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  Reply # 190020 16-Jan-2009 16:10
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Thanks Nety.  Yes, the 8400gt is tiny compared to the 8800gts, and the box has been cooler since taking the monster out.

I'm loving win7, seems really stable and having HD is finally a reality.

Incidently, I was pulling the EPG for Prime from sky on 12707 an copying it to the SD channel.  Recently, it has not been returning any data.  I have done a rescan of 12707 and it lists THREE prime channels, will anyone do for the EPG

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  Reply # 190027 16-Jan-2009 17:01
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nudge: Thanks Nety.  Yes, the 8400gt is tiny compared to the 8800gts, and the box has been cooler since taking the monster out.

I'm loving win7, seems really stable and having HD is finally a reality.

Incidently, I was pulling the EPG for Prime from sky on 12707 an copying it to the SD channel.  Recently, it has not been returning any data.  I have done a rescan of 12707 and it lists THREE prime channels, will anyone do for the EPG

Thanks,
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Prime still have regional feeds off DVB-S. They each show regional ads but all have the same EPG content.

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  Reply # 190114 17-Jan-2009 08:18
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I'm getting the final parts for my HTPC next week.  Is it worth my while to go with a straight install of W7?

My other option is XP Professional.

Thanks!

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  Reply # 190149 17-Jan-2009 11:30
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!!!  OMG !!!
I just started getting warning about running out of space on c:
I am running a 40gb solid state drive as OS.  Overkill I know, but it keeps it really quiet and boots up quick.
Anyway, I DL a folder analysis program as I couldn't see where the space was being used - even with everything unhidden is only added up to about 15gb.

The analysis program found this path... C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue
It had 27gb of the multiple occurances of the same file (I've just deleted them all) but from memory the file was called:
AppCrash_mcg....exe dating back to when Win7 was installed and about 10 occurances a day.

What's this about and whats it doing soaking up my HDD.  What's crashing?

OK I accept it is beta and that it may keep crashlogs etc, can I schedule to delete the files somewhere, or can I tell Win to put the files on another drive.

I guess I could write a script or something to periodically delete them

That problem resolved, I am off to get the new video card

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  Reply # 190153 17-Jan-2009 11:49
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pcrosley: I'm getting the final parts for my HTPC next week.  Is it worth my while to go with a straight install of W7?

My other option is XP Professional.

Thanks!
I guess it depends on what you're planning to do, but I would say yes, if you're willing to accept the fact it's a beta. If you're planning on using WMC, or are that way inclined, then I would go Win 7.

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  Reply # 190168 17-Jan-2009 13:11
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nudge: !!!  OMG !!!
I just started getting warning about running out of space on c:
I am running a 40gb solid state drive as OS.  Overkill I know, but it keeps it really quiet and boots up quick.
Anyway, I DL a folder analysis program as I couldn't see where the space was being used - even with everything unhidden is only added up to about 15gb.

The analysis program found this path... C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue
It had 27gb of the multiple occurances of the same file (I've just deleted them all) but from memory the file was called:
AppCrash_mcg....exe dating back to when Win7 was installed and about 10 occurances a day.

What's this about and whats it doing soaking up my HDD.  What's crashing?

OK I accept it is beta and that it may keep crashlogs etc, can I schedule to delete the files somewhere, or can I tell Win to put the files on another drive.

I guess I could write a script or something to periodically delete them

That problem resolved, I am off to get the new video card


I found this the other day too. Is your error somethin like this?

WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER IN-BAND GUIDE LOADER - STOPPED WORKING

Description
Stopped working
Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\ehome\mcGlidHost.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: mcglidhost.exe
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7000.0
Problem Signature 03: 49432923
Problem Signature 04: mcstore
Problem Signature 05: 6.1.0.0
Problem Signature 06: 49433d6d
Problem Signature 07: 549
Problem Signature 08: 53
Problem Signature 09: System.InvalidOperationException
OS Version: 6.1.7000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 416929834


I have 7000 installed on a 25GB partition and each error takes up about 25MB on the disc so my drive was being filled very quickly. Additionally Window Error Reporting was naturally trying to send each error back to Microsoft so was completely clogging my network and using my all my bandwidth. You can at least change the WER settings to stop it sending errors for this application to fix that side of it but the files will still be being saved and filling the drive.

