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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 568845 14-Jan-2012 16:59 Send private message

Hi,

this question might be a bit low-brow for this discussion...  I've just bought a hard drive for our T1020 and have happily set it up to record the news etc.  However, what I can't figure out is if you've hit the manual record button and it's away and recording, how do you stop it recording.  Occasionally I can get up a menu asking if I want to save or delete the current recording but mostly not.  The only way I've been able to reliably stop recording is to switch off at the wall.  BTW using latest 1.22 firmware.

Thanks
Mike

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Geek


  Reply # 571910 22-Jan-2012 14:44 Send private message

Looks like all the new media saved on the T1020 has no PAT/PMT so all my media converters and players fail on reading the files. :(

Looks to be the case even on the SD content.

Anybody know how to fix the PAT/PMT of a file?

Will try a fall-back to the older software to see if that fixes it.

Have also discovered that the folder rdb/ in the disk has the index of files. There are two *tab files there for the video files. They look to hold all info on the videos. To list the filename and the programme attached to it, do the following (I use cygwin for this):

strings vid103.tab | awk '/^0/ {print $0,x}; {x=$0}'

So I can copy out the videos I'm interested in. Slowly working out how this darned thing works...

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Geek


  Reply # 578071 7-Feb-2012 09:45 Send private message

Hi,

can confirm that the older version of the software indeed fixes the PAT/PMT issue. I did a roll-back and SD recordings are reading fine again. So looks like 1.1f has better support for this. I assume the OTA was also done on 1.1f.

Ralph

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Wannabe Geek

Subscriber

Reply # 587548 27-Feb-2012 20:21 Send private message

Has anyone tried the latest upgrade, to "A3UST18_17_0122": i.e v1.22, released 5th December

Since upgrading all Kordia delivered channels are exhibiting pixulation and freezing. This didn't happen on the previous version. 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 587571 27-Feb-2012 21:01 Send private message

There has been problems with Prime & Maori channels since last week nationwide, was fixed this afternoon.

 

I dumped my second box because of all those problems with it  and very bad support.

Problem is nothing on the market to replace it with that even works.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 591875 7-Mar-2012 17:39 Send private message

 

I see new Firmware 1.28 listed any history on it, its a nice box but I wish they could get it to work, Tuners far to week,  making false statements on there web site that is has high gain tuners, every thing else works in this house but not the T1020,  pixelated picture  about 5% of the time.

DishTV have stated to me in the past that the firmware history would be put on there web site but that has never happened, it should be included in the Zip file.

 

Also it needs to support NTFS  file format.

 

 

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Geek


  Reply # 591880 7-Mar-2012 17:57 Send private message

I am getting a "Media not alive" error.
I've reformatted the drive with Fat32, and still nothing 

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Geek


  Reply # 592586 8-Mar-2012 23:50 Send private message

Assume you mean you're getting that error on the new firmware?

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Geek


  Reply # 592610 9-Mar-2012 06:10 Send private message

That is correct

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Geek


  Reply # 597420 19-Mar-2012 22:01 Send private message

Have confirmed that the newest software is still producing problems with PMT/PAT, so will go back to 1.1f again. <sigh>

Anybody know the database used by the software? Assume it's using rdb from http://www.rdb.com/ Would love to be able to re-create the indexing.

It seems sometimes moving the .mpg files off to another disk makes it forget all the content. :(

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 597764 20-Mar-2012 15:55 Send private message

Ralph: Have confirmed that the newest software is still producing problems with PMT/PAT, so will go back to 1.1f again.

Anybody know the database used by the software? Assume it's using rdb from http://www.rdb.com/ Would love to be able to re-create the indexing.

It seems sometimes moving the .mpg files off to another disk makes it forget all the content. :(


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I cant see how you can play any Video files, ? I could not on a PC with the December firmware update, that was  trying some 3 or 4 players.

 

Been trying some new Boxes Zealtek HD8000 keep away from the latest model as it can only record to its block size if it goes over that file will not play, plus can only do Manual or Timer recordings, even though the new model has a Full EPG guide, none of the ,TSV  files would play on a PC the older model did even Full HD, but its not a approved box.

This one is looking good TDVS-T1 has the same Chip as the T1020 and so far not having Pixilation  problems that I got with the T1020

Has a very nicely laid  out Remote, buttons all in the correct place, uses its own file format, cant even be seen on a PC'.

I have seen another box that support the JFS file format may be its the same.

Interesting that Freeview will not let you do EPG recodings of TV3+1 they revert to TV3 Times, this was informed by DishTV and its the same problem with the  TDVS-T1

DTV is in Tawa  has a 800 number and a good web site.

 

 

 

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Geek


  Reply # 600018 26-Mar-2012 08:44 Send private message

Ralph: Have confirmed that the newest software is still producing problems with PMT/PAT, so will go back to 1.1f again.

