Back on 7/7, whe Micro$oft switched guide providers for Windows Media Center from Zap2it to Rovi, it caused a minor mess as my WMC program guide filled up with several unwanted duplicate channels. But I was able to delete all those and get back to normal for a while.
Unfortunately, my PC kept insisting on downloading guide data for most of our local subchannels from the old Zap2it service, and that ran out today. The main .1 channels were OK but I had no listings for Cozi, Me-TV, etc.
So to get back the rest of my listings, today I was forced to set up my TV signals from scratch.
The good news is, I got back all my listings for channels 4 through 21.2. That includes Cozi, Justice, Decades, PBS World, and Me-TV
But beyond that, it was a horror show
I had to manually add back tons of missing channels, including Univision, Escape and Retro, which of course had no listings when added back, and even many of the channels that weren't missing still
had either no, incorrect, or useless listings. For example, Hot TV's "listings" just say "local programming."
Weirdly, the "listings" for a local religious channel read "HOT TV"
Not Hot TV's actual schedule, mind you; just the words "HOT TV."
Using the freeware "guide tool," I was able to hunt down some of the missing listings and add them back. But I'm still missing meaningful listings for Hot TV and any listings at all for Retro, both of which were fine on the old Zap2it-provided guide.
Another weird thing: of the 25 (!) listing sources Guide Tool shows, one is "Digital Terrestrial Lineup," which is the now-useless Zap2it OTA listings! Everything else I checked is from Rovi.
What puzzles me is that Rovi provides guide data for the Channel Master DVR+, and its guide does
have listings for at least Retro! WTF?