After realising my misunderstanding I went home and added the vdradmin package - very easy due to totallymaxed's tutorial.
I can now login to the vdradmin with my browser and can see a list of the channels that I think must have been setup through me uploading the channels.conf file.
I have gone through a few of the other menu options and the admin looks cool but when i go to the watch tv page nothing happens. I get a page with a tvscreen on showing nothing but snow with a big remote control next to it but when I try the buttons nothing seems to happen.
From what I can make out, live tv is not yet accessable through UI2 on an MD as it is still being developed, but should I be able to view TV with vdradmin through a browser? or have I misunderstood again?
thanks for clearing the previous issue up Andrew.