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MythTV / Version 4 of "tv_grab_au_ice" released
« on: September 17, 2007, 07:22:08 AM »
For MythTV and Freevo users, we've updated the "tv_grab_au_ice" guide grabber script to version 4.  This includes an important change that tells the PVR to download all the guide data at once, rather than in multiple hits to our server.

All users of this script are kindly requested to upgrade ASAP, to reduce load on our servers.

http://www.icetv.com.au/cgi-bin/websupport.cgi?op=show_faq&faq_id=71&faq_cat_id=18

Thanks to Patrick Nichols for the help in changing the script.

Russell

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Announcements / MythTV and Freevo users: new "tv_grab_au_ice" released
« on: September 17, 2007, 07:18:20 AM »
For MythTV and Freevo users, we've updated the "tv_grab_au_ice" guide grabber script to version 4.  This includes an important change that tells the PVR to download all the guide data at once, rather than in multiple hits to our server.

All users of this script are kindly requested to upgrade ASAP, to reduce load on our servers.

http://www.icetv.com.au/cgi-bin/websupport.cgi?op=show_faq&faq_id=71&faq_cat_id=18

Thanks to Patrick Nichols for the help in changing the script.

Russell

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Announcements / New feature: Copy SD shows to HD channels
« on: July 10, 2007, 08:20:46 AM »
Hi!

Normally the guides for High Definition (HD) channels only contain shows marked as being in HD, and a blank spot is left for Standard Definition (SD) shows.  This is because broadcasters sometimes show the SD show on the HD channel, and sometimes they don't.  To be safe, we've only included the HD shows so you don't record an hour of a broadcaster's logo or a demo loop.

But now you have another option.  On the My Account page, you'll now find a checkbox called "Copy SD shows to HD channels".  When enabled, this feature copies all SD shows to the corresponding HD channels, so that the guide for the HD channels contain all shows, whether they're in HD or not.  Also, the HD indicator on a show (if your PVR supports it) will only appear in the guide for the HD channel.

Hopefully this will give you the option of having the guide how you want it.  Just remember though, we can't guarantee that SD shows on HD channels will actually be broadcast.  Please use this feature at your own risk.

Thanks,
Russell

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Announcements / MCE categories improved
« on: February 06, 2007, 08:08:31 AM »
Hi!

This is an announcement for users of Microsoft's Media Center Edition, for both Windows XP and Vista.

We've improved the guide for MCE, to make the two-level categories work better.  Instead of seeing one category called General with all other categories included below it, you will now see all programs displayed in MCE's two-level system, with categories such as "Movie/Drama", "Children/Cartoon", etc..  Searching by category now works much better because you can select from first-level categories such as "Children", "Movie", "News", "Sport", etc., and then select from several second-level categories such as "Animated", "Cartoon", "Drama", etc.

Click the thumbnail image below for a screenshot of MCE in Vista, showing the movie details page.  Notice the new categories "Movie/Action", "Movie/Adventure", and "Movie/Drama", as well as the new "director", "actors", and "year" information, which are all in their proper place on the page instead of being included in the description.  (see this post in the Announcement forum for more details on the director, actors, and year)

We've also added several new second-level categories under "Sport", such as "Cricket", "Football", etc.  These will begin appearing on new sport programs soon, but it may take some time before all existing programs are converted.

Windows Vista MCE users will be happy to know that the new "Categories" button on the left side of the guide window now works as it should as well, showing buttons for several of the most popular categories.  For example, when you click the Categories button and then click "News", the guide changes to show only programs in the "News" category ("News", "News/Current Affairs", "News/Documentary", etc.).

This information should appear in your MCE after the next time it updates the guide.  To force a guide update, go to the start page in MCE (click the green button on the remote), then select Settings, TV, Guide, and then click "Get Latest Guide Listings".

Thanks!
Russell

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Announcements / New guide features: director, actors, and year
« on: February 06, 2007, 07:27:06 AM »
Hi!

We're now starting to add the director, actors, and year to the guide information.  This will primarily be for movies, but may occasionally appear for normal programs as well, to help distinguish them from other programs with a similar name.

Up until now, the guide team has been adding this information at the end of the description.  For PVRs that support separate fields for this information (such as MCE, or any PVR using the XML guide such as MythTV, ShowShifter, etc.), this info will begin appearing in the proper place in the program details, and be available for searches, etc. when the PVR supports it.  Click the thumbnail image below for a screenshot from MCE in Windows Vista to see how it shows movie details.  Keyword searches for director and actor names will work as well, for PVRs that support it.

For PVRs that don't support the separate fields in the guide data (Topfield, DigiTV, etc.) this information will continue to be shown at the end of the description, when there's room for it (PVRs have different limits on how much of the description they'll show, but we try to get as much in there as we can).

Obviously we can't convert our entire database all at once, but you should start seeing the new information appear in the guide soon, and over time we'll get more and more of it moved to the new separate fields.

Thanks!
Russell

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Hi guys,

Someone on another forum found a solution to the problem in Vista of the registry key being overwritten, and it appears to be a great solution.  I've added the fix to IceGuide4MCE.exe and released version 1.5 on the Support page of our web site:

http://www.icetv.com.au/support

Please give it a try and let us know how it works.  Hopefully this will take care of the problems in Vista.

