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How To KEEP TitanTV's FREE Show Guide for Elgato EyeTV
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Do YOU prefer TitanTV or TV Guide?
Suck it up and pay TV Guide
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Figure out a HACK to keep TitanTV
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:32 pm    Post subject: Cable Channel Available Reply with quote

Did you select your correct Cable service provider
from TitanTV's on-line service? When you setup
your account, is when you inform them of your
provider. Whenever I long into TitanTV I must
re-inform them, every time. Does TitanTV ask?

Also, a few days ago I updated the EyeTV software
from EyeTV's built in updater and Elgato removed all
traces of TitanTV and forced me into TV Guide
AGAIN!!!!!!! Those ASS HOLES!!!!!!
Of course I had made a fresh clone right before
the update. So, I simply cloned my old TitanTV
Guide back. I've now turned off all updates
from them. EyeTV shouldn't ask and if they do
I'm sure you know my answer. It'll be interesting
to see if TitanTV continues to work. I suspect
it will and probably for free. If it does, their'll
be no clean install's of any new OSX's.
I'll have to import everything over from
Time Machine.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I'm all set on TitanTV with the correct provider. That's where I've clicked to generate the program.tvpi file on the correct show/channel and time - which in turn *TRIES* to connect and make sense in the ETV3 software - but doesn't. Thus my question!

Updating to 3.5 installs an entirely new program - so of course you will have to set it up again - and yes, the default TVGuide is heavily "recommended".

I'm not an expert - but it might be possible to keep your old settings and run them with the new version by saving only the preferences fie(s). and dropping it back in place after the update. If no one here knows - try the Elgato forum.

It's clear that TTV will work even in ETV3.5 - it's just a disconnected mess setting it up for someone just starting out.

This thread would be a great place for someone to post a step by step tutorial! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had planned on removing all of the Elgato
components from the trash and track down
were they had gone but as I scrolled down
their were several dozen so I didn't think it
was worth the bother. I just restored using
a fresh clone.

Lets face it, few people are upset like you
and me (you and I ?).

I guess you can see the value in backing
up (cloning) before updating anything.

You could try re-installing your EyeTV software
but unplug from the internet so it can't
update itself. Then once it is working but
without Show Guide info, click on "Update
TitanTV Show Guide". just don't update
the Application software. That may work
within EyeTV. That way you don't have to
use my convoluted backup TitanTV from
the internet strategy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: FLUID to the Rescue Reply with quote

Let me catch y'all up. EyeTV's Show Guide
no longer displays TitanTV show information.
They probably repurposed their servers
that contained the info for elgato's subscribers.

Thats not a problem though. Since you already
have a TitanTV account simply view relevant
TV show info on TitanTV's web site.

I find it rather cumbersome to view TitanTV's
Show Guide in Safari or Firefox so what I did
was download FLUID which is a "Site Specific
Browser". Download and install FLUID. Then
use it to create a standalone TitanTV Show
Guide Browser. It works well and will
display only your TitanTV Guide. I've really
warmed up to it. I'm beginning to not miss
EyeTVs built in Show Guide that much. Its
still not as cohesive as having it built in but
its very close. Doing it this way streamlines
its use and doesn't slow down Safari or FF.
If Safari or FF slows down or freezes or even
crashes your FLUID/TitanTV Browser is
unaffected.

I even found an icon for TitanTV so I used
the "copy and paste" method to change
my FLUID/TitanTV icon to that TitanTV icon.
Then I dragged "FLUID/TitanTV w/New icon"
into my Dock and put it right next to EyeTV's
Icon and launch them together.

Its all very cool if I say so myself.
He, he, he, he!!!!!! Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally just went with TV Guide as Titan programming info was no longer showing up. I have two tuners so maybe in the next 2 years of free TV Guide an alternative will come along.

After using TV Guide for about two weeks or so I can say that it does not have as thorough program listings for my over the air channels as Titan did.

What I find puzzling is why doesn't Titan make an offer to eyetv customers? Just let them continue to use Titan for a fee. As long as I have to pay $20 a year at some point I would rather have a choice. Titan would be that choice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject: How to Add a Show to EyeTV's Recording Schedule Reply with quote

When I want to record a show in the future by using
the TitanTV online guide. I hover my cursor over the
shows info box. A window pop's up and I click on
"Record" and it downloads a "program.tvpi" file
into my Downloads folder. My folder is kept
alphabetically so I scroll down to the "p" area and
look for that "program.tvpi" file. I then double click it
and the file disappears while causing the schedule
to be added to EyeTV's recording schedule.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: How to Add a Show to EyeTV's Recording Schedule Reply with quote

Thank you so much for this instruction... seems I'm even luckier - after pressing the record button, it automagically adds the program to etv, and I never even see the program.tvpi as a separate file. Cool beans!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:04 am    Post subject: Don't Need No Stinkin' "EyeTV" Reply with quote

I'm glad you found it helpful.
I like using different browsers.
If I remember correctly, Safari
works your way but others don't.
Right now I'm using Camino,
you don't need to use Fluid to
create the Program Guide
Camino does a great job though
it doesn't automatically install
your recording preferences
for you. They show up in your
downloads folder. You double
click them and your all set.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: EyeTV No Longer PPC Compatible!!!!! Reply with quote

Those IDIOTS at EyeTV are at it again.
I was watching a little EyeTV on my PPC iMac
yesterday and got a "New Version/update/BugFix"
notification. Great, so I clicked on "Update" and
when I restarted EyeTV it couldn't launch and
notified me that the new version of EyeTV is Intel
only and not PPC compatible. Those STUPID
FUCKS don't do a "System Check" to see if
their new version is compatible with your system
nor do they notify you that it won't be compatible
with a PPC Mac.

So, if your using a PPC Mac, DON"T UPDATE!!!!

Oop's, sorry, forgot to mention I had made
a fresh clone a few hours before and just
set everything back the way it was. For all
of you that don't make clones, PLEASE learn
from my experience.
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