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  • Getting Started

    This is a getting started guide for BLTVGuide.

    BLTVGuide will allow you to interface with your SchedulesDirect accounts.

    NOTE: You will need to use an active SchedulesDirect account.

    If you do not have a SchedulesDirect account, you can sign up for one HERE
    Signing up gives you 7 days free trial but to purchase a membership for a year costs only $25 USD

    Here are the steps you will need to perform to get up and running with BLTVGuide and your SchedulesDirect account:
    1. Go to the HS3 updater and install BLTVGuide
    2. Once the plugin is installed you will need to enable it
    3. Once BLTVGuide is started, go to the BLTVGuide web menu, click Accounts and add your SchedulesDirect account user id, password, country and postal code
    4. Once added, click the Lineups button
    5. Click the Add New button to add a new lineup. Click Add beside the desired lineup from the list of lineups returned for your country and postal code.
    6. Go back to the Accounts page and click the Initialize link. This will take a few seconds to initialize.
    7. At this point you do not have any program information downloaded. From the Accounts page, you will need to click the Download link in order to force download the program information for your account and selected lineups. This will take some time depending on how many accounts and lineups you are processing. I have found that one account and one lineup takes approximately 10-12 minutes to finish.
    8. Once the program download is finished (it will indicate that it is finished in the HS log), you can go back to the Lineups page and click on Stations to show you a list of stations for the lineup. Click the check box beside the stations you want to see in the TV schedule page. Once done selecting stations, make sure to click Save Stations button at the top of the page.
    9. Once stations as saved, go back to the Lineups page and you can click on the Schedule link to show you the TV schedule for the account and lineup.


    NOTE: In order to add reminders you must add at least one user to BLTVGuide. Reminders are stored by account and lineup.

    Nightly Program Download

    You can choose the time when the nightly program download will run for all accounts and you can also choose the days of the week to run it.
    From the BLTVGuide main menu page, click Options in order to set the nightly program download options.

    Adding Users
    1. From the BLTVGuide main menu page, click on Users
    2. Click Add New to add a new user
    3. Enter the user name, email address and check if you want to be notified by email for daily reminders for the user
    4. If this is the default user, then click the check box for Default
    5. Choose whether this user will receive daily email reminders and specify a valid email address
    6. Choose the device to store the daily reminders (if needed)
    7. Once all information is entered, click Add


    Adding Reminders
    1. From the BLTVGuide main menu page, click on Accounts and then click Lineups
    2. Click Reminders beside the lineup for which you wish to add reminders
    3. From the Reminders page, click Add New
    4. Select the program you wish to add from the drop down list. NOTE: Once you select a program the page will refresh to populate the channel list with the available channels for the selected program
    5. If the reminder is for new episodes only then click the check box
    6. Select the channel for the new reminder
    7. Select the user for the new reminder
    8. Choose whether you want to announce a reminder and specify the minutes before the reminder. You can also select the speaker client to send the announcement. Leave the speaker client blank for all speaker clients.
    9. Once all information is entered, click Add


    Scripting Calls

    There are scripting calls which you can utilize in the plug-in to perform various functions.
    All scripting calls are listed in the help web page
    From the BLTVGuide main menu page, click Help to see an online help page for the plug-in. The scripting calls are at the end of the help.
    Last edited by Blade; October 5th, 2014, 08:17 AM.
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