Don't give up. Definitely contact your stations, maybe the death or TVGOS will prompt some fixes as many people see PSIP for the first time. We had rock-solid service in Nashville since I plugged in my Pal on that first Christmas Eve so long ago, so this is the first time I've seen how bad this is.
I contacted three stations who were only pushing out 10 hours here in Nashville as a first wave of inquiry (2 others stations were already rocking with multi-day PSIP).
One station's engineer was glad to know someone was getting value out of the data, and talked about how disappointed he was in consumer hardware that did not make use of the PSIP data. He replied that he had changed it from 10 hours to 36 hours overnight and asked me to confirm it. It looked great. He said their vendor gave them the same words of warning expressed here about older tuners not being able to cope with too much data. He said they'd operate at this new 36 hours for a while, and then if they had no complaints then they'd think about increasing it some more.
The second station's engineer replied that they were working on the system which was having some problems, and asked me to confirm what I saw. I replied right away that it was only 10 hours. I have not heard back from them and will follow up in a few days.
The third station seems to have ignored me altogether, guy is on vacation, my e-mail is in his spam trap, or who knows what. I'll follow up there too soon.
There's a few more stations to contact in a second wave of inquiry, but hey, I'm happy with immediate success on one front of more than 24 hours.
Incrementally better is still better.
Originally Posted by dattier
If every station provides at least twelve hours of upcoming PSIP guide, you're fortunate. Many stations in the Chicago market provide none
: no titles, no synopses, not even start and end times. Of those that do, most supply only three to six hours’ worth.Even if the current block block counts, it would still mean that at least nine hours of future listings are required. Few stations meet that.