Originally Posted by dattier
It wouldn't sux so much if the stations would provide informative guide info over PSIP for a decent length of time in advance, but so few send out even twelve hours’ worth and many send none.....
I agree. In my area I do have two noteworthy exceptions with the closest CBS affiliate currently sending out 4 days of PSIP and the closest FOX affiliate sending out 3 days of PSIP. Those are definitely exceptions, however, as most of the other PSIP stations have 6-12 hours of data at any given time. The other thing that I have noticed is that the PSIP data sometimes only contains the title of the program with no program description given.
Unfortunately with the lack of TVGOS guide data for a full week, our DTVPal DVRs and CM-7000PAL DVRs will be much more like a VCR of yesteryear as far as programming goes. My personal approach will be to sit down once a week and program my DVR for the upcoming week using a TV program guide from the internet as a reference (i.e. tvguide.com). It will certainly be a little more tedious and time-consuming but at least our DVRs will continue to function. Of course even with TVGOS we never had the "season pass" feature of other DVRs that would only record new episodes and disregard repeats and "find" the program if it changed its time slot.
Hopefully the clocks will be accurate with the "weighted mean" of PSIP times in your area used by the F208 firmware to set your clock. Earlier firmware versions (F201 through F207) were negatively affected by inaccurate PSIP times which would cause the clock to jump around constantly and would frequently lead to missed recordings.