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

f-myth-users at media.mit.edu f-myth-users at media.mit.edu
Sat Jul 24 05:53:52 UTC 2010

Speaking of blowing it with the wrong movie of the same title---this
just happened again, today, with TCM.  The SD description was:

The Poor Little Rich Girl:  Gwen's family is rich, but she is lonely
and unhappy until a servant's mistake changes everything. Silent.
(And claimed programid MV002775400000.)

WRONG---while the description was for the 1917 movie, what TCM
actually -aired- was the 1936 musical (very much non-silent) with
Shirley Temple!  They introduced it at the 1936 version and that's
what their website claimed they were showing, too.

So it looks like TMS has a persistent problem of guessing completely
wrong about -which- movie of the same title is actually showing.
They've done this a lot.  I don't know if they just get titles without
years or descriptions, and simply guess, or what, but it's pretty
damned irritating.

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