Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Covington, LA OTA & Charter CableCard
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90% of the overly long Sony DVR thread is this topic, but they refused to move that discussion here where all could benefit. Though some of that discussion relates just to that unit, the rest is broad based.
It would surely make more sense if it was here instead of filling up that thread that should be related to issues exclusive to that DVR.
That also would apply to the DTVPal DVR (now sold by Channel Master) that had some discussion relating to their 'odd' implication of Rovi's date. I beleive most there really don't understand how the system works. Some even thought the data was through the mostly useless Ethernet port.
The guide you see on your cable box is and IPG (interactive program guide) and is not related to the EPG (electronic program guide) you have in your DHG and Sony TV.
The IPG is software sold to cable operators to embed in their cable boxes and the implementation of the IPG is up to the cable operator. Usually the HD DVR will have the full version of the guide as compared to the lower end boxes.
Rovi is just one of the companies that offer guide software to cable companies.
Here is a link to Rovi IPGs:
The EPG is guide software that is sold to CE manufacturers for embedding into their consumer electronic products. They started to embed EPGs in TVs around 1997 and is usually embedded in the high end products.
Here is a link to Rovi EPGs:
The IPGs get their updates through an internet connection at the cable headend and do not use inserters. They also get their data from a different database.
|What other Version-8 device that has 8-day recording capability is still in such widespread use|
|It seems to work differently from any other TVGOS device ever made.|
|This thread is so inactive since nobody want to post here anymore.|