This is as predicted by @joecrow .
So Germany is one of those countries where you need to grab from one channel in each MUX.
In terms of the limits:
But in general the optimal number of grabber channels may be between these two limits (for example, if one provider owns more than one MUX).
- The maximum number of grabber channels required is equal to the number of MUXes (one channel from each MUX).
- The minimum number of grabber channels required is one (one channel from one MUX; this is the situation in the UK).
The empirical way to arrive at the optimal setup is now to select one of the major channels that still lacks EPG info (probably from a different provider), and then use "Manual Control" to reload the EPG and review the results in the MP client. Keep repeating this until all channels have EPG info.
Once you have a complete EPG using the optimal number of grabber channels, we can look at your "PowerScheduler" settings to arrive at the best setup for your HTPC.
-- from CyberSimian in the UK
Thank you for reporting this . I was curious about how many MUXes a DVB-C system has, and how long the EPG grab would take. Now I know.With the new configuration, with only 13 grabber channels, the EPG scan is completed in about half an hour.
If you finish watching live TV and press the POWER button on the remote control to "switch off" the HTPC, the HTPC will continue to run if it is overdue for an idle EPG grab and no recording is occurring. However, the HTPC should transition to away mode when you press the POWER button. Away mode stops video output to the TV.As long as the EPG scan runs, Windows is prevented from Standby mode. As soon as the EPG scan is completed, Windows goes to Standby mode.
I agree with @framug that Windows should not sleep or hibernate whilst the idle grabber is working, and this is how MP is behaving.Then, if tuners are used, for me, no sleeping is normal.
You wrote your EPG take half an hour for being complete.
Then, after 1/2 hour, your PC go to sleep, right ?
I don't use "PowerScheduler" to trigger EPG grabbing, so my knowledge here may be imperfect . But my reading of the Wiki is that the settings shown on the "EPG" tab apply only if "PowerScheduler" triggers the EPG grab. The Wiki says this: