TV Tuner Sat Card - Media Portal and other Software

I’ve just received my Satellite TV Tuner Card today. Installed it along with Media Portal and it’s flying away. I’m guessing MediaPortal is one of the best bits of software as I’ve actually heard of it.

What plugins would you recommend? Tips and tricks?

I’m not using it for a HTPC, just to watch TV on my computer while I do other things. So it’s only playing TV in a corner of my monitor. So far it’s been fine, but I’ll see if the recording function works by tomorrow. The only problem I’m having is that the EPG hasn’t shown up, and the internet EPG doesn’t seem to be downloading.