I am contemplating the purchase of a Panasonic DMR-E500HS PVR with DVD recorder. According to the information on the Panasonic web site:
"To use this function, your DVD recorder must be connected to a TV antenna and able to receive a terrestrial broadcast that includes EPG data in the transmission. VCR Plus+ will not be available unless the DVD recorder has retrieved EPG program listings. "
Is the EPG transmission part of normal cable transmissions? I am subscribe to analog Time Warner cable in Dayton, OH and do not have an antenna.
I have the E85, and digital cable from Time Warner. I could not get the program guide, and after much telephoning discovered that Time Warner is "having technical problems" with the program guide, but is working to correct the problem. I am staying tuned. Attempts to get it through rabbit ears anteta failed.