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Topic # 196085 18-May-2016 16:27
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I've just set up my HDHomerun again and see that it can pull in quite a bit of guide data from the Freeview OTA signal. 

 

I used to have a working setup with EPG Collector, but wonder now if this is even a necessary step when using Freeview only?


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  Reply # 1555003 18-May-2016 16:46
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The data is now transmitted in the more common EIT format so most of the time it'll "just work" now.


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  Reply # 1555057 18-May-2016 18:32
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The answer is both yes and no. the full EPG has been transmitted in EIT for probably close to a year now, but it uses Huffman coding so any software that doesn't support this won't be able to display it.

 

 




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  Reply # 1555917 20-May-2016 08:15
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OK, thanks. I haven't looked at any of this side of the HTPC for well over two years so that makes sense that it's actually relatively old news. 

 

FYI, NextPVR reads the EIT data just fine.


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  Reply # 1555953 20-May-2016 09:24
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My tvheadend setup doesn't need any external information, but my Dad's WMC setup still needs EPG Collector.


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