Dodgy freeview program guide?

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  1. AOD

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    I've just setup a new Pace 210t (very nice, more about that soon) and was looking at the program guide for Channel 5.

    It shows a program "Russell Grant's Postcards" running from 06:00 - 00:00 today?? Clearly this isn't right.

    Is anybody else seeing this on their program guides, or is my new Pace a secret Russell Grant fan! :rolleyes:
     
  2. bobones

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    Noticed this earlier too on my Nokia 221T.
     
  3. AOD

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    Not just my box then.

    Phew! That's a relief. What was strange was that the text listings service on channel 9 (at least on my box) showed the correct program details for Channel 5.

    I wonder if this is a taste of what to expect once we get the 7 day EPG. Just imagine, 18hrs of Russell Grant. Nightmare!!
     
  4. PhilipVass

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    AOD, does your new pace have the 7-Day EPG on it yet?
     
  5. AOD

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    No it doesn't show any programs except for now & next, but allow me to try and explain my random ramblings.

    I was hinting at the fact that as there's a program on there with such a long duration, maybe this is some indication of what we'll have to watch once the 7 day EPG launches.

    I sincerely hope not though.

    The EPG on the Pace is nice, it doesn't say "no information" etc for the missing shows, it just leaves it blank. Personally I think I prefer this approach. No doubt when the 7-day version becomes available, the onscreen display will just be fully populated. The layout looks to have been designed with this very much in mind.

    The other neat touch is when you move the highlight to a particular show in the EPG, it puts up a little bar that indicates how far through the program you currently are.
     
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    Yuck. I think I would prefer to know there is no event information or the box has not loaded it yet rather than lots of blank data.
     
  7. Rambo BloodAxe

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    18 Hours of Russel Grant!!! Sweet jesus no. The children, the children......wont omeone please think of the children!!!!

    :D
     
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    And what's wrong with watching me? I'm cuddly and do a good horoscope. Luv Russell XXX
     
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    You mean apart from scaring small children? :D
     
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    Thats what i love about this forum,
    Laugh a minute!!
     

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