Alternative service up?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by ptruman, May 17, 2011.

  1. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Yes that was my point. As in the Shuttle launch etc by Mission Control. -4 days till the EPG ends and counting etc and anyhow I now realise its -5 as there are 31 days in May. Do you think Trinitron thought I was scoring the AltEPG?

    If Tivo cut us off on June 1st (which I still do not fully believe will happen despite all the marketing messages sent for Virgin by them mainly because Tribune will still be supplying UK EPG data after June 1st) then the last update for the main BBC, ITV, C4 and Five channels will be this Saturday/Sunday 28/29 May. That means they will run out of data on around 11th or 12th June. However CBS Action (the home of various series of Star Trek including The Original Series) and other more formulaic satellite channels who plan schedules long ahead will have data until the end of the day on June 21st or June 22nd. So not quite as good as 4 weeks grace sadly. :(

    I don't think Tivo can send a kill signal to the chips on the box (the hard drive can always be reimaged if they try to mess with that). They can only change us all to Account Closed. Closed Accounts can be reopened at the whim of the server you connect to. The AltEPG server can change account status back to 4:Tivo Internal Test.

    Anyhow I'm perfectly sure Tivo won't try and kill the boxes and leave them useless as this would undermine one of their main defences to the upcoming rwtomkins court case against them. Namely they can say "your honour the boxes are still able to record with a new free data source from the enthusiast community hence we have not left the boxes useless for our customers". They also won't want all the very negative vibes back in the USA that would be caused by trying to deliberately kill our UK S1 boxes. Of course if the kill signal exists and Mr Neil Berkett's finger was directly on the button to send it I would be a little more worried. :eek:
     
  2. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    I have had no more issues with mces EPG than I did with TiVo. But I use freeview.
     
  3. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    I agree entirely. MCE on Freeview (3 Tuners at present) together with a Linksys extender to upstairs TV is pretty well an equal to S1 Tivo.

    AND it has the WAF built in to it.

    I nearly opted out of the Virgin cable TV (VM Tivo) but retentions made me a great offer and I would have missed some of the channels only available via Sky$$ or Virgin$$
     
  4. Steve_K

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    Same here (also Sussex) and my two Sky boxes and Freeview all have dual recording capability so for some years now TiVo has been just a 4 analogue channel recorder. A very reliable and user friendly 4 channel recorder.

    So the decision for me is whether or not to buy another Freeview box (and probably a network card) to use the Alt EPG. Flip of a coin right now.

    Whichever way that coin falls, I'm extremely grateful to the AltEPG team for giving us an option to use TiVo after June 1st. Pete please stop moaning about what they've done, no one is compelling anyone to use AltEPG.
     
  5. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    It looks like they have a test dual input option to keep using RF.

    http://www.tivoland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=536

    This is for Dual Sat / Freeview Setup.

    See http://www.tivoland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=546 which relates to a possible RF Terrestrial UHF TV Only Option if there is the demand to develop.

    Automan.
     
  6. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    I am now trying the just "run guided setup" method still deleted my todo list and wishlists etc but saves recordings.

    It would not save the channel lineup and I had to go through the IR setup else it kept repeating the channel list menu.

    After Tivo finished indexing program data I did a restart and the channel list now saves ok.

    Now AltEPG has guide data for CBS channels and in fact every tv channel you can get with a free sky viewing card box :)

    Fingers crossed it does not keep rebooting....

    Automan.
     
  7. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    I have set my Tivo to make a few recordings over the next week :)

    Code:
    
