TEDS+ keeps a check of what timers are on the toppy and what time. It then deletes and adjust timers if the programming changes.
I need to find some time to create a new install of TEDS+ that looks just at the 2400.
IMPORTANT: TED+ and TEDS+ have some significant differences from all previous
versions. Whether you are a TED/S veteran or novice it is important you read this complete
document before running TED+ or TEDS+ for the first time.
As part of the installation of TEDS Suite, three files are copied to the Topfield PVR. Before
restarting the Topfield PVR please check to ensure all files were successfully copied. The first
file is located in the main TEDS Suite program folder (default is C:\Program Files\TEDS
Suite). The other two files are located in the EPG_Uploader folder in the Common
Application Data folder. This folder is different depending on your Operating System:
Win2K, XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEDS Suite
Vista: C:\ProgramData\TEDS Suite
1. TScheck.dat is copied from the main program folder to the EPGdata folder on the
2. epg_upload.ini is copied from either the EPG_Uploader\TF5000 or
EPG_Uploader\TF6000 folder (depending on your Toppy model) to the ProgramFiles
folder on the Topfield.
3. EPG_upload.tap is copied from either the EPG_Uploader\TF5000 or
EPG_Uploader\TF6000 folder (depending on your Toppy model) to the
"ProgramFiles\Auto Start" folder on the Topfield.
If any of the files did not copy correctly you will need to copy them to the Toppy manually.
Once you have verified that the files are correct you need to turn the Topfield off then on
again so that the EPG_Uploader TAP is loaded into memory.
TED+ and TEDS+ remember what timers they have uploaded to the Toppy. This enables
TEDS+ to display the list of current timers in the Programme Guide and enables the
AutoResolve Timer Clash procedure to function properly.
To enable TED+ and TEDS+ to keep the timers in-sync (what they know and what is on the
Toppy) you must manually delete all the recording-type timers from the Toppy before running
TED+ for the first time.
Five Things You Must Know
This information can also be found in the TEDS Suite Help file.
1. TED+ and TEDS+ do not create timers on the Toppy. They merely transmits text files of
information to and from the Toppy. The actual creation of the timers is a function of the
EPG_Uploader TAP (Topfield Application Program) which has been written by Tony
(tonymy01 from the Toppy forum).
2. When TED+ or TEDS+ upload timers to the Toppy they are actually transferring a text
file with information on the timers to be created. The timers don't actually exist on the
Toppy until the text file is processed by the TAP. The TAP is set to check for the
existence of the timer text file (99999999.tgd) every 5 minutes.
3. In order to check that any uploaded timers have been properly created by the TAP, TED+
has a Timer Processing Report and TEDS+ has the Toppy Timers and Timers Sync Check
displays. These provide confirmation that the timers have been created.
4. If there is ever a problem creating any of the timers on the Toppy then TED+, TEDS+ and
the Toppy become out-of-sync. In other words, one or more of the timers that TED+ and
TEDS+ believe to be on the Toppy will not exist. If TED+, TEDS+ and the Toppy ever
become out-of-sync then it may cause problems with the AutoResolve Timer Clash
5. If you manually delete a timer on the Toppy (ie. via the Toppy's remote control) that was
uploaded by TED+ or TEDS+ then the timers will be out-of-sync. If you want to delete a
timer that was created by TED+ or TEDS+ then it must be deleted by them. This is
usually done by changing the Favourite conditions or by deleting the Favourite altogether.
You will then need to do a Favourites Search and Upload.
The EPG_Uploader TAP
The EPG_Uploader TAP is an essential requirement for the correct operation of TEDS Suite.
Though it is bundled with TEDS Suite it is a separate application programmed by tonymy01.
Whilst it is free, a donation would greatly encourage Tony to continue supporting it. His
website is at http://tonyspage.abock.de/
PLEASE: Be sure to familiarise yourself with the EPG_Uploader TAP's README document.
It is in the EPG_Uploader folder, under the main TEDS Suite folder.