Originally Posted by pm3839
to Tufur or anyone else who has the Artec T3AP boxes >
how were u able to see epg data that many hours ahead? both of my Artec T3AP Pro and non-Pro models only seem to have NOW/NEXT epg info....i tried everything i could think of to 'see' further ahead but nothing worked... how did u do this?
Try this. Goto a strong channel that you receive well. Now, hit the
EPG button which will bring up the EPG guide. You will see NOW/NEXT
panels. Look into the NEXT panel. The first line you will see is a
1/xx where xx is the number of discrete different programs that are
listed in the EPG for that channel. The next line is the name of
the program and the final line is the start time and end time of
the program. Now, hit the CH - button once. Look at the NEXT panel
again. You will notice the first line has changed to 2/xx. The name
of the program should be different and the time will also reflect
the new start and end time. You can use the CH - button to go to
the end of the list which would be the xx'th entry which would show
as xx/xx. After that you will see a "No Program Information" in the
NEXT panel when you come to the end of the list. To go the other
way use the CH + button. So the EPG is just a simple list that you
navigate using the CH +/- buttons.
Also, for the PRO models I guess, the buttons on top allow you to
change channels and volume. They also allow you to access the
menus. If you hold down the left volume button and then hit the
channel button nearest the front of the unit the menu system will
come up. So I guess if you lose your remote you can still use the
buttons on the unit itself to do most things such as scan for new
channels etc. I haven't really played around with it to see what
else the buttons can do.
Even though this isn't one of the big name units out there I think
it's one of the better ones around. The capability to run on 12
volts directly, the better expanded EPG guide rather than just
NOW/NEXT and the capability to use the buttons on top in case you
lose the remote. These little things show that the engineers at
least paid a little more attention to detail than you get with most
of these units.