If you get a decoder error when trying to play live TV you may need to install the LAV Filters from here.
This will show you how to enable or disable the Windows Media Center (mcupdate) task from waking up the computer from sleep when it checks for Media Center updates in Windows 7 and Vista.
Microsoft is now releasing an update that will cause Windows Media Center to retrieve electronic program guide data from Rovi, the same source being used for the Xbox One.
Was it a fairly seamless transition, or were you unable to get the appropriate channel line-up?For more information, please see this Microsoft Knowledge Base article.Rovi gets most of the same channel line-ups that Zap2It does. The amount of data you receive shouldn’t change either.The goal is to continue to provide about two weeks of guide data.We’ve always assumed that the Xbox was pulling that guide data from the service as Windows Media Center.
Therefore, as long as the Xbox has guide data, so would Windows Media Center.
This should correct the issue, though you may end up seeing affected series split into two groups in your recordings.
In most markets you really shouldn’t see much of a change.
If disabled, the mcupdate task will still check for Media Center updates if the computer is running, but will not wake the computer to do so.
You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.
Update: When we initially posted this article it seemed like it would be mostly good news for Windows Media Center fans.