Originally Posted by cputrdoc
I don't see your original post either, but I'm having the same problem. Doesn't seem like the program guide update is happening while it's suspended, nor the clock update, so everything gets fully populated in the guide the first time it's used that day. I've changed the update time from the default 2:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. to see if it perhaps creates a cron job if one isn't already present. I'll know in a couple of days whether this was successful (we don't watch much TV so the program guide data often expires between uses).
BTW, when I sync the clock manually it picks it up from PBS KQED-9 instantaneously so I'm fairly certain it's not a timeout issue.
The nightly update was to update the firmware (which does not happen since they are out of business).
Are you running 2.9.5? If so, choose a channel that has a good time stream (I personally found ABC was the best in my area). Set that station as the time station. Then go into the Timers. Set a timer for to come on at say 2:00am and go off at 2:05am on the same station as the time station.
What happens is that when it comes on, the time and the EPG may not be correct. However, when it turns off from the timer, it will request the time from the current channel and then loop through all enabled channels to update the EPG (this means tuning into each channel). You can partially test this manually if you turn the box on and see from the channel info that the time is off a few minutes or more. Note the time on the box and the actual wall clock time. Then turn off the box and wait about 30 seconds. Then turn the box back on. See if the time was updated - it should be. You can also try this if you find to stations that are broadcasting time a few minutes apart.
Originally Posted by amidcars
... Everytime I check the program guide it takes over three minutes to scan for program info and descriptions
Also, about the EPG taking so long. It has to tune to each channel in order to pull the guide info from the PSIP stream for that channel. So, if there are stations that you don't watch (like QVC or infomerical or whatever), make sure to turn them off in the edit channel list. The EPG code will only loop over the enabled channels. You can save 10-30 seconds per channel you take out. Also, some stations PSIP information is different than others even though they all adhere to the ATSC spec. I have seen some stations that break up the information and it takes longer (much longer) to gather all the information and re-assemble it.