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guide issue?

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HGTV BUILD ME UP - first episode only recorded 6min. I deleted with re-record, but doesn't look like it will be aired again.

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If it was the episode on today (Mom Alone), it is listed as a 5 minute episode (even at HGTV), though some places on HGTV's site list it as season 1.1 rather than 1 as it is a mini preview.

Edit: i.e. if you click on season for the episodes of the show at hgtv, and select 1.1 you get the 5 minute episode... but it then states that is Season 1 Episode 1 but If you click on Season 1, you will also see Season 1 Episode 1 being called Design in the Dumps.

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Even if it was a preview, it just ends like in the middle of someone speaking. Just really odd. So I took another look at HDHomeRun Tasks and that show NOW has season and Episode numbers. Didn't when I posted the original message. I like HDHomeRun software. My issues seem to be with guide data. Inconsistent file names and season/episode naming. Sometimes I have no idea order to watch them except by date and that may not work if episode gets recorded out of order. Episodes getting cut off because of guide data, etc. I may end up going to streaming only and not worry about recording anything.

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Your issues tend to be not enough padding for the shows/networks you wish to record... like I said, that episode is screwy as it is listed one place as S01E01 and another as S1.1E01... it isn't the real episode 1 of season 1 so some guide service providers may not put a season/episode info on it. For me property brothers started after it at around :07 after the hour when it should have been :05 after the hour according to the schedule at hgtv but I can't use SD's dvr on my cable channels and with WMC I always force 10 minutes after for other reasons.

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Re: guide issue?

Post by NedS »

It's hard to say what the issue is, but anecdotally I have noticed the gracenote data seems to be having more errors than normal. Maybe it's a result of less people working at various levels due to covid-19, or networks scrambling to fill their lineups as they start to run out of already taped programming, or some combination of other things. I'll see what we can come up with.

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