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Master Geek


  Reply # 594994 14-Mar-2012 10:53 Send private message

wilt64: Just thought I would let everyone know I have sent an email to the appropriate “powers to be” at SCE New Zealand, TV3 http://www.facebook.com/TV3NZ#!/TV3NZ?sk=friendactivity and Prime http://www.facebook.com/#!/PrimeTV?sk=wall (guys add your comments on facebook as well) Lets see what happens!!

 Prime TV

 PlayTV would be one of the largest selling DVB-T PVR’s in New Zealand, PlayTV is an add on for the PS3 converting the PlayStation 3 into a HD PVR, now since the device has been on the market it is missing the 7 day EPG content from all the Prime TV listings. Is there any update on this? One of the fantastic features PlayTV has is “community favourites” which is a real time “people meter” on any pa...rticular night there are hundreds on line in New Zealand, in real time you do see all the networks and it shows some very interesting statistics which I am sure in particular Prime TV would be interested in, due to the EPG not fully functional “community favourites” is also not fully functioning which is putting a poor light on the ratings. We have also put together a poll "Get Prime and MediaWorks onto PlayTV EPG!!" the poll is on going and as you can see it has gathered momentum http://doodle.com/dmx3kgztwfnp3pts
There is also a very active forum running on Geekzone http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=96060&page_no=1 regarding this matter.
Would be interested in your comments.

Mediaworks

 Hi we have put together poll "Get Prime and MediaWorks onto PlayTV EPG!!" the poll is on going and as you can see it has gathered momentum http://doodle.com/dmx3kgztwfnp3pts also there is a very active forum on Geekzone regarding this subje...ct http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=96060 I would have thought it would be to the networks advantage to have full EPG on PlayTV? Can the general public be assured everything is being done to sort out this issue?

Sony Computers NZ

 Hi Mark sorry for being a pain but I have been asked to forward this poll onto you "Get Prime and MediaWorks onto PlayTV EPG!!" the poll is on going and as you can see it has gathered momentum http://doodle.com/dmx3kgztwfnp3pts I would have thought it would be to the networks advantage to have full EPG on PlayTV? It does surprise me all three parties have not come to an arrangement over this matter?  Anyway thanks Mark for all your support  

Cheers



If is interesting to note I have so far had no reply from anyone including SCE NZ  





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Master Geek


  Reply # 595073 14-Mar-2012 14:03 Send private message

I had the same issue when I contacted them all directly about it.

Not even a "Thank you we've received your email" email.

Kind of frustrating eh



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Master Geek


  Reply # 598588 22-Mar-2012 11:14 Send private message

bjorn: I had the same issue when I contacted them all directly about it.

Not even a "Thank you we've received your email" email.

Kind of frustrating eh


Well that is quiet disappointing, I have had no reply from ANYONE, it has especially surprised me SCE NZ did not get back to me. Oh well at least we tried, my suggestion is we keep voting on the doodle vote and voice our dismay on Face Book and other social media outlets.





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  Reply # 598612 22-Mar-2012 12:07 Send private message

Sorry to break this to you all, but no one cares.

That sounds blunt as, but it's simply not worth the hassle for the number of units that will be sold. With that new VITA playstation thing you'd think they'd be pushing the tie in to get freeview on it if you have a PS3 with PlayTV etc, but quite simply they are not.

For very similar money you could get a real twin tuner TIVO PVR with wireless connectivity, 2 week EPG, online booking and a 500GB hard drive.



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Master Geek


  Reply # 598621 22-Mar-2012 12:25 Send private message

Jaxson: Sorry to break this to you all, but no one cares.

That sounds blunt as, but it's simply not worth the hassle for the number of units that will be sold. With that new VITA playstation thing you'd think they'd be pushing the tie in to get freeview on it if you have a PS3 with PlayTV etc, but quite simply they are not.

For very similar money you could get a real twin tuner TIVO PVR with wireless connectivity, 2 week EPG, online booking and a 500GB hard drive.


Fair comment...but if no one cared how come so many voted? 





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  Reply # 598637 22-Mar-2012 13:02 Send private message

wilt64:
bjorn: I had the same issue when I contacted them all directly about it.

Not even a "Thank you we've received your email" email.

Kind of frustrating eh


Well that is quiet disappointing, I have had no reply from ANYONE, it has especially surprised me SCE NZ did not get back to me. Oh well at least we tried, my suggestion is we keep voting on the doodle vote and voice our dismay on Face Book and other social media outlets.

Possibily a good reason not to buy those brands. Buy a tivo instead.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 598640 22-Mar-2012 13:20 Send private message

Perhaps there's light at the end of the tunnel.


My PlayTV installation screwed up last night (was adding an echo to recordings)


Today I uninstalled everything and reinstalled PlayTV to fix the problem. When it came to setting up tvtv mappings with the channels I noticed they had TV3, TV3 Plus and Prime in the list, FOUR was missing however.


Saddly when it came to going into the Guide no data was listed for those channels.


Hopefully they're testing things and we'll see some EPG data come through soon.                 

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Geek


  Reply # 630360 25-May-2012 14:02 Send private message

I see the tvtv mappings are still there (and even include prime), and in fact on the tvtv site you can see the channel listings too
http://www.tvtv.co.uk/tvtv/index.vm?weekId=0&dayId=0&groupid=0&lang=en&weekChannel=4236&epgView=list
http://www.tvtv.co.uk/tvtv/index.vm?weekId=0&dayId=0&groupid=0&lang=en&weekChannel=4240&epgView=list

But still nothing coming through on PlayTV. This suggests the data is there, but just Sony are blocking it when it gets either to the PS3 or their intermediary site.

Anyway I was just wondering if anyone had tried to log/track the playtv tvtv EPG data requests from the PS3 and see if there is any way to intercept the requests and provide the extra channels data (tv3, prime, etc) ourselves. I guess there is a very high chance the requests are encrypted or conducted in a way that doesn't allow this, but it might be worth giving it a quick try. I have given this a go myself, but my router (Orcon Genius) doesn't support logging, and I tried to use Wireshark, but didn't seem to pickup the PS3 traffic at all (although I didn't really know what I was doing with Wireshark). Has anyone ever looked into this at all?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 630463 25-May-2012 17:01 Send private message

If you set up a proxy on your PC and then set the PS3 to use the proxy you would be able to see the requests the ps3 is making to tvtv via wireshark

Then you could use the proxy to redirect those requests to your own data.. something that i think i might look at doing

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Ultimate Geek

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  Reply # 630479 25-May-2012 17:20 Send private message

My playtv has never worked properly.

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Geek


  Reply # 630489 25-May-2012 17:56 Send private message

Good point on the proxy approach - might try to give it a go later this weekend if no one else has already attempted it, although I am bit of a novice on the networking side of things.

If, and its a very big if, we can intercept the requests and view/change the data, etc - we should be able to scrape the actual missing channel data from the tvtv site.

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