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EPG Weirdness - change in provider?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Blowgun, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Software version should not affect the EPG except for major changes (such as new fields in data that are not recognized by an old firmware) and how the data is displayed number of characters shown on the GUI, scrolling options, etc.)
  2. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Seaside Oregon
    I am still having trouble with setting a program to record, only to find the program was skipped. I have no idea what is going on. Could it be the 211k or on Dish's end?
  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Are these "record this" recordings or "record series" recordings?
    There are times where the EPG changes between when it is first displayed and when the program airs. In those cases I would blame the EPG for a "record this" program being skipped (since the program no longer matched). "record series" usually continues to work unless the series information changes in the guide.

    The 211 is a special receiver ... a non-DVR that can become a DVR ... and an older receiver. There is probably something wrong that is specific to the 211 that is not affecting other receivers.

    The current situation seems to be multiple overlapping problems. No one problem to fix but many issues.
  4. eudoxia

    eudoxia AllStar

    Apr 8, 2008
    Daly City, CA
    I feel like a "sucker". Just renewed my Dish Contract for Hopper 3 and the EPG is a mess. I believe it started a few months ago when I still had the Hopper 1 because one day I lost all my timers and the icons to my recordings disappeared.

    I'm a big Motorcycle racing fan and depend on BeIn sports for that. The EPG was completely off for all the events for this past weekends USGP. The biggest race of all, the MotoGP world championship at Austin, TX wasn't even listed. As a result I missed the race completely and have to find other means to watch it.

    It is quite easy to check these "screwups" by just going to the channels website and compare their schedule to what is on you DVR.

    This is a HUGE problem!! A DVR without an accurate EPG is basically useless. Manual timers? I might as well pull out my VCR.
    PLEASE fix this FAST Dish!!
  5. Blowgun

    Blowgun DHMO User

    May 23, 2008
    Western Arc
    The audio descriptions continue to be fixed by the update. However, it has taken five, and counting, timers to record one show. Other timers are exhibiting the same behavior. Descriptions are not matching the name of the program, as well as other issues. Reliability is at an all time low.

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