What happened to “Series Finale” notifications in the guide?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JerryMeeker, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. JerryMeeker

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    It seems like guide entries rarely identify “Series Finale” or “Seasons Finale” anymore. Is this a DirecTV decision, or a decision by whomever creates the guide entries?
     
  2. jimmie57

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    The only ones that I have ever seen are in the form of a commercial about the show.
     
  3. mfmathis

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    I still see them in the program description.

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  4. JerryMeeker

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    Please give me an example of a listing in the guide. And what model DVR do you have? We know there are guide differences between Genies and older models. Thanks.

    I didn’t see a series finale notice for Catherine the Great on HBO, or for the Mr. Mercedes season finale tonight on Audience.
     
  5. trh

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    The last Series or Season Finale I watched was Suits. It was listed as Series Finale but only after you selected the More on the Info screen. HR24 and HR44.
     
  6. JerryMeeker

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    I checked the HR24 guide listing for Mr Mercedes, which aired its season finale last night on Audience, and there was no “Seasons Finale” indication, so it’s not just a Genie issue. I don’t know whether others find this information useful, but I like to keep my Seasons Pass list current.
     
  7. trh

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    I use TheFutonCritic.com. I can track all my shows, including Netflix, Amazon, et. al.. And you can even select to get email updates on new episodes or changes to programs (e.g. Cancellations). Snippet below of some of my shows:

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  8. JerryMeeker

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    The American Horror Story:1984 episode on GX this evening is clearly marked as the Season Finale, so there is some inconsistency about how the guide presents episode information.
     
  9. JerryMeeker

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    I am aware of other places to get information. My focus is on why the DTV guide is missing this information.
     
  10. compnurd

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    Gracenote is the provider
     
  11. Rich

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    I see this on streaming sites too. Rarely see anything about season finales anywhere. Not sure that's the right plural form of finale either but my spellchecker passed it.

    Rich
     
  12. trh

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    As you said, there is some inconsistencies when it comes to the Guide data on your receivers. So if you want to keep your Season Pass list current (post #6), you're going to need to go outside of DIRECTV.
     

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