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Tech Q&A: Over-the-air TV for PC may be over

Q: My wife and I "cut the cable" over a year ago and have been pretty satisfied using Windows Media Center, (which allows a user to watch and record TV programs on a PC equipped with an internal or attached TV tuner). But recently the program guide stopped downloading and I can't get it back. I've read online that this has happened to many others. What can I do? Michael Kehoe, Minneapolis A: There's a fix for your problem, but the future of the Media Center software is in doubt. Some Media Center users experienced an interruption in TV guide updates in late July because Microsoft changed the way it encoded the guide data. For a workaround solution that involves...