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  #1466734 9-Jan-2016 21:10
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Shoes2468: Hey just interested what outputs these new boxes have?


HDMI, composite.


Thanks, just one hdmi?

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  #1466801 9-Jan-2016 23:21
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Shoes2468:
Spyware:
Shoes2468: Hey just interested what outputs these new boxes have?


HDMI, composite.


Thanks, just one hdmi?



One lonely itty bitty HDMI port.


 
 
 
 


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  #1466805 9-Jan-2016 23:28
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theoldfarter:
Shoes2468:
Spyware:
Shoes2468: Hey just interested what outputs these new boxes have?


HDMI, composite.


Thanks, just one hdmi?



One lonely itty bitty HDMI port.



Annoyingly my TV has a matching, only one lonely HDMI port...!

Being ages old now (2006 I think) HDMI was still new then and even one was cool. It's a 40" Samsung Plasma that still has a great picture and cost over $5000 new. Since the picture is still good (apart from the Sky 'pause' symbol burned in one corner...!) we have never yet felt the need to change it.

The heat from the plasma screen is a bit annoying in summer, but the aircon deals with that.





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  #1466810 9-Jan-2016 23:37
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Geektastic:
theoldfarter:
Shoes2468:
Spyware:
Shoes2468: Hey just interested what outputs these new boxes have?


HDMI, composite.


Thanks, just one hdmi?



One lonely itty bitty HDMI port.



Annoyingly my TV has a matching, only one lonely HDMI port...!

Being ages old now (2006 I think) HDMI was still new then and even one was cool. It's a 40" Samsung Plasma that still has a great picture and cost over $5000 new. Since the picture is still good (apart from the Sky 'pause' symbol burned in one corner...!) we have never yet felt the need to change it.

The heat from the plasma screen is a bit annoying in summer, but the aircon deals with that.


My suggestion would be to use a HDMI switch. I have not looked into them but I assume one could obtain a remote controlled 4x HDMI in/1x HDMi out (saves getting up each time to switch to another input) :)

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  #1467146 10-Jan-2016 18:48
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@theoldfarter - Yes, you can get remote controlled HDMI switches. If you shop around, 4 and 5 input ones aren't that expensive. I have seen them as low as $40.

@Shoes2468 - Apparently you want more than one HDMI output. Theoldfarter's suggestion of an HDMI switch can solve that for you. An HDMI matrix switch with 4 inputs and two outputs are relatively cheap, and you can route any input to either (or both) outputs independently. I got mine from Jaycar about 2 years ago, and it will be a central element of my new setup when I finally get around to completing it.

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  #1467271 10-Jan-2016 23:04
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theoldfarter:
Geektastic:
theoldfarter:
Shoes2468:
Spyware:
Shoes2468: Hey just interested what outputs these new boxes have?


HDMI, composite.


Thanks, just one hdmi?



One lonely itty bitty HDMI port.



Annoyingly my TV has a matching, only one lonely HDMI port...!

Being ages old now (2006 I think) HDMI was still new then and even one was cool. It's a 40" Samsung Plasma that still has a great picture and cost over $5000 new. Since the picture is still good (apart from the Sky 'pause' symbol burned in one corner...!) we have never yet felt the need to change it.

The heat from the plasma screen is a bit annoying in summer, but the aircon deals with that.


My suggestion would be to use a HDMI switch. I have not looked into them but I assume one could obtain a remote controlled 4x HDMI in/1x HDMi out (saves getting up each time to switch to another input) :)


Yes, I have one from the soon to be defunct DSE. It has 2: I got it when we got a Blu Ray player, then unplugged that and plugged in the Apple TV then realised that I never watch either of those devices and only need one HDMI port for the My Sky really...! surprised





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  #1467298 11-Jan-2016 07:27
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Jaycar also have some good HDMI splitters, including 4k.




