Thursday, February 24, 2011

SageTV Beta Arrives – With Hauppauge Colossus Support


SageTV released a new public beta this week – version 7.1.2.  This once includes some improvements to the guide data details as well as support for the new Hauppauge Colossus tuner.

Highlights of the update include:

  • Revamp of UI for SageTV HD300 in standalone (Media Player) Mode
  • Support for new Hauppauge Colossus “Tuner”
  • Updates to TV guide data including ability to save “favorites” for a sports team, awards information (academy awards etc), al Zap2It Guide data now included for OTA and digital lineups in U.S. & Canada
  • Significant improvement for “smooth” fast forward and rewind on HD Extenders (HD200 & HD300)
  • True frame stepping support on HD300 plus support for seeking while playback paused
  • Placeshifter improvemets

There are many additional updates detailed at the SageTV Forums

Also mentioned in the update notes are some “coming-soon” features:

  • Channel Logos provided by SageTV
  • Guide data enhancements:
    • Season & Episode numbers
    • Improved detection of ‘unique’ airings
    • 2+levels of categories
    • additional flags for shows including Live, Dolby5.1, Letterbox, etc.
    • Images for movies in the guide data – basically fanart

Looks like this beta and the next few will include some nice improvements for SageTV users!


Read more and get the download at SageTV