Originally Posted by etrin
thanks to dmatch and everyone.
I am in the process of using nextpvr and xbmc this weekend and see if its any better.
I did a trial on Zap2It its labs now, and I got a user name and password from them but when I tried to use an interface to get the guide it says invalid password.
All of the programs I am seeing to build a guide and import it are written in england or europe and they are built around their channels and guides, its sort of a hacked mess for us channels.
You're welcome etrin.
It sounds like you are talking about Schedules Direct's Zap2It (Tribune Media) listings. If so, I have been there and done that myself. The guide data you get will be the same that your WMC gets for free.
I cranked up my WMC this morning to see what I was getting on it. Like you, I had "No Data Available" for the KKYK/KMYA pair (20.1 and 49.1). I didn't get KMYA (MeTV) until I did a "Scan for more Channels" in TV settings. I can't get all the low power stuff that is available in Little Rock (I'm about 25 miles north) but everything else that I can get has guide data (KETSDT1-4, KARKDT, KATVDT1-3, KTHVDT1-2, KLRTDT1-2, KARZDT1-2).
I'm assuming you are doing the guide data trial with Schedules Direct (SD) (schedulesdirect.org). Unless you really want to explore other media center systems and go thru the learning curve that goes with that, I would suggest to just use the trial subscription from SD and their forum as a gateway to address the missing data for the channels that you want. As in tell them (SD) that X Y Z channels are not available and ask could they be added? When I was frequenting SD they seemed to be very helpful and responsive and since they are a customer of Tribune Media Services (Zap2It) they are more likely to be able to get things fixed than an individual.
Edit: I changed my zip code to a Little Rock zip so maybe I could see what you are seeing and walk a mile in your shoes. No EPG data for 25.1 (KVTN). I did have data for 36 (KKAP) and 26.1 (KVTH) and 38 (KASN) as well as what I mentioned above. Still no 20.1 (KKYK-Univision) or 49.1 (KMYA-MeTV) data. Is this what you are seeing?
dmatchEdited by dmatch - 2/9/13 at 8:28am