[mythtv-users] EIT questions
nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 06:51:06 UTC 2011
On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 4:52 PM, Evuraan <evuraan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> How many hours/days ahead does EIT information usually provide for?
>> In the US, generally no more than a few hours to a day.
>>> Is EIT info as accurate/comprehensive/reliable as information from
>>> Schedules Direct?
>> Not even remotely.
> While you guys are at it, let me throw in a question as well - I've OTA
> with hdhr - often time I notice days with terrible EIT data - although the
> title and timings are correct, the description is way off. see screenshot
> http://bit.ly/uWej4A for instance.
> Then there are days with fairly decent EIT quality.
> I wonder what causes this? Someone who creates the OTA (or, fills up its
> details section) is smoking up?
Yes I think that's it :)
Many EIT implementations are pretty screwed. That's why there are many
programs floating about to manipulate EIT data to a decent xmltv feed.
Speak to your TV provider, likely they will (a) not know what TF you are
talking about (b) not give a *.
Remember they are catering to people who are channel surfing and simply
want to know what is on next. They are not catering to people who want to
record TV and *gasp* skip the commercials!
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