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generic description on Discovery Channel (4DTV - Satellite)

Post by tbaca » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:44 am

The 4DTV - Satellite lineup Discovery Channel listing has generic description for Mythbusters Sun Feb 3 starting at 7:00 am, TVGuide.com has full descriptions, zap2it only has generic description.

The same is true for CNBC "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sun Feb 3, 10:00 pm) TVGUIDE has details.

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Re: generic description on Discovery Channel (4DTV - Satellite)

Post by rmeden » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:18 pm

I should write this up as a FAQ/Sticky...

First... if you're using MythTV do a mythdatabasefill --refresh all. By default MythTV only loads tomorrow and today+14 days. If details are not available 14 days in advance your guide won't have them until the day before it airs.

Second. Check http://zap2it.com. Our listings should match it. If it doesn't, we can report that to Tribune.

Third. Check http://tvguide.com. If those listings are better, we have a valid gripe with Tribune, which we can report.

If everyone is wrong, the problem is probably at the station/network and there's not much we can do about it. If they don't want anyone to have the info (or even know it themselves) there's not much we can do about it.

Robert

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Re: generic description on Discovery Channel (4DTV - Satellite)

Post by tbaca » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:14 pm

rmeden wrote:I should write this up as a FAQ/Sticky...

First... if you're using MythTV do a mythdatabasefill --refresh all. By default MythTV only loads tomorrow and today+14 days. If details are not available 14 days in advance your guide won't have them until the day before it airs.

Second. Check http://zap2it.com. Our listings should match it. If it doesn't, we can report that to Tribune.

Third. Check http://tvguide.com. If those listings are better, we have a valid gripe with Tribune, which we can report.

If everyone is wrong, the problem is probably at the station/network and there's not much we can do about it. If they don't want anyone to have the info (or even know it themselves) there's not much we can do about it.

Robert
Thanks for the steps. YES, an FAQ would be great! I tried to cover all those things above, but I did forget to add that I already tried the --refresh all. As I wrote,
TVGuide.com has full descriptions, zap2it only has generic description
by that I mean I checked zap2it.com and it had only the generic description, which is a match for what I have from Schedulesdirect.org. TVGuide.com had a detailed listing for the same exact show.

From http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings ... &chn=C4600 the description for Mythbusters is:
Hosts test urban legends.
Which is exactly what my listing from SD is.

If you look at: tvguide for the same show it has the following for a description:
Big Rig Myths
Adam and Jamie try to find out if an exploding truck tire can kill; Kari, Tory and Grant check out how much fuel can be saved by drafting another car.


Similary, for CNBC, SD/ZAT2it/MY house all have generic listing for the The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sun Feb 3, 10:00 pm) while tvguide has a detailed description.

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