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Discussion in 'MediaPortal 1 Talk' started by TVKiwi, July 11, 2005.

  1. Omen

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    heh i mentioned dkxml way back in page 190 here

    back then most people were catching skys epg through dvb-s and changing priorities to ensure a smooth experience.

    i've not bothered to go back to that since djkxml has been working fine for me for 2 years now, though with the new influx of users i imagine more services will get shut down or face similar problems to those reven is currently dealing with.

    my question is, is the sky sattelite epg still unencrypted? If so it seems it'll be the most future proof solution.


     
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    Don't know why sky object to such things, guides are just really adds for what's on. Why should people have to pay to watch adds?
     
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    Hey is djkxml crashing on any one, I"ve not been able to update my EPG on my system for quite a few days now, funny thing is that it is not happening on my Windows 7 based system on not my trusty Windows Vista 32Bit system... It gets about eight lines down on the "Downloading Page" section and then that's it...
     
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    Hello again guys,

    Well I have just transfered over to djxml after rebuilding the media centre with win7 and deleting my reven info by mistake .... bugger

    anyways, got djxml working alright, but I am missing a few channels, cue, te reo and parliment. I am getting the sbs channels from dvb-s and that seems to be working alright. So any ideas how to add those channels to djxml, I tried to find a support thread at gbpvr but no dice.

    An interesting aside, my mp config now crashes when ever I try to open it, doesn't make me happy I have running the latest release candidate openly available, any ideas?

    I am off to hunt the forums

    CHeers
     
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    Omen: Still unencrypted. I think there may be a technical reason why it can't be encrypted . Maybe something to do with DVB standard/protocol?
     
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    mcraenz,

    The only way I have seen to use the sky epg is to have a analogue card as well and match the channels, it was awhile ago I looked at this, is this still true?
     
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    i don't see why you'd need an analogue card, if memory serves me well you can do it with a sattelite card and a terrestrial card, it was just a matter of priorities.
     
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    I think you might have that the wrong way around. In my case (when Prime was still analogue) I used the DVB-S card to get the EPG then combined it with the signal from the analogue card and set the DVB-S card to "EPG only" for Prime so that TVServer didn't try to use it to record Prime.

    ----> so couldn't you do the same with a DVB-T setup? i.e. install a DVB-S card and use it for the EGP? This is what I'd like to do (if it's possible) when I get around to building an HD HTPC because relying on other sources such as Reven that, as we've already seen can be "curtailed" worries me a bit - after all, what is an HTPC if it doesn't have an EPG?

    Bleazle
     
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    Yup agree, that was my thoughts and must admit was somewhat confused by your posting captcol.
    You have a Satellite dish already I presume from your quote:
    So why not get all of your channels from DVB-S?
     
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    I forgot to mention, BleazleWide V8.1 has been released (only posting here because I know some of you are/were using previous versions). As well as fanart support the new version also features a weather backdrop (as an optional add on) which changes to suit the current weather, because looking out the window to see if the sun is shining is so last century :p

    Coming to you from Pukekohe :D : https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/bleazle-311/bleazlewide-v8-1-a-75150/

    Dave
     
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