As an example if you live in Houston: UPDATE: I have gathered all of the valid zip code information which I’ve been able to find online and combined it at: https://com/redir? 52294 A failure to get data for the zip code you entered will show up with an error like the one shown below.
Do not continue past this step, go back and try another local zip code.
Today, when I went to look at the TV Lisings, a message popped up saying "Guide Listings will be out of date in fewer than 3 days. So I click on the Download button, and a few seconds later I get the message "Guide Listings were downloaded successfully." But, for each TV channel listed, it says "No Data available".
This blog post will provide the steps that I used for this workaround and suggestions for this issue going forward.Workaround Details: The steps which I took to work around this issue are as follows: You can put in your own zip code and find others around you.-In the File name field, type C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. -Replace the IP address at the bottom of file with: .113 data.tvdownload.72.2 tvdownload.-Click File Save to save your changes.B-) CLEAN GUIDE DOWNLOAD AND ASSIGNMENT (By Wyldwof): -Close WMC -Open Task Scheduler – Control Panel, System and Security, Administrative Tools, Schedule Tasks -In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows, Media Center -In the right pane under name, right-click Object Store Recovery Task, and click Run (let it run for 2 mins) -Close Task Scheduler C-DNS FLUSH -Click Start. -Select Accessories and locate the Command Prompt shortcut.All these problems make for a very bad TV, and an even worse DVR experience.
To top it off, WMC users experience a complete stoppage of new guide information at least 4 times a year to the point where sometimes there are only hours left before the guide is empty (it’s even worse for international users).
If you are here, then you are probably looking for a way to put an end to the WMC guide listings insanity.
Since July 2015, WMC users have witnessed an almost comical display of inaccurate guide information, mismatched artwork, TBA sporting events, large blocks of generic “Programming” information, wrong New/Repeat flags, and even disappearing or missing channels, all while Microsoft and the new guide provider, Rovi, point fingers at each other.
After completing the setup the guide listings message indicating a successful update appeared a few minutes later.
A successful update to the guide was able to be show that the data was successfully being gathered from Rovi as shown below.
This conversion appears to have been the cause of having no television guide information available in Windows Media Center after July 20 I recommend avoiding the tasks above if you media center system is currently working but is just missing the guide data.