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Chapter 1: IntroductionEdit

How to use this Document Edit

Minimum System Requirements Edit

Product Overview Edit

Navigational Tips Edit

Chapter 2: Installation and SetupEdit

Before Installing SageTV Edit

Before Installing SageTV Client Edit

Upgrading to a Newer Version Edit

SageTV and SageTVClient Installation Edit

License Key Registration Edit

Starting SageTV Edit

     Controlling SageTV’s Service Mode Options Edit

          Accessing Network Drives with the SageTV Service Edit
          Should I Use SageTV in Service Mode? Edit
          Changing Property File Settings in Service Mode Edit

     Start the SageTV User Interface Edit

Starting SageTV Client Edit

     Configure SageTV Client to Connect to the Server Edit

Initial Configuration Edit

SageTV Quick Start Guide Edit

     Sleeping, Waking, and Exiting SageTV Edit

          How the State of SageTV affects Creating TV Recordings Edit
          Sleeping SageTV Edit
          Waking SageTV Edit
          Exiting SageTV Edit

     Using Windows Power Management with SageTV Edit

     Watching Live TV Edit

          Watching Live TV When a Scheduled Recording Starts Edit

     Scheduling a Manual Recording Edit

     Creating a Favorite Edit

     Intelligent Recordings Edit

     Watching a Recording Edit

Chapter 3: SageTV MenusEdit

Using the SageTV Menu Interface Edit

     Keyboard Edit

     Mouse Edit

     Remote Control Edit

     Entering Text via Remote Control Edit

Global Menu Features Edit

     The Menu Header and Footer Edit

          Status Indicator Icons Edit

     The Default Pop-up Menu: Video Menu Options Edit

     SageTV Recording Types Indicators Edit

          Font Styles Edit
          Marker Icons Edit

The SageTV Menus Edit

     Main Menu Edit

          Navigation Edit
          Menu Choices Edit

     Instant Search Edit

     SageTV Recordings Edit

          Selecting an Individual Recording Edit
          Selecting a Group of Recordings Edit
          SageTV Recordings Views Edit
          SageTV Recordings Options Edit
          SageTV Recordings Menu Options Edit
          Sorting Options Edit
          Grouping Options Edit
          Filtering Options Edit

     Recording Detail Edit

     Airing and Video Options Dialog Edit

          Basic Options Edit
          Advanced Options Edit

     Grouped Airings and Videos Options Dialog Edit

          Right Column Edit
          Left Column Edit

     Program Guide Edit

          Navigation Commands Edit
          Mouse Navigation Edit
          TIP: Updating the Guide Data Edit
          Program Guide Options Edit
          Program Guide Menu Options Edit

     Program Information Edit

     Series Information Edit

     Additional Airings Edit

     Airing History Edit

     Recording Schedule Edit

          Recording Schedule Views Edit
          Recording Schedule Options Edit
          Recording Schedule Menu Options Edit
          Notes about Scheduled Recordings Edit

     Search Edit

     Search Results Edit

          Search Results Options Edit
          Search Results Menu Options Edit
          Sorting Options Edit

     Browse By Category Edit

     Favorites Manager Edit

          Adjusting a Favorite’s Priority Edit

     Favorite Details Edit

     Create Timed Recording Edit

          Channel Selection Edit
          Start and Stop Time Edit
          Recurrence Edit
          Canceling a Timed Recording Edit

     Recording Conflicts Edit

          Conflict Resolution Options Edit

     Music Browser Edit

          Music Browser Layout Edit
          Music Browser Usage Edit
          Music Browser Views Edit
          Music Browser Options Edit
          Music Browser Menu Options Edit
          Note about the “Now Playing” Playlist for Music Edit
          Music Browser Song Options Edit
          Music Playlist Options Edit
          Music Playlist Segment Options Edit
          Album Thumbnails Edit

