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Topic # 99749 26-Mar-2012 20:51 Send private message

I habe been playing around with firmware v2.10.28.    The series record function on this is great.  So far just tested a couple of programs and last night I set Sea Patrol to record and do series record.  Looking in timer recordings it is already set to record next weeks episode of Sea Patrol.    
 At moment I am recording a program and playing a media file off external hard drive and all is well.
  The new radio* internet radio works fine also.  This looks like it will definitley be the best firmware to date and I believe the best freeview pvr there is.




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Reply # 629086 22-May-2012 18:51 Send private message

I would like to try this firmware update for the ultraplus 9200 where can i find it?



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  Reply # 629110 22-May-2012 19:13 Send private message

harleyD: I would like to try this firmware update for the ultraplus 9200 where can i find it?


Not generally available. I was given it to try and promised I would not share it so I am very sorry but I wont share it.

There was a v2.10.29 released but cant find it at moment.  On Austech site they say removed due to bugs in the series record.
  Shouldnt be too much longer for the new release.




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  Reply # 629114 22-May-2012 19:18 Send private message

Will it be o/k to run on my 900 also when it comes out ?
or will there be an update for the 900 also?
can't wait to find out if its more stable



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  Reply # 629137 22-May-2012 19:45 Send private message

I would assume they will release the 900hd at the same time




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  Reply # 629139 22-May-2012 19:58 Send private message

Gilco2: ...
I believe the best freeview pvr there is.

Nah sorry.  Vu+ Duo is better IMO.

Can the 9200 support a 2TB hard drive?
Does it have programmable ad skipping buttons?

Series Link has been working on Vu+ Duo for over a year now and software upgrades are freely available from the VIX forum amongst others.  There is an excellent support community there too.

If you still think the 9200 is better, please explain why.







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  Reply # 629161 22-May-2012 20:39 Send private message

grant_k:
Gilco2: ...
I believe the best freeview pvr there is.

Nah sorry.  Vu+ Duo is better IMO.

Can the 9200 support a 2TB hard drive?
Does it have programmable ad skipping buttons?

Series Link has been working on Vu+ Duo for over a year now and software upgrades are freely available from the VIX forum amongst others.  There is an excellent support community there too.

If you still think the 9200 is better, please explain why.


I see so many people just cant set up the duo plus.  The x-9200 just plug in and go.

But the main reason is the x-9200 is available here.  Try buying a duo vuo from any New Zealand supplier.  Please correct me if I am wrong now.  I do know it was not available here for awhile and as far as I know still is not available here.

But yes I agree with you, once the duo vuo has been setup it would be the best but that is nowhere near as easy for most people.




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  Reply # 629173 22-May-2012 21:05 Send private message

Gilco2: But yes I agree with you, once the duo vuo has been setup it would be the best but that is nowhere near as easy for most people.


I guess I'm in the minority then.  No amount of effort could get the Ultraplus box I had working reliably so I sent it back; the Vu+ Duo worked straight out of the box.  The only "set-up" I did was to separate the tuners to allow them to act independently.  I was up and running recording across a LAN to a disc on my Mac within minutes.  I later installed a 1 TB drive (took about 15 minutes - easy) and it's scarcely missed a beat in coming up for 2 years.

If it ever does spit the dummy, and assuming that there is still no decent cheap broadband HD delivery service, and that NZ FTA DVB-S hasn't proceeded too far along its path to self-destruction through spewing even more ad-riddled drivel, I'd import a Vu+ unit from Australia or the UK, or Mars if I had to rather than risk another Ultraplus fiasco.



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  Reply # 629178 22-May-2012 21:25 Send private message

grant_k:

Can the 9200 support a 2TB hard drive?

  When they make a 2tb I will let you know.  It does support the largest at present the 1tb as I have one in mine.  So quiet you cant hear it being 2.5inch




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  Reply # 629193 22-May-2012 21:58 Send private message

Gilco2:
grant_k:

Can the 9200 support a 2TB hard drive?

  When they make a 2tb I will let you know.  It does support the largest at present the 1tb as I have one in mine.  So quiet you cant hear it being 2.5inch

I bought a Samsung 2TB drive that was noted for its quietness and it has lived up to expectations.  It runs so quietly I cannot hear the drive from more than 1 metre away.  Definitely much quieter than the HDD in MySky where you could always hear the heads clicking.





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  Reply # 629230 22-May-2012 23:31 Send private message

The 1TB I put in my duo is a Samsung, but I think I made a bit of a strategic error in getting a 7200 rpm drive, thinking that faster would be better. It's quiet, sure, but it is just audible from across the room. No biggie, just a minor annoyance. I was thinking of swapping it for a 5400 rpm drive, but then prices doubled! What is the rotational speed of yours, Grant?

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  Reply # 629251 23-May-2012 00:42 Send private message

xarqi: The 1TB I put in my duo is a Samsung, but I think I made a bit of a strategic error in getting a 7200 rpm drive, thinking that faster would be better. It's quiet, sure, but it is just audible from across the room. No biggie, just a minor annoyance. I was thinking of swapping it for a 5400 rpm drive, but then prices doubled! What is the rotational speed of yours, Grant?

Yep, 5400rpm, chosen for quietness.  The slower speed doesn't seem to make any difference in performance because I/O is limited by:

1)  Processing power of CPU
2)  Limited bandwidth per satellite transponder
3)  100Mbps Ethernet speed

Recently I copied a recorded movie file from my Duo via FTP.  It was maxing out the Ethernet port, so obviously HDD speed is not a factor.





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  Reply # 629288 23-May-2012 08:45 Send private message

grant_k:
xarqi: The 1TB I put in my duo is a Samsung, but I think I made a bit of a strategic error in getting a 7200 rpm drive, thinking that faster would be better. It's quiet, sure, but it is just audible from across the room. No biggie, just a minor annoyance. I was thinking of swapping it for a 5400 rpm drive, but then prices doubled! What is the rotational speed of yours, Grant?

Yep, 5400rpm, chosen for quietness.  The slower speed doesn't seem to make any difference in performance because I/O is limited by:

1)  Processing power of CPU
2)  Limited bandwidth per satellite transponder
3)  100Mbps Ethernet speed

Recently I copied a recorded movie file from my Duo via FTP.  It was maxing out the Ethernet port, so obviously HDD speed is not a factor.

Thanks for that.  It confirms exactly what I'd read on some other websites.  I'll probably get a 5400 rpm drive at some point then and put the 7200 rpm one in an external case to add to my 'library' storage.

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  Reply # 632973 30-May-2012 22:42 Send private message

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 Is this compatible with my ultraplus 900 or my 9200

It is a 3TB usb 2.0/3.0 western digital external drive



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