[mythtv-users] EIP or xmltv
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Thu Feb 18 12:47:44 UTC 2010
Vince Coen wrote:
> Hi all;
> I currently use EIP via UK freeview to get my TV schedules.
> This on the basis that they are kept up to date continuously ie before and
> after a sports programme that over or under runs.
> Is this a valid assumption?
> Or is scheduling via xmltv (via Radio Times website) more reliable as I assume
> that their information is at best updated daily?
No, it's absolutely not a valid assumption. I lost a recording of "Seven Ages of
Britain" recently because they junked it and overran the Olympics by more than
Sometimes the EIT shows entirely different info to what's actually being
broadcast. I use xmltv for all the channels I can, EIT only for the ones that I
can't get xmltv (principally radio). At least if the xmltv shows something
different to the final result you know why, and you get 14 days which makes
planning ahead much easier.
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