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I have installed Asus Digital VCR that came with my Radeon 9200SE graphic card, but to take advantage of the recording of tv programs and to use it like a VCR, it does not have any kind of "tv guide" feature where you can select an upcoming program to record. I am wondering if anyone knows of a program that provides an electronic tv guide feature that I could use in conjunction with the Digital VCR program?
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Hello,

I am not familiar with a program that can provide a TV schedule to the Digital VCR, you can try taking a look at a program called "Media Portal". It is a free, open-source home-theatre program that is quite sophisticated and has the functionality to record, watch and timeshift live TV and has a built-in TV guide and also allows you to manage all of your scheduled recordings. I highly recommend it, check it out at:
http://mediaportal.sourceforge.net/

Cheers,
Tom

I have installed Asus Digital VCR that came with my Radeon 9200SE graphic card, but to take advantage of the recording of tv programs and to use it like a VCR, it does not have any kind of "tv guide" feature where you can select an upcoming program to record.  I am wondering if anyone knows of a program that provides an electronic tv guide feature that I could use in conjunction with the Digital VCR program?

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There is software that comes with most tv tuners that does that, i would say try media portal and tell us if there is any problems with it or it doesnt do what you want it to, showshifter also does what you want i think but its been so long since i tried it.
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The tuner card I have is an ATI TV Wonder VE, and it included a program called "Guide+", but my installation disk got badly scratched over the years and its useless now, and cannot get a copy of that program even from ATI's site. Is this media portal program good for Canadian stations? I live in Ontario.
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Hi Black Blade,

I am not sure off the top of my head. I will download and install Media Portal and see what options it gives for setting up the MyTV portion.

Cheers,
Tom

The tuner card I have is an ATI TV Wonder VE, and it included a program called "Guide+", but my installation disk got badly scratched over the years and its useless now, and cannot get a copy of that program even from ATI's site.  Is this media portal program good for Canadian stations? I live in Ontario.

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have you checked here for the ati drivers/software: https://support.ati....dge&folderID=27
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yes I have, Starjax, but they do not have that guide + included
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Hello again,

I have found another free home theatre program option that also appears to be very robust and seems to be easier to configure for grabbing TV channels than Media Portal. It also has a very nice Wiki with installation and configuration instructions and tips. The program is called "GB-PVR" and here is the web site:
http://www.gbpvr.com/

I think this will be the one I try once I get my Hauppage card in the mail. It uses channel listings from Zap2It (which I think also covers Canada).

Cheers,
Tom
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Thanks Tom, will try that one....I tried Media Portal and it is not really that great and although my channels come in, since it don't cover Canadian stations the names and frequencies are all messed up. I could prolly fiddle around and get something workable but I would much rather find a program that can grab all my stations properly right off the hop, these days that can't be too much to ask I'm thinking. As for the frequencies of the stations...man who really knows that stuff! lol Ya pick up yer remote click on and if a good show is on Channel 03 (Global) then who cares what the frequency is (that kinda stuff should be auto detected or something). Sorry for rambing :tazz:
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