Originally Posted by aab1
I just noticed the setting had in fact reverted to "Delete stuff when space is needed" (whatever the right wording is), is it each time Rovi crashes and I have to reset my TV settings that this gets reset? If so then I need to use that monthly fee program to eliminate Rovi now. Can someone provide the info again and is this service available in Canada?
Micro$oft has had terrible trouble keeping the EPG current lately, but you shouldn't need to reset everything to get it back. Run (as administrator) the following command, and it will always force WMC to download the latest guide without wiping out any of your settings:
The command will return immediately but actually runs in background, taking the usual amount of time (about 10 minutes for me). If that doesn't work, then Micro$oft simply has no new guide data for you, and you'll just have to wait for them to fix it. They've run almost down to zero twice in the last month.
As for that "monthly fee program," it's actually an annual
fee of $25/year (or you can pay $6 every other
month) to Schedules Direct. (The program itself, called EPG123, is free, but you have to pay for the data.) It does give you 21 days of guide data, and a lot of folks (but not everyone) seem to like it better.