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ExPVR V3.8.16 Released
ExPVR V3.8.16 is now available on our downloads page.
This update fixes the issues affecting recording grouping and on demand content with the new Sky+ planner version on DRX890/5 devices.
Users who have copies which have been affected by the older ExPVR versions (V3.8.14 and V3.8.15) can fix the grouping issues without needing to perform the copy again using the tool available on our forums.
ExPVR V3.8.13 Released
ExPVR has now been updated to V3.8.13. This version contains explicit support for the new R006.058.60.00P planner, which has just been rolled out to Sky DRX890 and DRX895 boxes. There are also a number of fixes for copies between legacy and darwin Sky Italia (MySky) boxes and experimental support for reading from Sky Deutschland hard disks.
This version will now write the newer databases (V2.51) for DRX890/895 devices. For this reason, please make sure that your device is up to date (has at least R006.058.60.00P) before attempting to copy to it if you have a DRX890 or DRX895. Instructions on how to force an update (if your box has not already done this automatically) are available here.
The new version can be downloaded from the ExPVR downloads page.
Brand new website design
As you may have noticed, the ph-mb.com website has just been updated! It is now running on a customised version of the Joomla CMS which will allow future changes to be made far easier. You can now expect to see far more frequent updates to the content on ph-mb!
ExPVR V3.7 - Fix for pre-darwin to picasso
I have just uploaded ExPVR V3.7 to http://www.ph-mb.com/products/ExPVR/downloads. This version contains a rewritten database engine which fixes the issues concerning the new Picasso firmware. There are additionally quite a few bug fixes and some improvements to the copy process and UI.
The issue with pre-darwin to picasso copies (viewtopic.php?f=6&t=626) has now been fixed and there is now full support for the new picasso features (e.g. the un-deletion support).
Please visit http://www.ph-mb.com/products/ExPVR/change-log for a full change log.
ExPVR V3.5 Beta - Pre-Darwin Conversion & Disk Merging
I have just uploaded a new beta version to http://www.ph-mb.com/products/ExPVR/downloads which adds a fair few new features, including support for copying from pre-darwin Thompson boxes (the legacy planner is now converted to the darwin format as part of the copy) and the ability to copy recordings from more than one source drive (disk merging).
I have also added an option to add the date the recording was made to the beginning of the synopsis of each copied recording. The current sky planner only shows the day of the month, which can be quite annoying for people with older recordings. Obviously this will not work for recordings made after the copy, but it is better than nothing.
As this is a beta, there may be some issues, but I have tested all the features with my Samsung box, and a Thompson I purchased the other day, and everything seems to be working. One possible problem is that this version is a bit more picky when it comes to the database format (it has to be, as it must also create databases as part of the Thompson conversion and merging features), so if any of the boxes have a slightly different database version it may give an error. If this happens, I would be grateful if you could send me a copy of the databases (PCAT.DB and MFS.DB in the FSN_DATA directory of the sky hard disk) so I can add support.