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Topic # 87351 26-Jul-2011 19:30
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Hi Guys – have a problem that I need some help with... 

I'm running MediaPortal 1.2.0b on Windows 7 x64 SP1 with a BlackGold BGT3595 dual DVB-S2 / DVB-T tuner card. My preference is to use the HD DTT channels so I have the DVB-T tuner listed as the highest priority, and have combined all the DTT channels with the same DVB-S channel in order to get the guide. This works perfectly for all channels, except TV3, Four, and Maori. These are just blank, or at best might have SOME data in the future. 

I have tried everything to resolve this, re-scan all channels and the re-combine, but nothing seems to work. What makes it weird is that TV3 and TV3 + 1 are on exactly the same transponder and TV3 + 1 has a guide, but TV3 doesn't.

Anyone else seen this problem before?




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  Reply # 498233 26-Jul-2011 20:42
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further to my previous post, I have noticed that there appears to be placeholders in the channels that are missing in the form of full stops. The placeholders appear to be the right lengths for the times of shows, but instead of the names, there is just a "."

Could this be a database issue? 




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  Reply # 498248 26-Jul-2011 21:27
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Have you:
Disabled EPG grabbing on the DVB-T cards
Enabled EPG grabbing for all channels under DVB EPG






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  Reply # 498437 27-Jul-2011 11:58
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Thanks for your reply Rhys.

I can confirm that EPG grabbing is enabled for all of the channels, however I am unsure if I have disabled it for the DVB-T cards. I will need to check this and report back.




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  Reply # 498631 27-Jul-2011 18:30
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Well, I checked and EPG grabbing was enabled on the DVB-T card. I have disabled so will report back on my findings. Is there an easy way to trigger a EPG download for a specific channel???




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  Reply # 499055 28-Jul-2011 18:00
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Hmmm... well, I un-checked the Grab EPG option for the DVB-T tuner cards, but this has not made a difference. When I think about it, if I have the EPG for channel One and 2 then I should probably have it for 3, 4 and Maori.

Any other suggestions? This is doing my head in!




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  Reply # 499277 29-Jul-2011 10:46
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Hmm yeah it is odd. Are you 100% sure those channels mapped to the dvv-s card. Look at TV3 it should have 2 tuning details, one for DVB-T and one for DVB-S. Now check the card mapping - has the DVB-S card got TV3 mapped to it? You could also force a epg refresh under manual control.






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  Reply # 499286 29-Jul-2011 10:52
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mcraenz: Hmm yeah it is odd. Are you 100% sure those channels mapped to the dvv-s card. Look at TV3 it should have 2 tuning details, one for DVB-T and one for DVB-S. Now check the card mapping - has the DVB-S card got TV3 mapped to it? You could also force a epg refresh under manual control.


I am 99% sure, but I will check again. Might even do some copy and paste of screen captures... 




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  Reply # 499539 29-Jul-2011 19:11
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Hi - not looking good for me. I've checked all settings and here are the screen dumps. It all looks fine to me, and all the other channelss getting an EPG are testiment to the settings being right. Any help appreciated:











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  Reply # 499625 29-Jul-2011 23:04
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Hey, got a screen shot of channel mapping for DVB-s card? Also if you do a refrsh dvb epg does it clear the epg? And then when it re-grabs do you end up with the same results?






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  Reply # 499636 30-Jul-2011 01:07
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See the above for the mappings. It really is strange as if I have a look at the guide now, it looks like there are all the spaces for the programs, i.e. the time slots are all there, just no program name in them, except for a full stop. It's almost like there is an error in the database and the data isn't sowing, but the times are. 




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  Reply # 499637 30-Jul-2011 01:22
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And the refresh dvb epg?






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  Reply # 499642 30-Jul-2011 02:10
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Ok, I did an EPG refresh by doing the following:

TV Server Configuration
Manual Control
Refresh EPG

Straight away the entire EPG had "No data avaliable", and slowly over the next 15 - 30 minutes it all started to re-generate, including TV3, FOUR, and Maori.

Interesting though, when I look at the EPG now, I can see that all channels have 7 days worth of guide data, however when I look at the formentioned channels, they only have 5 entries and the rest is blank???

This is really doing my head in!

Is there a log I could look at / upload to give some clues as to what's going on here???       




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  Reply # 499643 30-Jul-2011 02:13
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See the attached to see what I mean:


See how the time slots seem to still be there, but just no data in them??? 




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  Reply # 499698 30-Jul-2011 12:27
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blur, please clear the EPG and post your logs (showing the EPG as it is grabbed) using the watchdog.

mm

[Edit: and please tell us which of (1) the timeshifting and/or idle EPG grabber you have enabled, and (2) whether you only have "grap EPG only for the channels on the same transponder" enabled.]

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  Reply # 499737 30-Jul-2011 14:29
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hmmm this is very strange, it really looks like it's still grabbing epg for those channels from DVB-T. hence the "Now & Next" data.




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