    Sun	29th May	12:30	BBC2	The Long Ships	Not an Episode	
    Sun	29th May	16:00	CBSACTN	The Fugitive	Past Perfect	
    Sun	29th May	17:00	CBSACTN	The Fugitive	Jenny	
    Sun	29th May	18:00	CBSDRMA	North and South	Season 2 Episode 4	
    Sun	29th May	20:00	BBC3	Doctor Who	The Almost People	
    Sun	29th May	21:00	CBSDRMA	North and South	Season 2 Episode 3	
    Sun	29th May	23:10	MORE4	Father Ted	Competition Time	
    Mon	30th May	00:50	HORROR	Gacy	Not an Episode	
    Mon	30th May	04:00	CBSACTN	Remington Steele	Steeled with a Kiss (Part 1)	
    Mon	30th May	05:00	CBSACTN	Remington Steele	Steeled with a Kiss (Part 2)	
    Mon	30th May	07:00	ITV4	The Saint	The People Importers	
    Mon	30th May	08:00	CBSDRMA	Dynasty	The Surrogate (Part 1)	
    Mon	30th May	09:00	CBSACTN	Star Trek: Deep Space Nine	Statistical Probabilities	
    Mon	30th May	10:00	MV4MEN2	Fort Apache	Not an Episode	
    Mon	30th May	13:00	CBSACTN	Star Trek	The Trouble with Tribbles	
    Mon	30th May	15:00	MV4MEN2	She Wore a Yellow Ribbon	Not an Episode	
    Mon	30th May	17:20	MOV4MEN	Fire from Below	No Episode Title	
    Mon	30th May	19:10	BBC3	Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: the Cradle of Life	No Episode Title	
    Mon	30th May	22:00	ITV3	Ghostboat	No Episode Title	
    Tue	31st May	02:00	CBSDRMA	Medium	In the Rough	
    Tue	31st May	03:45	BBC1SE	One Man and His Campervan	Caldicot	
    Tue	31st May	04:40	CBSACTN	Starsky and Hutch	Partners	
    Tue	31st May	06:50	ITV4	Minder	From Fulham with Love	
    Tue	31st May	08:00	CBSDRMA	Dynasty	The Surrogate (Part 2)	
    Tue	31st May	09:00	MOV4MP1	Space Fury	No Episode Title	
    Tue	31st May	11:00	CBSACTN	Star Trek: Deep Space Nine	One Little Ship	
    Tue	31st May	12:20	CH5	Law & Order	Paradigm	
    Tue	31st May	14:00	MOV4MP1	Quest for Fire	No Episode Title	
    Tue	31st May	16:05	ITV3	On the Buses	Going Steady	
    Tue	31st May	16:40	ITV3	On the Buses	The Squeeze	
    Tue	31st May	17:10	ITV3	Goodnight Sweetheart	The More I See You	
    Tue	31st May	17:55	ITV4	Quantum Leap	Lee Harvey Oswald (Part 1)	
    Tue	31st May	19:00	CBSACTN	Kung Fu: The Legend Continues	A Shaolin Treasure	
    Tue	31st May	20:00	ITV3	A Touch of Frost	Dancing in the Dark	
    Tue	31st May	22:00	ITV3	Ghostboat	Season 0 Episode 2	
    Tue	31st May	23:45	FILM41	Good Morning, Vietnam	Not an Episode	
    Wed	 1st Jun	04:40	CBSACTN	Starsky and Hutch	Quadromania	
    Wed	 1st Jun	08:00	CBSDRMA	Dynasty	The Primary	
    Wed	 1st Jun	09:30	MOV4MEN	Robinson Crusoe	No Episode Title	
    Wed	 1st Jun	11:30	CBBC	The Sarah Jane Adventures	No Episode Title	
    Wed	 1st Jun	12:20	CH5	Law & Order	The Dead Wives Club	
    Wed	 1st Jun	13:45	ITV4	Minder	It's a Sorry Lorry Morrie	
    Wed	 1st Jun	16:05	ITV3	On the Buses	On the Make	
    Wed	 1st Jun	16:40	ITV3	On the Buses	Olive's Divorce	
    Wed	 1st Jun	17:10	ITV3	Goodnight Sweetheart	I Get Along Without You Very Well	
    Wed	 1st Jun	18:00	C4	The Simpsons	Midnight Rx	
    Wed	 1st Jun	19:00	CBSACTN	Kung Fu: The Legend Continues	Dark Side of the Chi	
    Wed	 1st Jun	20:00	CBSACTN	Star Trek	A Piece of the Action	
    Wed	 1st Jun	21:00	CH5	NCIS	Obsession	
    Wed	 1st Jun	23:10	FILM4	From Dusk till Dawn	Not an Episode	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	02:00	CBSDRMA	Medium	When Push Comes to Shove (Part 1)	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	03:00	TRUMOV2	The Flame Trees of Thika	The Promised Land	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	04:00	TRUMOV2	The Flame Trees of Thika	Hyenas Will Eat Anything	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	06:50	ITV4	Minder	I'll Never Forget Whatsername	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	08:00	CBSDRMA	Dynasty	The Testing	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	09:00	CBSACTN	Star Trek: Deep Space Nine	Inquisition	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	10:00	MOV4MEN	Tarzan in Manhattan	Not an Episode	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	12:20	CH5	Law & Order	The Brotherhood	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	14:00	MV4MN21	SOS Pacific	No Episode Title	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	16:05	ITV3	On the Buses	The Perfect Clippie	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	16:40	ITV3	On the Buses	The Ticket Machine	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	17:10	ITV3	Goodnight Sweetheart	In the Mood	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	18:00	ITV4	Quantum Leap	Lee Harvey Oswald (Part 2)	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	19:00	CBSACTN	Kung Fu: The Legend Continues	Ancient Love	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	20:00	ITV3	A Touch of Frost	If Dogs Run Free (Part 1)	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	22:00	E4	The IT Crowd	The Final Countdown	
