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#1
When starting the EPG or channels list the now playing video windows displays "no video playing". I know this is because I have not started watching a channel yet. If I start a channel and exit to the EPG or channel list it will show the live feed of the channel I was just watching. What I would like to have happen is when I have not been watching TV and I enter the EPG is for the last channel I had watched (or the first channel in the list) to start playing in the preview just like a set top cable box would. Is this possible currently?
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#2
There is some kind of preview support in the code but I'm not sure where and how (or if) it is used anywhere.
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#3
No this is not possible .. it's only possible to continue last watched channel on startup (see your live tv settings).
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#4
Thanks. I saw that feature but it's not quite what I'm looking for. I opened at feature request in the PVR development forum.

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=185927
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#5
The xbmc function PlayPvrTv (Gotham only)will start playing the last watched channel, maybe you could mod skin files to launch that before opening the EPG... Not sure what happens when livetv is already playing though...
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#6
Thanks. I'll have to look into it. I was able to find the commit that added the playpvrtv feature to XBMC so that should be a good starting point.

https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/2325

EDIT:

Actually I was sort of able to achieve this through the skin by adding
Code:
<onload>PlayPvrTv</onload>
to the PVR skin, but this started a fullscreen playback rather than just the preview window.
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