Thanks for the response, keenan. I did reinstall, but with the same result. Just to check, does Radio Tuner work in your Media Player? For some reason, Media Guide works fine for me with the hosts list, but not Radio Tuner.
I remember the original thread & I had the same problem, plus I couldn`t get to some of my regular sites that I have used in the past. My IT consultant found an alternate DNS server address for my ISP (Pipex) and I inserted it in the INTERNET PROTOCOL (TCP/IP) SETTINGS PROPERTIES for the connection I was using. Rebooted everything and it worked. I don`t know why though.
Thanks for coming back on this one, Taff36. Glad to hear you solved your problem. However I think your problem was affecting all the MediaPlayer links, rather than just Radio Tuner. I disable the hosts file when I want to use Radio Tuner, which is OK as a workaround but a bit messy.