Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Calgary (Tuscany)
VuPass 'HD Preference' option not working?
The HD Preference option in VuPass is not working for me, am I alone with this problem?
Background: I've had the 9200 for a couple of years and then recently acquired the 9242. So I have pretty good experience using VuPass and the PVR. I was pleasantly surprised to see the new option in VuPass to 'Set Resolution' in the 9242 that the 9200 didn't have.
Example: I currently have a VuPass timer 'Skiing' and it is set for 'HD Preference' and 'New Episodes'. In the 'Daily Schedule' for Saturday Feb 2, at 11am (Mountain time) it lists about 20 instances of the Womens world cup Downhill from St. Moritz Switzerland. These match all the different chanels of CBC. I have the tuner in single mode. Two of those 20 instances are flagged to record, the rest, including the CBCHE 802 instance, are all flagged as skipped by priority, so the 'HD Preference' is not working. I have to manually go to each of the others and force it to skip, in order to get the 802 channel.
How does this HD Preference actually work, is it based on known HD channel numbers (e.g. 800 series channels) or is it looking for guide data (e.g. looking for HD in the title or description?)
I'm guessing that this HD Preference option is looking for the text 'HD' in the title in the guide, and not the well known HD channel numbers. If this is true, and given the extremely poor data quality and reliability of the text in the guide, this option will rarely work. Have a look around the forum for all the other threads complaining about the lack of quality in the guide data.