Join Date: May 2003
Location: South Jordan, UT
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Mine pulled down a day's worth of guide data the first night. Second night yielded no new data, however.
I must say that the guide blows chunks. I'm only using it for OTA, I've cut the listing down to the 8 channels I would ever watch. Reorder was a pain, and I had to change the channel numbers on two stations - the guide data is for our cable system even though I told it I was only using it for OTA. At least it's possible to change the channel numbers, I guess. There is no guide data for my local PBS-HD subchannel (HD is on .2, guide data only comes for .1)
The scroll through the guide is painfully slow. It only shows 1.5 hours at a time? I can't for the life of me figure out how to make it jump ahead a day without scrolling through to it. Can't find it in the manual anyplace. Anybody else found a way? I find it sad that my Dish guide is so much more user-friendly.
The only redeeming qualities I can find right now are that it has 500GB of drive space and I can watch a recorded show while recording something else, which I couldn't do with my previous OTA recording solution.
Oh, and if it can't find guide info for a show you have set to record, it just shows up as "unknown" and won't title the recording with PSIP data. Even the HDR-230 would title the show with PSIP data. Does the LG 3410 fall back to PSIP titling?
If Tivo ever makes it out with their standalone HD recorder I just may have to take the plunge. Outrageous guide fees be damned.