Update Rollup KB908250 for Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


We finally shipped the Rollup QFE, which fixes some ugly issues with Rollup 2, especially in countries with DVB-T service.  If you’re using DVB-T and Media Center, you really want this update.


If you have DVB-T service and got the “scrambled guide” bug manifesting on your machine before you could install this QFE, what you need to fix it is to reset your EPG data.  The easiest way to do that is to go into Settings–>TV–>Scan for more services, click the Delete Existing Services button, and then scan.  If you live in an area that can receive more than one DVB-T service that broadcasts the same program, you may still see “duplicates” in your lineup, but that’s to be expected.


Even if you haven’t experienced the scrambling bug, you should at the very least scan for more services, because we added a bit more flexibility into the scanning code to recognize transport streams with corrupt, missing or downright lying to us NITs (Network Information Tables).  If you live in Italy or Spain, in particular, you should get the update and rescan.

Comments (1)

  1. AndyC says:

    Quote: "If you live in an area that can receive more than one DVB-T service that broadcasts the same program, you may still see "duplicates" in your lineup, but that’s to be expected."

    Peter – this doesn’t have to be the case – when setting up the EPG in MCE (at least in the UK) you are asked which transmitter you are receiving from; the transmitters include their transmitter area name in the broadcast, so you could easily restrict the channels selected in scan for channels to the transmitter selected for the EPG. This would stop the duplicated channels and a great load of heartache suffered by people who receive signals from two transmitters with the same channels. Without this fix in place, it takes several hours to properly configure the EPG for the UK, and then this needs to be done each time there is a channel lineup change.

    Cheers,

    Andy

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