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Just got off an hour long phone call with TiVo tech support over my channel lineup. Comcast in Knoxville completely changed their lineup couple of days ago.
Comcast did the north Alabama markets last week, on Tuesday morning. I went to the TiVo "report incorrect lineup" form, listed a couple of channels wrong/missing, then put the link Comcast mailed out in the comments along with my ZIP code. TiVo sent a new lineup out in a day or two that got it (there were some minor changes, mainly just names like WHNT to WHNTDT).
 

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Unbelievable! Not that I watch Dr. Phil (I don't think they've reached the chair-throwing stage yet, have they?) but I happened to notice my Guide said "To Be Announced" for today's show at 10am Eastern time (and I verified it was actually showing). And this after a successful connection at 3:40am. How can Rovi screw up such a no-brainer program item?

Poor Rovi guide data, and the way it screws up one passes, have removed half the value of TiVo for me.
 

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Pre-Rovi, my cable company's lineup changes made it to my box without having to submit lineup change requests, but that's been pretty spotty after Rovi. I submitted a couple requests last night for 5 added channels that Rovi/TiVo have no data for and that have been there for (at least) weeks.
 

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Unbelievable! Not that I watch Dr. Phil (I don't think they've reached the chair-throwing stage yet, have they?) but I happened to notice my Guide said "To Be Announced" for today's show at 10am Eastern time (and I verified it was actually showing). And this after a successful connection at 3:40am. How can Rovi screw up such a no-brainer program item?
Poor Rovi guide data, and the way it screws up one passes, have removed half the value of TiVo for me.
I receive Dr. Phil on Fox at 9am. Yesterday it was TBA, today, and out to 11/9, it's there. Also:

Dr. Phil on Dallas CBS Affiliate
 

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In the beginning, Rovi guide data recorded every repeat of a cable news show. It took months (and months I think) but they finally fixed it. Now, the latest, is that they are not recording my MSNBC news programs because they seem all to have the same episode number. I now had to set them to record everything and have to delete.

Back to the future.
 

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In the beginning, Rovi guide data recorded every repeat of a cable news show. It took months (and months I think) but they finally fixed it. Now, the latest, is that they are not recording my MSNBC news programs because they seem all to have the same episode number. I now had to set them to record everything and have to delete.
Back to the future.
Follow the continuing saga -> 09/25/17 MSNBC 6PM EST Greta's back on the schedule

I would just check the TDL and delete them before they record.
 

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Is it just me or have things gotten even worse over the last month or so? Multiple shows with no Season/Episode #'s or (occasionally and) no description.
 
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It has gotten worst during the last couple of months. If Tribune can get the data correct, why can't Rovi and what is Tivo doing about that? Do I have to verify via the Xfinity data that the Tivo guide is correct? I'm paying for a service and the service is not delivering to its fullest.

OTA Guide Issue
 

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Is it just me or have things gotten even worse over the last month or so? Multiple shows with no Season/Episode #'s or (occasionally and) no description.
It's not just you. TiVo has been playing with stuff. They have tried using "2017" as a season. There are so many bad listings I lost count. They are trying, but seem to have no manual to reference. We all know how that feels. Since my first TiVo/Rovi days there has always been the question: does TiVo get bad data, do they mess it up, or do they send it out bad. No one knows. But it is a moving target, so instability only hurts us. It's as if they are searching for the lowest common denominator that will make the guide work for the most people most of the time. Someday...
 

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It has gotten worst during the last couple of months. If Tribune can get the data correct, why can't Rovi and what is Tivo doing about that? Do I have to verify via the Xfinity data that the Tivo guide is correct? I'm paying for a service and the service is not delivering to its fullest.

OTA Guide Issue
Yes. I verify my tdl against futoncritic every single day. Been doing that for months now and don't believe it will ever stop.
 

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I don't see how it is a "moving target". I see no evidence that they are "trying. There are series that had season and episodes and now no longer do.

Missing descriptions also make no sense. Examples:

Last Thursday's "The Big Bang Theory".
Last night's "Once Upon a Time" and the entire CBS prime time lineup.
 

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I have not been here for a while. So glad (sarcastically) that everyone else is sick of this Rovi crap.

Has anyone from Tivo or Rovi ever acknowledged these issues.

My issues is recording every Shark Tank even when reruns and Criminal minds seems to always record.

And yes i am seeing shows with no descriptions. (comcast)
 

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With all due respect to TiVo_Ted, his statement about guide data issues is patent nonsense. The TMS/Gracenote data was never this bad and, based on what WMC users said when the merger was first announced, the Rovi data has always been bad and has arguably gotten worse lately. The TiVo side of the company has almost no leverage with the old Rovi side since they (TiVo side) are a "captive" customer and if the paying customers aren't complaining, why should they "fix" anything?
 

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I've seen the worse data this week as well, lots of eps missing descriptions.

I can only hope that Ted's statement about working to get it fixed is legit, but given that Rovi has made absolutely no progress in over a year I am not hopeful that he will be able to change their obvious poor management of this issue. I want to see him describe the issues and what they're doing to get them fixed. Even Margret said little about it other than address the really bad stuff like To Be Announced instead of real data on channels.

That's just not good enough given that it's not like it was anything new before the merger as lpwcomp said. Tell us what you're doing to get Rovi to fix this crap.
 

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I've seen the worse data this week as well, lots of eps missing descriptions.

I can only hope that Ted's statement about working to get it fixed is legit, but given that Rovi has made absolutely no progress in over a year I am not hopeful that he will be able to change their obvious poor management of this issue. I want to see him describe the issues and what they're doing to get them fixed. Even Margret said little about it other than address the really bad stuff like To Be Announced instead of real data on channels.

That's just not good enough given that it's not like it was anything new before the merger as lpwcomp said. Tell us what you're doing to get Rovi to fix this crap.
"Ted's statement" ? Where was that? Not in this thread, at least can't find it with search.
 

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Rovi has Sargent York listed on TCM right now but the movie is National Velvet.
 
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