Windows media center tv guide not updating
I am aware of the demise of Mediacenter in the upcoming Windows 10 but right now I have it installed on 4 different computers in my home (including 1 laptop). Is that something to do with Microsoft abandoning Mediacenter?
One of my Windows 8.1 is strictly a DVR with 4 tuners.
I didn't want to troubleshoot a system if there was nothing wrong with it. The two dedicated Media Center systems I use are slightly different and have slightly different setups. Somewhere, I recall reading a post about how someone was "ready" if/when MS ever drops guide support - that they'd essentially work around it. It kind of honestly scares me that they'll one day just dump media center and leave people out in the cold. While I do have Cable Card and like it well enough for casual use, my Hauppauge HD PVR USB units and Hauppauge Colossus PCIe card are setup as primary tuners on their respective systems.
I figured if it was a problem with one system then its likely the system but if it was a problem with both then its likely a problem on the guide info providers end or Microsoft. I'm really glad I didn't have to get under the hood on this one and that the guide info didn't run out. For now I am very satisfied with Media Center and have been since the first version was released.
However, the guide is actually being downloaded and since I have another dedicated Media Center system with a different configuration and a guide that also ends on the 21st I'm starting to think the problem might not be on my end,...... I can't do that with Cable Card or at least not indiscriminately. The DVBLink software has an elaborate guide setup process which is why I am guessing there was an error message on that system when this issue was in effect (and not on the other). The guide data on both systems currently extends to March 31st. Allowing me to archive any recordings I want on my server (automatically or manually) and access them from any computer I want. One uses two Hauppauge HD PVR USB units (via DVBLink software) and two network dual tuner Silicon Dust HDHome Run units and the other system uses a Hauppauge Colossus PCIe card (via Hauppauge beta Media Center software) and a Silicon Dust HDHome Run Prime triple tuner Cable Card unit. Being that it's the ONLY way to do encrypted cable, and not have to rent a box, it's just really sad that this platform feels so abandoned. I prefer it that way because the Hauppauge products can do 1080i /720p recordings that look really good from any HD channel (depending on source resolution) without DRM restrictions,......from premium cable channels like HBO-HD, Show Time-HD and so on.Hopefully by then there will be a really good internet based service that's as easy to use as straight cable TV. I've dealt with this crap for far too long (not to this magnitude), and for .00/year, I'm willing to fork that over for good guide information.
Besides, as a friend of mine just told me, and I agree, hopefully Silicon Dust or Plex will have their DVRs up and running to perfection soon.One of my Windows 8.1 is strictly a DVR with 4 tuners. Went into settings and chose another zip code in the Columbus Ohio area and allowed Media Center to search for available channels. I was able to upgrade a Win 8.1 Pro to 10240 Pro RTM without any problems. I uninstalled them, then did a reinstall without success.