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152 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 541523 5-Nov-2011 20:44 Send private message

Not off-topic imho.

Be wary that some heat pumps don't have the settings stored in the unit, rather all the settings are in the remote. Therefore the unit will turn on with only default settings, I am presuming based on experience, when not using the correct remote.

This is basically how my heat pump acts if I press the "soft" power-on button on the unit instead of using the remote.


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Master Geek


  Reply # 541526 5-Nov-2011 21:15 Send private message

Ah, there's something I hadn't even noticed before. I was just browsing the webfs listing and it dawned on me that the datestamp is wrong - 13 hours wrong. It appears that the OS timezone on the MagicTV is set to GMT+0. Doesn't really matter I suppose.

Just remember to use the filename as the recorded time rather than it's datestamp.


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 541587 6-Nov-2011 01:06 Send private message

Yes. It seems standard to use UTC or GMT as the EPG data uses this format to express prog times. The machine then translates this to local for display.
 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 541682 6-Nov-2011 14:21 Send private message

Not what I meant but you might be right since the datestamps are 13 hour behind local time.

I was thinking that my remote viewing computer would know the correction. But that's not how this is working is it, since webfs is presenting a web page of the files rather than an actual filesystem.

Then it's either webfs at fault or the timezone offset of the MTV is not stored in standard way so webfs has no way to identify it.


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 545231 14-Nov-2011 16:06 Send private message

Just bought a Logitech Harmony 300 from Alpha City for just over $40.

Works great with my Sony TV and the Magic TV 3600, and cheaper than a whole new Magic TV remote (and a bit cheaper than a Harmony One!).

Setup was a breeze. Only button I needed to manually assign was the return/back button for menu navigation.

Nice to have responsive buttons again :)




Making a game called Tallowmere.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 545402 14-Nov-2011 22:54 Send private message

I fixed my Magic TV remote. It was not too difficult.

The remote is not really designed to be opened. After removing the screw under the "No wrong assemble" sticker I had to use a flat headed screwdriver to unhook the clips that hold the frontplate and the backplate together.

Inside there wasn't dirt but what seemed to be fine machine oil like what goes into a sewing machine. The oil had slowly migrated on the most-used buttons' contacts on the PCB and buttonpad.

I washed the white plastic plate and buttonpad in detergent and warm water then cleaned the PCB's contacts with a wet tissue.

After putting it back together it works almost like new.

Make sure you put the white plastic plate back in the right way around as there are hollows for the transistors.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 545476 15-Nov-2011 09:23 Send private message

ditto to the above , its not hard to fix the remote , but the odd thing is that "oil" comes back as i have cleaned mine twice now in 2.5 years :)   After the screw is removed the catches are at the base of the remote and once you know where they are it is pretty easy to remove with a small flat blade driver.  When mine was toast i lost all care for the remote and just ripped it apart after removing the screw, as luck woulld have it it was totally ok and a simple clean had it going 100% again.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 545574 15-Nov-2011 11:56 Send private message

My wife didn't want me messing with the remote in case it stopped working altogether; didn't want to endure any downtime :P

I'm still keen to have a crack at it at some point. Sounds easy enough...




Making a game called Tallowmere.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 564107 3-Jan-2012 20:08 Send private message

They have posted release notes for the 3.17 firmware:

* Use Dynamic image mode for Kordia mux channels after autoscan
* Fix scanning problem of Rotorua region
* Fix bitstream not active (i.e. Dolby 5.1 becomes stereo) when watching
timeshift



I've found the remote control continues to deteriorate. Even after the oil is cleaned off, it keeps reappearing, and the pads themselves seem to be on a degradation path to becoming non functioning. If anybody has an ideas about how to keep the remote control working I'd be interested to hear them. 

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Geek


  Reply # 564110 3-Jan-2012 20:20 Send private message

bfginger: I've found the remote control continues to deteriorate. Even after the oil is cleaned off, it keeps reappearing, and the pads themselves seem to be on a degradation path to becoming non functioning. If anybody has an ideas about how to keep the remote control working I'd be interested to hear them. 

The keys on mine are a little dodgy too but the main problem for me is a feeble range and having to be very accurately pointed at the infra-red receiver on the magic box.  It would be hard for me to argue that it is "faulty" yet but I'm not at all happy with it.

When I get fed up with persevering I'm going to get a learning remote.  I've heard good things about the Logitech (but it seems to have a scary number of tiny, nondescript buttons.  I guess that discussion belongs on another Geekzone forum.

You need to get onto this while you still have some remote functionality left or you won't be able to learn the control signals from your Magic remote.

Cheers, Jef.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 564112 3-Jan-2012 20:28 Send private message

This Magic is in the Logitech Harmony database. I use the Harmony One & can control the Magic with it. I did not have to 'teach it anything'.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 564113 3-Jan-2012 20:30 Send private message

With the Logitech Harmony 300 I bought (mentioned above), all of the Magic TV controls were available from Logitech's database and software without needing to do any point-at-each-other learning, so if your Magic TV remote dies, don't fret too much.




Making a game called Tallowmere.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 564129 3-Jan-2012 21:36 Send private message

Refer to my posts on page 67 about the Harmony remotes. You can't go wrong with any one of them. Highly recommended.

Also, the online database has pretty much every remote code you could possibly need already loaded in the database. You should not need to teach the Harmony remote any codes.

When I first loaded up the MagicTV in the Harmony remote though, it was missing a couple of the commands (Audio was one of them). A quick call to the Logitech help desk and they updated the MagicTV online database so it now has all the codes required.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 582120 15-Feb-2012 23:45 Send private message

It is possible to watch recordings across the network directly from a Magic TV with 1lostkiwi's patch.
In VLC, go to Open Network Stream in the Media menu, enter the URL of the recording eg
http://192.168.1.68/1/ts/120312180000_003.ts
then click play.

Can the Harmony learn from another remote without being hooked up to a computer?

Does anyone know if the Magic TV support HDDs larger than 2TB?

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Uber Geek
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Trusted

  Reply # 582171 16-Feb-2012 08:46 Send private message

bfginger:
Can the Harmony learn from another remote without being hooked up to a computer? 


No, your entire profile and remote codes are stored online.  You can't do anything with a harmony unit unless you connect it online.

More than 2TB?!  How much free to air content are you wanting to watch in NZ?  Wink   

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