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Info button giving me incorrect more showtimes

I thought someone posted the same thing but can't find it now.

 

The actual grid guide will display the correct showtimes but when you press the info button on the remote and select more show times of a show the times are 2 hours off. I am on the West Coast but they are giving me times based on Central Time.

 

For example, Kill Bill 1 on 1933 Encore HD W in the grid guide shows correctly at 8 PM. However, when you click the info button and go to more showtimes, it gives me the same movie starting at 10 PM. This is the same for every channel I looked at such as my local television stations. This never happened before and not sure when this started to happen. 

 

Does anyone know of a fix or setting I need to change? Thanks

I thought someone posted the same thing but can't find it now.

 

The actual grid guide will display the correct showtimes but when you press the info button on the remote and select more show times of a show the times are 2 hours off. I am on the West Coast but they are giving me times based on Central Time.

 

For example, Kill Bill 1 on 1933 Encore HD W in the grid guide shows correctly at 8 PM. However, when you click the info button and go to more showtimes, it gives me the same movie starting at 10 PM. This is the same for every channel I looked at such as my local television stations. This never happened before and not sure when this started to happen. 

 

Does anyone know of a fix or setting I need to change? Thanks

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The only folks that this may be a big deal for are those without a DVR and use other methods to record, such as Tivo or a VCR.   I don't get the outrage either, considering the % of those involved.

The only folks that this may be a big deal for are those without a DVR and use other methods to record, such as Tivo or a VCR.   I don't get the outrage either, considering the % of those involved.

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I, too, have this problem.  Having just moved my service from the Central time zone to the Pacific time zone, I figured it was something specific with my account.

 

I'll tell you why others have vitriol -- it's for the same reason I'm annoyed this has existed for more than a year.  I use "more showtimes" quite often to work around scheduling conflicts, record the full show of something I tuned into halfway through, or to find out when I'll be able to see something.  For those of us on the West coast, it might look like something is re-airing two hours later but in actuality that's the same time we're watching now.  Because I didn't realize that the first time, I missed the opportunity to record all of something entirely.  I have run into this problem three or four times in the first 5 days I've had DVR service here in California.

 

Bluntly, this is a relatively trivial display bug.  Mediaroom was sold to Ericsson in April 2013.  If AT&T can't get Ericsson to write a fix for this bug, that's just an inability or unwillingness to push a vendor (or pay them) to fix it.  If Ericsson is refusing to do so (perhaps because it sees AT&T as somewhat of a competitor?) then AT&T should yank all Sony Ericsson phones out of its stores and immediately discontinue paying software license fees to Ericsson and switch the underlying set top box platform.  I guarantee just threatening to do that would get the problem fixed pronto as this is something that won't take more than a couple of hundred of programmer-hours to fix (and maybe a couple hundred more to test).

 

If AT&T doesn't have enough clout with Ericsson to get that done, then they need to change their set top box platform immediately.  Perhaps that's part of the motivation behind buying DIRECTV.

 

I, too, have this problem.  Having just moved my service from the Central time zone to the Pacific time zone, I figured it was something specific with my account.

 

I'll tell you why others have vitriol -- it's for the same reason I'm annoyed this has existed for more than a year.  I use "more showtimes" quite often to work around scheduling conflicts, record the full show of something I tuned into halfway through, or to find out when I'll be able to see something.  For those of us on the West coast, it might look like something is re-airing two hours later but in actuality that's the same time we're watching now.  Because I didn't realize that the first time, I missed the opportunity to record all of something entirely.  I have run into this problem three or four times in the first 5 days I've had DVR service here in California.

 

Bluntly, this is a relatively trivial display bug.  Mediaroom was sold to Ericsson in April 2013.  If AT&T can't get Ericsson to write a fix for this bug, that's just an inability or unwillingness to push a vendor (or pay them) to fix it.  If Ericsson is refusing to do so (perhaps because it sees AT&T as somewhat of a competitor?) then AT&T should yank all Sony Ericsson phones out of its stores and immediately discontinue paying software license fees to Ericsson and switch the underlying set top box platform.  I guarantee just threatening to do that would get the problem fixed pronto as this is something that won't take more than a couple of hundred of programmer-hours to fix (and maybe a couple hundred more to test).