    Thu	 2nd Jun	23:00	CBSDRMA	Medium	When Push Comes to Shove (Part 2)	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	03:00	TRUMOV2	The Flame Trees of Thika	Happy New Year	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	04:00	TRUMOV2	The Flame Trees of Thika	Friends in High Places	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	08:00	CBSDRMA	Dynasty	The Setup	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	09:40	ITV3	Ironside	Barbara Who	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	11:00	CBSACTN	Star Trek: Deep Space Nine	Profit and Lace	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	12:20	CH5	Law & Order	Coming Down Hard	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	16:05	ITV3	On the Buses	First Aid	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	16:40	ITV3	On the Buses	The Cistern	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	17:10	ITV3	Goodnight Sweetheart	Don't Get Around Much Anymore	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	18:00	ITV4	Quantum Leap	Leaping of the Shrew	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	19:00	CBSACTN	Kung Fu: The Legend Continues	Blackout	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	20:00	CBSACTN	Star Trek	A Private Little War	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	21:30	BBC1SE	Outnumbered	Season 3 Episode 5	
    Fri	 3rd Jun	22:00	FIVEUSA	From Hell	Not an Episode	
    Sat	 4th Jun	01:00	TRUMOV2	The Great Los Angeles Earthquake	Not an Episode	
    Sat	 4th Jun	03:00	TRUMOV2	The Flame Trees of Thika	A Real Sportsman	
    Sat	 4th Jun	04:00	TRUMOV2	The Flame Trees of Thika	Safari	
    Sat	 4th Jun	07:00	TRUMOV2	Red River	Not an Episode	
    Sat	 4th Jun	12:00	CBBC	Merlin	No Episode Title	
    Sat	 4th Jun	12:45	CBBC	The Sarah Jane Adventures	No Episode Title	
    Sat	 4th Jun	13:10	CBBC	The Sarah Jane Adventures	No Episode Title	
    Sat	 4th Jun	13:50	ITV1STH	Field of Dreams	No Episode Title	
    Sat	 4th Jun	16:00	CBSACTN	V	The Sanction	
    Sat	 4th Jun	17:00	CBSDRMA	North and South	Season 2 Episode 5	
    Sat	 4th Jun	18:40	BBC2	Dad's Army	The Royal Train	
    Sat	 4th Jun	20:00	CH5	NCIS	Under Covers	
    Sat	 4th Jun	22:00	CH5	CSI: NY	Exit Strategy	
    Sun	 5th Jun	00:10	MV4MEN2	Steel Dawn	Not an Episode	
    Sun	 5th Jun	03:00	TRUMOV2	The Flame Trees of Thika	The Drums of War	
    Sun	 5th Jun	10:00	CBSACTN	Star Trek	The Gamesters of Triskelion	
    Sun	 5th Jun	12:00	FILM41	River of No Return	No Episode Title	
    Sun	 5th Jun	14:00	MV4MEN2	The Hound of the Baskervilles	Not an Episode	
    Sun	 5th Jun	16:00	CBSACTN	The Fugitive	Strapped	
    Sun	 5th Jun	17:00	CBSACTN	The Fugitive	Sea Change	
    Sun	 5th Jun	18:00	CBSDRMA	North and South	Season 2 Episode 8	
    Sun	 5th Jun	19:00	BBC3	Doctor Who	A Good Man Goes to War	
    Sun	 5th Jun	20:00	HORROR	Millennium	Skull and Bones	
    Sun	 5th Jun	21:00	CBSDRMA	North and South	Season 2 Episode 7	
    Sun	 5th Jun	22:00	ITV4	Soldier	Not an Episode	
    
    Automan.
     
  8. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Its good to see CBS Drama and Movies4Men finally being added to the Tivo's EPG listings.:up::up::up:
     
  9. garry_nutter

    garry_nutter New Member

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    Anyone know if Altepg will have the data for Virgin Cable. I use my Tivo now to record from VM.

    Thanks

    Garry
     
  10. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Yes.
     
  11. richard_m_w

    richard_m_w New Member

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    Well Done and Thank You to all involved
    On Saturday, I spent a couple of hours for the reconfiguration and repeating guided setup. There were several redials needed as I expect many others were doing the same thing. About 4 hours later I looked at the Season Passes and the Tivo rebooted on its own. I've rebuilt the Season Passes and everything has been working fine with about 20 programmes recorded exactly as planned.
    A good experience all round and most importantly my wife can carry on enjoying her Judge Judy.
     

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