EPG with Dreambox600 on BSKYB

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Hi,

I can only see whats on now and next in the EPG on bskyb using dreambox 600 some people i have talked to can see a week in advance on other satellites is this just the way it is for bskyb or can i do something to the box to get more from my epg????

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If you use search you will find several EPG threads.
 

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This link from Compufunk looks great _http://epg.evolution.project-x.us/index.php

However i have one question about installing it?The instructions say this

Installation: Copy extepg.so and extepg.cfg to the plugin dir on your dreambox (/var/tuxbox/plugins/) To make the plugin start with the red button instead of the normal epg press red button(epg) twice and select External EPG.


when i use dcc i see var/tubox/ but not plugin after that where should i ftp to an also do i need to set the file attributes to 755 or anything like that as before i had problem with not setting the correct file attribute Thanks
 

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The directory is different in the DM600 than what they say in the instructions, I'm not at home now so I cant check which directory to use. Use a search to find it.

Use the following command in a telnet terminal to find the correct directory.
Code:
find / | grep extepg.cfg

This should find the directory where extepg.cfg file lives, so this is the directory you should be copying to, I suggest you make backups of any files you overwrite.

Other than the above, I think the rest of the instructions provided are good for a DM600.
 

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ok cant find using telenet if you can let me know the correct directory when u get home that would be much appreciated Thanks
 

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erukus said:
ok cant find using telenet if you can let me know the correct directory when u get home that would be much appreciated Thanks
OK Then just try a search for the plugins directory.

Code:
find / | grep plugins
If that doesn't find it then you are doing something wrong. I'll have a look tonight.
 

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The directory you want is

/etc/tuxbox/plugins/
 

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i am using this and cant get a 7 day schedule for sky m8, only BBC and some of the foreign channels. I may not have it set uo correctly but tried all sorts and could only get now and next for sky uk. There are some good ones working for Sky Italy. Is this the same type of system sky uk uses? Open I think its called. If it is I would think that someone out there will develop it for UK, or is there already one out there?
 

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i am using this and cant get a 7 day schedule for sky m8, only BBC and some of the foreign channels. I may not have it set uo correctly but tried all sorts and could only get now and next for sky uk.

I've never seen it in action, I have no internet connection so, I only installed it to see how it worked and if I could download a file on a regular basis and load it to the Dreambox for the plugin to read. The developer said that this was not possible at present.
tomthebomb1968 said:
There are some good ones working for Sky Italy. Is this the same type of system sky uk uses? Open I think its called. If it is I would think that someone out there will develop it for UK, or is there already one out there?

I've read Sly UK use OpenTV for their EPG. As yet nobody has developed a plugin that can read the data it transmits (As far as I know).

I'm hoping that someone develops a plugin that can handle the new Freesat platform EPG.

In the meantime I'm looking at alternatives using a combination of XMLTV, MV and a weekly download of an XML file,
 

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Iam playing around with WeekEPG 2.1b at present. It has a full 7 day listing for SkyItalia, nice !
 

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Hi there has there been any update on getting a better EPG for sky uk 28.2E? or does anyone know of working one for gemini image
 

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EPG-Evolution works fine, I've been using it for months.
 

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ok but does it still only work for a few channels
 

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Its working with most of the sky/freesat channels as far as I see. Its a little slow, but otherwise very useful. You can set your timer with it, something you cant do with a lot of the other alternatives.

Make sure you read the manual so that you can use it to its full potential.
 

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"The directory you want is

/etc/tuxbox/plugins/"

I cant find that directory

I have /etc/tuxbox/butnoplugins
 

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What image are you using?
 

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Weekepg 3.1 works well on a 600, I put it on my sisters box and she has had no trouble using it, works for timer recordings too which earlier versions of EPGevolution didnt, not too sure about the latest version though it may have been added. There is a weekepg 3.2 out now but cant comment on it as havent used it
 

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I am using gemini 4.30
 

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Create a folder and call it plugins and then upload the files and see if that works.
 

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tomthebomb1968 said:
Weekepg 3.1 works well on a 600, I put it on my sisters box and she has had no trouble using it, works for timer recordings too which earlier versions of EPGevolution didnt, not too sure about the latest version though it may have been added. There is a weekepg 3.2 out now but cant comment on it as havent used it


Where did you download this programme from?
 
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