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# 136570 2-Dec-2013 11:27
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I just got one of these cheap 24" inch Veon HD 1080p TVsfor Xmas from the warehouse for $250
I think they used to be like $500.. I guess they will also get cheaper still in a years time
probably end up at $100

Anyhow, had a good play with it and found out a few niggles with it.
I thought I share this info so others dont get caught with it

first its not a smarttv so doesnt have the nice DNLA and Wi-Fi so you can connect it to
your streaming Media Server.. from what I found

2) the Media function it said 400gb was max size of drive in manual. This seems to be nonsense
as it read a 1.5tb 3.5" drive on USB fine.

however you cant use adnormal cluseters sizes.. Took me ages to figure this one out.
they must be default 4K !! not 16 or 32k which I use when storing LARGE media files on my stuff
so can read them faster.

however the PVR wants to format it even when its format unlike a ext freeview box i have.

I got around this by partitioning the drive to a 400GB fat32 partition and a 2nd and  2rd Partition
of the rest to a NTFS both using windows default cluster size of 4K

then on tv I when to menu and PVR system menu and select the correct 400GB partition and
told it to format it using the tv system as fat32 it was happy and created all the special ini files and
folders so you can record tv on drive

3) Media server seemed to play most things MP4 MKV and AVI

exception.. AVI using the DIVX codec wouldnt play... it would drop back to menu without error
and if left it on thumbnail it would pop up DRM protected file or something.

after some research I found if you recorded or encoded your AVIs using Divx more so DIVX50
this was the problem

there is a WAY around this with a tool called vistual FOURCC changer (however its all in german but easy to figure out). it allows you to edit the
header of the file and change the codec ID code in the file to XVID and sub code XVID

does a whole batch as well.. like first pulldown then the first item starts with O.. which is iopen
browse to all the avis and it import them
select all in the list so highlighted

then click the second item in tool starts with M i think... and click OK
it will change ids you see it change in column
and also write the change to all the files on drive very quickly

then can exist and retry on the tv... it should be plan sailing now.

well back to play with it more. I guess if anyone has some other things they found out
could post a reply

one last things.. if you get the tvs below 24" they have a AC DC adapter for 12 vols
as the tvs has 12 volts not a power cable liek the bigger tvs.
this is great for those wanting a tv for caravan or to run of battery
might come in handy in the next quake.. when no power and want to
catch up on the news to see whats going on else where in the country :)
unless you have a tv freeware dongel for laptop
since chch was out of power for some days after event
of course you could run a low draw current device of UPS as well I see
ascent has some 2000watts ones going for $300-$400 range.

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  # 950908 12-Dec-2013 12:05
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Have you noticed a "tearing" effect when scenes pan across the screen? - when the pan is about a 1 second pan from right to left ?
Bit like the panning stutter on early gen plasmas ...

My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government

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  # 950924 12-Dec-2013 12:13
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SepticSceptic: Have you noticed a "tearing" effect when scenes pan across the screen? - when the pan is about a 1 second pan from right to left ?
Bit like the panning stutter on early gen plasmas ...

Some cheap no name TVs are possibly using old gen panels so anything is possible. They are cheaper for a reason.


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  # 950926 12-Dec-2013 12:15
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No,,,, tv signal or via media player? could be amount of data sending
just wondering if more cpu is used when using freeview then sending directly from a external
source.. I would say so.

I think the tvs cpu maybe a little under powered

I have to say my first tv had a dead pixel... I had to take it back 2 hours after opening and rigging up
very annoying.. says QA on it.. you dont expect a new tv to have a dead pixel to show

they swapped it no problems.. but more hassle.

manual made me laugh.. it said expect dead pixels from time to time.. and not to worry

well a birght white dot one foot from the edge and middle of screen.. you notice and cant ignore

worse when in menu with black screen.

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  # 951535 13-Dec-2013 12:06
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The tearing effect occurred on both a Sat box and DVD player. But not my TV purchase, just inherited it :-). I do know they are cheaper for a reason, and wouldn't really buy one for myself.

As for your dead pixel, that's an "always on" pixel, and damn hard to ignore, especially if in the middle of the screen. Good that you got it replaced,,,, a dead pixel, in as much as it doesn't even light up is not as noticeable, if at all ...

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  # 951543 13-Dec-2013 12:17
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OK.. well mine seems ok havent noticed anything distracting but not really tried it out much still. since I replaced it with a non dead pixel one

it was always on.. bright white! lol

theres some settings in there to select 1080i or p 40/60hz i believe for hdmi

or was that my pvr external lol. i would have to check settings again. i know my pvr box can force it to lower settings and aspects that would certainly reduce the processing load

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