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WatchHDTV -> Version History

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Version 1.961
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2007
  • There was a problem with the scheduler(not the TS version) where a popup box would come up when adding an event, but the events would run fine.This has been fixed and the WatchHDTVSched has been updated to version 1.671.Sorry :)
Version 1.960
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2007
  • Added support for all compatible BDA HDTV Tuners through the use of WatchHDTV Info utility
  • WatchHDTV Info- added install DVR-MS filters, uninstall/install TS filters
  • Please refer to the release notes for more information
Version 1.950
  • Release Date: Apr 24, 2007
  • Added support for the ADS Instant HDTV PCI Tuner and the HP/Hauppauge Expresscard HDTV Tuner
  • Added support for the newest Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro tuner driver
  • WatchHDTV Info- added ability to create a decoders.txt file
    • Select a Video and Audio decoder to use, then press "Create decoders.txt" button and file will created for you in the current directory
  • WatchHDTV Scheduler- entries for new tuners
    • ADS Instant HDTV- "WatchHDTV Standby16"
    • HP/Hauppauge Expresscard- "WatchHDTV Standby17"
  • New Version numbering scheme- For WatchHDTV, WatchHDTVPlay, WatchHDTVSched, WatchHDTVSR, WatchHDTVPlugin-
    • .9- reflects major changes and new features
    • 5- reflects added support for new tuners
    • 0- reflects minor changes and fixes
      So from 1.941 to 1.950- Reflects added support for the tuners, update for Pinnacle driver and a possible bug fix for the Pinnacle tuner registry entries
Version 1.941
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2007
  • WatchHDTV Scheduler- Fixed Standby Issue with multiple tuners - refer to release notes for more information
  • FusionHDTV- Fixed support for FusionHDTV release version 3.60.01 which changed some device names
  • Plug-ins- Updated to support holding volume up/down buttons to change volume
  • WatchHDTVInfo- First release 1.0
    Will list all tuners installed, MPEG-2 video decoders, AC-3 audio decoders, and check for DVR-MS and .TS filters. This can take the place of using Graphedit, DSFMGR, or similar tool to check for the names of the various filters.
Version 1.94
  • Release Date: Feb 12, 2007
  • Please refer to the release notes for a full list of changes
Version 1.93
  • Release Date: Dec 6, 2006
  • Support added for the Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro and Hauppauge WinTV HVR-950
Version 1.923
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2006
  • with scheduler back-to-back silent recordings where second recording could crash after first recording
  • channel/volume displayed in video window should have a transparent background
Version 1.922
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2006
  • Support for the KWorld ATSC 310U and ATI TV Wonder 650 added
Version 1.92
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2006
  • Added support for the Artec USB T14A, AutumnWave OnAir GT, and FujiPlus USB FD-USB728.
  • An improved debugging mode is included- read the "DEBUG README.TXT" for instructions.
  • Channel setup- you can enter channel names now.Channel names will default to "CH#", with # being the main channel.To enter a channel name, select the channel first, then edit the default name.
  • Each tuner can now have its own recording and timeshifting folders instead of having the same folders for all tuners.
  • Recording/Timeshifting should be fixed for Windows Media Center Edition
  • Support for Windows Vista RC1 has been added.Most functionality appears to work except for minor issues like borders showing in fullscreen.
  • WatchHDTV Scheduler-
    1. New popup menu when selecting "Options" to add, remove, edit, or skip week events.
    2. Daily(M-F) events-Daily events are now supported for weekdays only.
    3. Editing events-events can now be edited.To edit an event, select the event from the list and select "Options->Edit event".Once in "Edit Mode" all settings will be set for that event and anything can be changed.When done editing, "select Options->Save edited event" to save the changes or select "Options->Cancel editing" to cancel and make no changes.Once in "Edit Mode", you must save or cancel editing to close the scheduler.If the edited event can't be saved, "Edit Mode" will exit.
    4. Save to-Silent recording events can be saved to a different location than the default recording location.Click "Save To" to open the "Browse For Folder" window and select any valid folder.After selecting a folder, the location should be displayed in the box above.After adding the event, the location will reset to the default recording location.
Version 1.90
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2006
  • fixed silent recordings that cross PM->AM
  • fixed window resolutions showing incorrect data
  • signal strength for VBox tuners might be fixed(it might be undercalculating the strength a little bit)
  • Remote control channel changing with number pad is slighty faster
Version 1.89
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2006
  • I've fixed a few very minor mistakes for Version 1.89. Only WatchHDTV is changed, everything else is the same. Everyone should replace 1.88 even if you think it's working fine.
Version 1.88
  • Release Date: May 13, 2006
  • Please refer to the release notes for a full list of changes
Version 1.87 Preview
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2006
  • Early preview of dual monitor support - you must have your secondary display setup to the right of your primary in your display properties settings. It will work with just extended mode, so you don't need to have any other setting in your display drivers, like clone mode. The program should work on your seconday display just as it does on your primary display, with just a few little differences(like snapping to the edge).
Version 1.86
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2006
  • added two new options to WatchHDTV- per channel volume and aspect ratio control, so volume/aspect ratio will be remembered for each channel
  • minor Scheduler fix for SkipFF/RW settings for Timeshifted events

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