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  # 849992 6-Jul-2013 08:58
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globe:

Can you stream to an iPad with the 720? Also does it have a browser built in ? Want to watch (or record) EPL once tcom get it, cheers

No idea. I don't have an iPad or Smart Phone and I'm not interested in streaming to useless (for me) devices. My mobile is a telephone, not a media device or PC.
TVs and DVD/Blu Ray Recorders are designed for playing media or watching and recording TV, not the Internet. If you want a Browser use a PC or Laptop, but yes it does have very limited Internet capability.
Surely if you want to watch EPL you would use your PC or Laptop to stream direct to the TV. The recorder can't record from the internet anyway. It can only record Freeview UHF or via A/V inout. To record EPL you'd need to use a PC with suitable software to record the video stream. There is software available to download and record the likes of Youtube videos and TV on Demand etc. Should be some for EPL as well.




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  # 850032 6-Jul-2013 11:20
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B1GGLZ:
globe:

Can you stream to an iPad with the 720? Also does it have a browser built in ? Want to watch (or record) EPL once tcom get it, cheers

No idea. I don't have an iPad or Smart Phone and I'm not interested in streaming to useless (for me) devices. My mobile is a telephone, not a media device or PC.
TVs and DVD/Blu Ray Recorders are designed for playing media or watching and recording TV, not the Internet. If you want a Browser use a PC or Laptop, but yes it does have very limited Internet capability.
Surely if you want to watch EPL you would use your PC or Laptop to stream direct to the TV. The recorder can't record from the internet anyway. It can only record Freeview UHF or via A/V inout. To record EPL you'd need to use a PC with suitable software to record the video stream. There is software available to download and record the likes of Youtube videos and TV on Demand etc. Should be some for EPL as well.



V useful info there, cheers

 
 
 
 




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  # 850499 7-Jul-2013 17:59
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So I got the 720, thanks to all the advice.

Quick question, I've found the freeview does not want to tune in when the Hdmi cake is used. By this when I set it up the auto tune did not find any channels using the Hdmi cable to connect to the tv. Plugged in the Aerial to the freeview tv and the freeview was running fine. Connected the 720 via the av cables and the 720 set up ok, picture seemed to be a bit pixelated though.

Swapped the Hdmi cable with the one from the mysky box. Watched a av movie on the new 720, went back to freeview and no signal !

Any suggestions ?

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  # 850559 7-Jul-2013 21:59
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globe: So I got the 720, thanks to all the advice.

Quick question, I've found the freeview does not want to tune in when the Hdmi cake is used. By this when I set it up the auto tune did not find any channels using the Hdmi cable to connect to the tv. Plugged in the Aerial to the freeview tv and the freeview was running fine. Connected the 720 via the av cables and the 720 set up ok, picture seemed to be a bit pixelated though.

Swapped the Hdmi cable with the one from the mysky box. Watched a av movie on the new 720, went back to freeview and no signal !

Any suggestions ?


That sounds strange. Sounds like an antenna and'or co-ax problem.
Mine worked straight out of the box and auto-tuned OK as did 2 others the family bought at the same time. Two are in strong signal areas and one is fringe reception area.
The HDMI cable has no effect on tuning.
What signal strength and quality are you getting on the TV?
If you are in a fringe reception area the Tuner on the 720 may be slightly less sensitive?
Only problem I had was the Antenna feedthru on the 720 when powered off was turned off by default. When I turned the 720 off I lost signal on the TV. Fixed it by finding it in the menu and turning it on.



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  # 853538 10-Jul-2013 19:35
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B1GGLZ:
globe: So I got the 720, thanks to all the advice.

Quick question, I've found the freeview does not want to tune in when the Hdmi cake is used. By this when I set it up the auto tune did not find any channels using the Hdmi cable to connect to the tv. Plugged in the Aerial to the freeview tv and the freeview was running fine. Connected the 720 via the av cables and the 720 set up ok, picture seemed to be a bit pixelated though.

Swapped the Hdmi cable with the one from the mysky box. Watched a av movie on the new 720, went back to freeview and no signal !

Any suggestions ?


That sounds strange. Sounds like an antenna and'or co-ax problem.
Mine worked straight out of the box and auto-tuned OK as did 2 others the family bought at the same time. Two are in strong signal areas and one is fringe reception area.
The HDMI cable has no effect on tuning.
What signal strength and quality are you getting on the TV?
If you are in a fringe reception area the Tuner on the 720 may be slightly less sensitive?
Only problem I had was the Antenna feedthru on the 720 when powered off was turned off by default. When I turned the 720 off I lost signal on the TV. Fixed it by finding it in the menu and turning it on.


Hi bigglz. I have looked at signal feedback. It's telling me I've got good strength (10), quality seems to vary from 10 all the way down to 0.

Any suggestions ?

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  # 854109 11-Jul-2013 21:56
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globe:

Hi bigglz. I have looked at signal feedback. It's telling me I've got good strength (10), quality seems to vary from 10 all the way down to 0.

Any suggestions ?

Sorry. No, not without looking at the setup.
What sort of antenna system are you using?
Ideally you need a UHF only antenna with good quality rg6 co-ax direct to the Recorder. Panasonics are susceptible to VHF interference so if you are still using a VHF antenna or are near a VHF analogue transmitter it could cause problems with the quality. Although I'm only about 7km line of sight from Waiatarua I've never had any VHF interference symptoms though.
IMO the variance of the quality level definitely indicates an antenna problem.

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