Need help with xmltv time Offset (1 Viewer)


New Member
October 26, 2005
Hi guys.

I'm trying to setup the program guide using xmltv but for some reason it just doesn't work right.

I followed all the steps on this page:

But for some reason the time is way off. I'm in Vancouver Canada, so I use the "tv_grab_na_dd" option and I set the time offset to "-0800" I hope that's right.

If anyone can help me that'd be great.


Portal Pro
January 31, 2005
Hill AFB, UT
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Do you have the offset of -0800 in the xmltv config or as an offset in MP config? I have fought several battles with xmltv myself. My (daylight savings) zone is -0700
For me the following works:
time zone in xmltv config is set to -0600
time zone offset in mp -1
I had to set the offsets then click to remove all programs in the database then reimport them.
I hope you understand, if not I can go step by step with what I had to do.

Also see this post:


New Member
October 26, 2005
Thanks for the reply wishywashy.

I actually used the Setup program to get the Program Guide. I noticed that when you make the configuration file, it asks you for the offset not your timezone! So what I did was put 0000 for the offset and just went from there.

Zap2it has your timezone set already and I think it sends your timezone information with the xml file.

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