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Topic # 84422 30-May-2011 22:00
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hi i recently purchased a DVB-S box off trade me to find that i can't view the epg though it says it has that function , from other post i understand that you need a mp5 function, but is there any other way?

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  Reply # 475993 30-May-2011 22:21
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I think you mean MHEG-5, but you don't need it. The satellite transmissions have most of the same EPG data in a form called EIT.

If you bought something that doesn't work as described, your first recourse is with the person/company who sold it to you.

Mind you, it is possible that there is some "trick" involved (that is, something not obvious and not documented), but for us to have any chance of helping, we'll need to know what the model of the box is.



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Reply # 475998 30-May-2011 22:29
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hi thanks for the fast reply,

its a Jinya001, i also have a Orton 7000pvr which is DVB-T which doesn't have a epg either and also claims to have one .

cheers,
aaron
 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 476005 30-May-2011 22:36
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Hey - I'm fast - just not very helpful! ;)
I hope somebody with some insight is along soon to help out.



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Reply # 476007 30-May-2011 22:38
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haha yea thanks anyway,Smile

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  Reply # 476123 31-May-2011 10:44
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aaronr76:  Orton 7000pvr which is DVB-T which doesn't have a epg either and also claims to have one .
 


There is basically MHEG5 only EPG data on DVB-T so unless your receiver has this you will never get a full EPG on DVB-T.  (There is only a few now/next entries as EIT on DVB-T).

There is full EIT data for the EPG, as well as MHEG5, on satellite.

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  Reply # 476124 31-May-2011 10:44
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Stating the obvious, but is there a button for the EPG on your remote?



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  Reply # 476128 31-May-2011 10:47
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yea tryd that no luck

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  Reply # 476161 31-May-2011 12:09
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Send it back then.
You shouldn't have to jump through hoops for a faulty/useless product.

As an aside, there are now several low cost satellite receivers out there. The ultraplus 700 unit has hdmi and records to usb drive via the epg etc for around $140 and there is regularly a dishtv I think it is approved unit that has the full EPG for $80 - $130. I'd recommend to anyone that they spend the extra $50 to get something that is supported and works easily and nicely.

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