     Song Detail Edit

     Create Playlist Edit

     Photo Browser Edit

          Photo Browser Layout Edit
          Photo Browser Usage Edit
          Photo Browser Options Edit
          Photo Browser Menu Options Edit
          Photo Browser Slideshow Options Edit

     Video Browser Edit

          Video Browser Layout and Usage Edit
          Video Browser Views Edit
          Video Browser Options Edit
          Video Browser Menu Options Edit
          Note about the “Now Playing” Playlist for Videos Edit
          Video Browser Video Options Edit
          Video Browser Folder Options Edit
          Video Playlist Options Edit
          Video Playlist Segment Options Edit
          Video Thumbnails Edit

     Video Detail Edit

     File Browser Edit

          File Browser Layout and Usage Edit
          File Browser Options Edit
          File Browser Menu Options Edit
          File Browser File Options Edit
          File Browser Folder Options Edit

     Video Conversions Edit

     New Drive Detected Edit

     Record Command Options Dialog Edit

          Adjust Recording Options for Manual Recordings Edit

     Online Services Edit

     Weather Edit

          Short Term Forecast Edit
          Forecast Details Edit

     5-Day Forecast Edit

     YouTube Video Edit

          YouTube Video Search Results Edit

     Google Video Edit

          Google Video Search Results Edit

     TV Show Editorials Edit

          TV Show Highlight Edit

     Plugin Manager Edit

          Plugin Manager Layout and Usage Edit
          Plugin Manager Options Edit
          Plugin Manager Categories Edit
          Plugin Options Edit

     Plugin Detail Edit

     Plugin Configuration Edit

Chapter 4: Media PlaybackEdit

Supported Media Types Edit

Using the SageTV Media Playback Interface Edit

     A Note About Time Scroll Playback Mode Edit

     Video Playback Edit

          OSD Top Edit
          OSD Bottom Edit
          OSD Time Bar Edit
          Playback Commands Edit
          Video Playback Options Menu Edit
          Video Playback Completion Options Edit
          Aspect Ratio Mode selection dialog Edit

     DVD Playback Edit

          OSD Top Edit
          OSD Bottom Edit
          OSD Time Bar Edit
          Playback Commands Edit
          DVD Playback Options Menu Edit

     Music Playback Edit

          OSD Top Edit
          OSD Bottom Edit
          OSD Time Bar Edit
          Playback Commands Edit
          Music Playback Options Menu Edit

     Picture Viewing Edit

          Commands Edit
          Mouse Control Edit
          Options Menu While Viewing a Single Image or a Slideshow Edit

Chapter 5: Configuring SageTV Edit

SageTV Setup Edit

     Configuration Wizard Edit

     Configuration Wizard: General and User Interface Options Edit

          Step G1: Choose Your Country Edit
          Step G2: Choose Your Language Edit
          Step G3: Choose Whether to Enable the SageTV Server (server only) Edit
          Step G4: Choose Whether to Enable the Media Extender and Placeshifter Server (server only) Edit
          Step G5: Manage the Placeshifter Users Edit
          Step G6: Configure the Placeshifter Internet Connection (server or media extender only) Edit
          Step G7: Select the SageTV Startup Option Edit
          Step G8: Adjust Display Aspect Ratio Edit
          Step G9: Adjust User Interface Overscan, Part 1 Edit
          Step G10: Adjust User Interface Overscan, Part 2 Edit
          Step G11: Display Videos on Menus? Edit
          Step G12: Choose Style for Videos on Menus Edit
          Step G13: Select Remote Control Edit
          Step G14: Assign Remote Control Commands Edit
          Step G15: Enable Intelligent Recording? Edit
          Step G16: Weather Report Configuration Edit
          Step G17: Set Parental Controls Edit
          Step G18: Set Parental Restrictions Edit

     Configuration Wizard: Media Center Options Edit

          Step MC1: Configure the Media Center Import Directories Edit

     Configuration Wizard: Configure TV Recording Edit

          Step R1: Set Analog Video Format Edit
          Step R2: Video Recording Directories Edit
          Step R3: Source Setup Wizard Introduction Edit
          Step R4: Source Wizard Summary Edit

