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Schedules Direct on EyeTV

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:24 am
by claudius139
Did anyone managed to made Schedules Direct listings working on EyeTV (elgato) software? Since it's still XMLTV format i was wondering how much effort is it really to make it work on that platform since there is no sign on their forums that they will support SD.

Actually, is there any Media Center application for MAC (not just epg) that can work and record listing coming from SD?


Re: Schedules Direct on EyeTV

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:18 pm
by rmeden
Well, since EyeTV is a commercial product, using SD obtained data on it would be a violation of our TOS, our contract with Tribune, immoral, and fattening.


Re: Schedules Direct on EyeTV

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:36 pm
by claudius139
Ok thanks for the quick answer and now can somebody tell me if a Media Center exist that has full PVR functionnalities in Mac that can use Schedules Direct? I don't care about the hardware i need to buy. I'm just tired of Windows and Media Portal which is slow as hell.

Thank you

Re: Schedules Direct on EyeTV

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:35 am
by pvr4me
MythTV is an option if you are comfortable with Terminal commands. I have a C2D Mini in my home theatre running OS X 10.4.10, MySQL, and Myth 0.20.2--both frontend and backend. I'm using a HDHomerun tuner and, of course, schedule data comes from SchedulesDirect (Canadian & U.S. listings). Myth's PVR functions are way ahead of EyeTV. EyeTV just records certain timeslots on specified channels. In Myth, you define rules with incredible flexibility and Myth examines the available schedule listings to record as many of your desired programs as possible. Two-hour specials? No problem. Time slot changes? No problem.

There is good information in the Myth wiki and on AVSforum on how to configure and install Myth on Mac. Still, it took untold hours to get mine running the way I wanted. Dave Snider is hosting Mac binaries for complete frontend/backend systems or frontends only. Much still needs to be installed and configured beyond the MythTV binary. Totally different from the one-click EyeTV installer.