Nety: I have always set the channels up that way. There is an option in EPG collector to auto assigned the channels but I have never used it. You only have to set them up once, well unless they decide to change things around like this again..
Zipdisk: I wish TV1 and TV3 fix up there Plus channels I have been told they use the same CRID...
Any one know any better.?
Jaxson: Hey does anyone know exactly what was changed in the way TV3 broadcast?
Most of the info appears to let you know it was coming, but not what the changes themselves actually were.
knoydart: Why the Zinwell boxes are not happy I can´t give an answer for. It just turns into speculation unless someone from Mediaworks wishes to comment.
PimpMyMagic:knoydart: Why the Zinwell boxes are not happy I can´t give an answer for. It just turns into speculation unless someone from Mediaworks wishes to comment.
I don't know, but I'm happy to speculate.
Somewhere on GZ, I recall reading that some users had observed a reduction in video quality which stemmed from increased video compression being applied. This to reduce b/w requirements to make room for the extra feeds.
I always felt that the Zinwell/JC Mathews boxes struggled for processing power, either through lack of CPU grunt or available RAM.
I'm wondering if the extra compression increases the workload on these resources.
Further one subscriber recently showed CPU Usage figures that had higher requirements on Media Works mux than on the other streams, which seems to support my conjecture.
The lack of grunt would obviously show up first on lower priority tasks, such as responding to Remote Commands and displaying the EPG. These tasks seem to be the main cause of complaint. Also the supplier's recommendation to unplug the Aerial during replays (to relieve the CPU of decoding tasks) seems to work.
If this is true then I can't see much chance of the suppliers fixing the problem, other than by extensively re-writing their code to make it run more efficiently. Will they go to that much trouble for a discontinued product?
I doubt that the CGA requires an electronics manufacturer to guarantee future proofing of their device to allow for system changes.
Neither would the blame lay with Freeview.
Yes. This is just speculation, but not, I think, totally wild.