     Configuration Wizard: Configure Video Playback Edit

     Source Wizard Summary Edit

     Source Setup Edit

          Step 1: Select Device Edit
          Step 2A: Select Device Input Edit
          Step 2B: Select Audio Input Edit
          Step 3B: Select the TV Tuner Tuning Option Edit
          Step 4: Choose the RF Channel Edit
          Step 5: Select the Tuning Plugin Edit
          Step 6: Select the Cable Box or Satellite Receiver Edit
          Step 6A: Name the New Receiver Device Edit
          Step 6B: Teach SageTV the IR Codes from the Receiver’s Remote Control Edit
          Step 7: Choose Whether to use Programming Guide Data Edit
          Step 8: Select Provider Type Edit
          Step 9A: Select Cable or Satellite Provider (Part 1: Zip/Postal Code) Edit
          Step 9A: Select Cable or Satellite Provider (Part 2: Select Provider) Edit
          Step 9A: Select Cable or Satellite Provider (Part 3: Select Service Level) Edit
          Step 9B: Select Local Broadcast Market Edit
          Step 10: Choose the Channels to Receive Edit

     Source Details Edit

          Source Options Edit
          Remote Control Options Edit

     Channel Setup Edit

          Done with Channel Setup Edit
          Edit Channel Lineup Edit
          Channel Sorting Method Edit
          Scan for Available Channels Edit
          Channel List Edit
          Channel Setup Options Edit
          Remapping Stations for EPG data using ATSC or QAM Digital Tuners Edit

     Remap Channel Edit

          Channel Remapping Options Edit
          Remapping Channels for Digital Tuners Edit

     Add Channel to Lineup Edit

     Channel Scan Results Edit

     Channel Manager Edit

     Parental Controls Edit

     Parental Control Restrictions Edit

     Detailed Setup: General Settings Edit

          Video Recording Directories Edit
          Video Recording Path Optimization Style Edit
          Media Center Import Directories Edit
          Automatic Library Rescan Frequency Edit
          Intelligent Recording Edit
          Autodial if Needed for Internet Edit
          Sync System Clock with SageTV Server Edit
          Animation Options Edit
          Screen Saver Options Edit
          Show Mouse Icons Edit
          Automatically Connect to Server (Client only) Edit

     Detailed Setup: Multimedia Settings Edit

          Aspect Ratio Mode Edit
          Aspect Ratio Settings Edit
          Overscan Settings: Edit
          Display Aspect Ratio Settings Edit
          Output Resolution Edit
          Native Output Resolution Switching Edit
          Recording Quality Edit
          Enable TV Out for PVR-350 Edit
          Enable UI on TV Out of PVR-350 Edit
          Hardware Decoding Only: Edit
          Video Menu Options Edit
          UI Language Edit
          Default Audio Language Edit
          Default Subtitle Language Edit
          SageTV Window is Always On Top Edit

     Detailed Setup: Video/Audio Settings Edit

          Video Renderer Edit
          MPEG2 Video Decoder Filter Edit
          SageTV MPEG Video Decoder uses DXVA (hardware acceleration) Edit
          H.264 Video Decoder Filter Edit
          VC1 Video Decoder Filter Edit
          Media Player for non-MPEG Files Edit
          Dscaler Deinterlacer Filter Edit
          Audio Renderer Edit
          MPEG2 Audio Decoder Filter Edit
          HD Audio Decoder Filter Edit
          Audio Playback Delay Edit
          HD Audio Output Edit
          Reload Media Player Edit

     Detailed Setup: DVD Settings Edit

          DVD-ROM Drive Edit
          DVD Video Renderer Edit
          DVD Video Decoder Filter Edit
          DVD Audio Renderer Edit
          DVD Audio Decoder Filter Edit

