The guide button on your satellite receiver, will operate differently on many European satellite channel services, the Spanish channels for example have no text or guide, the French have it on some channels .
The German Channels fortunately display the full 7 day whats on Guide , shortly after scrolling down the channel list, the guide will fill up and display all the programmes with the synopsis in a separate window.
With the Triax receiver / recorder I recommend, you can set up a recording directly from the Guide, simply press ‘OK’ and the timer is set! what could be simpler.
Incidentally, for anyone wanting the Uk freesat channels AND the German channels in one receiver, the Humax HD boxes have one advantage over the ordinary satellite receiver: as they are designed for FreeSat, they have access to the 7 day FreeSat guide as well as the 7 day German Guide, with an ordinary receiver only the ‘now and next’ guide is available on the Uk main channels.
I can supply the full range of Triax, Technomate and Humax receivers with any system