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  1. Can you add some color to that statement? Who is it that's stating this? Not sure what source you're citing besides "Today all stream TV series" which I can't find any info on. Not a surprise to me, there's not many offerings for DVR boxes anymore that handle anything besides OTA and I think it's due to more restrictive HDMI and DRM licensing. The content providers simply don't want their content copied in any manner even though time shifting personal copies is perfectly legal. Like Comcast does to TiVO, they can litigate any smaller hardware manufacturer for years to keep DVR boxes off the market. Just my opinion. So either get used to Streaming only or set up a EyeTV Mini to keep on 10.14 . . .
  2. Considering we're at 3 months past the TV Guide debacle with only a beta version of EyeTV to address it, I'd say your pessimism is justified. But I'm sure I'm not alone in having a dedicated Mini to keep on whatever 32 bit MacOS version you like on it just to run EyeTV. I've been running my TV as a Mac Desktop for over 15 years and I see nothing on the streaming box horizon to change that. Fortunately old 2012 Mini's which are easily upgraded last quite a long time and run just fine with older OS's. They're easy and cheap to find on eBay so, that's my recommendation for ya . . .
  3. Thanks EyeMiss, I'm setting the channel in advance as well for shows I don't wanna miss, but often I'll have a few shows due to record overnight on different channels. At least it's good to know it's not just me. I have a backup HD box, maybe I'll see how that one does. . .
  4. I use an EyeTV HD and have a IR blaster going from it to the DirecTV cable box to change channels. There was a time when it was 100% reliable but now at least once or twice a weeks it fails to enter all three channel numbers- (usually missing the first one or two) and I get a nice recording of something I don't want. The IR blaster is taped to the front of the box where the IR sensor is and is out of direct light. I know there's a way to adjust the timing of the signals in the Setup Assistant, I just don't know what parameters to adjust. It seems lately that generally, it takes longer to change channels for some reason. MacOS 10.10.5, EyeTV 3.6.9 (7416) Anybody else have this issue and solved it? Thanks.
  5. I get this periodically and nothing but a Mac reboot will fix it. Currently on 10.10.5. and 3.6.9 (7418) It's some type of application crash, as all the other functions work except for the live picture. . .
  6. Nice going, thanks for spending the time. So this computer didn't have a prior EyeTV install, so no EyeTV files in the System? Where I got lost is the "import my channel list part", since I've never done that. Any chance you could manually add the missing channels? The beta has been out for a month and I was hoping they'd have a final version released by now, but I gather from what you reported, it's just not ready yet. . .
  7. Thanks for that! I knew it had to be somewhere. I discovered that TextWrangler is no more, bought up by BBedit, which I tried and I still couldn't see the channels listed. No biggie, but good to know for sure which file to archive.
  8. That was the part I was curious about, thinking you'd read some recent article about Rovi contracting with TV Guide. Thanks for the "thanks" but I wasn't in that conversation. (Edit: Oops, maybe that wasn't directed to me. . .) We all use eyeTV differently I suppose, my use and the reason you have to tear EyeTV from my cold dead hands is the DVR controls. I watch almost nothing in real time because commercial skipping is so effortless. Plus I can watch a football game in 50 minutes thanks to the custom skip forward controls. I use different settings to watch golf and basketball, but baseball is impossible. No one else has that, either because Geniatech has the patent for it or Comcast and AT&T simply wants skipping commercials with their DVRs to be cumbersome. For my content management, I like the excellent ElGato Turbo.264 HD stick with it's excellent software to shrink the EyeTv recordings down and store 'em on an external drive. The HD Turbo stick pops up on eBay from time to time and with it's software it makes archiving pretty easy.
  9. Thanks for that as well as your test of the beta. Can you expand on this bit of news? My basic google news search didn't come up with anything for Rovi Corp & Geniatech.
  10. Sorry about that! Seems like you went thru what I did. I also ended up using a Time Machine backup to get it going again, but I'm still convinced the channels list is in a preference file somewhere in the System Library, so I dug into the system and have stored copies of all the EyeTv/ elGato files I could find. There are files in the Application Support folder as well as the Preferences folder in both the System and User libraries. I tried reading the ones I could with TextEdit but couldn't find anything like a channel list. Still haven't gotten up the mental energy to go rooting around with the xmltv solution, but frankly, I had been using TitanTV for years before breaking down and shelling out for the TV Guide so it's not a big loss to go back to it. . . Glad you got yours back up and running and to everyone else, just for insurance, consider backing up those system files. . .
  11. Many thanks for all that, I appreciate the time spent. I'm going to give another try so this may come in handy if I screw it up again . . .
  12. Thanks to you and "Stuff" for trying the beta. Still hoping someone with a functioning EPG account could give it a go and see how it does, but I know that's asking a lot. I also took encouragement with the new EyeTVPremiunEPG service that's apparently in the works. The beta is dated 3/14/19 so perhaps they're still working on finding bugs before offering it again. Until I accidentally deleted all my EPG channels I was ok with trying the XMLTV service and am gonna give it another try and take notes this time so hopefully you guys can help where I went wrong. While the guide populated, something happened where I couldn't change channels anymore and in fixing that I deleted the EPG data somehow . . . One last thing, I was looking thru the EyeTV manual and saw a reference to "EyeTV can also build an EPG from information contained in a digital broadcast . . . it is an alternative for users without an active subscription . . ." It wasn't clear how to actually do that. Anyone know?
  13. Looked at that, thanks, it appears to be OTA channels. I keep wondering if it's new HDMI specs & licensing, plus Digital Rights Management that drove electronics makers out of making DVR boxes like ours.
  14. jpmist27


    I've done a little research but don't know enough about being a moderator. Also, if there's only, like 12 people who would participate, there's no need to stray from this site. A Wiki page might work better or maybe a web site. Part of my motivation here is simply gathering a critical mass of knowledgeable folks together to cobble together a way to continue to use EyeTV once MacOS goes 64 bit exclusively. Am already keeping a spare Mini that I'm not updating to be sure I can run EyeTV until it wears out, but it'd be good to hear from others how they're planning to continue.
  15. Thanks for that! Saves me a lot of confusion.