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Many of us are used to being able to see a channel’s logo instead of just a boring old name in our TV listings from our DVRs and Media Centers but it is also one of those features lacking natively in 7MC. Fortunately, thanks to the hard work of Makryger of The Green Button, there’s a solution to this quandary.
Presenting, My Channel Logos for 7MC, a program that comes bundled with a number of TV channel logos and a simple program to assign them to any channel in your listing. You can even add your own logos through the program’s easy to use interface.
You can download this wonderful little app from the My Channel Logos website right here. At present there is a bug that did not allow the program to run on a freshly installed Windows 7 Media Center machine with no tuner setup but it did run perfectly on the pre-setup machine. If you have trouble getting the program to run on your machine check out the support thread here. Once you get into the program it’s hard to go wrong.
Update: Many of the bugs mentioned above have been fixed since this article was written, including support for UK users.
On your first run the readme file instructs that you must first choose a region and press the “Update” button. Once that’s been done you can let the program Auto Populate Logos, which worked very well assigning all but the most cryptically named channels the proper logo. You can also assign your own channel logos by selecting your desired channel on the left hand side and clicking the black box to the left.
It really could not be simpler. The interface is practically self explanatory. To clear logos from your channels you can select them one by one and press “Clear logo” or clear them all by pressing “Remove All”. Once your logos have been assigned just close the program and restart Media Center.
So download your copy of My Channel Logos and get started on making your dull TV listings shine in no time. For more TV listings help you can also check out our guide on Adding ClearQAM channels to your Media Center.
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