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Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by coachmo, May 17, 2006.

  1. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

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    DTV distributes guide data via the satellite. With only a few hours notice they are able to get schedule updates to 100% of the DTivo customers.

    SA units get the guide data from phone calls that are made every day or two. Last minute schedule changes only get to a limited number of customers.
     
  2. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

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    I'm over the air-and it looks like most people on here are NOT DirectTV (and why would you be anymore without Tivo?)

    I've never padded, and I've never missed anything. The run time changes practically weekly, but Tivo always gets it exactly.

    Some of the Fox shows-Family Guy/American Dad/The Simpsons are off by maybe 10-30 seconds, but that's about the worst I see.
     
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    WRONG....many get their guide data over their computer network via broadband which is updated dynamically....usually within the hour. I haven't used a phone line since my initial setup with my SA Series 2.
     
  4. azitnay

    azitnay Active Member

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    No... Even via broadband, the only thing that happens multiple times an hour is a check for remote scheduling requests. The daily connection for guide data is still roughly once a day.

    Drew
     
  5. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Correct...what I meant to say is many use broadband for their connections and not phone lines. But, yes, guide data is updated daily, not hourly. Sorry.
     

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