Originally Posted by JorgeA
Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but has anybody noticed a short window on the EPG this week? I was looking ahead in the grid and noticed that the program info for some channels ends on the evening of 9/25, the info for other channels stops late on 9/29, and the furthest out we have for any channels is on 9/30. Usually of course everything goes a couple of weeks out.
Tried doing a manual guide update via WMC and it was unsuccessful.
UPDATE:There's a thread about this over at The Green Button (http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/...p?f=96&t=10345
). Apparently it's been going on for several days.
This has been going on with WMC Rovi guide data for 1-2 years. For some users it would sometimes get down to only 1 or 2 days of guide data, but Microsoft always gets it fixed before it completely runs out. Since MS no longer supports WMC, it does not seem they are too concerned about guide data for a tiny fraction of their customers, and who knows when they may completely quit supplying guide data altogether.
If you get tired of Rovi, there is an alternative also here at TGB: http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/viewforum.php?f=99
EPG123 is a free program developed by a TGB member. It uses guide data from Schedules Direct which does have a $25 annual fee, but also has a 7 day free trail.
I swithced to EPG123 about 9 months ago. The guide data has never run out like Rovi. It is more accurate than Rovi, no more 'TBA' for sporting events, late night talks shows and other shows have actual data for that show instead of a generic show description. There is a lot of support in the EPG123 subforum from the developer and users.
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