Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
2590 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 311

Trusted

  # 1760382 10-Apr-2017 18:48
Send private message

Jaxson:

 

sonyxperiageek:

 

If it's not the Freeview EPG that's nice looking, what EPG do you mean?

 

 

 

 

The Sony has it's own EPG, and option to record to an external hard drive.

This sort of thing:

 

 

 

 

vs

 

 

Oh wow, the Freeview guide hasn't changed much since i last saw it 5 years ago lol.







6918 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 655

Trusted

  # 1760383 10-Apr-2017 18:49
Send private message

old3eyes:

 

Can it record off line??  I.e. when the TV is turned off??

 

 

 

 

No idea sorry. 


 
 
 
 


4431 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1356
Inactive user


  # 1760402 10-Apr-2017 19:48
Send private message

Jaxson:

 

old3eyes:

 

Can it record off line??  I.e. when the TV is turned off??

 

 

 

 

No idea sorry. 

 

 

 

 

It can... It's Android... It's never really off unless you unplug it.


2590 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 311

Trusted

  # 1760420 10-Apr-2017 20:23
Send private message

blakamin:

 

Jaxson:

 

old3eyes:

 

Can it record off line??  I.e. when the TV is turned off??

 

 

 

 

No idea sorry. 

 

 

 

 

It can... It's Android... It's never really off unless you unplug it.

 

 

Which means it's also constantly sending stuff to Google! tongue-out

 

With recording TV on an external hard drive, can you record and watch another channel at the same time with the Sony? i.e has it got two tuners?





2004 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 410

Subscriber

  # 1760453 10-Apr-2017 21:11
Send private message

Thanks for that EPG info, Jaxson. I haven't used it as my TV doesn't have a working aerial. I just use the SKY box for tuning and recording.




6918 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 655

Trusted

  # 1760520 11-Apr-2017 00:38
Send private message

Not too interested for now, but this will become my go to when my TiVo dies. I think this and the on demand options provide enough functionality to not bother replacing the TiVo with another $500+ box.

2004 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 410

Subscriber

  # 1760562 11-Apr-2017 08:42
Send private message

The question re multiple tuners is pretty relevant, though. PITA if you couldn't record and watch something else at the same time. 


 
 
 
 




6918 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 655

Trusted

  # 1760655 11-Apr-2017 11:21
Send private message

linw:

 

The question re multiple tuners is pretty relevant, though. PITA if you couldn't record and watch something else at the same time. 

 

 

 

 

Yeah but it's only freeview.  Most of my viewing content is coming from overseas these days.  Most of the 1, 2 and 3 channels will be well served with freeview plus or the separate android on demand apps.

 

Can pretty much guarantee all on TV PVRs are going to be single tuners, unless you happen to have a higher grade 'hybrid' tv with a satellite tuner option, that is connected to a sat dish and uhf aerial, and where the TV PVR software allows for the operation of one without the other.  I once had a hybrid TV box, Hyundai from memory?, that had one sat and one terrestrial tuner, but it could only ever use one at a time anyway.


4431 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1356
Inactive user


  # 1761831 11-Apr-2017 20:22
Send private message

sonyxperiageek:

 

 

 

Which means it's also constantly sending stuff to Google! tongue-out 

 

So are my 3 tablets, phone, and PC's... If I cared, I wouldn't have bought it  wink

 

sonyxperiageek:

 

With recording TV on an external hard drive, can you record and watch another channel at the same time with the Sony? i.e has it got two tuners?

 

 

No idea about how many tuners are in it... I don't even have an antenna plugged in any more (I have a Fetch with 4 tuners). I recorded something once when I first got it. I was going to recommend some family got one because their LG sucked, but they got a fetch too.

 

 

 

edit: here in Oz, most things with a single tuner can still record something else in the same channel group IIRC, eg Channel 9, Gem, 9 Life, 9 Go.


3537 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 556


  # 1764042 13-Apr-2017 20:39
Send private message

I setup a 65" X75 today.

 

Hardwired to the network and it all went very smoothly. One firmwre update that took 4-5 minutes.

 

The apps are surprisingly snappy and certainly enjoyable to use. The downside? There's no consistent way to exit the apps, making training people on how to use it a little tricky. The switchable 3.5mm audio out (headphone or line level) is cool and 4 x HDMI ports is sweet too.

 

The picture itself needs some work though, I certainly wouldn't switch to this TV over my plasma.

 

However a Sony OLED could be an interesting set to see when they are launched.




6918 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 655

Trusted

  # 1764059 13-Apr-2017 21:14
Send private message

Agree on the snappy apps, it seems surprisingly well spec'd grunt wise.

I'm tending towards the home button to exit. Need to train the harmony remote up with the more specific options, such as a standard 'watch TV' custom button to always be able to get back to that.

Kodi is frustratingly non standard also, as it's designed around a One button type UI approach. Need to see if I can use pause, rewind buttons on the remote for Kodi.

I'm impressed with what you get on the Sony for the price. The integration isn't seamless though as you say and the picture needs some work. Get that motion flow rubbish off asap for example.

4431 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1356
Inactive user


  # 1764062 13-Apr-2017 21:19
Send private message

Jaxson:  Need to train the harmony remote up with the more specific options, such as a standard 'watch TV' custom button to always be able to get back to that.

 

 

I  have "Watch TV", "Watch Smart TV" and "Watch Netflix" on my Harmony One+

 

Makes life pretty simple.

 

The "back" button exits 99% of apps no problem, then changing activity to get back to FTA/PVR.

 

Jaxson: 

Kodi is frustratingly non standard also

 

 

 

Seriously, try Plex... Run a plex server on something. I run it on an old laptop.

 

It's pretty much like having a Netflix with all your own content, and damn fast on a Sony.


4431 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1356
Inactive user


  # 1764066 13-Apr-2017 21:25
Send private message

Dunnersfella:

 

 

 

The apps are surprisingly snappy and certainly enjoyable to use. The downside? There's no consistent way to exit the apps, making training people on how to use it a little tricky.

 

 

 

 

99.9% of apps I have use the "back" button.

 

Which apps are different?


3537 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 556


  # 1764249 14-Apr-2017 11:20
Send private message

Turned on the TV this morning and it wanted to update.

 

After the update everything, and I mean everything crawled to a halt.

 

Apps loaded slower, sluggish remote control response... hopefully it comes right.

 

 




6918 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 655

Trusted

  # 1764424 14-Apr-2017 16:15
Send private message

Had to adjust the startup delay on the harmony out a bit longer as it wasn't taking the live TV command always on startup.
Added that command in to the startup process too, as an additional command to make sure.

Starts really quick if it's in an app/resuming an app, but live TV can take a while.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.