DirecTV digital guide data

satzsatz Junior MemberPosts: 17
Has anyone gotten the DirecTV guide data into digital format? It would be nice to integrate into the touch panels for better channel control.

Thanks.

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  • joelwjoelw Junior Member Posts: 175
    Yes. I will be offering a module in the near future.
  • satzsatz Junior Member Posts: 17
    Where do you obtain the specification or do you munge the HTML from the web site?
  • joelwjoelw Junior Member Posts: 175
    satz wrote:
    Where do you obtain the specification or do you munge the HTML from the web site?

    Scraping HTML guide data is copyright infringement. Not a good thing to get involved with.

    I'll have something more to post in ~months time.
  • satzsatz Junior Member Posts: 17
    I found this web site but am awaiting a reply from them regarding how much it costs.

    http://www.tmsdatadirect.com/

    I am not having much luck getting through to DirecTV to see if I can get the data via the satellite receivers.

    I look forward to see what you produce, Joel.

    Thanks.
  • joelwjoelw Junior Member Posts: 175
    satz wrote:
    I found this web site but am awaiting a reply from them regarding how much it costs.

    http://www.tmsdatadirect.com/

    I am not having much luck getting through to DirecTV to see if I can get the data via the satellite receivers.

    I look forward to see what you produce, Joel.

    Thanks.

    It's around $100k per year for the full pipe.

    Tribune Media is the originator of the Guide data. DirecTV licenses from them.
  • satzsatz Junior Member Posts: 17
    Any update on this? Thanks.
  • alexanboalexanbo Junior Member Posts: 282
    I think amx may have something kicking around that gets the info from the serial port. At Cedia and in the literature for the 5200i it's showing program guide listings in the demo programs......
  • DHawthorneDHawthorne Junior Member Posts: 4,584
    alexanbo wrote: »
    I think amx may have something kicking around that gets the info from the serial port. At Cedia and in the literature for the 5200i it's showing program guide listings in the demo programs......

    The data from a set-top serial port is pretty limited. The protocol is public, and I have the docs; it doesn't supply much more than the station you are currently tuned to, much less meta data. The AMX demo pretty much has to be getting it from elsewhere.
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