There is no way it will get seven days of Guide data for all channels using PSIP data. It has to be downloading the Guide over the internet. The question is Who are they using to provide the Guide since they are not charging for the Guide.
The guide data works great, but I've discovered that some timers aren't firing as they're supposed to. I had several timers set for tonight that didn't record. Also, the search function only seems to comb through SlingTV listings; it doesn't display search results for OTA channels. I'm going to contact AirTV tomorrow or Tuesday to see what they can do.
I decided to try out the AirTV since things didn't work out as well as I had hoped with the Recast. The idea being that it could maybe be a backup solution to protect against retransmission disputes for whatever I choose to do in the long run, whether that is stick with Dish or switch to an OTT solution like YTTV, Hulu, PS Vue, or Sling. The Sling integration is particularly attractive. Anyway, I got it today, and setup was easy. It actually seems to pull in my VHF ABC station better than the Recast, but I am having trouble with my NBC station. It is weird. All of the sub channels come in fine, but the main channel breaks up really bad. When I test this channel on my TV tuner, it is a solid 100% with no obvious errors. Any idea why this might be happening?
Even after removing the pre-amp and adding the splitter, NBC doesn't tune, even though its subchannels do. It isn't low signal, as I found I get an error when that is the case. I actually think the AirTV has a better tuner than the Recast, but I can't seem to get this one station to come in correctly.
I also noticed there is one subchannel it won't tune. I can highlight it and press select, but nothing ever happens. There doesn't appear to be any guide data for the channel. Pretty disappointing experience so far. What it does, it does well. Channel switching is slow, and there is no live buffer, but PQ and motion is quite good. I'd say it is as good or better than the Recast at transcoding.