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Topic # 29556 11-Jan-2009 14:07
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Having downloaded the beta I have loaded Freeview HD into Windows 7 Media Center.

All is working great and has been completely stable! Enjoying it!!

The question I have is has anyone had any success getting the EPG going in Windows 7 Media Center?

Any help appreciated.

I have looked at the Reven site and seen the Vista instructions, but was hoping someone could share their experiences with me.

Cheers

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  Reply # 188792 11-Jan-2009 14:19
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There is currently no way to load 3rd party EPG's into Windows7.

The only way to get an EPG is to use a DVB-S source for the DVB EPG and map the channels.

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  Reply # 188836 11-Jan-2009 19:20
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How many days does the Sat EPG guide include?




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  Reply # 188839 11-Jan-2009 19:43
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8 days. Same as MHEG5 EPG.

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  Reply # 188862 11-Jan-2009 22:05
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What's interesting is that MCE tells me that MHEG plugin failed to load or crashed, so hopefully MHEG5 implementation in the future?

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  Reply # 188895 12-Jan-2009 07:52
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Fossie: What's interesting is that MCE tells me that MHEG plugin failed to load or crashed, so hopefully MHEG5 implementation in the future?


I was told quite a few months ago by a good source that it was doubtful Microsoft would ever include specific support for NZ's MHEG5 middleware and that if there was to be an EPG source it would be a download.

it will be interesting to see what does happen. Afterall access the MHEG5 EPG is free but as it stands now TV companies seem to regard their program guides as top secret highly classified for our eyes only material - unless you're willing to pay big $$ to get access like the newspapers and TV guide do.

I jut fail to see why the success relies of a TV network relies on viewers. If viewers don't know what's actually on then they can't watch TV! Since I built my PVR and had a full EPG I've watched more TV than I used to before, simply because I can easily schedule shows, particularly those that are on at whierd times and watch them when I want.


 

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  Reply # 188910 12-Jan-2009 09:37
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sbiddle:

I jut fail to see why the success relies of a TV network relies on viewers. If viewers don't know what's actually on then they can't watch TV! Since I built my PVR and had a full EPG I've watched more TV than I used to before, simply because I can easily schedule shows, particularly those that are on at whierd times and watch them when I want.


 


Yea but I bet you never watch any of the ads!! Tongue out




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  Reply # 188925 12-Jan-2009 10:46
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sbiddle:
I was told quite a few months ago by a good source that it was doubtful Microsoft would ever include specific support for NZ's MHEG5 middleware and that if there was to be an EPG source it would be a download.
 


So how have Elgato addressed this?  I see a full EPG on the DTT service via EyeTV 3?  Surely if Elgato can Microsoft can.




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  Reply # 188929 12-Jan-2009 11:11
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JaBZ:
sbiddle:
I was told quite a few months ago by a good source that it was doubtful Microsoft would ever include specific support for NZ's MHEG5 middleware and that if there was to be an EPG source it would be a download.
 


So how have Elgato addressed this?  I see a full EPG on the DTT service via EyeTV 3?  Surely if Elgato can Microsoft can.


Just showing Now + Next shows or full 7 days?

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  Reply # 189112 13-Jan-2009 01:17
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sbiddle:

Just showing Now + Next shows or full 7 days?



Looking at it again, not quite a full 7 days, it appears the times are there but no show descriptions.  But it is a little more than now and next.. odd..





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  Reply # 189120 13-Jan-2009 06:49
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You're just picking up the standard EVB EPG. This has always been broadcast. Over DVB-S this contains 8 days and on DVB-T originally contained now + next shows but I believe this was changed to now + next + 3? following shows to support the Zinwell DVR.

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  Reply # 189522 14-Jan-2009 13:51
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I thought Windows Media Center didn't support the NZ's DVB-T audio codec.  Has Windows 7 changed this?



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  Reply # 189527 14-Jan-2009 14:22
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From what I understand Windows 7 now supports H.264 video codec natively and also supports AAC natively.

It's great!!

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  Reply # 189531 14-Jan-2009 14:41
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Hot damn!  How long does the beta last?  Do you need a key to keep it?



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  Reply # 189533 14-Jan-2009 14:45
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just go to windows.com/windows7 and you can downlad the beta. It's freely available until 24th January

yes you need a key, but it will be provided when you register for the beta

From memory it will work until the end of August, at which stage hopefully we should be able to access either a new beta version or a release candidate version.

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  Reply # 189540 14-Jan-2009 14:54
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Now all I need to do is upgrade my graphics card and I'll be getting HD. :)

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