     Detailed Setup: Commands Settings Edit

          Link Infrared/Keystroke to SageTV Command Edit
          Show SageTV Commands linked to Infrared/Keystroke Edit
          Unlink Infrared/Keystroke from SageTV Command Edit
          Remote Control Configuration Edit

     Detailed Setup: Server Settings Edit

          SageTV Server Edit
          Media Extender and Placeshifter Server Edit
          Configure Placeshifter Internet Connection Edit
          Manage Placeshifter Users Edit
          Placeshifter Locator ID Edit
          Allow Placeshifter clients to automatically login Edit
          Media Extender Conversion Quality Edit

     Detailed Setup: Advanced Settings Edit

          Load at Windows Startup Edit
          Video Orbiting Duration Edit
          3D Acceleration Edit
          Use Full Screen Exclusive Mode Edit
          Overlay Color Keying Edit
          Optimized Image Loader Edit
          Rescan Existing Library Files Edit
          Automatic Update Checks Edit
          Check for STV Update Edit
          Revert to the default STV Edit
          Reload last custom STV Edit
          Manage STVI plugins Edit
          SageTV Full UI Package (.STV or .XML File) Edit
          Import UI Modification (.STVi File) Edit
          Select the User Interface Theme Edit
          Debug Logging Edit

     Detailed Setup: Customize Settings Edit

          Fast Forward & Rewind times Edit
          Inactivity Timeout and OSD AutoHide Edit
          Automatically Enable Channels Newly Added to EPG Lineups Edit
          Power Management settings Edit
          Font Size Limitation Settings Edit
          Numeric Text Input Settings Edit
          Online Video Options Edit
          Online Video Access Edit
          YouTube Video Quality Edit
          Channel.com Options Edit
          Temporary File Storage Location Edit
          Reset Temporary File Storage Location Edit
          Mouse Auto-Repeat Rate Edit
          Ignore Leading Articles During Text Sorting Edit
          Instant Search mode on Navigation Menus Edit
          Maximum Results per Search Edit
          Action to take when SageTV Window is closed Edit
          Video Background Color Edit
          Focus follows mouse movement Edit
          Delete Live TV files when not using Intelligent Recording Edit
          Use aggressive negative profiling for Intelligent Recordings Edit
          Include episode names in filenames Edit
          Remove padding on back to back Favorites Edit
          Add ShowID as part of Movie Favorites Edit
          Reset watched shows when played again Edit
          Always ask whether to resume or restart partially watched videos Edit
          Always start video playlist items from the beginning Edit
          Detect repeat airings with non-unique IDs Edit
          Automatically add converted videos to database Edit
          Enforce recording quality in schedule Edit
          Number of Days to Schedule Recordings Edit
          Enable MPEG4 timeshifting (requires hardware encoder) Edit
          Always tune channel Edit
          Channel Entry Options Edit
          DirecTV Fast Serial Channel Changes Edit
          Show recording status marker icons in lists Edit
          Ask to delete recording at end of playback? Edit
          Use expanded options for the Record command Edit
          Options menu mode for videos and recordings Edit
          For grouped items: Select opens options dialog, Info browses into group Edit
          Alternate Movie category name Edit
          Display pop-up when a new drive detected Edit
          Display OSD between Playlist Segments Edit
          Reset Disabled Warnings Edit
          Use wrap-around scrolling in single column vertical lists Edit
          Use vertical wrap-around scrolling in the Program Guide grid Edit
          Use ‘Fixed Focus’ in single column non-wrapped vertical lists Edit
          TV Category Background Colors Edit
          RC5 Repeat Detection Edit

