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jahbronie

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#45383 1-Nov-2009 14:54
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Hi guys

Wondering how you can get more than 2 days worth of EPG on Windows 7 MCE.  I also set it to record the series of some programs but it is not.  Is this because it can only see 2 days ahead?

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  #269060 1-Nov-2009 16:44
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How are you getting the 2 day EPG at present? Are you using DVB-T or DVB-S?

If you're using DVB-S you should have a full 8 day EPG. If you're using DVB-T you will have the now+next shows listed. To get a full 8 day EPG you'll need to install an application such as BSE to grab the 8 day listings from an internet source because MCE does not support the MHEG5 protocol used for the 8 day EPG on Freeview|HD.

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  #269063 1-Nov-2009 16:51
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Using DVB-T just getting the EPG through MCE. Is BSE good tune use? I want to to stay quiet integrated in MCE if you know what I mean.

 
 
 
 


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  #269072 1-Nov-2009 17:34
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BSE appears to be the best option. I've never set it up so can't comment but there have been a few threads on here discussing it and details on how to set it up.


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  #269162 2-Nov-2009 08:44
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One other option that I have had some success with, is a utility from reven.co.nz. Its just simply called Guide and it loads the DVB-T EPG from the reven downloader straight into W7 MCE and does not work on a subscription basis like the BSE tool. The Guide program is buried in the forum at the reven site.

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  #269169 2-Nov-2009 09:23
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mruane: [snip]W7 MCE and does not work on a subscription basis like the BSE tool.[snip]


I thought Niall had not made any definite decisions on how he is going to structure his pricing yet or have I missed a post (quite possible as I do not monitor the BSE thread closely). Also at least for now BSE is in beta and free to anyone that wants to take part in the beta.

I went with BSE even though I had been using Reven up till then because when I was looking there was nothing on revens web site yet for W7.







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  #269175 2-Nov-2009 09:36
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sbiddle: If you're using DVB-S you should have a full 8 day EPG. If you're using DVB-T you will have the now+next shows listed.

I got my first look at the Windows 7 MCE at the weekend.  Really got me thinking about going down this route myself as I really want something easy to use that can record both sat and terrestrial channels.
Having biult in support for our AAC+ audio/MPEG4 video has really opened up the use of this here in NZ, made it a lot easier than it had been to get it all working.

One question though, how are people mapping the Sat EIT EPG across to terrestrial channels?  I live in an area that has both services available but I do not have the internet available at home yet.  I've heard it can be done, but how specifically does one go about sharing the sat epg data to map onto the terrestrial channels? Cheers.

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  #269178 2-Nov-2009 09:42
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Jaxson; you combine the Sat and Terrestrial channels into one. Then tell the channel to use the EPG data from the sat feed.
One thing to note is that you cannot tell MC which feed you want it to record. It will always use the best feed ie DVB-T if available.







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  #269242 2-Nov-2009 12:06
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Nety: ...One thing to note is that you cannot tell MC which feed you want it to record. It will always use the best feed ie DVB-T if available.


Not even via 'Tuner Priority' set up?

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  #269290 2-Nov-2009 15:03
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Satch:
Nety: ...One thing to note is that you cannot tell MC which feed you want it to record. It will always use the best feed ie DVB-T if available.


Not even via 'Tuner Priority' set up?


Nope.. I posted a question about it some time ago because setting the priority did not seem to be working as I expected. A MS staff member posted to say that Digital was recorded in preference to analogue and HD over SD.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=84&TopicId=33780

Edit: Sorry should have mentioned. Third to last post.







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  #269546 3-Nov-2009 10:52
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Thanks guys, much appreciate the help.
Doesn't appear to be anything holding me back from implementing a sat based version of this for the parents.

I notice media centre had an option for write to disk, I'm assuming/hoping this means you can write to a standard blank DVD to be viewed in a standalone DVD player?!

And also hoping you can set recordings etc easily from the EPG, which would make this whole setup very appealing, even for me.

I've got the PS3 and PlayTV up and running myself, but I was really keen on getting something that could record from either DVB T or S, plus write anything saved to disc, of which at the moment there is nothing in the stand alone box arena that can do this.

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  #269553 3-Nov-2009 11:17
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Yep - you can write any non h.264 recording to DVD (will play on any DVD player). Takes about 3 button presses...

Last time I used it h.264 (Freeview DVB-T) stuff wouldn't work - you would need to use something like Windows Live Movie Maker to do this - this re-encodes it to MPEG2 before burning to disk.


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