Abbreviation for "Backwards EPG"

Lbear1Lbear1 Member Posts: 741
edited 3 May 2017, 11:39PM in Archived Posts
Thought I should share this. Probably like most, I find typing "backwards EPG" all the time on various sites a pain.

Today I came up with a quick abbreviated form, what do you think? An advantage is that it is all capitals so you do not have to keep making sure you are typing the right case.

B< EPG

Of course if you want to make it more explicit that you want to look at what's on in the coming days, you can refer to the "Forward EPG" and use the same convention :
F> EPG

Comments

  • gomezgomez Member Posts: 2,073 ✭✭
    edited 24 November 2013, 12:32PM
    Lose the space? BEPG?
  • Lbear1Lbear1 Member Posts: 741
    edited 24 November 2013, 12:00PM
    gomez said:

    Lose the space? BEPG?

    Corrected, the arrows were interpreted as starting or ending an HTML formatting instruction if the < arrow is followed by a digit used by HTML
  • Lbear1Lbear1 Member Posts: 741
    edited 24 November 2013, 12:32PM
    gomez said:

    Lose the space? BEPG?

    In addition, you could pronounce them as words rather than by individual letter to save time speaking - the BEEP-GEE or FEEP-GEE
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,656 ✭✭✭
    edited 6 March 2017, 9:48PM
    Get an iPad and do it on there. When I type 'YV' it is autoexpanded to 'YouView box' in any application I use.

    Of course, you will still need your quick abbreviation to have something the iPad can recognise uniquely and expand; but at least you won't have to worry about people not knowing what on earth you are talking about.
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  • gomezgomez Member Posts: 2,073 ✭✭
    edited 25 November 2013, 6:44AM
    Or how about GPE?
  • Lbear1Lbear1 Member Posts: 741
    edited 24 November 2013, 6:38PM
    I'm rolling! You can also use the same convention as shorthand to describe the EPG in a receiver and

    Generic (mainly satellite) boxes with only now/next would be: 0B< EPG 0F>
    My TV with a 7 day EPG with series booking: 0B< EPG 7FS>

    A retail YouView box would be:

    +7B< EPG 7FST>

    Which represents a 7 day back/ 7 forwards EPG with additional connectivity (+) serial and trailer booking

    And a BT or TT YouView Box is

    +7B< EPG+ 7FST>

    Which represents a 7 day back/ 7 forwards EPG with additional connectivity (+), additional linear channels in the guide with serial and trailer booking.

    If you want to get really fancy, you can distinguish between the different numbers of additional, linear IPTV channels available (or added in your subscription)

    So somebody who subscribes to no linear channels but has 76 available from their ISP is

    +7B< EPG+0/76 7FST>

    But a real Freeview HD+ box able to access and show that platform's MHEG IC channels on the portals could be
    +7B< EPG+IC 7FST>

    Where's the copyright symbol or has this method been used before?
  • gomezgomez Member Posts: 2,073 ✭✭
    edited 24 November 2013, 2:54PM
    I think that is 2FX.
  • MadcottoMadcotto Member Posts: 580 ✭✭
    edited 24 November 2013, 6:38PM
    Lbear1 said:

    I'm rolling! You can also use the same convention as shorthand to describe the EPG in a receiver and

    Generic (mainly satellite) boxes with only now/next would be: 0B< EPG 0F>
    My TV with a 7 day EPG with series booking: 0B< EPG 7FS>

    A retail YouView box would be:

    +7B< EPG 7FST>

    Which represents a 7 day back/ 7 forwards EPG with additional connectivity (+) serial and trailer booking

    And a BT or TT YouView Box is

    +7B< EPG+ 7FST>

    Which represents a 7 day back/ 7 forwards EPG with additional connectivity (+), additional linear channels in the guide with serial and trailer booking.

    If you want to get really fancy, you can distinguish between the different numbers of additional, linear IPTV channels available (or added in your subscription)

    So somebody who subscribes to no linear channels but has 76 available from their ISP is

    +7B< EPG+0/76 7FST>

    But a real Freeview HD+ box able to access and show that platform's MHEG IC channels on the portals could be
    +7B< EPG+IC 7FST>

    Where's the copyright symbol or has this method been used before?

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  • churchwardenchurchwarden Member Posts: 795
    edited 3 May 2017, 11:39PM
    Beview? ("Backwards Epg View" or BEfore View)

    So we can all then say "we view the beview on YouView". Neat, eh?

    Alright, alright...... don't hit me......

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