Windows Media Center Guide Data

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Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby jboymichelstein » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:24 pm

I assume from recent reports guide data in wmc will be dead soon. Anyone know if this is actually true? I use Windows 8.1 wmc. I can replace it with epg123 and schedules direct which is $25 a year. I wish there were a way to record drm at this point. :(

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Re: Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby NYPlayer » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:57 pm

I assume from recent reports guide data in wmc will be dead soon. Anyone know if this is actually true? I use Windows 8.1 wmc. I can replace it with epg123 and schedules direct which is $25 a year. I wish there were a way to record drm at this point. :(
Is this what you are referring to ?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-hk/hel ... dia-player

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Re: Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby jboymichelstein » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:41 pm

Yes exactly. My guide data is still good for about 12 days. I assume it will stop updating.

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Re: Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby bruiserker » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:54 am

Yep, in the same boat, and for me personally, the HDHR UI is unusable. My style of watching tv is grid guide based, so I'll either go with EPG123, or another solution that uses other hardware.

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Re: Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby Sorahl » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:47 pm

if your WMC guide data is still working then you are lucky. Mine died sometime in 2017 and I switched to using schedulesdirect with EPG123. it is superior to what WMC had, so worth your time to investigate switching to.
I, for one, wish I had switched years before (assuming both schedulesdirect and epg123 existed <grin>).

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Re: Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby Ken.F » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:50 pm

Is this what you are referring to ?
https://support.microsoft.com/en-hk/hel ... dia-player
MS removed the reference to "TV guide" from that help article today.

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Re: Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby Karter » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:43 am

Honestly WMC Guide was never that accurate to begin with. We switched to EPG123 a year ago and it is so much better, the information is current, photos actually match, so I am one who doesn't care if Microsoft discontinues their Guide service. The only downside is you need to keep a $7.00 yearly fee current with Schedules Direct which I already had years before.

EPG123 can be a bit confusing to install. Though it is documented, it can seem a bit confusing. Once you understand how it works, it is really quite easy. But support is great, it is free, though I donated to it.

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Re: Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby JeffRand » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:15 am

Honestly WMC Guide was never that accurate to begin with. We switched to EPG123 a year ago and it is so much better, the information is current, photos actually match, so I am one who doesn't care if Microsoft discontinues their Guide service. The only downside is you need to keep a $7.00 yearly fee current with Schedules Direct which I already had years before.

EPG123 can be a bit confusing to install. Though it is documented, it can seem a bit confusing. Once you understand how it works, it is really quite easy. But support is great, it is free, though I donated to it.
I pay $25 a year for schedules direct. How are you getting it for $7.00 a year?

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Re: Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby shspvr » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:28 am

Honestly WMC Guide was never that accurate to begin with. We switched to EPG123 a year ago and it is so much better, the information is current, photos actually match, so I am one who doesn't care if Microsoft discontinues their Guide service. The only downside is you need to keep a $7.00 yearly fee current with Schedules Direct which I already had years before.

EPG123 can be a bit confusing to install. Though it is documented, it can seem a bit confusing. Once you understand how it works, it is really quite easy. But support is great, it is free, though I donated to it.
No diff then every body else that gets the same data that cause by EPG provider which has change hands a few time over years make even worse which now all under gracenote own by Nielsen Company

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Re: Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby ppilot » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:15 am

EPG 123 is fantastic as it also allows you to edit the guide and add icons, etc. As I mentioned in another thread, as long as my 360's keep running WMC is going to stay our primary live TV Option. The Slice view in it's current iteration is just a mess.

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Re: Windows Media Center Guide Data

Postby Karter » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:08 am

Honestly WMC Guide was never that accurate to begin with. We switched to EPG123 a year ago and it is so much better, the information is current, photos actually match, so I am one who doesn't care if Microsoft discontinues their Guide service. The only downside is you need to keep a $7.00 yearly fee current with Schedules Direct which I already had years before.

EPG123 can be a bit confusing to install. Though it is documented, it can seem a bit confusing. Once you understand how it works, it is really quite easy. But support is great, it is free, though I donated to it.
I pay $25 a year for schedules direct. How are you getting it for $7.00 a year?
I stand corrected, I do pay $25 annual fee. I don't know what I was thinking of when I said that.
thank you for pointing that out


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