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Hello, I've been working on trying to get the HDPVR to work as a TV Tuner in MediaPortal. There is currently support, but it is in a very early phase and MediaPortal hates the HD-PVR and refuses to play TV consistently. That is, it freezes or doesn't show up at all.

So now I'm wondering if there are any other front ends out there, that not only support the HD PVR as a makeshift TV Tuner, but also are real front ends with active development and great customization like MP.

Essentially what I need are 3 things:
1. Full HD PVR Support
2. Something like the TVSeries plugin in MediaPortal
3. A good looking/modern interface

Thanks a lot for any replies.

(sidequestion: Do any other front ends have a plugin like MP's "TVseries?" It accesses thetvdb.com to download television show information, then organizes all your tv show's by Series, Episode, and provides names for everything.... I can't find that out anywhere!)
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SageTV, but I'm guessing you'll think it fails at 3 (doesn't have 2 really either).

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That's why the first (after installing tuners) thing you do is load up SageMC and customize with one of the many skins available. (In order to get 3) I also think gbPVR might support the HD-PVR.
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Do Sage and/or gbPVR have an equivalent to #2 on my list?

Cause I cannot find one thing telling me they do.
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I don't think so, if you are talking about tv shows that are not recorded by the software. They are pretty much the only other game in town that does #1.
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the forthcoming BeyondTV 4.9 (currently in beta) should support it fully. Or, that's what I understand, at least. I'm not a beta tester. Not sure if BTV meets your other requirements or not, but personally I think it's much more usable system than Sage.
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BTV has absolutely no media (non-recording videos/music) functionality whatsoever.

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GBPVR was actually the first to support it. It currently does not support 5.1 audio but the new release (which will be available in a couple of days) adds this support. As for you #2, I'm not familiar with the TVSeries for MP but there are a couple of video archiving plugins if the main video library does not do what you want.
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BTV has absolutely no media (non-recording videos/music) functionality whatsoever.

huh? I know it doesn't handle music or photos but it handles all my videos -- regardless of source -- with the exception of MKVs. I just added additional 'Media Folders' (or whatever they call them in the settings).
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huh? I know it doesn't handle music or photos but it handles all my videos -- regardless of source -- with the exception of MKVs. I just added additional 'Media Folders' (or whatever they call them in the settings).

Really? I thought all that was in Beyond Media, which has been discontinued.

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BTV can play the media (avi, mpeg and wmv but not mkv) but doesn't really do a good job of it. You can't have thumbnails for covers for movies, and can only have it sort by folder. It does support the hd-pvr (at least the beta version, anyway.)

I don't think on program does it all, but I use BTV with Meedio (and the Chrome skin) which comes pretty close. Meedio probably doesn't have fancy transition effects of other frontends, but works for me and has a fantastic tv series organizer (and movies, and music.)
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