TiVoer since 11/2000
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Somerset, England
Originally posted by pgogborn
It will be interesting to hear some feedback using real data, rather than anecdotal evidence, on the reliability of Tribune v Digiguide listings.
I wonder if either of them do as well as the Radio Times web site at incorporating late schedule changes? >
If the Radio Times web site significantly beats Digiguide and/or Tribune at late schedule changes, a suggestion. Use a script to compare the "To Do" list with the web site, if a change in the time of a programme to be recorded is noted, automatically update the "To Do" list. It would also be possible to compare the Season Pass / Wish list in case a late programme substitution throws up something that should be added to the "To Do" list.
Well in my testing to date, I've actually yet to find an error in Tribune's listings vs Digiguide!
I've used Diguiguide because a) I've found their listings to be good over the years and b) they have a PDA edition, and it's a hell of a lot faster and easier getting TiVo to pretend to be PDA and download and interpret those nice simple pages than getting it to scrape complex stuff like the RT site!
I've also started some PC software which would do a check of the entire TiVo db against Digigide, Ananova and the RT.
Reschedulting would mean creating a manual timed recording for the RT slot - possible, but messy.
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