The app creating the error is mcGlidHost.exe and has something to do with the EPG data over the air. When watching live tv one error is getting created every minute or two for me. I should point out that I have DVB-T (freeview and SKY via DVBSBridge) as well as DVB-S. I have merged all three sources in the guide for each channel and set it up so it uses the DVB-S data as the EPG source but DVB-T tuners are the preferred "watch" tuners. I think the error is possibly caused by some sort of clash between the different EPG sources ie EIT and MHEG now/next. I have since reinstalled 7000 in the hope of doing soem more testing, maybe setting it up differently (and possibly disabling inband for MHEG if I can) but haven't had time yet. (I've gone back to VMC for now as it is my main mediacenter pc and used most of the day)

I posted a question on the Microsoft TechNet forum but have had no reply. Was going to post here or on The Green Button this weekend but you've beaten me to it! 

There is another discussion at http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=714708&pid=590414250&st=15&#entry590414250 which indicates it may be caused by our good old MHEG5 which I think is also used in the UK? If I turn on MHEG5 while in the 7MC settings the error rate goes from 1 every couple of minutes to 4 or 5 a minute! If you watch the folder where the WER queued errors are kept it can be quite scary. (NB I do have kb961367 installed)

If you come up with any solution please let me know!




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Reply # 190172 17-Jan-2009 13:29
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nudge: !!!  OMG !!!
I just started getting warning about running out of space on c:
I am running a 40gb solid state drive as OS.  Overkill I know, but it keeps it really quiet and boots up quick.
Anyway, I DL a folder analysis program as I couldn't see where the space was being used - even with everything unhidden is only added up to about 15gb.

The analysis program found this path... C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue
It had 27gb of the multiple occurances of the same file (I've just deleted them all) but from memory the file was called:
AppCrash_mcg....exe dating back to when Win7 was installed and about 10 occurances a day.

What's this about and whats it doing soaking up my HDD.  What's crashing?

OK I accept it is beta and that it may keep crashlogs etc, can I schedule to delete the files somewhere, or can I tell Win to put the files on another drive.

I guess I could write a script or something to periodically delete them

That problem resolved, I am off to get the new video card


I would suggest you create a new discussion for this kind of problem since this is certainly not related to the topic at hand...




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  Reply # 190181 17-Jan-2009 14:05
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freitasm:
I would suggest you create a new discussion for this kind of problem since this is certainly not related to the topic at hand...


Fair enough - done here http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=84&TopicId=29744

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  Reply # 190191 17-Jan-2009 16:13
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Just installed and up until the MC part of things everything went well. I have been unable to get any DVB-S Freeview channels to generate a picture.

Am running an HVR4000. Have installed the Hauppauge 4.6b drivers only package and have got as far as scanning for channels and found everything Freeview on Optus D1 (I think, 20 inc radio).

When I access Live TV I get no signal, and have no guide data. As far as the setup went, I used what I assume are defaults when going through the Media Centre wizard and accepted most if not all prompts etc. As I said, scanning for channels got me results, but I can't figure out why they aren't displaying an image. Anyone got any tips for setting it up initially?

Would also be keen to know how to strip out all found channels and start again; ended up with 70+ Sky channels in there from the first scan...

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  Reply # 190201 17-Jan-2009 17:44
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nzskater: Just installed and up until the MC part of things everything went well. I have been unable to get any DVB-S Freeview channels to generate a picture.

Am running an HVR4000. Have installed the Hauppauge 4.6b drivers only package and have got as far as scanning for channels and found everything Freeview on Optus D1 (I think, 20 inc radio).

When I access Live TV I get no signal, and have no guide data. As far as the setup went, I used what I assume are defaults when going through the Media Centre wizard and accepted most if not all prompts etc. As I said, scanning for channels got me results, but I can't figure out why they aren't displaying an image. Anyone got any tips for setting it up initially?

