Oh, for crying out loud. Did a bunch of software updates to try and fix slightly glitchy terrestrial HD freeview on my Media Center, and created another problem: since I updated to EPG collector 4.1, I'm getting dots replacing programme data in my EPG. ARRGGHH.
I see there's been discussion about this before: did anyone figure out the root cause and a fix? There seemed to be some debate about which registry setting to mess with (why am I having to mess with them at all? This didn't happen to my guide a week ago!)
SJB: There's an option on the Output tab WMC group to disable the inband guide loader.
Check the log to see if the disabling worked though. Virus checking software can prevent the necessary registry update...
Interesting. I've cleaned out the Media Center, re-scanned channels, and run EPG collector with that setting on and antivirus (avast) disabled. In the log, it's given me: "opening registry key...blah blah... backgroundscanner An exception of type SecurityException has occurred Requested registry access is not allowed"
I've checked, and epgcollector and epgcenter are running as administrator, on an administrator account.
Anyone got any ideas? Or shall I go manually diving in the registry?