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I bought a DVB-T USB dongle, which came with Blaze HDTV 6.0.
It's connected to an external, wideband aerial and I can get most channels (it doesn't seem to be able to distinguish the channels that share a frequency, such as CBBC).
After switching to BST from GMT, the EPG fails to show the right times.
I have the right time-zone set.
I've tried re-scanning, and switching off the "Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes" option in the Windows clock, but nothing seems to work.
Any suggestions on how to get the EPG to work properly? Or maybe some better software - I don't like the Blaze EPG even when it's working properly.
I don't want to upgrade the Blaze software because that's going to cost me £20 - about twice what I paid for the USB dongle!

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Hmmm. After setting the Automatic daylight saving option, re-scanning and then re-booting my PC, the times in the EPG seem to be correct, but Now and Next remain blank for most channels, and for those that are not blank, it's showing the wrong program (1 hour out).

I thought my previous DVB-T dongle with Savvy TV was poor, but I'm beginning to prefer it over Blaze.

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Here's some advice for anyone using USB dongle receivers.

Some USB Hubs (the little boxes that give you extra USB ports) don't always give you the full functionality of USB ports.
If I plug my USB DVB-T receiver into one of my hubs (cheap Asda brand), it doesn't work very reliably at all.
But when I plug it in to a USB port directly, it works just fine.

So if you are using a hub and you're having problems, try plugging it in directly to a USB port on your PC. It's possible that it might just fix the problem (I'm not guaranteeing it though!).

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