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No clue as to when.
"Going forward."
Tomorrow? Five years?

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For Movies, not TV Shows?

IMHO, MS really dropped the ball on this one. They could have segued WMC into a content streaming hub with a seriously consistent revenue stream to go with it.

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No clue as to when.
"Going forward."
Tomorrow? Five years?

Will EPG123 still work once MS stops providing the data or will it kill WMC completely? I still have not switched to EPG123 and will try to do it before the data gets cut, assuming it will still work after that.
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Will EPG123 still work once MS stops providing the data or will it kill WMC completely? I still have not switched to EPG123 and will try to do it before the data gets cut, assuming it will still work after that.
EPG123 will work fine with WMC once MS stops providing the data: you can get the program data from Schedules Direct for $25 a year. We've been doing this for a couple of years and SD's program data service is more reliable than that of MS. We haven't had any of those nail-biting weeks where the guide gets down to just a day or two before MS finally gets on the ball and updates it.

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EPG123 will work fine with WMC once MS stops providing the data: you can get the program data from Schedules Direct for $25 a year. We've been doing this for a couple of years and SD's program data service is more reliable than that of MS. We haven't had any of those nail-biting weeks where the guide gets down to just a day or two before MS finally gets on the ball and updates it.

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will I be able to set a recording using My Media Center and look at their guide if I go with this EPG 123?
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No clue as to when.
"Going forward."
Tomorrow? Five years?
I think it happened already. I tried checking the terms of service page in WMC to see if it changed but I get this error on both of my WMC PCs:
NO INTERNET CONNECTION
You must be connected to the internet to use this feature. Check your internet connection and try again.


My internet connection is fine. Maybe that TOS page was hosted on the same servers they used for guide data and now it's gone?


I don't think this will affect me since I use Schedules Direct with EPG 123, but it makes me wonder if that error would prevent WMC setup from completing if you ever had a reason to go through setup again.
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will I be able to set a recording using My Media Center and look at their guide if I go with this EPG 123?
It does work with the Ceton My Media Center app. I use it all the time.
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It does work with the Ceton My Media Center app. I use it all the time.
I'll hold on to the regular stuff until it dies,

I'll update here when it does
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"TV Guide" was deleted out of that MS support page today, hope is alive for us WMC users.
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I have data until 2/13.
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This is why I love epg123. There's never a need to panic about losing guide data. It just keeps on coming.
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will I be able to set a recording using My Media Center and look at their guide if I go with this EPG 123?
Yes. To use EPG123, you rerun the WMC setup and answer NO to "use guide data (approx)". Instructions come with the software.
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I have data until 2/13.
Now have data until 2/24. I guess the sky still isn't falling. Yet again.
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