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Improved IMG data from TV Guide?

Improved IMG data from TV Guide?

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Bronze Contributor II
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I'm not yet sure that it is any better, and the DVR functionality is severely stilted as routinely pointed out on these fora, but I see a flicker of hope for improvement:  Am I the only one who has noticed a "TV Guide" logo on the IMG display?  Can this be a sign that the IMG data may be more accurate?  I'm cautiously optimistic, but keeping a healthy skepticism until I've allowed it to prove itself.

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@CapnTrips wrote:

I'm not yet sure that it is any better, and the DVR functionality is severely stilted as routinely pointed out on these fora, but I see a flicker of hope for improvement:  Am I the only one who has noticed a "TV Guide" logo on the IMG display?  Can this be a sign that the IMG data may be more accurate?  I'm cautiously optimistic, but keeping a healthy skepticism until I've allowed it to prove itself.


 

 

Sorry, but that logo has been there for years. I believe it is required by copyright laws.

 

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Justin
Verizon FiOS TV, Internet, and phone
QIP6416, IMG 1.6.2, Build 08.58
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Bronze Contributor II
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Really?!  I never noticed it before.  Just wishful thinking on my part, I suppose.

 

Oh well, I'll keep on hoping.

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Here is a link to one of many threads at DSLReports on the TV Guide logo presence: Link

 

Note that the thread is from early 2009 and in the last post matcarl says the logo has been there about a year. I think it has been there longer, I know there is a thread there from 2007 that talks about the logo being present.

 

But we can still hope, right??? Smiley Happy

 

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Justin
Verizon FiOS TV, Internet, and phone
QIP6416, IMG 1.6.2, Build 08.58
Keller, TX 76248

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Silver Contributor IV
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Rovi (formerly Macrovision / Gemstar, owner of TVGuide) holds the patents on the electronic program guide.   In order to implement an electronic program guide, Verizon -- like other cable, satellite, and CE companies -- had to license those patents.  That patent licensing agreement required providers to add a TVGuide logo to their interface.


The TVGuide logo has nothing whatsoever to do with the program guide data.

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Here is a thread for Nov 08, I thought it was something new back then.

http://forums.verizon.com/t5/FiOS-TV-Technical-Assistance/Guide-Enhancements/m-p/6890#M3557

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