Originally Posted by pcnetwrx
Originally Posted by JHBrandt
Finally, if you're willing to spend a bundle on a game machine, the XBox One will also provide Microsoft's "OneGuide" to pretty much any HDMI tuner, including DVRs like the CM-7400.
How does one get the CM-7400 to use any guide other than their premium guide or PSIP? And I understand OneGuide has an annual fee as well? I am not understanding how OneGuide would be useful in scheduling recordings on the CM-7400.
Disclaimer: I don't have an XBox One. I'm only reporting what I've read about the OneGuide. I don't know if there's an annual fee. I do know that the WMC guides are free, and I assume OneGuide comes from the same source (Tribune Media); but that doesn't mean it's free too. Hopefully another poster has the OneGuide and can clarify its costs and capabilities.
I certainly would not purchase an XBox One just for the OneGuide. You could get a TiVo with lifetime subscription for about the same price. I was only suggesting that, if you're inclined to purchase an expensive game machine anyhow, the OneGuide would be a nice bonus feature to consider.
Anyhow, the way it works is through a combination of HDMI pass-through (you connect your CM-7400's HDMI output to the XBox, then connect the XBox's HDMI output to your TV; that way the XBox can window or overlay your CM-7400's HDMI output with its own displays, such as the OneGuide) and an IR blaster (so if you make a selection from the OneGuide, it can tell your CM-7400 what you want to do). The OneGuide is downloaded from the Internet based on info you provide about your location and TV service (OTA, cable, satellite, FiOS, whatever). There's no RF connection to the XBox, so it doesn't use PSIP.
You're right that the OneGuide will never be as well-integrated as the CM-7400's own guide. To do name-based programming like the CM-7400's own guide, it would have to command the CM-7400 to start recording in real time.
That would interrupt your TV viewing with a bunch of CM-7400 displays anytime a scheduled program was about to start, so I think the OneGuide instead just tells your CM-7400 to record a show by date, time, and channel (VCR-style). I'm not certain it'll do even that much, although it seems reasonable.