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Old 12-09-2012, 09:00 AM
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What's the current state of the SageTV EPG, forums, etc?

Wasn't the deal that Narflex said initially that this would continue for at least one year after the Google acquisition. And, if I recall, then it was extended until at least the end of 2012 - does that mean that anything will be ending in a few weeks.

And what about plugins? When the forums were down last week it also seemed to affect the plugin repository and it hosed some of us. Where will this be going?
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:46 AM
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"at least" could mean forever

Last weeks outage was hosting related by the sounds of it and it was fixed.

I think that if the forum or EPG were going to go down, Jeff would give actual notice and not just pull the plug on us.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:56 AM
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... I think that if the forum or EPG were going to go down, Jeff would give actual notice and not just pull the plug on us.
I think we have all been on borrowed time here. Very fortunate that the forums have been extended as long as they have.

Hopefully Jeff can answer this, or at least update the status of the forums.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:29 AM
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I'd like to be positive regarding Jeff's intentions...but I personally don't want to be stuck with four extenders when, and if, some Google legality forces him to abandon the user-base. isn't there some way this forum, and the plugins database could be mirrored and supported by a paid-subscription base of users? I for one would feel safer about my substantial Sagetv investment
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:34 PM
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This is an actual response I got from Jeff back in the summer,

"If/when there comes a time when you should be concerned that EPG service will actually end on the date we said it will go 'at least' until...I will be sure to let everyone know about it."

I feel confident he will keep us in the loop and updated if we need to be updated or warned about any upcoming changes.

Relax and enjoy the holidays!

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:42 PM
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Hopefully Jeff will post here again to ease the fears of the worriers. I predict (educated guess) we'll have EPG, hosting of forums and plugins for a long time to come. Definitely longer than the Mayans calendar debacle and very likely longer than the year 2013...

Not an official response mind you, but I'm relying on SageTV's continued working for my home setup and I'm not worried even a tiny little bit.

PS: There is a backup plan if for some crazy reason the EPG and plugin hosting ended. But there is no reason to turn that on any time soon.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:13 PM
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Hopefully Jeff will post here again to ease the fears of the worriers. I predict (educated guess) we'll have EPG, hosting of forums and plugins for a long time to come. Definitely longer than the Mayans calendar debacle and very likely longer than the year 2013...

Not an official response mind you, but I'm relying on SageTV's continued working for my home setup and I'm not worried even a tiny little bit.

PS: There is a backup plan if for some crazy reason the EPG and plugin hosting ended. But there is no reason to turn that on any time soon.
as long as you have solid knowledge that there IS a backup plan, then my holiday's will be much brighter
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:40 PM
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I have no knowledge of such things but I am wondering if the Google Fiber TV uses the same EPG...if so then it would probably stay around. I haven't seen anyone answer if the Fiber TV does plugins...I assume it does not
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:55 PM
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It may use the same EPG data but that means that they need to keep the feed alive for Kansas City(s). That specific use doesn't help those of us that live elsewhere.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:55 PM
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I have no knowledge of such things but I am wondering if the Google Fiber TV uses the same EPG...if so then it would probably stay around. I haven't seen anyone answer if the Fiber TV does plugins...I assume it does not
I'm pretty sure (not positive) that Google Fiber does do plugins. Google Fiber TV is basically SageTV with some modifications. Should work very, very much like the SageTV we all use today.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:00 PM
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I'm pretty sure (not positive) that Google Fiber does do plugins. Google Fiber TV is basically SageTV with some modifications. Should work very, very much like the SageTV we all use today.
Well you know they claim they will be expanding beyond Kansas City...someday
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:00 PM
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So Brent did you end up getting the Fiber TV since you live there?
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:20 PM
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So Brent did you end up getting the Fiber TV since you live there?
I'm scheduled for early summer 2013. Can Not Wait! In the meantime I'm still sporting a nice SageTV setup connected via Time Warner Cable that is humming along.

Rollout has started on the Kansas side (I live on the better er... Missouri side) and is quickly picking up neighborhood-by-neighborhood. Each new install phase involves a larger install & support crew so the speed of implementation should begin to "snowball" in terms of installation speed throughout KC.

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Old 12-18-2012, 02:31 PM
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Once you get it I hope you can do a nice article on geektonic about it
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:37 PM
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Once you get it I hope you can do a nice article on geektonic about it
I don't write much these days, but I promise to do that. I imagine I'll have a different take on it than the folks who get it before me
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:52 PM
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I don't write much these days, but I promise to do that. I imagine I'll have a different take on it than the folks who get it before me
I'd like to see it from a Sage user perspective. Does it support plugins? Can you swap the STV some way? Will our extenders talk to it? etc.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:57 PM
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Check out this:

http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/show...705#post544705

Basically...no need to worry....when/if there comes a time to be worried, I will give you all ample notice.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:16 PM
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Check out this:

http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/show...705#post544705

Basically...no need to worry....when/if there comes a time to be worried, I will give you all ample notice.
Awesome! Thanks for the update.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:52 PM
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Check out this:

http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/show...705#post544705

Basically...no need to worry....when/if there comes a time to be worried, I will give you all ample notice.

whew!

Christmas came early this year!

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Old 12-18-2012, 04:55 PM
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It actually doesn't matter as the Mayans say the world ends Friday 12/21/2012, but thanks anyway Jeff!
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