Anybody know the database used by the software? Assume it's using rdb from http://www.rdb.com/ Would love to be able to re-create the indexing.

It seems sometimes moving the .mpg files off to another disk makes it forget all the content. :(


Hi Ralph

im having the same problems as you, i have emailed dishtv but no responce yet.. i've started another threat are you getting the same as me?

its under the thread

 Forums › Freeview (DVB-T/DVB-S) › Any one else have this problem? DishTV AerialBox T1020

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Geek


  Reply # 600513 26-Mar-2012 22:21 Send private message

Hey,

yes, I've had mixed success with the T1020 but have had an interesting time trying to figure the bugger out.

Using an older firmware, ie 1.1f which was from November (I believe), almost all the recorded files run fine on my PC using VLC or MPC. I don't have a flash PC - about 5 years old, but it mostly can keep up with the 1080p resolution.

More recent firmwares, such as the December one seem to have lots of problems with the files. PAT/PMT looks to be missing on all the files in the most recent firmware (early March 2012), so VLC or MPC can't read the files, even MediaInfo can't produce any reasonable info on the files. Not sure if this is a copy-protection mechanism or a deficiency in the recording process but my feeling is that older firmwares are better in managing this.

Older releases also seem to stop and start files correctly - ie 001230.mpg can be the first file, but the next file, usually named something like 0012301.mpg also has the correct container. Newer versions break that, so to have a readable file, you need to binary copy the file, something like in Windose "copy /b file1+file2 file3" to produce a working file. Easier is on the older software to transcode each file then concatenate the files.

So I've always reverted back to the original firmware. Not sure if it's intentional to break the PAT/PMT when recording on the newer firmwares, but it's not so good for me, who just wants to move those spongebob videos to my other computer (HTPC).

So try the older version - 1.1f is the earliest one I have. I don't think it's perfect, but in terms of recording formats, it seems to be superior. I would be interested in hearing from anybody else who has older versions. I've never encountered any pixelation on any firmware release, so maybe my reception is better than others.

I am interested to hear of other PVRs and how they perform. I chose the T1020 purely on price and the hope that the video outputs would be in some format that I could somehow manipulate to suit my needs. It's mostly achieved that, but with some hurdles along the way.

If anybody knows how to decypher the database used for the programme history etc. I'd be keen to learn more.

Not sure what you mean about Freeview not allowing TV3 and TV1 recordings. I'm pretty sure using the 1.1f firmware, I've been able to record TV3, TV1 from EPG.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 600590 27-Mar-2012 10:30 Send private message

 

 

 

Its Tv3   and TV3+1

You cant record TV3+1  times  via the EPG  they end up as TV3 times, so to record TV3+1

you have to use Timer recordings..

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Geek


  Reply # 601679 29-Mar-2012 07:58 Send private message

Ralph: Hey,

yes, I've had mixed success with the T1020 but have had an interesting time trying to figure the bugger out.

Using an older firmware, ie 1.1f which was from November (I believe), almost all the recorded files run fine on my PC using VLC or MPC. I don't have a flash PC - about 5 years old, but it mostly can keep up with the 1080p resolution.

More recent firmwares, such as the December one seem to have lots of problems with the files. PAT/PMT looks to be missing on all the files in the most recent firmware (early March 2012), so VLC or MPC can't read the files, even MediaInfo can't produce any reasonable info on the files. Not sure if this is a copy-protection mechanism or a deficiency in the recording process but my feeling is that older firmwares are better in managing this.

Older releases also seem to stop and start files correctly - ie 001230.mpg can be the first file, but the next file, usually named something like 0012301.mpg also has the correct container. Newer versions break that, so to have a readable file, you need to binary copy the file, something like in Windose "copy /b file1+file2 file3" to produce a working file. Easier is on the older software to transcode each file then concatenate the files.

So I've always reverted back to the original firmware. Not sure if it's intentional to break the PAT/PMT when recording on the newer firmwares, but it's not so good for me, who just wants to move those spongebob videos to my other computer (HTPC). 


Hi, ive concatenated both files together hoping it will write the correct header info, but alias it still says its a corrupt video file on my PC..

im looking into downloading a program to repair a corrupt video file, to rewrite the  header..  theres one payware :( TS Doctor..

i hope they make a fix, most ppl have media center pc's now, and you should be able to watch your recorded tv series from your PVR in your bedroom while its being streamed..

another settop might be the answer i guess, but then ppl are saying they are using the same chip as the dishtv

I do also have a saterlight DishTV STB which will record everything in SD, but I haven't been able to try it, cause the dish is not aligned properly.. that might be a work around i dunno..

shall let you know if TS Doctor fixes anything when i get a chance


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