Originally Posted by Kelson
Yes, but there is still that issue of the CM-7400 not updating the PSIP data automatically if the unit is unused for several days. The channels have to be scanned to obtain their PSIP data. I can't see how anyone who has been used to any kind of a DVR from cable or satellite would find this thing tolerable without a real guide -- hence the subscription. When I set up a media-PC recently (for fun and for "overflow recording" to supplement up my TiVo) I tried using the PSIP guide with the NextPVR software. That lasted about 2-3 days before I subscribed to the Schedules Direct guide. Perhaps I would find PSIP tolerable if my only previous experience was a VCR or a manually scheduled DVD recorder, but if you are used to a DVR with a real program guide, PSIP is a bad joke.
It's obvious that once one gets used to the guide from a paid service that PSIP is a let down. How much is in the eye of the beholder.
I bought the premium guide for 2 reasons - To evaluate/compare and to get the new vs. repeat episode information.
For the few weeks I used just the PSIP guide, it didn't miss recording any series episode I had set up, but it did record a few repeat episodes due to lack of data in the guide.
I could live with PSIP, I chose not to at this point. My opinion may change when the next $50 is due.