i just discovered why i had problems with accessing the MobileEPG of bluewinTV to schedule new DVR recordings with my mobile phone… and thought this is maybe useful for others as well:
- grant your mobile phonenumber access to bluewinTV in swisscom’s "kundencenter"
- from your mobile phone send "EPG" to "888" — after a minute you will recieve a SMS with the URL for the WebEPG
- open this URL in your phone’s browser and choose "BluewinTV"
i had now the problem that i got asked for username and passwort for every new page… in addition the site warned me about roaming costs… so it looked like it couldn’t really read my phone number.
I found out that in your GPRS connections settings on your phone you have to add swisscom’s proxy, otherwise the MobileEPG would never identify you:
- Proxy: 192.168.210.001
- Port: 8080
this worked fine for me at first… but after i synched my phone with Active Sync via USB it suddenly didn’t work anymore.
i checked my GPRS settings again and for whatever reason Active Sync has replaced the swisscom proxy with my local LAN proxy. after changing this back to the correct one, everything worked fine again. i quickly checked the behavior with Windows Mobile Device Center on Windows Vista and luckily WMDC doesn’t change this entry automatically.
as you can see in the screenshot from my phone above i am now finally able to easily view/change/add my DVR schedules over the phone… which is really cool if you remember suddenly that you forgot to program a recording specific show tonight 🙂