 

If AT&T doesn't have enough clout with Ericsson to get that done, then they need to change their set top box platform immediately.  Perhaps that's part of the motivation behind buying DIRECTV.

 

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wrt "It is being addressed, but it takes some time." - looks like it's been almost a year now - is ATT any closer to a fix ?

wrt "It is being addressed, but it takes some time." - looks like it's been almost a year now - is ATT any closer to a fix ?

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traderggl wrote:

wrt "It is being addressed, but it takes some time." - looks like it's been almost a year now - is ATT any closer to a fix ?


Possibly!  AT&T is rolling out new Firmware, as we speak.  The only problem is, the areas first reporting the new firmware are in the Central Time zone, so we will have to wait and see if any ET, MT or PT subscribers are getting the new release.


traderggl wrote:

wrt "It is being addressed, but it takes some time." - looks like it's been almost a year now - is ATT any closer to a fix ?


Possibly!  AT&T is rolling out new Firmware, as we speak.  The only problem is, the areas first reporting the new firmware are in the Central Time zone, so we will have to wait and see if any ET, MT or PT subscribers are getting the new release.

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dhascall wrote:

traderggl wrote:

wrt "It is being addressed, but it takes some time." - looks like it's been almost a year now - is ATT any closer to a fix ?


Possibly!  AT&T is rolling out new Firmware, as we speak.  The only problem is, the areas first reporting the new firmware are in the Central Time zone, so we will have to wait and see if any ET, MT or PT subscribers are getting the new release.


That's a laughter!!!  Central Time is the only time zone not experiencing the problem!  Maybe the thinking is that if the fix doesn't work, nobody will notice.


dhascall wrote:

traderggl wrote:

wrt "It is being addressed, but it takes some time." - looks like it's been almost a year now - is ATT any closer to a fix ?


Possibly!  AT&T is rolling out new Firmware, as we speak.  The only problem is, the areas first reporting the new firmware are in the Central Time zone, so we will have to wait and see if any ET, MT or PT subscribers are getting the new release.


That's a laughter!!!  Central Time is the only time zone not experiencing the problem!  Maybe the thinking is that if the fix doesn't work, nobody will notice.

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jpinsticks wrote:

dhascall wrote:

traderggl wrote:

wrt "It is being addressed, but it takes some time." - looks like it's been almost a year now - is ATT any closer to a fix ?


Possibly!  AT&T is rolling out new Firmware, as we speak.  The only problem is, the areas first reporting the new firmware are in the Central Time zone, so we will have to wait and see if any ET, MT or PT subscribers are getting the new release.


That's a laughter!!!  Central Time is the only time zone not experiencing the problem!  Maybe the thinking is that if the fix doesn't work, nobody will notice.


That's what I was getting at.  BUT they are only testing the rollout before sending it to the masses and since AT&T is based in Dallas, they normally only test rollouts (AFAIK) in the CT area.  Normally by the end of July, it's fixed.  That being said, can you explain to me why the Time Zone issue is a big deal?  Are you using a VCR or Tivo?  The DVR (and actual Guide) is not affected by this bug, at all.


jpinsticks wrote:

dhascall wrote:

traderggl wrote:

wrt "It is being addressed, but it takes some time." - looks like it's been almost a year now - is ATT any closer to a fix ?


Possibly!  AT&T is rolling out new Firmware, as we speak.  The only problem is, the areas first reporting the new firmware are in the Central Time zone, so we will have to wait and see if any ET, MT or PT subscribers are getting the new release.


That's a laughter!!!  Central Time is the only time zone not experiencing the problem!  Maybe the thinking is that if the fix doesn't work, nobody will notice.


That's what I was getting at.  BUT they are only testing the rollout before sending it to the masses and since AT&T is based in Dallas, they normally only test rollouts (AFAIK) in the CT area.  Normally by the end of July, it's fixed.  That being said, can you explain to me why the Time Zone issue is a big deal?  Are you using a VCR or Tivo?  The DVR (and actual Guide) is not affected by this bug, at all.

