It took me a long time to realize that an update schedule within MC Tasks and Setup was even called for. Nowadays, my MC-functional systems update and optimize almost daily.A lot of people are having guide problems but my guide looks fine, it's just when I want a daily news show (whose description doesn't change from day to day) it shows the exclamation mark saying it's recording on another day!
Same here. I'm tempted to just move on to nextpvr with epg info from schedules direct. I've got Win10 installed on this machine already, WMC is the only thing keeping me from fully moving to it.mine still hasn't rolled over yet. have up to this sunday on the old guide still.
You might want to keep tabs here.I'm getting:
DOWNLOAD FAILURE: The new TV Setup data could not be downloaded. The existing data, if available, will be used as you continue through TV signal Setup.
when I try. If it's still not worked itself out by the weekend I guess I'll try mucking with it more or just move on.
I've worked on the series issue for a while. No amount of resetting is going to fix it. It turns out that for series to work properly the "OriginalAirDate" field must be populated (it's in a show's details next to runtime). If that field is empty, the daily series will not record (it should be copied from "AirDate"). Only Rovi Can fix this. I've contacted them and MS with these details...No obvious OTA problems in Los Angeles on Win8.1. My Zap2it guide finally ran out today, so I forced the update and ran the TV setup. It found two possible OTA listings in my area, and 189 channels (!). Were internet channels always in the guide? I don't remember seeing things like "internet TV - Sports" in the guide channel listings, but I really don't run the setup often.
I'm expecting problems with series recordings due to other posts on various forums. I'll wait and see what happens, and maybe delete everything and start over with the series.
Just on most daily news series (I have a news-junkie in the house). If there's an "OriginalAirDate" they should be OK.So you're suggesting that even if my series are currently showing as "will record," they might not actually record? I only looked through the next few days, but they appear to be flagged for recording and I have not touched the existing series recording - I only re-ran the WMC setup.
I'm not terribly concerned about show descriptions or stars. If they record when scheduled, I'll be happy for now.
I'll know more tonight, I guess. A few previously-set series are scheduled to record.