You lose channel listings for some channels, and the recordings that you schedule do not run when you configure Windows Media Center to use a digital TV tuner in Windows Vista

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Problem description

When you configure Windows Media Center to use a digital TV tuner in Windows Vista, you lose the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) channel listings for some channels. You also lose the EPG channel listings for the sub-channels of these channels. Additionally, the recordings that you schedule do not run.

Cause

This problem occurs if the television broadcaster changes the information about the channels. In this situation, the Opportunistic Scanning feature updates the channel information according to the new channel details. For example, the Opportunistic Scanning feature updates the channel information when the broadcaster updates the titles of the channels. This may cause EPG information for the affected channels to be lost.

Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
After you install this service pack, disable the Opportunistic Scanning feature. To have us disable the Opportunistic Scanning feature for you, go to the “Fix it for me” section. If you would rather disable the Opportunistic Scanning feature yourself, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section. Note If the EPG channel listings for the channels have already been lost, delete the channels, and then rescan the channels after you apply the hotfix.

Hotfix information

To resolve this problem, apply the following hotfix. Then, modify the registry to disable the Opportunistic Scanning feature. For information about how to do this, see the "Registry information" section.

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the Media Center Receiver service after you apply this hotfix. To do this, restart the computer. Or, you can use Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to restart the service. For information about how to do this, see the "More Information" section.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Registry information

After you apply this hotfix, disable the Opportunistic Scanning feature. To have us disable the Opportunistic Scanning feature for you, go to the “Fix it for me” section. If you would rather disable the Opportunistic Scanning feature yourself, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section. Note If the EPG channel listings for the channels have already been lost, delete the channels, and then rescan the channels after you apply the hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, 32-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot Applicable1,76314-Jun-200713:04Not Applicable
X86_430b406b905bf3a840a13cd31fa40ca3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20619_none_224b88a2661fd044.manifestNot Applicable70014-Jun-200713:04Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-ehome-ehglid_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20619_none_2ddd696686192028.manifestNot Applicable40,00914-Jun-200713:05Not Applicable
Ehglid.dll6.0.6000.20619372,73614-Jun-200702:16x86
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_0fb9918e42dc235c33a9815bd9e239f2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20619_none_e2173f4512059463.manifestNot Applicable70414-Jun-200713:04Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-ehome-ehglid_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20619_none_89fc04ea3e76915e.manifestNot Applicable40,02914-Jun-200713:12Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable1,77314-Jun-200713:04Not Applicable
Ehglid.dll6.0.6000.20619465,92014-Jun-200703:21x64

Disable the Opportunistic Scanning feature


Fix it for me

To disable the Opportunistic Scanning feature automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.

Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 50209


Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.

Let me fix it myself

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To disable the Opportunistic Scanning feature, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Service\GLID
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type DisableActualStreamOpportunisticScanning to name the new entry, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click DisableActualStreamOpportunisticScanning, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.

Did this fix the problem?

  1. Restart the Media Center Receiver service. To do this, restart the computer. Or, you can use Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to restart the service. For information about how to do this, see the "More Information" section.
  2. Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.


Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

More information

To re-enable the Opportunistic Scanning feature, set the value of the DisableActualStreamOpportunisticScanning registry entry to 0. Or, delete the registry entry. See the registry editing steps in the "Let me fix it myself" section.

To restart the Media Center Receiver Service, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type services.msc, and then click OK.
  3. Right-click Media Center Receiver Service, and then click Restart.
For more information about the terms that are used to describe software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 938927 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 7.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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