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Canuck

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Hi, anybody from Canada/Ontario/GTA here who has used MP and has a tip or two how to set up MP or what to do to avoid problems.
I'm specially concerned about the EPG setup. Which module/plugin works best for Canada?

Thanks in advance!
 

rspierenburg

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Hey,
I live in NS and have it working very well. Originally I just had basic cable through Eastlink, this meant a clear-qam setup. In order to get EPG I used MC2XML plugin, it takes a little setting up but it works very well. If, however, you are looking to setup a Digital STB you need a subscription to Schedules Direct and then use the Schedules Direct MP plugin. Both options work very well.

Rob
 

corporate_gadfly

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Hi, anybody from Canada/Ontario/GTA here who has used MP and has a tip or two how to set up MP or what to do to avoid problems.
I'm specially concerned about the EPG setup. Which module/plugin works best for Canada?

Thanks in advance!
I live in Toronto and use WebGrab+Plus for EPG grabbing for OTA channels (antenna). There was a little bit of setup involved, but once setup it has been pain free. I'm not sure there is a whole lot Canadian-only to configure, with the exception of the weather related info.
 
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kiwijunglist

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    All that is needed is that you write 2-3 paragraphs recommending this plugin for Canadian MP users, stating what channels/networks/providors it covers, with a link to the forum thread / where to download / what needs adjusting to use for canada/how to do it, etc...
     
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    kiwijunglist

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    Nice, i'm sure the other Canadian users will appreciate it.
     

    corporate_gadfly

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    @kiwijunglist: Sure. I'm gonna do all of that this weekend! :)
    @corporate_gadfly: Sounds great! Do you need to pay a subscription fee for that. I heard that one of the EPG services is asking for $25/yr or something like that.
    The $25/year subscription is for SchedulesDirect (only used it for one year as a paid option). From then onwards, I used WebGrab+Plus with tvguide.com (for free).[DOUBLEPOST=1362756362][/DOUBLEPOST]
    You can login using your mp forum login credentials.
    My forum login does not seem to work with the wiki. Known problem??
     

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