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  1. It is definitely frustrating. After waiting forever for a 64-bit version, the functionality of EyeTV 4 is way below the previous versions (despite advertising on their web site to the contrary -- false advertising?). I was going to collect a list of problems with EyeTV 4 to submit to the company, but life is too short. My issues are for things they broke between EyeTV 3 and 4, so they should already know what's broken. I'm not asking for the moon -- just restoration of the features and usability of the previous generation but in a 64-bit version that works with current MacOS X. I just had to renew my EPG subscription, so I have an investment in this system I'd hate to lose.
  2. As a followup, I restored the previous version of EyeTV 4 (8521) on my Mac via Time Machine, and everything is working as before with my hardware.I didn't have to change a thing. This is disappointing, because 8523 got exporting recordings to MP4 working, but I can't get this release to work with my EyeTV HD. 😞
  3. I think I have a similar problem since the 8523 update. I'm using EyeTV HD hardware. Going through the Setup Assistant again, when the process attempts to connect to the eyeTV HD, it fails, with the error: "The 'Next' button is currently disabled because no EyeTV HD device was found." The green pilot light is illuminated on my EyeTV HD, so it's getting power. My entire EyeTV system is now inoperable for recording or even live viewing or channel changing on my cable box. I have tried all the app and system restarts.
  4. The letter explicitly said that if your EPG is working with the old version, there is no reason to upgrade. Not being 64-bit will put me into a real bind when Catalina ships because I will need it for other work (iOS app development).
  5. Please, everyone adding to this thread: As part of your message or signature, indicate what country you are in. Program guides are generally country, or region, specific, and success in one country (especially with the new beta versions of the EyeTV app) does not guarantee success in others. Danny (USA)
  6. I believe one of the difficulties in writing up one definitive set of instructions for a TVGuide replacement is that different users have different sources: over-the-air, cable, satellite, multiple sources, and different country systems. I'm using the schedulesdirect.org EPG data and Automator/Calendar automation for my USA Comcast cable system, a combination that has been cranking along just fine for the past few weeks now (I've subscribed to the service). Because schedulesdirect doesn't include a New flag, I had to modify some of my Smart Guides to set New and Repeat to false (to catch only new instances of shows).
  7. From my experience, Smart Guides require that EPG data be in the Program Guide area of eyeTV. Smart Guides look for matches within the Program Guide to create Schedules, which eyeTV then uses to do the actual recording.
  8. I don't know if you'll see this response, but check at the bottom of the page for navigation to subsequent pages, which contain lots of instructions for a variety of program guide systems to integrate into eyeTV.
  9. Well, you know, they have all of our email addresses. An acknowledgement of the problem and progress notification would have been nice before we all hammered the heck out of the company. A little communication goes a long way. Grumble, grumble...
  10. I wonder if they're cooking up their own system (based on somebody's EPG). Buy why bother keeping current licensees informed? Vaporware is better than nowhere.
  11. The most I could get TitanTV to do was to set schedules for recordings only from their web-based program guide (described in some of my tutorials earlier in this discussion). I haven't seen anything about using TitanTV to fill eyeTV's program guide. That is why many of us jumped through various nerd hoops to use Schedules Direct (which seems to be working well for me).
  12. The iOS app reads the data from the Mac's EyeTV app in real time over WiFi, so no wired connection is needed. My iPhone OS is up to the current 12.1.4, but I don't know if that would have any effect on this issue. All my other versions are the same as yours.My only other suggestion would be to quit/relaunch EyeTV on the Mac and force-quit and restart the app on your iPhone. Wish I had the magic pill for your issue, which is now in my queue for overnight sleep processing.
  13. Further update: I do see the No Data for channels listed in the iPhone, but only for channels that I have excluded from being imported into eyeTV. In other words, it seems that the iPhone app picks up all channels in the Mac's Channels listing, including those that don't appear in the Guide because of your filtering.
  14. Well, this will frustrate you, but using WiFi I'm seeing the current program listings in the iPhone app under Guide; and the Live TV list shows the current (and next) programs for each channel in the list. I can play Live TV on my iPhone. I didn't do anything with the iPhone app to make this happen. In the Mac's EyeTV software Preferences/iPhone panel, I still have both checkboxes checked.
  15. If you have been playing around with the mc2xml scripts with different attributes (e.g., you start out the the fairly standard -T attribute but want to switch to the -J JSON version to get season/episode data and two weeks of programs), be sure you delete the mc2xml.dat and xmltv.xml files in the scripts folder before running the new version. I had problems making the transition initially, but deleting those files did the trick. I then checked mc2xml.dat's contents and found that it stored the name of the numeric lineup I had selected when running the -J script manually the first time (so that it doesn't have to prompt you again for the lineup number, allowing you to automate running the script thereafter). I'm thrilled to say (hope I'm not boasting) that with the -J format, slimmed down processing with mc2xml.chl I detailed earlier, and Automator/Calendar for automated daily updating, my ancient eyeTV HD box, current software, and Schedules Direct listings have me back to nearly full speed (the listings details aren't always as complete as TVGuide). It has been quite a journey in this forum, starting out with TitanTV and ending up with JSON from Schedules Direct. After letting it run a few days, I'll sign up for the subscription. The question looms: How long before the eyeTV software breaks with a MacOS X update? Another bridge to cross in the future.