SageTV releases new beta (version 2.1)


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Version 2.1 is now available for public beta testing. The following new features have been added or enhanced from version 2.0. Please report any bugs encountered during the testing process through the Bug Submission Form.
  • Support for recording multiple formats across multiple tuners (can mix MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/DivX hardware encoders)
  • MPEG-4 & DivX hardware encoding support including timeshifting functionality through the Plextor ConvertX TV-402U/M402U and Provideo 358T
  • New Hardware support for Plextor ConvertX TV-402U/M402U, Provideo 358T USB and AverMedia UltraTV PCI 500/550 cards
  • Enhanced Video Library - Folder based with support for thumbnail images
  • Browse by Category - View upcoming airings by Category
  • Keyword Favorites - Record shows based on Keywords in addition to Title, Actor and Category
  • Enhancements to Intelligent Recording - Improved file management
  • Plugin support for On-Screen Display, Inputs and MediaPlayer (Developer information available)
  • SageTV now runs as a Windows Service
  • Rearchitected capture & playback systems
  • Support for multiple IR transmitters
  • Power Management support - Standby/hibernate modes supported with automatic wakeup for recordings
  • Expanded Remote Control Support - AverMedia 500/550 Remote and MCE Remotes
  • Import feature for STV Modules
  • Numerous Bug Fixes and Performance Enhancements
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I personally tested this release, and this is a great release, everything tested works as advertised so far, the support for the MCE remote is a great bonus!