Originally Posted by MisterPersuasion
I have a CM DVR+ and have been using it flawlessly for many years for OTA recordings. As recently as this past Monday, the channel guide has worked perfectly still recording NEW episodes of TV shows that I set up over two and three years ago!
I get my guide off the Internet thru WiFi using the USB WiFi adapter. You also MUST have the most recent firmware installed for the guide to function properly. Your DVR+ firmware version should say "135R" if you have the latest firmware installed. You also should do a factory reset after updating the firmware.
Originally Posted by jdcerank
I did check my firmware version & it is the 135R update. I have noticed just recently that I am getting no “unknown event” listing on the channel guide. Maybe the issue was fixed after all. I will be monitoring & hoping the guide stays accurate for my dvr scheduling. Thanks for your input.
I have always kept my DVR+ up to date. I've had 135R since it came out. My DVR+ has network over ethernet. I think you guys are just lucky so far. According to Channel Master, Rovi is no longer doing maintenance on their API. So if something with the data for your stations changes, you will start to see problems.
Quote from Channel Master, "Over the past several months Channel Master has been working with our guide data provider to try and correct issues with an aging data API which the DVR+ receives its internet guide from. Unfortunately our partner has been unsuccessful with maintaining this API which has caused inconsistent guide data on all DVR+ units over the past few months."
My internet guide data is working fine for me in the Duluth, MN market except for WDIO, the ABC channel. Most prime time shows (7-10PM) Say unknown event. My wife get's pretty pissed when the DVR doesn't record her Gray's Anatomy
The interesting thing I've noticed is the sub channels for WDIO seem to be ok on the guide... Anyway, up here in the sticks of Northern Minnesota losing one of my networks is a big deal. I'm not in a huge market like some of you that have 100+ channels OTA. That sounds like a dream. We only had 12 before the repacking. Now we have like 21 as a lot of sub channels were recently added.
I tried the recommended method of changing zip to 00000 and relying on EPG data. I hated it. I've opted to go back to internet guide and just lose out on ABC recordings. My Stream+ is due to arrive Monday. Sounds like I wont be impressed, but it should get the job done for a while. I had the same suspicion that this crazy sale price might mean end of life for the Stream+, but at the moment it's my best option till the next thing comes along. Maybe it will hold out long enough for ATSC 3. My expectations are pretty low at this point...sigh...