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  #1468977 13-Jan-2016 10:45
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Got the update yesterday. Don't find it hard to read which has been a common complaint. I really like that recorded series have been put together instead of having to go through the list to find each episode individually. Worst thing is the new way to delete something you have watched. Previously when you just went to the planner and deleted it but now there is no delete option until the recording has reached the very end. Since recordings tend to overrun (I set them to record 10 minutes extra in case things are running late) I now have to remember to fast forward to end of the recording to get the delete option. Anyone found a way around this yet?

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  #1468979 13-Jan-2016 10:51
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invisibleman18: Got the update yesterday. Don't find it hard to read which has been a common complaint. I really like that recorded series have been put together instead of having to go through the list to find each episode individually. Worst thing is the new way to delete something you have watched. Previously when you just went to the planner and deleted it but now there is no delete option until the recording has reached the very end. Since recordings tend to overrun (I set them to record 10 minutes extra in case things are running late) I now have to remember to fast forward to end of the recording to get the delete option. Anyone found a way around this yet?


I had that, a mate at work showed me the light. If the video is playing it can't be deleted. Press the Return button, the one with the anti-clockwise arrow, that will take you back to the Planner, give it a couple of seconds or less, and the yellow Delete button pops up



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  #1469006 13-Jan-2016 11:44
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Thanks will try that tonight.



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  #1470209 13-Jan-2016 18:11
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tdgeek:
invisibleman18: Got the update yesterday. Don't find it hard to read which has been a common complaint. I really like that recorded series have been put together instead of having to go through the list to find each episode individually. Worst thing is the new way to delete something you have watched. Previously when you just went to the planner and deleted it but now there is no delete option until the recording has reached the very end. Since recordings tend to overrun (I set them to record 10 minutes extra in case things are running late) I now have to remember to fast forward to end of the recording to get the delete option. Anyone found a way around this yet?


I had that, a mate at work showed me the light. If the video is playing it can't be deleted. Press the Return button, the one with the anti-clockwise arrow, that will take you back to the Planner, give it a couple of seconds or less, and the yellow Delete button pops up




Press the SQUARE button (stop) this stops the programme then you can delete it.

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  #1470213 13-Jan-2016 18:22
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wingbat45:
tdgeek:
invisibleman18: Got the update yesterday. Don't find it hard to read which has been a common complaint. I really like that recorded series have been put together instead of having to go through the list to find each episode individually. Worst thing is the new way to delete something you have watched. Previously when you just went to the planner and deleted it but now there is no delete option until the recording has reached the very end. Since recordings tend to overrun (I set them to record 10 minutes extra in case things are running late) I now have to remember to fast forward to end of the recording to get the delete option. Anyone found a way around this yet?


I had that, a mate at work showed me the light. If the video is playing it can't be deleted. Press the Return button, the one with the anti-clockwise arrow, that will take you back to the Planner, give it a couple of seconds or less, and the yellow Delete button pops up




Press the SQUARE button (stop) this stops the programme then you can delete it.


Yes. But then you need to navigate back to the planner, and to locate the title.

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  #1470310 13-Jan-2016 19:34
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use the back button, when its still playing with no other messages/banners on the screen hit the back button and you will end up back in the planner with the episode you just watched highlighted

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  #1470325 13-Jan-2016 20:06
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tdgeek:
invisibleman18: Got the update yesterday. Don't find it hard to read which has been a common complaint. I really like that recorded series have been put together instead of having to go through the list to find each episode individually. Worst thing is the new way to delete something you have watched. Previously when you just went to the planner and deleted it but now there is no delete option until the recording has reached the very end. Since recordings tend to overrun (I set them to record 10 minutes extra in case things are running late) I now have to remember to fast forward to end of the recording to get the delete option. Anyone found a way around this yet?


I had that, a mate at work showed me the light. If the video is playing it can't be deleted. Press the Return button, the one with the anti-clockwise arrow, that will take you back to the Planner, give it a couple of seconds or less, and the yellow Delete button pops up




Thanks, that does it.

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  #1470502 14-Jan-2016 07:13
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