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Master Geek
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Topic # 89660 6-Sep-2011 22:00
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Haventech EPG not updating anymore, hasn't since 31/8/2011, does anyone know why? scary! I rely on this!!


Is there an alternative ??


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  Reply # 517826 6-Sep-2011 22:27
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Possibly the same reason why EPG collector seems to have stopped working




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  Reply # 517892 7-Sep-2011 07:42
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so you don't know the reason? but if both have stopped working it doesn't look good for our EPG's


Scary!

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  Reply # 517965 7-Sep-2011 09:58
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ralphski: Possibly the same reason why EPG collector seems to have stopped working


I would not think so (although not impossible). EPG collector gets it's data from the DVB-S or DVB-T stream same as your Freeview or Sky STB. Haventech scrapes TV web sites for its data.

To the OP hopefully the guy who runs the Haventech site will see your post and have a look. It does go down every so often but he has always got it back up and running before D-dayWink







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  Reply # 517995 7-Sep-2011 10:42
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It's not looking good, the root of his haventech website is 404'ing now. I'm on TCL cable and don't have a satellite dish so the EPG Collector isn't an option for me to get the Sky/Cable TV listings.



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  Reply # 518207 7-Sep-2011 17:37
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this is very bad, I rely on it and have no other option either.....

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  Reply # 518244 7-Sep-2011 19:14
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This has happened before, no need to panic... yet.



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  Reply # 518250 7-Sep-2011 19:28
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I will start to panic in 2 days then :)

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  Reply # 518328 7-Sep-2011 23:26
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Well I've been panicking for 5 days now.  I have a bad felling about this.  Looks like I may need to buy a DVB-S TV card just for the guide.

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  Reply # 518358 8-Sep-2011 07:43
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....yep - I have to say I'm starting to panic just a tad now too as we are running very close to the wire. Someone needs to send the Bat signal - quick!!

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  Reply # 518580 8-Sep-2011 14:33
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OK no need to panic, it is getting fixed. Hopefully tonight.

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  Reply # 518594 8-Sep-2011 15:03
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Whew - thanks Spud. Have no doubt that my wife would have a very slow, painful death in mind for me if it fails...! :(

I and many others will be waiting in anxious anticipation.

If it's a money issue, I'm more than willing to chip in - it's a brilliant service that's provided to us.



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  Reply # 518698 8-Sep-2011 17:19
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yea, I would be hung out to dry if it disappeared as I used it to convince the wife to let me have a MCE PC on the TV instead of a PVR.

It's insane the tv stations don't like EPGS, it makes no sense.  It encourages us to watch their station as we know whats on!

I hope it's back tonight!  There should be some form of paypal donations or something if it's a money problem, I'm sure we could gather up the funds to help out.


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Reply # 518737 8-Sep-2011 19:37
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Hmmm hope its fixed tonight.....so close to the rugby world cup my wife is pulling her hair out Cry



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  Reply # 518742 8-Sep-2011 19:52
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yep my guide is officially blank now... i've given up watching tv until I get it working again... too hard to find out whats on

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  Reply # 518749 8-Sep-2011 19:58
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Yes it looks like my world just ended!

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