     System Information Edit

     System Messages Edit

SageTV Commands Edit

     Sending Commands via Keystrokes Edit

     Sending Commands via Infrared Codes Edit

     Sending Commands via Windows Messages Edit

     Sending Commands via Multimedia Keyboards and Remotes Edit

     List of All SageTV Commands Edit

Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Guide Edit

General Crashes and Errors Edit

Video Issues Edit

Audio Issues Edit

Installation Edit

Customizations Edit

Infrared Devices Edit

License Edit

EPG Edit

International Edit

Misc Edit

Client – Server Connection Edit

Chapter 7: Frequently Asked Questions Edit

General Edit

Setup & Installation Edit

Watching Live TV Edit

Recording Programs Edit

The SageTV EPG service Edit

Configuration & Customization Edit

Firewall Settings Edit

Chapter 8: Version History Edit

  • Version 7.0
  • Version 6.6
  • Version 6.5
  • Version 6.4
  • Version 6.3-B
  • Version 6.3-A
  • Version 6.2
  • Version 6.1
  • Version 6.0

Appendix A: SageTV Properties Settings Edit

  • Configurable properties for SageTV Version 2.0 and later

Appendix B: Adding Channel Logos Edit

Appendix C: Managing Recording Files Edit

  • Where to Store the Next Recording
  • No More Free Space
  • Automatic Cleanup of Live TV

Appendix D: SageTV Command Line Parameters Edit

Appendix E: Remote Controls Edit

  • SageTV Remote
  • Programming the STP-HD300 Remote Control
  • SageTV STP-HD300 Remote Control Layout
  • SageTV STX-HD100 and STP-HD200 Remote Control Layout
  • Hauppauge Remote
  • Hauppauge Remote Control Installation Instructions
  • SageTV Configuration Options for the Hauppauge Remote
  • SageTV Preconfigured 34 button Hauppauge Remote Control Commands
  • SageTV Preconfigured 45 button Hauppauge Remote Control Commands
  • Streamzap Remote
  • Streamzap PC Remote Control Installation Instructions
  • SageTV Configuration Options for the Streamzap Remote
  • SageTV Preconfigured Streamzap Remote Control Commands

Appendix F: Infrared Receivers & Transmitters Edit

  • Evation’s IRMan (www.evation.com)
  • ACTiSYS IR-200L (www.actisys.com/ac200-220.html)
  • USB-UIRT (www.usbuirt.com)
  • Hauppauge IR Blaster

Appendix G: Network Encoding Edit

Appendix H: Custom Recording Quality Settings Edit

Appendix I: Playing DVDs and BDs from the Hard Drive Edit

  • Playing Hard Drive Based DVDs
  • Playing Hard Drive Based Blu-rays

Appendix J: Using the SendMessage Utility Edit

  • Usage
  • Example Use

Appendix K: Closed Captions Edit

Appendix L: Customization Development Edit

  • SageTV Studio
  • Sharing Customizations via Plugins

Appendix M: SageTV Media Extenders Edit

  • Media Extender Installation
  • Registering Media Extender Licenses
  • Enable the Media Extender Server
  • Enable Connection to the Media Extender Server
  • SageTV HD Theater, models STP-HD200 and STP-HD300
  • SageTV HD Media Extender, model STX-HD100
  • Hauppauge MediaMVP
  • MVP Supported Media Types
  • Restart MVP After Installing a SageTV Upgrade
  • Using SageTV Studio with a Media Extender (optional)


Appendix N: SageTV Placeshifter ClientEdit

  • SageTV Placeshifter Client Installation
  • Registering Placeshifter Licenses
  • Enable the Placeshifter Server
  • Enable Remote Access to your SageTV server
  • Create Placeshifter users
  • Placeshifter Client Connections
  • Adding a Server
  • Placeshifter Settings
  • Placeshifter Login
  • Placeshifter Client Media Playback
  • Using SageTV Studio with a Placeshifter Client (optional)


Appendix O: User Interface ThemesEdit

  • Adding Custom Images to an Existing Theme
  • Creating a New Theme

Appendix P: Operating System DifferencesEdit

  • SageTV for Windows
  • SageTV for Mac
  • SageTV for Linux OEM Edition

Appendix Q: Third Party Software LibrariesEdit

  • Apache License
  • GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE v2.1
  • GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE v2

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