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IceTV EPG Content / IceTV still winning in the courts
« on: December 15, 2010, 11:59:00 AM »
Well not really ICETV but definitey ICETV (legacy) :)

http://www.theage.com.au/business/telstra-loses-directory-copyright-appeal-20101215-18xgd.html

Not sure the basis of the judgement would actually apply to ICETV though as I thought the networks argued that creative effort did go into compiling TV guides in so much as networks actively chose what shows to air and when.

Regards

Peter Gillespie

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Hi,

I've set up my favourites and series records etc. and when I go to the 'summary' page I get dozens and dozens of entries that are not going to be recorded. These are all correctly noted as such but I don't really need to know it.

eg a favourites is listed but I haven't set it to record since its an old series
or
I've said I want SD only or the like

As a result my few recording are dotted around. What I'd like to see is a simple page listing only what is set to record and what should be set to record but isn't. That way I can tell at a glance if ICE has covered all my shows. I'm not saying get rid of the full version as it has its use, but I'd use the streamlined version much much more.

Regards

Peter Gillespie

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This assumes ICETV sends the timer name to recording devices. It would be most useful WRT merged timers (if that is ever implemented)

I think it would be a great feature if on the site when you select a show to record (especially a series recording)  you have a box to optionally enter a custom title. That way "Australian Idol Season 5", could be reduced to "Idol" on the timer. Obviously its easier to have a listing like "Idol + Superman III" than the full (2 screen wide) listing.

Depending on what you wanted to do, you could also provide suggested short name versions yourself, and/or users could simply select a single setting in their account to use these where available.

Regards

Peter Gillespie

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JPP: That's interesting. The aqua text = what's playing now, the yellow outline = what's selected and the blue backgrounded items are...?
One aspect of JustEPG that's hard to convey visually is scrolling around. The Scroll mode is switched by pressing the OK button in the middle of the arrow buttons. One mode leaves the screen as is and just moves around it. The other scrolls the displayed text to the next time slot (or if you hit left/right) to the next day.

I find it works very intuitively.

Peter Gillespie

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Hi ICE,

Thought I'd resurrect this thread as the current ICE HD approach does seem flawed. Primarily, would appear to be continuing to provide scheduling information for the HD channels that is patently incorrect. Whilst I understand the 'reactive' nature of the ICE guide to new stations I wouldn't imagine not publishing information is probably within the bounds of copyright law :) Channel 10 have publicly announced various changes in their evening line up, so continuing to disseminate information to the contrary would seem to be a recipe for upset viewers who are setting HD timers for HD content that will only be shown on the SD channels.

While ICE can obviously continue to use its predictive capabilities outside of the hours where SD and HD diverges, perhaps they could/should provide 'TBA' scheduling for the time periods that for the moment remain unknown?

Regards

Peter Gillespie

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