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    Media Centre Won't Download Guide or Settings

    Until Saturday my HTPC was running fine. On Saturday I removed my single DVB-T tuner and added a dual DVB-T tuner and booted into Vista as normal. I installed the hardware drivers, no Pinnacle software and went into MC.

    In MC it asked me to run setup again as it found a new tuner. I ran setup and it will not download any regional settings or guide data. Leaving me with no TV at all!

    I reformatted yesterday and started afresh, only to be greeted by the same error.

    I can browse the internet fine using IE, I can also use the moreTV bit, which streams online videos in MC. So the internet is working fine.

    Also, I removed the new TV card and put it in my main PC, ran MC and set it up without a hitch!!! Downloaded all settings and the guide in seconds. So the card is fine in Vista.

    Anyone got any ideas???

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    Re: Media Centre Won't Download Guide or Settings

    So far I've tried:
    - Used the Join a wireless network in MC settings and it connected to the net fine.
    - Deleted the contents of my eHome folder to reset MC.
    - Formatted and reinstalled Vista

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    Re: Media Centre Won't Download Guide or Settings

    I was going to suggest wiping the setting for MCE (had a similar problem), but that's not going to help if the same happens on a full reinstall. :\

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    Re: Media Centre Won't Download Guide or Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    I was going to suggest wiping the setting for MCE (had a similar problem), but that's not going to help if the same happens on a full reinstall. :\
    I thought that a reinstall would fix it tbh. Its driving me mad. I cannot understand why my net connecton works, but I cant get the settings and guide.
    More confusing is the fact that it all works in my main PC without a problem

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    Re: Media Centre Won't Download Guide or Settings

    I cant see how this would be related, but does it matter that the TV card is PCI 2.3 and my HTPCs board is 2.2?

    Edit: The previous card was also PCI 2.3, so that cant be an issue.

    Anyone got any thoughts?
    Last edited by s_kinton; 24-09-2007 at 12:43 PM.

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    Re: Media Centre Won't Download Guide or Settings

    Right, after 47 views and 1 post I managed to solve it myself.

    I t hink the original install got messed up and wouldn't let me download. However, when I reinstalled it, somehow the date reverted to 24 Jan 2007, so that was screwing up all my guide download etc. I just formatted it again, maybe it wasnt necessary, but I had the time and its up and running now

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    Re: Media Centre Won't Download Guide or Settings

    Good good.

    But may I ask how on earth we were expected to even guess that your date was set wrong?

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    Re: Media Centre Won't Download Guide or Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    But may I ask how on earth we were expected to even guess that your date was set wrong?

    This is Hexus isn't it

    I have no idea how it got set to January, I must have changed by accident when I reinstalled Vista., nevermind.

    I hunted around google for a good while and someone mentioned checking language, region, time date etc to someone else having the same problem.

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