View Full Version : Slight TV Provider Problem
07-16-2003, 10:33 AM
ok heres the issue, it gives me 3 choices when i enter any zip code for my aera (tryed about 15 of em) the directv dish network or local broadcast - atenna. and i got time warner basic cable but wont give me that option. and i am stuck with one channel til i can fix this. please help me
07-16-2003, 12:05 PM
First look on our service page (http://www.sage.tv/service.html) to see if your area is supported. If not, you have two options:
1. Pick another zip code in one of the service areas and re-map the channel numbers to match your cable lineup (or pick the DirecTV lineup you are seeing instead)
2. Use the Third Party EPG Plugin discussed in the forum and linked on our Developers page.
07-16-2003, 12:52 PM
ok i am trying to use XMLtv but i get stuck at a point...
"Third, you have to provide the XML EPG data. This XML file is located in the main SageTV directory (ie, NOT in the xmltv directory that contains the .class files). It has to be called epgdata.xml. Every time SageTV requests new EPG data, this file is read. Either you manually update this file now and then using XMLTV or you can setup a scheduled generation, maybe once every night. How you do that is beyond the scope of this document. "
issue is i dont have epgdata.xml and this part of info is a lil vauge or i am a lil slow
07-16-2003, 02:23 PM
Ok. This is what you must do:
1) Download the XMLTV plugin for SageTV from here (Supports XMLTV 0.5.15):
2) Download the XMLTV binary (Ver 0.5.15) from one of these sources:
3) Unzip the Plugin such that all of the plugin files are in:
C:\Program Files\Frey Technologies\SageTV\XMLTV\
4) Unzip the XMLTV binary to a folder of your choice. I use:
5) Go to a dos prompt and enter:
CD "C:\Program Files\XMLTV"
XMLTV tv_grab_na --configure
XMLTV tv_grab_na --listings listings.xml --days 10 --listings-overwrite true
XMLTV tv_sort --by-channel --output epgdata.xml listings.xml
(My timezone is Central Daylight Time, if yours is different, you must change it accordingly, ie. EDT for Eastern Daylight, PDT for Pacific, etc.)
6) Copy the resulting "epgdata.xml" file to:
C:\Program Files\Frey Technologies\SageTV\
That was simple, now wasn't it.. :)
Really, it's a bit of a pain considering that XMLTV and SageTV's EPG get their data from exactly the same source for North America.
Every 8 to 9 days, you should update your "epgdata.xml" file to be sure you have the newest listings. Most people just make a batchfile to handle this, then schedule it using the Win2K/XP Task Scheduler.
My batchfile looks like this:
XMLTV tv_grab_na --listings listing.xml --days 10 --listings-overwrite true
XMLTV tv_sort --by-channel --output epgdata.xml listing.xml
COPY /y epgdata.xml "C:\Program Files\Frey Technologies\SageTV"
You can just copy and paste the whole thing if you like. Just be sure to do the configuration manually first (as listed in step 5) and be sure to change the timezone and directories to match your location.
This is all assuming that you live in the US, which it sounds like you do.
Once you have all of that done, you must set up your EPG in Sage to use the data from the XMLTV-Plugin...
Look here for a good guide with screenshots:
Now, all done. Simple, right?
07-16-2003, 08:01 PM
One more step: download xerces.jar at http://mta.techno.org/epg/xerces.jar, and add it to your [java]/jre/lib/ext directory. Do this first.
07-16-2003, 08:51 PM
ok i got it to list my channels but no everythign says no fino for channels.. how i go about fixing this?
07-16-2003, 10:34 PM
i fixed it thanx for all the help
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