Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

1772 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 116

Topic # 196085 18-May-2016 16:27
Send private message

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?

Create new topic
6156 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1003

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1555003 18-May-2016 16:46
Send private message

The data is now transmitted in the more common EIT format so most of the time it'll "just work" now.

26349 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5922

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1555057 18-May-2016 18:32
Send private message

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.




Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software

1772 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 116

  Reply # 1555917 20-May-2016 08:15
Send private message

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.

400 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 209

  Reply # 1555953 20-May-2016 09:24
Send private message

My tvheadend setup doesn't need any external information, but my Dad's WMC setup still needs EPG Collector.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12

New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17

Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41

Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44

Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52

ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10

Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43

Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14

UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55

Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09

Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00

D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30

New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17

Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14

Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.