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Old 06-13-2010, 09:59 AM
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Alternatives to DigiGuide EPG

Creating this thread to find out whether any of you has been successful to get a working EPG for the FreeSat UK channels in the UK and NOT using DigiGuide...

I see two options:
1) If you have DVB-S; the current program and next program are being transmitted in the stream itself. I have been reading on the internet that some transponders offer a full EPG. Anybody experienced with this? How to tell SageTV to use that transponder for EPG update?
2) Radiotimes EPG. Radiotimes offers free access to their database; only problem is that the format is complete incompatible with SageTV/xmltv importer.

What are you using (besides DigiGuide)?

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Old 06-13-2010, 10:02 AM
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I use Birtles grabber to get the Radio Times EPG.

Radio Times doesn't have all the channels but it has most, and the Birtles grabber works fine with Stephane's importer.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:30 PM
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Thanks. Checking this out meanwhile.

Anybody using the FreeSat EPG from the DVB-S stream itself?

This would be the best solution for me. My local (non FreeSat) provider is offering a complete 10 days EPG via DVBS only, and if I need to choose the xmltv route there are certain local channels I cannot get the EPG from via xml grabbers.
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