Originally Posted by HDTVFanAtic
How can you get mad using a "bastardized" app that crashes and Nextcomm did author it nor ever said it would work
The system is what it is. MCE has its own issues and most are glad it is not forced to be in that enviroment with all the microsoft restrictions that go along with it.
Unfrustate yourself by using it as it was written and just don't use the Sony site between 7pm and 1am Eastern Time.
I must agree with our friend from the North (did you have a nice Boxing Day?).
Living in the States, at least I am able to take advantage of the TitanTV, which is a far superior alternative. That SonyEPG thing was cr*p. Even at its fastest, it was ridiculously slow. TitanTV is as fast as a downloaded EPG. I congratulate Nextcom for incorporating it.
Having said that, I wish that there was a way to integrate the R5000 with programs like MCE. I use SageTV. I would love not only to integrate the HD recording abilities of the R5000, but also use it to record SD stuff. Right now, I use the same modded box to record to Sage through an S-video connection. I would much prefer the digital connection. Further, I always have to be worried about scheduling conflicting shows.
At the time I had my DTC100 modded, Nextcom had plans to integrate the R5000 with SageTV, etc, through a DirectX plug-in. For technical reasons I would not pretend to understand, they changed their minds. As a customer, I respect their decision and have no hard feelings about this change in plans. But it does not change my desire for the ability to integrate with SageTV, should it ever become available.