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#114027 5-Feb-2013 16:03
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Just been told that the beta firmware for the 3700 has network sharing, allowing you to access the HDD of any other 3700 on the same network and play the recordings on it. 

http://www.magictv.com/nz/downloads/mtv3700_6_0NZbeta2.zip

Apparently as it is network intensive it does slow down access to the recording list and also may not be well suited to Wifi (if you have a USB to Wifi adaptor).

This feature has been available in some of the overseas versions of Magic for a little while, their website highlights it as a feature.

I haven't got access to a Magic 3700 right now to test so wondered what others think of it. I saw a member mention it on another thread but didn't say how well it works. Does it work well?

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  #756141 5-Feb-2013 16:19
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I believe the network streaming only works between two (or more) 3700's.

It's not intended for using 3rd party devices (UPNP, DLNA, etc clients).

Though it does suggest that there is either a consistent "master" key for decrypting 3700 recordings, or that one 3700 is able to request a decrypt key from another, or that one 3700 is able to authenticate in some manor to another 3700 and request a decrypted stream.

A network packet capture would be very interesting, assuming it's not all SSL/TLS...

I must admit, when I heard about the consumption of recordings by one 3700 from another, I was tempted to get a second one, but unless there's a centralised mechanism for managing recording and recordings (4 tuners and 2TB of recordings), it would be somewhat painful.

And yes, as of Choice TV turning up, we freqently have more than two things needing to be recorded at once (it's even worse with the overlaps...)



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  #756149 5-Feb-2013 16:29
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Yeh combining recordings to use all four tuners from one central booking point would be great. 

But I thought at least if this works well it does mean you can pop into the bedroom and book another program, but then later watch it in the lounge when you get home.

If the networking works well :-)

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