08 May 2023 03:50 PM
Several times a week, my Sky Q box looses the TV schedule (EPG) and comes up with a message of "Waiting for Schedule". Leaving it alone does nothing, it never populates the EPG. Rebooting the Sky Q resolves the issue for a while but it will lose it again in a few days. The box is set to ECO mode so it is not going into stand-by.
Rebooting is not a solution to this issue, there is obviously something than needs sorting in the software. Can someone from Sky please offer a sollution (not rebooting ) or elevate this to a level so that a solution is planned in a software update.
09 May 2023 09:29 AMPosted by a Sky employee
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11 May 2023 10:56 AMPosted by a Sky employee
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11 May 2023 11:33 AM
Thanks for getting back to me. As this was an intermittent problem, I am waiting for a few days to see if it recurrs. I will let you know either way. Thanks for your help
11 May 2023 11:43 AM
Same issue as described here:
Been ongoing for months!
11 May 2023 12:13 PM
It looks as if Sky need to sort the software out. It was never a problem before and the only thing that has changed is the Software version of the Sky Q box. I will see if the fix they suggested, Resetting the Schedule, works.
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11 May 2023 02:05 PM
It's been happening way before christmas for me.
Think it all started around November....
11 May 2023 03:09 PM
It has been going on all year, I just didn't do anything about it other than rebooting the box reqularly.
11 May 2023 08:02 PM
I've had intermittent issues with this going on for over two years, it's got worse since last October which has also strangely coincided with the blank tiles/ non stacking issues other users here have been reporting. If I get past a couple of weeks without rebooting the box because of this then I'm doing well and it's looking very likely I'll be doing it again tonight as my Qbox has a 'waiting for tv schedule' message on the EPG from 6pm next Thursday (which means none of my series links for tonight will pick up for next week unless I reboot the damn box...again 🙄)
13 May 2023 08:15 PM
I've had ONE day of the EPG repopulating correctly and the issue has reoccurred once more.. Going to have to reboot the box AGAIN later for the umpteenth time. I really wonder if this could be a metadata issue similar to the stacking/ blank tiles issues other users have been experiencing. Is anyone actually looking into this?
16 May 2023 04:34 PM
Well, that didn't last long. Resetting the system lasted all of a week. Now back to "Waiting for Schedule" again. Reboot sorts it but there must be something that isn't triggering an update to the schedule.
It is good to see that I am not alone with this. Please can we get it sorted Sky!!
17 May 2023 08:31 PM
This issue is getting worse for me again.
Back in October when it started to become a problem then i'd be rebooting the box almost nightly, then i changed the box settings from 'none' to 'eco' and it seemed to sort it out and i went a few weeks without having to constantly reboot the box.
Then it started to rear it's ugly head again and i was back to rebooting the box maybe every couple of weeks and now in the past seven days i have had to reboot the box FOUR times. A reboot sorts the issue out TEMPORARILY before it reoccurs.
Sometimes i have to reset the missing series links, sometimes they magically reappear. There doesn't seem to be any interest from anyone in the tech department to work on why this is happening. Is it because it's not happening to everyone? I was only mildly affected by the non-stacking/missing tiles issues a lot of customers have reported but i've been more affected by this blasted EPG not updating. I'm sure it's linked to the non-stacking/missing tiles issues as the box requires information/data/software to provide the EPG information and for WHATEVER reason, some boxes are not receiving that information which means the EPG doesn't update and therefore series links can't be picked up for the next week. It is a pain in the behind that i have to constantly unplug the box to get it to do what it's supposed to do knowing that in a few days time i'll have to do it again.
I have all boxes (the main and two minis) set to 'eco'
Don't have the 220 software update yet
Box reboot resolves but only temporarily.
The hidden settings thing obviously is also temporary, i haven't tried that one because other users have reported it doesn't solve the issue.
Can someone in the tech department / in charge of software/meta data PLEASE look into why this is constantly happening?
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