Thanks,
Russell

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Announcements / New forum board: IceGuide for EyeTV
« on: August 28, 2006, 08:27:34 AM »
EyeTV users feel free to use the new board.  :)

Thanks,
Russell

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IceTV EPG Content / Program name change - Doctor Who
« on: July 15, 2006, 02:48:48 AM »
The following program has been renamed to separate it from the older series:

   Old program name: Doctor Who
   New program name: Doctor Who: Adventures In Time And Space

This change will begin with episode "Tooth And Claw" on Saturday 22 July on ABC at 7:30pm.

If you have a series recording setup for the old program name, you may want to change it to the new program name.

Thanks,
Russell

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Announcements / Mark all messages as read
« on: June 30, 2006, 02:20:39 AM »
You may notice that suddenly the forum thinks all messages are unread.  This is unfortunately one of the casualties of the upgrade program we used to switch from the old forum software to the new forum software.  The upgrade program wasn't written for our exact version, so it didn't quite get things right when transferring over information about which messages had already been read.  To try to fix this, I've wiped out the "memory" for which messages have been read, and I'm hoping things will start working better now.

Here's what I'd suggest...

Check through the boards you're usually interested in and see if any topics have been updated -- they should be at the top of the list.  Once you've read everything new since the last time you visited, go back to the front page (click "HOME" in the tab bar at the top left), then click "Mark ALL messages as read" in the lower right corner of the boards list.  This will mark all messages, in all topics, in all boards, as read.  Hopefully it'll remember things correctly from that point forward.

Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience...
Russell

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IceTV EPG Content / Program name change - Seven News
« on: June 28, 2006, 03:11:41 AM »
The following program has been split into two programs:
 
   Old program name:
      "Seven News" (16:30 and 18:00)
 
   New program names:
      "Seven Afternoon News" (16:30)
      "Seven News" (18:00)

If you have a series recording setup for the old program name, you may want to create one for the new program as well.
 
(In addition to these programs, there is also a program called "Seven Morning News" at 10:30, which is not affected by this change.)

This change will take place starting Monday, 3 July.
 
Thanks,
Russell

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Announcements / New Forum Software!
« on: June 27, 2006, 10:55:48 AM »
Check out our cool new forum software!  :-)

We're hoping it adds lots of great new features and fixes a few bugs with the old system.  Those of you that are active on the forums may want to click on "PROFILE" in the tab bar at the top and check all your settings.  While you're there, also click "Notifications and Email" and check to see if the conversion program got all your subscribed topics correctly.

This software allows you to subscribe to individual topics or to an entire board.  While viewing a topic, click "NOTIFY" in the tab bar on the right and it'll send you emails when messages are posted to the topic.  Or to subscribe to a whole board, click the name of the board (so you can see just the list of topics inside that board, not an individual topic) and click "NOTIFY" there as well, to have it send you an email when any new topics are created on that board.  (to subscribe to replies to existing topics, you'll have to subscribe to each one individually -- definitely room for a new feature there if you ask me)

There's also a pretty good Help System in this software, so just click the HELP tab at the top if you get lost.

One issue we're looking into is that it sometimes seems to display the "New Posts" icon on the boards list page even though the board doesn't contain any new posts.

If you find any other problems with the new forums, please post a message on the General Discussions board, or send us an email at support@icetv.com.au.

The new official address for the forum is now:

   http://www.icetv.com.au/forum

Thanks!
Russell

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IceTV EPG Content / Program name change - Hook Line, and Sinker
« on: June 27, 2006, 04:52:12 AM »
The following program has been changed to a standalone program of its own:
 
   Old program name:  "Hook, Line And Sinker"
   Old episode name:  "Road Trip: Australia"
 
   New program name:  "Hook, Line & Sinker: Road Trip Australia"
 
If you have a series recording setup for the old program name, you may want to create one for the new program as well.
 
Thanks,
Russell

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IceTV EPG Content / Program name change: Video Hits Presents:
« on: June 26, 2006, 11:04:33 AM »
 The following program on Ten on Sundays at 11:30 has been changed to a standalone program of its own:

   Old program name:  "Video Hits Presents:"
   Old episode name:  "Coca-Cola Up-Close"
 
   New program name:  "Video Hits Presents Coca Cola Up-Close"

If you have a series recording setup for the old program name, you may want to create one for the new program as well.
 
Thanks,
Russell

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IceTV EPG Content / Program name change - Rage
« on: June 26, 2006, 08:13:56 AM »
The following program on ABC on Sunday mornings has been changed to a standalone program of its own:

   Old program name:  Rage
   Old episode name:  Rage Top Fifty

to:

   New program name:  Rage Top Fifty

If you have a series recording setup for the old program name, you may want to create one for the new program as well.

Thanks,
Russell

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IceTV EPG Content / Program name changes - Big Brother
« on: June 23, 2006, 04:19:11 AM »
Several Big Brother shows have been changed from being episodes of the main "Big Brother 2006" program to standalone programs of their own.  The following are new programs that you may want to create series recordings for if you currently have one for the main "Big Brother 2006" program:
  • Big Brother Adults Only
  • Big Brother Live Eviction
  • Big Brother Live Nomination
  • Big Brother Special
  • Big Brother Task Night
  • Big Brother Up-Late

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