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  #72147 25-May-2007 00:05
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allstarnz: i hate their epg and their search function, they need a massive overhaul. The new Foxtel guide one is great. I hate the search more though, so hard to use.

The Skyguide is a waste of time, is always out of date.

They do not really *have* a search function. All they have is a browse function allowing one to navigate over the collection of information they have. A true search would allow one to specify a specific target value for the search parameter and then present the matching content -- only.

The current guides allow one to access information by channel and time. Especially for users of the My Sky service, the notion of TV watching changes -- what channel and what time no longer particularly matter. What one wants to do is locate a program by name and say "record that". Where and when it airs is not very meaningful, as you will watch it some other time anyway.

Is there any forum or website in NZ where one can express opinions about how the service works and features that would be useful -- and have those opinions seen by someone who might do something about it?

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  #72187 25-May-2007 11:23
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perhaps I should have clarified what i meant by search. I meant search on the website, not the EPG.

Must admit, having NowShowing using XMLTVNZ means I can search sky listings much easier.

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  #72914 30-May-2007 23:48
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freitasm: I am glad I am not a subscriber of sky TV NZ. I just had to visit their site to find their channel lineup for the parents-in-law, and the default page loads very slowly, but then after this it won't load any other page. Useless site.





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  #72916 30-May-2007 23:48
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freitasm: I am glad I am not a subscriber of sky TV NZ. I just had to visit their site to find their channel lineup for the parents-in-law, and the default page loads very slowly, but then after this it won't load any other page. Useless site.



totally!!
however *sobs i still need my sky




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  #72943 31-May-2007 08:51
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allstarnz: perhaps I should have clarified what i meant by search. I meant search on the website, not the EPG.

Must admit, having NowShowing using XMLTVNZ means I can search sky listings much easier.

They do not have a meaningful search on either the website or the EPG. If there is a reasonable search function on the EPG, then there is not much need for a search on the website program guide.

I was a TiVo user in the states for 3 years before coming to NZ. They have a very good onscreen search function, and once one gets used to using that, there is really not much need to look anywhere else.

I have been dabbling around using XMLTVNZ, but so far only have the raw XML output to look at. Can you point me to a reference where I can learn about the NowShowing functionality?


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