Originally Posted by JoeKustra
I can live with 99% accurate. I record The Daily Show
which isn't daily and Jimmy Fallon
and it handles those OK. Sometimes get a repeat. Often the guide displays "NEW" when that is not true. But is it the fault of the TiVo or that of Tribune that feeds the guide? Who knows. I have never missed a season pass episode. I don't know if the guide "NEW" is significant either. But the holidays are a chaos for schedules. Next week isn't any better.
The HD season pass manager is a good improvement also.
For recording the Daily Show and others that repeat often, this is recommended (copy/paste from the TiVo owners FAQ, item 25):
Use the "Tupper Method" to eliminate repeats of certain programs with bad guide data.
A few shows like The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Big Brother, and The Tonight Show don't always provide good guide data for their re-runs. These re-runs lack episode titles and they use generic descriptions. Without good guide data, a TiVo series recording can't determine whether these are new or repeats, so it "plays it safe" and records them all.
To get around this, one used to create a repeating manual recording for a specific timeslot (ex: M-F @ 11:00pm). Manual recordings show up with program information, and they are folderized and prioritized just like any season pass. You can still do that, but new functionality added in the 9.1 software provides a more elegant solution. Here's how:
Create a new WishList under Find Programs -> Wishlists.
Enter the show title as a single Title Keyword (ex: Daily Show with Jon Stewart)
Enter all or part of the generic program description as a single Keyword (ex: A humorous slant).
Select this keyword and press thumbs up/down to mark it with a minus sign (ex: -A humorous slant).
Set the WishList to Auto Record with "First run only".
This will record all new episodes and ignore the repeat episodes with generic guide data. It replaces the season pass for the show. Examples:
Title Keyword: Amazing Race*
Keyword: -Eleven Teams Of Two Travel The Globe
Keyword: -Reality Remix
Title Keyword: Colbert Report
Keyword: -Discuss current issues
Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Title Keyword: Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Keyword: -A humorous slant
Title Keyword: Late Night
Keyword: -Interviews and comedy sketches
Title Keyword: Oprah
Keyword: -Oprah discusses topics
Title Keyword: Starter Wife
Keyword: -A woman struggles
Title Keyword: Survivor*
Keyword: -I SHOULDN*T BE ALIVE
If you want to always ensure that you get a HD version when available, remove (uncheck) the SD version of the appropriate channels from Settings -> Channels -> Channels List.
Note: Don't forget to remove your old season pass for the show from Season Pass Manager.
Full credit to Martin Tupper for this tip.