To configure the TV Server (scan for channels, EPG configuration) you have to use the MediaPortal SetupTV application.

On Windows Home Server v1, click the “MediaPortal SetupTV” button in the command bar:


On Windows Home Server Codename “Vail”,  switch to the “Status and Configuration” tab and open the application from there:



Note: On Windows Home Server v1 the SetupTV application will start inside the WHS Console, while on WHS Codename “Vail” it will start as a seperate window!


Scan for channels

  1. Open the MediaPortal SetupTV application as described above.
  2. Expand the node TV Servers –> Your server name . A list with all TV cards in your server will be displayed.


  3. Choose the card with which you want to scan for channels.
  4. Set the necessary parameters and click “Scan” to start scanning. In this example, a DVB-C card is used. The screen may look different for other card types.


  5. When the scanning process is finished, you can switch to the “TV Channels” view to verify that all channels were found correctly.



EPG configuration

If you have a DVB digital TV card, you can enable EPG grabbing, which means that program guide data is retrieved directly from the TV stream.

Go to DVB EPG –> TV EPG grabber and select the channels for which you want to grab EPG data.


Last edited Jan 4, 2011 at 5:02 PM by akoeplinger, version 3


kevinidzi Nov 27, 2011 at 9:02 AM 
If only it was that simple.... If that doesn't work for anyone reading this page, then you may need to get the tool MC2XML and schedule a windows task to pull down the EPG data daily for your local provider. There is an addin to pull the output into Media Portal. Note, you'll have to manually map your channels that were scanned into the XML flow (which i didn't want to do), but it is a one time deal and then you'll be done. If your station names are useless, Then you'll have to select all channels in TV Channels, use the Test Timeshift button and delete any channels which are not checked afterwards. When that is done, go to Manual Control and manually record 10s from each station and map what you see to a station from your actual cable provider online guide. Using that mapping, you will hopefully be able to map it to the XML. I had to do some searching for the call letters in the 10s clip against Bing to find the actual station callsign used by my cable provider, but that was just for a few oddball stations. Good luck!