rockingstarfish: Eeek Allen it sounds like you're having major dilemmas. Maybe it's time for a rebuild? :)
Hi Matt. I added the registry change last night. Crashed tonight.
I have now separated the sat channels back out. I guess I'll run out of guide data in a week for the freeview channels but if it survives the week without glitching I'll change the freeview listings back to sat tuner channels without merging the tuner and see how that goes.
I recently reinstalled windows from scratch after replacing HDD. I've more recently (after installing second Hauppauge Tuner) deleted the media centre database and rescanned and merged from scratch.
Tried to request support from Micro$oft only to find that because I have an OEM copy of Windows I don't get any free support. I have to get support from the PC manufacturer. I bought Windows 7 OEM when I bought the bits and built the PC myself. Really helpful micro$oft.