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  1.    24 Jul 2015 #1
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    Windows 8.1

    Has Microsoft stopped supporting Mediacenter guide updates already?


    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). None of them will now update the guide? Is that something to do with Microsoft abandoning Mediacenter? One of my Windows 8.1 is strictly a DVR with 4 tuners. I wasn't planning on updating that computer for fear of loosing Mediacenter, but if they stop supporting tv guide updates, it will make no sense for me to keep it.


    Is it just a fluck that I haven't been able to update the tv guide in Mediacenter? Or has support for that ceased already?
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  2.    24 Jul 2015 #2
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    UK
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    Windows 10

    They recently made changes to the provider of the guide data

    here's some info from MS
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3078428
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  3.    24 Jul 2015 #3
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    Windows 8.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    They recently made changes to the provider of the guide data

    here's some info from MS
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3078428
    Thanks for the reply. Every time I start mediacenter it tells me that my guide will be out of date in fewer then 3 days and that I need to download it. I click on download and I allow the guide to be downloaded and I receive a message that it has been downloaded successfully but then when I open the guide, all I get is "no data available" for EVERY channel. When I restart mediacenter, it goes through the process again with the same results. I am in a loop.

    i can watch LIVE TV but I can't seem to receive the programming information. I am using tuners and receiving over-the-air broadcasts only.

    i am in the Columbus, Ohio area of the USA.
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  4.    24 Jul 2015 #4
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    UK
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    Windows 10

    Unfortunately I am not sure on that, I don't use WMC myself, I use an alternative and came across the changes while reading about others

    Hopefully someone else who uses WMC can offer some advice on changing the guide info
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  5.    24 Jul 2015 #5
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    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
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  6.    24 Jul 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Unfortunately I am not sure on that, I don't use WMC myself, I use an alternative and came across the changes while reading about others

    Hopefully someone else who uses WMC can offer some advice on changing the guide info
    Can you tell me your alternative? Either here or in a private message.
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  7.    24 Jul 2015 #7
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    UK
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    Windows 10

    here is an interesting thread on this
    R.I.P., Windows Media Center

    I am using MediaPortal at the moment for live TV
    and also testing Emby out, which is mainly a streaming service of local content, but in built tv coming soon

    I am in the UK and the tv I receive on it is all FTA, so not sure how these work in the US
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  8.    24 Jul 2015 #8

    You could try SichboPVR, its free and its pretty good for your TV needs.
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  9.    24 Jul 2015 #9
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    Windows 8.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnarfOH View Post
    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). None of them will now update the guide? Is that something to do with Microsoft abandoning Mediacenter? One of my Windows 8.1 is strictly a DVR with 4 tuners. I wasn't planning on updating that computer for fear of loosing Mediacenter, but if they stop supporting tv guide updates, it will make no sense for me to keep it.


    Is it just a fluck that I haven't been able to update the tv guide in Mediacenter? Or has support for that ceased already?
    Found a suggestion that worked. Went into settings and chose another zip code in the Columbus Ohio area and allowed Media Center to search for available channels. Found the exact same channels but this time the EPG matched with the channels properly and my program listings are back.

    i consider my problem SOLVED.

    Thanks to everyone who responded.
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  10.    26 Jul 2015 #10
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    win 7

    Can you tell us what zip code works for Columbus OH? I have tried a few and non are working for me yet.

    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by KnarfOH View Post
    Found a suggestion that worked. Went into settings and chose another zip code in the Columbus Ohio area and allowed Media Center to search for available channels. Found the exact same channels but this time the EPG matched with the channels properly and my program listings are back.

    i consider my problem SOLVED.

    Thanks to everyone who responded.
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