Originally Posted by sslund
Just to be clear, I never thought the problem was with WiRNS but rather with my extremely limited technical understanding and ability to troubleshoot the problems I was encountering. And maybe with this darn computer!
I have done clean OS installs a couple of times since then, and being a glutton for punishment, I just may give it a shot again tomorrow since I think I'll have some free time.
I said that because I looked at the two threads that you posted of the problems you had back in 2007, and they looked like they could have been real problems with setting up WiRNS from that time period. Things have gotten a lot better since then, and I think that the current release should install quite well (it is newer operating system and 64 bit aware), and if you then have it update to the latest update, is should operate quite well...
Originally Posted by Walburga
If you do the easiest way to get your lineup back is probably to configure it to user SchedulesDirect - http://www.schedulesdirect.org
(obviously, configuring WiRNS to use the Replay Servers for Guide Info won't help here
They offer a free 7 day trial membership, so hopefully that'll be long enough for you to get the Guide returned without having to pay for a subscription.. and if worse comes to worst and they never return the lineup on the Replay, you could just subscribe to SD and use that as your Guide source.
If you don't use SD, you'll have to set up your own Guide Scraper which is a lot more work, especially for a hopefully short period of time.
Just a thought...
Schedules Direct is definitely NOT the easiest way to set up WiRNS! First of all, it cost money for the subscriptions, and, second, its purpose is to provide schedule data when there is no other way to get it, like when you live outside the United States or if you want to create OTA lineups...
As posted here
, WiRNS operates with DNNA guide data, just like DVArchive does. So, if you live in the United States, then you can use the normal ZIP code data and go merrily on your way!
Now, since Saudra's problem is getting schedule data for her ZIP code, first of all, she needs to pin down where the problem lies. She should start at http://www.zap2it.com
and check what lineups it shows for her ZIP code and Time Warner Cable. If Zap2It has the same problems with her ZIP code and TWC as her RTV, which is very likely, then using Schedules Direct isn't going to help anything because it gets its schedule data from the same source as both of those, Tribune Media Services. So, what started this discussion of her using WiRNS was that once she found a ZIP code that worked with her RTV, the channel lineup was incorrect, so using WiRNS was suggested to adjust the channel lineup. In that case, getting schedule data for that other ZIP code from DNNA will be exactly the same as getting it from Schedules Direct, at least in content, but it will be free.
So, unless using Schedules Direct actually fixed the problem with using your ZIP code and selecting Time Warner Cable, then there is no advantage to subscribing to it over using the same DNNA data that you are already using and simply having WiRNS to adjust the channel lineup so it matches the lineup for her area...
That is short term. In the long term, if she goes to Zap2It and it has the same problem with her ZIP code and selecting TWC, then she can report the problem to TWC, TMS, Zap2It, and ReplayTV to see if she can't get the lineup relisted, as was suggested in this
thread about problems with the Comcast lineup...