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dhascall wrote:

jpinsticks wrote:

That's a laughter!!!  Central Time is the only time zone not experiencing the problem!  Maybe the thinking is that if the fix doesn't work, nobody will notice.


That's what I was getting at.  BUT they are only testing the rollout before sending it to the masses and since AT&T is based in Dallas, they normally only test rollouts (AFAIK) in the CT area.  Normally by the end of July, it's fixed.  That being said, can you explain to me why the Time Zone issue is a big deal?  Are you using a VCR or Tivo?  The DVR (and actual Guide) is not affected by this bug, at all.


As far as the Time Zone Bug, its not a big deal.  I'm living with it.  I shouldn't have to "live with it", but I am.  I also lived with the 22 key presses to turn on/off closed captioning until the coders enhanced the process to just seven key presses to turn CC on or off.  For some reason a 1-button on/off was never considered for CC, but the times for 'more showtimes' used to be correct.  Some coding was done somewhere, for something that adversely affected 'more showtimes' and apparently the test rollouts didn't catch it.  Hopefully, someone is taking notes.

 

 


dhascall wrote:

jpinsticks wrote:

That's a laughter!!!  Central Time is the only time zone not experiencing the problem!  Maybe the thinking is that if the fix doesn't work, nobody will notice.


That's what I was getting at.  BUT they are only testing the rollout before sending it to the masses and since AT&T is based in Dallas, they normally only test rollouts (AFAIK) in the CT area.  Normally by the end of July, it's fixed.  That being said, can you explain to me why the Time Zone issue is a big deal?  Are you using a VCR or Tivo?  The DVR (and actual Guide) is not affected by this bug, at all.


As far as the Time Zone Bug, its not a big deal.  I'm living with it.  I shouldn't have to "live with it", but I am.  I also lived with the 22 key presses to turn on/off closed captioning until the coders enhanced the process to just seven key presses to turn CC on or off.  For some reason a 1-button on/off was never considered for CC, but the times for 'more showtimes' used to be correct.  Some coding was done somewhere, for something that adversely affected 'more showtimes' and apparently the test rollouts didn't catch it.  Hopefully, someone is taking notes.

 

 

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This is very interesting - Frontier took over here in CT yesterday and today I do not have the

Time Zone Issue - Seems kind of strange!!!!  This is about the more showtimes.

This is very interesting - Frontier took over here in CT yesterday and today I do not have the

Time Zone Issue - Seems kind of strange!!!!  This is about the more showtimes.

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Thats to make up for the things they screwed up.

How was your info in the guide? No info no recordings.

Do you do a lot of recordings? 

Thats to make up for the things they screwed up.

How was your info in the guide? No info no recordings.

Do you do a lot of recordings? 

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ginnpr wrote:

This is very interesting - Frontier took over here in CT yesterday and today I do not have the

Time Zone Issue - Seems kind of strange!!!!  This is about the more showtimes.


It could be a co-inkydink.  The actual annual release apparently set up the groundwork to fix it (we got ours about a month ago) but the actual Time Zone issue was fixed on an update to the "Video on Demand Storefront."  That apparently was the actual fix.  Mine was fixed about a week and a half after the main update.  No idea what else the "Storefront" update fixed.


ginnpr wrote:

This is very interesting - Frontier took over here in CT yesterday and today I do not have the

Time Zone Issue - Seems kind of strange!!!!  This is about the more showtimes.


It could be a co-inkydink.  The actual annual release apparently set up the groundwork to fix it (we got ours about a month ago) but the actual Time Zone issue was fixed on an update to the "Video on Demand Storefront."  That apparently was the actual fix.  Mine was fixed about a week and a half after the main update.  No idea what else the "Storefront" update fixed.

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The showtimes bug was fixed with the Video Storefront update to my VHO as well.  They probably put it in CT before they switched over to Frontier.

 

The showtimes bug was fixed with the Video Storefront update to my VHO as well.  They probably put it in CT before they switched over to Frontier.

 

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Edited by dhascall on Oct 27, 2014 at 3:21:45 PM

 

 

Sorry for the duplicate post - I repled to a 2013 post.

 

 

Sorry for the duplicate post - I repled to a 2013 post.

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