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Wannabe Geek


  # 2353587 14-Nov-2019 22:23
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Spyware:

 

Black screen problem has returned for me to. 

 

 

Got gen 2 box 3 days ago, going pretty well first few days with a few small glitches, today it wouldn't turn on, no logo and black screen with no volume, multiple resets and on/off with no change, after 20 minutes of mucking around finally got picture.

 

And now its just frozen and gone black again.

 

Very frustrating to say the least!


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Master Geek


  # 2353598 14-Nov-2019 22:53
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I note that it is possible to cast YouTube from an Android Phone to the Vodoafone TV SetTop Box when it is connected to the YouTube App. It is also possible to cast Netflix when in the Apps area on VTV, from an Android phone. I was not able to cast TED Talks app so I believe this functionality is limited to those interactions with matching Apps on Vodafone TV that support it.

 

The is done using the Sagemcom_DxIW387-VFNZ-STB-* device on the local network. I wonder can this be extended to be able to support casting from Android Apps without a corresponding App on the Vodafone TV Gen2 Set Top Box that supports it, with general Chromecast App support on VTV Box? Any ideas Anyone? Note this was done with the UI 51.5711.4 so may not necessarily be available on the currently generally available UI 51.5711.3 firmware.


 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 2353612 15-Nov-2019 01:52
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@Sansom might I suggest that Vodafone should add the ability to set a user defined name for the Chromcast device id for the Vodafone Gen 2 SetTop Box because the detault name of Sagemcom_DxIW387-VFNZ-STB-serialnumber is less than useful because it is not possible to distinguish between two Vodafone TV Gen2 SetTop Boxes from the Chrome casting option of an app on an Android phone because the entire name is too long to be visible on screen.

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Uber Geek


  # 2353615 15-Nov-2019 03:33
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I dont think it identifys as a "official chromecast" ?? but supports casting from certain apps?

 

I'm sure someone from VF will clarify?

 

 


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  # 2353616 15-Nov-2019 03:42
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Apsattv:

I dont think it identifys as a "official chromecast" ?? but supports casting from certain apps?


I'm sure someone from VF will clarify?


 


And @ivan you are both spot on with your comments. We are investigating how we might improve the current casting feature interoperability with Chromecast given we aren’t supporting chromecast currently.




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Master Geek


  # 2353621 15-Nov-2019 06:48
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nicmair: Really miss the TiVo 20sec fast forward

 

 

 

 

 


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Wannabe Geek


  # 2353635 15-Nov-2019 07:47
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Greetings

 

Chromecast works with my windows 10 notebook and Iphone although states 'source not supported' gen 1 v 81

 

Meanwhile a progress report on the Gen 1 software update would be appreciated thx db


 
 
 
 


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  # 2353756 15-Nov-2019 09:38
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Master Geek


  # 2353771 15-Nov-2019 10:07
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nicmair: Seriously this thing is average at best, the number of program it can't record due to partner restrictions makes this almost useless. Can't record Taskmaster, the Simpsons, 2 and half men, he list goes on and on....

 

This is unfortunately by far the worst bit, i can live with most of the other shortfalls. The 10% of shows that cant be recorded seem to make up what 90% of people actually want to record. It's almost worth keeping mysky just so my wife can record her shows on weekday evenings. 


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Master Geek


  # 2354233 15-Nov-2019 13:34
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Jizah:

 

nicmair: Really miss the TiVo 20sec fast forward
hmmm, RTFM :-) thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Wannabe Geek


  # 2354288 15-Nov-2019 14:35
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lquify:

 

nicmair: Seriously this thing is average at best, the number of program it can't record due to partner restrictions makes this almost useless. Can't record Taskmaster, the Simpsons, 2 and half men, he list goes on and on....

 

This is unfortunately by far the worst bit, i can live with most of the other shortfalls. The 10% of shows that cant be recorded seem to make up what 90% of people actually want to record. It's almost worth keeping mysky just so my wife can record her shows on weekday evenings. 

 

 

 

 

Have you tried the 3 day "wind back" or checked "On demand" in the TVNZ and/or Three now apps ? A lot is available on there and I find I don't have any need to record at all.


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  # 2354298 15-Nov-2019 15:29
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lquify:

 

nicmair: Seriously this thing is average at best, the number of program it can't record due to partner restrictions makes this almost useless. Can't record Taskmaster, the Simpsons, 2 and half men, he list goes on and on....

 

This is unfortunately by far the worst bit, i can live with most of the other shortfalls. The 10% of shows that cant be recorded seem to make up what 90% of people actually want to record. It's almost worth keeping mysky just so my wife can record her shows on weekday evenings. 

 

 

Thanks for the feedback.  We continue to work with our content partners to enable more shows with Cloud PVR rights.   

 

As has been stated a few times before, if 100% recording of everything is a mandatory requirement for you, then I recommend you buy a hard-disk based PVR.  Decent hard disk PVRs with EPG integration include the Freeview PVR at $439, or the Warehouse, MySky is $20/mth, $240 per year.   Alternatively you can also plug a hard disk into some Smart TVs. 





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Master Geek


  # 2354302 15-Nov-2019 15:35
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sansom:

 

Thanks for the feedback.  We continue to work with our content partners to enable more shows with Cloud PVR rights.   

 

As has been stated a few times before, if 100% recording of everything is a mandatory requirement for you, then I recommend you buy a hard-disk based PVR.  Decent hard disk PVRs with EPG integration include the Freeview PVR at $439, or the Warehouse, MySky is $20/mth, $240 per year.   Alternatively you can also plug a hard disk into some Smart TVs. 

 

 

that requires a UHF antenna which i do not have that's why i am keen on the streaming side of things. It seems i want to have my cake and eat it :)


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  # 2354306 15-Nov-2019 15:47
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nicmair: And what's this crap about not being able to install apps, needs play store solution....

 

Hi,  if you want to install apps via Google's Play store then you'll need an Android TV product.   

 

 





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  # 2354314 15-Nov-2019 16:14
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lquify: ….The 10% of shows that cant be recorded seem to make up what 90% of people actually want to record. It's almost worth keeping mysky just so my wife can record her shows on weekday evenings. 

 

90% of people what to record things like The Simpsons? I'm not sure that people who complain about that allow us to make a statistical inference about the underlying population.





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