I don't know if anyone has mentioned GB-PVR before, but it's a great PVR system with remote support and DVB support (with BDA), which so far has not supported MDAPI, a system that could enable the use of softcams.
I was on the DVBN forum, and sub himself (the maker of GB-PVR) announced within a couple of weeks, the new version will support MDAPI.
Having used this PVR software for analog TV, I can say this will without a doubt rule all the other programs I've used so far... If it works with softcams, that is.
EDIT: I suppose I should post a link for those interested.
The current GB-PVR release is v0.98.13. A couple of weeks after that release I added support for this filter. This support will be included in the next public release, which is probably a couple of weeks away.
I have no real concerns what people use this MDAPI support for. Softcams and pirating TV are of no major concern to me, but I'll make sure that the GB-PVR forums do not become a haven for discussing these potential uses.
Nice - with a multiple LNB setup, you could use this and xmltv to have a trans-European PVR, bucketloads of channels, all with full 7 day EPG.
To anyone interested in this software, you can download the new version, which supports MDAPI Filters. I got it working with B*V. All you have to do is:
1) Download http://www.gbpvr.com/mdapi.zip and extract the two files to c:\program files\devnz\gbpvr. These files are FFDecsa.dll and mdapifilter.ax.
2) RUN: regsvr32 "c:\program files\devnz\gbpvr\mdapifilter.ax"
3) On the Misc tab of the GB-PVR Config app, tick the 'enable MDAPI support' checkbox on the bottom right the screen.
4) Put dvbcore.dll into c:\program files\devnz\gbpvr.
After that, any MD plugins found in c:\program files\devnz\gbpvr\MDPlugin will be used. Settings pages for these plugins can be accessed through the tray icon.
I used the vplug 1.3.6 plugin successfully. Emunation failed (caused a crash), which was disappointing to me, because it autorolls really well for me in MyTheatre. Oh well.
last version of gb-pvr
_ update for Vista
_ Multidec Plugins
_ multi tuners
_ h264 compatible for HDTV
For control remote with HIS (byremote)