there except the show title. You can bet that the one time I'm really looking forward to a season premiere of a new show called "bob" staring "bob smiley" and make a wishlist containing all the info I can gather, is the time that the show will have guide data reading "a show about a guy". (which isn't very often, but that it happens at all is enough to not trust it)
And the "a show about a guy" comment isn't far fetched, that's an actual description I saw one time. Along with descriptions for CSI of "Miami police fight crime". No episode name, no actor info or date, just a 4 or 5 word generic blurb.
And I don't expect the guide data to be perfect. The amount of information that has to be collected and put together is insane. That's why I don't blame the guide data for the wishlist failings. The wishlist can only operate on what it sees in the guide and what I tell it. And I can trust that I will know to tell it the EXACT title more than I can trust the auxillary information like actors or producers to be included and accurate to be searched by.
Probably overkill on the explanation, but there it is.