On 3 April 2012 16:23, Tony Houghton <h...@realh.co.uk> wrote:
> Freeview HD's EPG uses the same encoding as Freesat, but for some reason
> the EEPG plugin doesn't recognise it; it probably only uses the extended
> decoder when it's using Freesat's non-standard PIDs.

Also, I noticed that (like the EEPG plugin) Dominic's patch only looks
for Freesat EIT data on PID 3842 (BAT & SDT data is on PID 3841). This
is where the EPG data can be found on the majority of the
transponders, broadcast at a symbol rate of 22.0 MSymb/s.

However, on the Arqiva transponder (11.427 GHz [1]) the data is
instead present on PID 3002 (BAT & SDT) and PID 3003 (EIT), and is
transmitted at the much faster symbol rate of 27.5 MSymb/s. This
should allow a full EPG to be retrieved far more quickly. RdioCaroline
(one of the radio channels) is a channel you can tune your receiver to
in order to lock on to this transponder.

Ideally the patch could be updated to watch for both EIT PIDs, and
(even more ideally) the VDR EPG idle scan code could be patched to
immediately jump to Arqiva on S28.2E and retrieve the EPG rather than
laboriously cycling through all the transponders.


[1] http://www.satscan.net/transponder.php?SatelliteID=2&TransponderID=1328

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