[mythtv-users] Duplicate recordings because of bad SD data?

MarcT myrdhn at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 22:54:47 UTC 2010



From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Robert Eden
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 12:33 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Duplicate recordings because of bad SD data?


On 7/21/2010 6:53 PM, MarcT wrote: 

 Robert how about the show that initiated this whole conversation?




Program ID

Original Airdate



Warehouse 13

Beyond Our Control



Tue Jul 20, 2010 (09:00 PM)

862 - Syfy HD

Warehouse 13

Beyond Our Control



Wed Jul 21, 2010 (03:00 PM)

862 - Syfy HD



I got a response from Tribune:

The original episode was created as a standard without the season/episode
information.  Once we obtained that, editorial did not realize there was
already an episode present and created a new one with the season/episode
info.  The bad episode is being removed from our database today.

See simple... it really comes down to how complicated Tribune's job is
because content providers don't always provide accurate info. 

There have been threads about this in the past, but when we looked into a
listing solution that turned into SD, we were shocked at how needlessly
complicated the whole TV listing business is.  Content providers and
stations have the power to fix it, but simply aren't interested.  TMS and
Rovi make good money because of it :)

Feel free to contact SD to report issues like this.  Please try and do some
vetting to prevent false positives.  If you want to automate things (like
scanning CC listings, and alerting for a 90%+ hit) contact me and I can
facilitate automatic reporting.  TMS has shown support for anything that
improves the quality of their data.

Speaking of data quality, if you guys haven't noticed, there have been
significant improvements to "The Daily Show" listings over the past year.
It is much, much better and that's due to hard work, automated tools,  and
cooperation between TMS and SD. (if you don't mind me tooting my own horn,
and if you do.. @$%@!$#  :) )



Thanks Robert, they also apparently noticed the issue with other Warehouse
13 eps as the refresh-all I did after getting this email cleared up the
other duplicates I was seeing in the coming weeks.



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