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Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« on: December 01, 2010, 05:00:08 PM »
Hi I am wondering if this is a bug with Topfield... (or the way i have mine set up) but when looking at the EPG entries particually the movies the actors/actresses are not named when I look at the freeto air EPG (i.e on the Panasonic plasma) the complete info is there.. Can anybody tell me if this is something that can be corrected?

Thanks all...

  George

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Re: Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 08:58:19 PM »
Hi I am wondering if this is a bug with Topfield... (or the way i have mine set up) but when looking at the EPG entries particually the movies the actors/actresses are not named when I look at the freeto air EPG (i.e on the Panasonic plasma) the complete info is there.. Can anybody tell me if this is something that can be corrected?

Thanks all...

  George
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I don't believe its a bug.
Happens the same on my BW.
It's my guess they exclude the actors info.
But there seems to be more complete info than FTA re the show detail.
Or at least that what it seems to me if I use FTA EPG
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Re: Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 03:01:33 PM »
interestingly when I look at the Tv guide on IceTv all the info is there, I am wondering if it is a seperate field that get appended online but is hidden when it gets down to the topfield.


can any shed any light on how the data looks , (is there a schema somewheres...(heads off to google....)


ok Ice TV uses the XMLTV format

http://wiki.xmltv.org/index.php/XMLTVFormat
and within that format is this
<credits>
      <actor>Peter Bergman</actor>
      <actor>Eric Braeden</actor>
      <actor>Jeanne Cooper</actor>
      <actor>Melody Thomas Scott</actor>
</credits>



Ok

Can anyone let me know how I can get a Topfield 2460 MP to display this info in the EPG....



Thanks :)







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Re: Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 09:13:33 PM »
any toppy experts that can assist here... or is there an EPG tap that will display all the info? (ie actor details...)

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Re: Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 12:55:52 PM »
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Re: Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 04:20:50 PM »
Yes, load the JustEPG TAP and select the ICETV XML EPG option as your EPG data source and all the missing info shows up, including the Repeat Flag. You can set up JE to show these in a different colour so that they're easy to spot. Look under HP TAPs on the Toppy Forum.
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Re: Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 07:16:35 AM »
Perfect!!!! Thats just what I needed...   now just need to play for a while....   looks like fun,,,

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Re: Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 10:08:28 PM »
Perfect!!!! Thats just what I needed...

Well it's not perfect. You have a PVR with ICE so you watch all your stuff time-slipped and set your timers via the web/iphone etc. So JustEPG ain't going to improve things much really. ICE should to tack this actor/director data into the program description so we can see it embedded on our recorded shows. C'mon ICE, that's easy (I know because my own home grown ICE xmltv grabber for my SD TF5000 from 6 years ago did exactly that).

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Re: Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 09:41:10 AM »
... ICE should to tack this actor/director data into the program description so we can see it embedded on our recorded shows. C'mon ICE, that's easy (I know because my own home grown ICE xmltv grabber for my SD TF5000 from 6 years ago did exactly that).
My understanding is that the IceTV feed for the PVR can (and possibly does) contain the extra information: directors, actors, etc. Some PVRs (Topfield and Beyonwiz certainly, and possibly others) don't make use of the information, even if it's there. So the conversation is more with the PVR manufacturer than with IceTV.
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Re: Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 10:17:32 AM »
My understanding is that the IceTV feed for the PVR can (and possibly does) contain the extra information: directors, actors, etc. Some PVRs (Topfield and Beyonwiz certainly, and possibly others) don't make use of the information, even if it's there. So the conversation is more with the PVR manufacturer than with IceTV.

Oops, sorry I did mean "C'mon Topfield", not "ICE" in my comment  :-[

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Re: Topfield TRF 2460 not getting full EPG info
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011, 10:49:05 AM »
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Oops, sorry I did mean "C'mon Topfield", not "ICE" in my comment  :-[
Agreed, and Beyonwiz, too, but this is probably not the most effective forum for either proposal :)


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