New TiVoWeb Module: Digiguide

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  1. Nov 18, 2003 #1 of 273
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    This is a TiVoWeb module which reads the To Do List then looks up what Digiguide has showing in the same slot. The idea being that any last minute changes will be flagged up for you to deal with.

    In use so far I have found two mistakes in TiVo's listings, and one in Digiguide's!

    In order to use it, you need to have a subscription to Digiguide's web edition. This costs an very reasonable £6.99 a year. See http://www.mydigiguide.com/index_front.shtml

    To configure the module you need to give it your Digiguide login info by changing two settings at the top of the code in a text editor. This consists of your log in e-mail address, and the embedded identifier used by the PDA edition (TiVo pretends to be a PDA with this module). You can find this identifier by browsing to the "Setup myDigiGuide on a handheld PC" page and it will be in the URL after "wu=". You can edit these into the module on your PC - no need to worry about Unix editors etc.

    Configure the Digiguide PDA edition not to have any programme details.

    Obviously your TiVo will need to be able to connect to the internet, either via your LAN or a serial connection suitably configured.

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    The Match column lets you easily spot differences.

    Post your bugs here...
     

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  2. Nov 18, 2003 #2 of 273
    mike0151

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    My TiVos don't connect to the internet other than dial up (so far) and I don't currently use digiguide but why not ignore 100% matches? Would reduce confusion a bit perhaps?
     
  3. Nov 18, 2003 #3 of 273
    bobnick

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    Oh, this only works with mydigiguide.com and not digiguide itself then? I only have a subscription for the main windows programme - I don't fancy paying for data a third time, just to catch Tribune's mistakes!
    Is there any chance it can be integrated with the normal digiguide program?
     
  4. Nov 18, 2003 #4 of 273
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    I don't think so. I can't see how you would do that.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2003 #5 of 273
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Yes, that would be a very easy change to make. But it wouldn't speed the module up at all.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2003 #6 of 273
    bobnick

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    Oh dear :(

    I've been so looking forward to this module, and you were such a tease by merely saying it worked 'with Digiguide'!
    If only Digiguide gave us web access when we paid our subscriptions for Digiguide proper..
     
  7. Nov 19, 2003 #7 of 273
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    I'm the other way round to you - I use the web version all the time but have never bothered with the PC app - couldn't see the point!
     
  8. Nov 19, 2003 #8 of 273
    dialanothernumb

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    I'm the first way round, i.e. DG on the PC. Iwas looking to see if markers worked with the web version :eek: but of course not... so I'll be sticking with the PC version for now. (I originally got DG to control my PCTV card in the dark old days before TiVo)
     
  9. Nov 19, 2003 #9 of 273
    JMWhitehead

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    Would this, in the event of TIVO ditching the UK, be starting point for getting our own guide data into the TIVO using digiguide instead?
     
  10. Nov 19, 2003 #10 of 273
    dialanothernumb

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    It would be one alternative, but a little clunky. I think we'd be looking at solutions developed by other anglophone countries (Canada/Australia/NZ) to provide a semi-equivalent service. These solutions wouldn't be for the faint-hearted though.

    Did I just call Canada an anglophone country? I apologise!

    For the sake of TiVo remaining a domestic appliance that can be operated easily by all family members, I hope the day Tribune data is turned off is a long way away.

    I think it was Iankb who made the point before that, were Tivo to "switch off" here, Tivo's reputation would take a big hit in the US (as quitters). So long as TiVo are a viable company in the US, I think they'll keep the lights on here.
     
  11. Nov 19, 2003 #11 of 273
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    No, this is a completely unrelated process.

    The "own guide data if TiVo pulls out" is all figured out, but not openly discussed as if people use it to replace the TiVo data now, that would hasten the ending of the service by depriving TiVo of what revenue they do now get!

    Should TiVo pull out, the alternative will be up and running before the last set of guide data ran out, so don't worry about it!
     
  12. Nov 19, 2003 #12 of 273
    iankb

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    Unless TiVo were to fold in the US, I would think that any withdrawal of the UK service would be preceded by a lengthy period of notice. Anything less than a year would, IMHO, be unacceptable and would have a more than detrimental effect on their US sales.

    Since new TiVo's are still being sold and registered, then I would think that they would need to honour at least the warranty period of one year as a minimum.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2003 #13 of 273
    Prof. Yaffle

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    Stuart, just out of interest what is the Reorder SP's option you have in TiVoweb?
     
  14. Nov 19, 2003 #14 of 273
    sanderton

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    A work in progress. :)
     
  15. Nov 19, 2003 #15 of 273
    Prof. Yaffle

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    Aha. Just curious because I didn't think there was one available. One to look forward to then ;)
     
  16. Nov 23, 2003 #16 of 273
    leejordan

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    Hi Stuart,

    I've just tried this but I must be doing something wrong as it has found lots of mis-matches.

    It looks like it is comparing different days, so Tivo thinks that Eastenders is on Mon 24th at 8pm, whilst Digiguide thinks it should by Holby City which is actually on Tuesday.

    What do you think?

    Lee.
     
  17. Nov 24, 2003 #17 of 273
    domryder

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    Hi Guys,

    Now this is just an idea but could you register the PC software on two different PC's with the same code, now i know this is a bad thing but if anyone was looking for the web version they could swap my logon for their key.

    If you think about it both users have paid so why couldnt we both use the web and program version.

    What do you think?

    Dom
     
  18. Nov 24, 2003 #18 of 273
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    I think that if people start doing that I would remove the software from here. Digiguide costs £6.99 A YEAR for heaven's sake!
     
  19. Nov 25, 2003 #19 of 273
    uktivo

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    this is a great little module sanderton!
     
  20. Nov 25, 2003 #20 of 273
    uktivo

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    ah my tivo connects to the web through my 56k internet connection. Would this be too slow for this module?
     

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