Would also be keen to know how to strip out all found channels and start again; ended up with 70+ Sky channels in there from the first scan...


on DVBS you have to do manual transponder scans to get the freeview stuff.  the automatic scan only finds Australian and a couple of SKY chans.

There is an option for a manual scan - scan 12483 (SR 25000) and 12456 (SR 22500) to get the freeview chans

You can 'hide' the other channels in the tv guide channel settings menu and reorder the ones you find.  Not sure how to 'remove' them completely




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  Reply # 190335 18-Jan-2009 11:05
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Cheers, had got that far; have got all the Freeview channels listed, and have all the other channels disabled. My issue is that although the channels have been found, and are now the only ones enabled, I have no guide data and I can't actually watch them.

Selecting any channel results in a blank screen and a 'No TV Signal' error. Re-scanning does not find anything as they're all listed already. When scanning with the correct settings the Signal Quality is full, but I have to use an SR of 22500 for both, 25000 does not pick up anything.

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  Reply # 190341 18-Jan-2009 11:42
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nzskater: Cheers, had got that far; have got all the Freeview channels listed, and have all the other channels disabled. My issue is that although the channels have been found, and are now the only ones enabled, I have no guide data and I can't actually watch them.

Selecting any channel results in a blank screen and a 'No TV Signal' error. Re-scanning does not find anything as they're all listed already. When scanning with the correct settings the Signal Quality is full, but I have to use an SR of 22500 for both, 25000 does not pick up anything.


I'm no expert, but thought I would try to help out a fellow skater ;-)

Firstly, are you definately running build 7000 (some of the earlier builds had the problem of black screens and you had to turn of some settings for the MEPG5 thinging me bob - yes I know I've got that wrong).  But it seems like a similar problem, check it is build 7000 as the blank screen thing was resolved.

Also check your video driver, are you getting sound?

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  Reply # 190351 18-Jan-2009 12:39
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nudge:
nzskater: Cheers, had got that far; have got all the Freeview channels listed, and have all the other channels disabled. My issue is that although the channels have been found, and are now the only ones enabled, I have no guide data and I can't actually watch them.

Selecting any channel results in a blank screen and a 'No TV Signal' error. Re-scanning does not find anything as they're all listed already. When scanning with the correct settings the Signal Quality is full, but I have to use an SR of 22500 for both, 25000 does not pick up anything.


I'm no expert, but thought I would try to help out a fellow skater ;-)

Firstly, are you definately running build 7000 (some of the earlier builds had the problem of black screens and you had to turn of some settings for the MEPG5 thinging me bob - yes I know I've got that wrong).  But it seems like a similar problem, check it is build 7000 as the blank screen thing was resolved.

Also check your video driver, are you getting sound?


Also in the setup questions about oscilators did you select universal or one of the custom settings? You need to have a custom one I think (single, 10750 was my setup, though it depends on your LNB) but I suppose that since you actually managed to scan the channels okay you probably got that right too.

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  Reply # 190352 18-Jan-2009 12:40
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Thanks. Am running 7000 and my audio/video drivers are installed correctly. Media Centre actually comes up with the 'No TV Signal' error so isn't just a case of having a blank screen but the channel is actually playing. Can't figure out what's going wrong.

Have tried multiple LNB settings now and scanning and re-scanning way too many times. Have tried both a custom single LNB and custom dual. Single doesn't work but custom dual picks up the channels. One thing to note though; when I set it up it never populates the 'Signal Strength' for the Sat/LNB settings, but I get full strength when I manually enter the frequencies when doing the actual channel scan.

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  Reply # 190357 18-Jan-2009 12:48
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nzskater:  One thing to note though; when I set it up it never populates the 'Signal Strength' for the Sat/LNB settings, but I get full strength when I manually enter the frequencies when doing the actual channel scan.



That's quite normal from my experience. I'm out of suggestions I'm afraid.

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