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SageTV 3.0.3 Public Beta Available

Posted on 24 July 2005 by

The SageTV Beta v3.0.3 is now available. ( hat tip HTPCnews )

A more complete list of changes will be available later, but for now, here are some of the v3 changes, in no particular order:

* Configuration Wizard for easier setup
* DX9 Full screen exclusive mode
* TVTV Support for European EPG listings
* Canadian EPG support
* Playback of ASF, WMA, WMV files
* HDTV Recording & Playback
* .tivo file playback
* Playlist Importing (m3u, asx, wpl)
* ATI 550 Support
* French Language Support
* SageTV Server Discovery from SageTV Client (list local addresses you can connect to)
* Software Encoding support
* Media Download / Upload to/from external device when a new drive is detected (i.e. mp3 player)
* STV UI enhancements
* Numerous other fixes and changes.

Some of the above features may be more complete than others. There will be further beta updates to expand the features, of course.

Note: HD recording and playback will be available in v3, but it is not active in this release. Further details of supported cards and how to configure SageTV for HDTV will be announced when this portion is ready — this should be included in the next beta release.

You can download the betas and the updated manual at SageTV Beta dowload page

Additional notes:

* After installing v3, the full Configuration Wizard will be activated the first time SageTV is run. Once it is completed, you will be returned to the Main Menu.
* See Chapter 8 of the new v3 PDF manual (at the beta download link) for specifics on some documented new features.
* The current wiz.bin and properties files are backed up as part of the upgrade install process… but being beta, it is always a good idea to make backup copies yourself.
* If you wish to try v3, yet continue to use v2, then you should make a complete backup copy of your v2 installation directories, then install v3 to try it. If you wish to return to using v2, uninstall v3, re-install v2, then copy your v2 backup over that fresh v2 installation.

You can download the betas and the updated manual at SageTV Beta dowload page

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