Well thought i would give MP a try on the weekend as im fed up with the lack of channel data and missing freesat stations. Now they are stoping Skyplayer too there is nothing left for me. Anyway found a beta version of MediaPortal to install and went about setting it up. After some hours i got the TV stuff sorted and noticed there was loads of Sat channels that i never had before and a whole new HD one called NHK HD i think. . Im still missing a load of TV guide data but i think that is workable with Webepg plugin. Next up i installed Moving pictures and MP-TV and let them retrieve all my film data. I set up an external player for video to autofrequency/MPC-HC but the switching from 720p to 1080P is not working well which is frustrating. If there was a way to use MADvr in MP as a renderer ( cant fidn a way to do this ) i probably wouldnt need MPC-HC at all tbh as the configuration side of MediaPortal is excellent. So i have some work to do here to get things switch correctly but so far looks promising. Watching TV seems pretty good and ive configured MP to use my MS remote and disable the 7MC services etc. Ive not watched or played with the TV side of it yet to much but it seems pretty good so far although not quite as simple to series link as 7MC but that be me. A few things id like to know is how to kill the TV service as even when not using MP it has locked out my tuners so i cant use them in 7MC which is annoying as im only testing at the mo. Also is there a plugin like nevermiss.tv or TV Catchup etc so i can get the Iplayer stuff? Overall though quite impressed and at least there is an active community and its being delveloped as im not sure MS are to bothered about Media centre these days.