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Topic # 27166 16-Oct-2008 12:48 Send private message

I have a low cost doigital satellite set top box I purchased for watching freeview.  It is not one of the 3 models that are approved by freeview,

I have it set up and working fine, except for one thing.

The EPG does not display anything.

The receiver is a supernet 4200s.

At the moment I am using Teletext instead of an EPG,which is workable but not ideal

Is there a way to get the EPG on my reciever?

I have tried talking to the supplier, but english is not his first langauge and communication is a bit of a struggle.




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  Reply # 171507 16-Oct-2008 13:06 Send private message

The Freeview DVB-S EPG is transmitted using the standard EIT table in the signal. This is the standard for EPG's and and virtually all boxes on the market support it, even unapproved ones. This is unlike the Freeview|HD EPG which requires MHEG5 support.

Maybe somebody else on here has played with one of those boxes, I personally haven't.



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  Reply # 171508 16-Oct-2008 13:13 Send private message

It is a pretty cheap and basic box ($75 including freight), so maybe  expecting too much to have EPG function?

Worst case scenario I can move it to one of the kids rooms, and buy a better one for the lounge later!




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