Hi Alan, yep was still using the HDMI, was going to move away from the HDMI but when I re-installed MP the it seemed to be working fine. Has been ago for round a week and the HDMI still works for all other programs which is what's driving me mad! I don't have optical on the amp in my living room, 9yr old Bose, and the only option is stereo out.
Your EPG was still going well, and that's what's frustrating as I'd re-inputted all the channel and itlooked all good. When I re-install I'll have to do it all again.