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Contagious or Contagion?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by raott, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    On my HR34, I recorded Contagion the other day (saw it in the guide and pressed R). Went to play it tonight, and to my surprise, the movie listed in my list is Contagious, a 1997 movie starring Tom Wopat and Lindsay Wagner.

    I went ahead and played it because when the movie caught my eye and I started recording it the other day, I knew I saw Matt Damon in the scene and not Tom Wopat. Sure enough, the movie that is actually recorded is Contagion, yet the info claims it is Contagious. The movie window is an exact two hours which is several minutes longer than the movie actually is.

  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    The movie channels get guide data wrong from time to time. A while back I went to record "Deep Blue Sea", a movie about sharks, and got "Deep Blue", a movie about cops.
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010

    A couple of weeks ago, I got a similar hit. It was even a humorous switcheroo, but I forget what the two movies were. It's a Guide thing, pretty much out of the control of DIRECTV®.
  4. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    Hmmm. They had better be more careful; there are a lot of porn movies with titles very similar to Hollywood movies, satirically on purpose. (I have no first-hand knowledge of that; somebody told me that story :D)

    But I'd take a 50-yr-old Lindsay Wagner in a 15-yr-old movie over Contagion any day.
  5. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    I've seen this happen before with other movies. I think the last one I noticed it on was "Man of the House", the 1995 movie with Chevy Chase and Jonathan Taylor Thomas was playing on one of the movie channels. The guide had the description for "Man of the House", the 2005 movie with Tommy Lee Jones and Cedric the Entertainer.

    Another mixup by Tribune doing the guide data I assume.
  6. Sea bass

    Sea bass Icon

    Jun 9, 2005
    I recorded "United" a story about 50's Manchester United team plane crash. I went to watch, it was "United 93" Oh well, s#@t happens.
  7. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    You realize I said Tom Wopat was also in the movie, right?

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