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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Jul 24 07:42:38 UTC 2010

  On 07/24/2010 01:53 AM, f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:
> 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.

Don't you mean that TCM has a persistent problem of failing to properly 
specify to TMS -which- movie of the same title they plan to actually show?

Not a lot TMS can do if TCM doesn't give them the information they need 
or if TCM gives the wrong information...


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