Help and support with third-party TV software.
Windows Media Center, J River Media Center, Next PVR, MythTV, InstaTV, etc.
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Post by Rickt1962 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:08 am

Microsoft is Ending Windows 7 support January 14th which one is better and why ? EPG123 or HDprime DVR I use Windows 7 media center for recording to MCEbuddy to a server and Raspberry's with KODI on all TV's EPG costs $25.00 a year and HD wants $35 so why pay $ 10 more and why ?

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Re: EPG123

Post by rpcameron » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:50 am

EPG123 is simply a program to provide guide data. The DVR subscription is for a DVR service that includes guide data. They are different products, and for the most part the guide is from the same upstream provider (Gracenote), so the guide data is the same in both products.

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Re: EPG123

Post by signcarver » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:35 am

Typically with epg123, one will also purchase a subscription to Schedules Direct as epg123 needs to pull data from somewhere.

Though I recommend getting the schedules direct service, if money is tight and you wish to try both out, you should be able to subscribe to the dvr service and then also use epg123 to get the xml guide data from silicondust rather than data from schedules direct. (Note that doing such is in the early stages and there have been a few bumps that i think are for the most part solved, but is why i still recommend both services for most people)

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