There are plenty of third party applications to edit, tweak, and customize media center. Over the years I have used my fare share of those tools. Guide Tool is another one of those tools I recently started using. Because I run 10 tuners in my media center pc, with my recent switch over to Windows 7 on my main HTPC I was constantly manually editing my guide data, playing around with the guide sources as well as the tuner pooling capabilities in 7MC. If anyone has ever played around with manually editing the guide data and tuner priorities in 7MC you know what I am talking about when I say it is a pita and requires a lot of tedious and repetitive tasks.
With the Guide Tool it allows you to pull up and edit the guide data, the tuner pooling, guide sources, channel numbers, and channel names. Guide tool also allows for remote management of the guide data as well, which if you are running a remote HTPC headless you can edit the guide data without having to RDP into your htpc.
Other features include:
So if you need the ability to edit your guide data, edit your tuner pooling, or anything else that pertains to your guide give the Guide Tool a try.