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Asmodeus

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#28212 23-Nov-2008 00:40
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Hi,

Im wanting to run sky mixed with freeview dvb-s through VMC (tv pack). So far I have freeview dvbs working great and I have the sky stb connected via s-video and have a blaster connected which is changing channels fine. Putting it all together is where IM stuck

What can I use for an epg? My plan is to use the freeview channels in place of their sky versions but also include all the extra sky channels too. Ive been reading all I can on it but dont have a definitive answer. I know about web-based epgs but will xmltvnz work with tv pack? Is there a realistic alternative?

Anyone else using sky via s-video with tv pack vmc? What are you doing?

Cheers




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aucklander
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  #179811 24-Nov-2008 10:10
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I would try a free one first, to see how it works. I tried DJKXML and never moved away from it. It works just fine for my system, and the config window allows user to select all the channels available in NZ, I think. I do not have Sky, so I do not know what channels you might be interested in, but the list is more than generous (43 channels). I persionally dealt with the developer and I can say he definetely is a nice person.

Download here: http://gbpvr.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Utility/Djkxml#toc2
Good luck!





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  #179815 24-Nov-2008 10:22
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Has the problem of scheduled recordings not recording been fixed with the TV Pack and Freeview DVB-S?

 
 
 
 


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  #179817 24-Nov-2008 10:26
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aucklander:

I would try a free one first, to see how it works. I tried DJKXML and never moved away from it. It works just fine for my system, and the config window allows user to select all the channels available in NZ, I think. I do not have Sky, so I do not know what channels you might be interested in, but the list is more than generous (43 channels). I persionally dealt with the developer and I can say he definetely is a nice person.

Download here: http://gbpvr.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Utility/Djkxml#toc2
Good luck!



Thanks mate, I'll give it a whirl today. Do you know if it will work with vmc though?

I read somewhere on here that xmltvnz doesnt work with tv pack so was holding off trying until someone could confirm as Ive had problems installing it before.

Is anyone elsee here doing sky through s-video with tv-pack vmc? what do you use?

Cheers

CYaBro: Has the problem of scheduled recordings not recording been fixed with the TV Pack and Freeview DVB-S?


Hey mate, seems to work for me. Manual and scheduled recordings seem to be behaving themselves, mostly anyway.




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  #179838 24-Nov-2008 11:17
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There is a guide here...

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=26434

Maybe this should be made a sticky??







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  #179924 24-Nov-2008 15:49
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Nety: There is a guide here...

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=26434

Maybe this should be made a sticky??


Hi, yeah I saw that, but was hoping for a web-based epg, so if possible I could avoid:

"The drawbacks of this setup is that you have random unwatchable channels in your guide. But if you put them at the end of the guide, and use channels which you do not watch often, this limits any confusion. Also, you?ll have X number of recorded programs which will always be there, which clutter up your recorded TV section somewhat. Thirdly, you?ll have loads of extra scheduled recordings listed. Finally, you?ll have a tuner conflict if you try to record a program at the same time the guide is updating. I got around this by recording to update the guide in the dead of the night."




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  #179926 24-Nov-2008 15:53
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For now I think you are stuck using something like that. The TV pack changes how the epg works enough that all the tools we have been using up till now do not work.

If someone has worked out a better way speak up please!







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  #179961 24-Nov-2008 17:08
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Nety: For now I think you are stuck using something like that. The TV pack changes how the epg works enough that all the tools we have been using up till now do not work.

If someone has worked out a better way speak up please!


OK cheers, I suspected so. I'll give it a try and see how it goes. Def keen to hear all ideas though!




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