[mythtv-users] AU Guide Data?

Owen Hollands owenhollands+mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 06:26:21 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 4:14 PM, Leigh Sharpe
<lsharpe at pacificwireless.com.au> wrote:
> The Australian stations are now providing EPG for about a week in
> advance.
> It costs nothing and looks to be quite accurate (apart from typos).
> And it 'just works' out of the box in Myth.
> Makes me wonder why anybody would use anything else here.

I haven't used the over the air data since they changed it to be a
week in advance.  Before that change it was useless.

I am currently using shepherd, and am pretty happy with the data
quality, but there are glitches
every so often, and the data isn't perfectly complete.  I would have
said I would be prepared to
pay in the $30-$50 range, but I would probably want to check out the
over the air EPG again before
being signing up.  Given I rarely look at the EPG, those typo's would
be a real pain if they are to


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Chris Petersen
> Sent: Thursday, 9 July 2009 3:09 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: [mythtv-users] AU Guide Data?
> Schedules Direct is looking to expand outside of the US.  The three
> largest groups of non-US/CA MythTV users are UK, DE, and AU.  All three
> of these countries have data options available, but AU is the only one
> with several different providers (both free and commercial).
> I'm wondering if any AU users would be willing to weigh in on the
> choices between paying for data from IceTV or one of the other
> commercial providers vs a free/open source like OzTivo.
> -Chris
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