wklie:cb1:RustyViewer: The title says it. Since I upgraded to 3.18, my Magic TV seems to randomly reboot about once a week. Why is this?
The 'restart almost immediately after powering on' issue has been around for a while (unfortunately!) Doesn't seem to be any updates forthcoming from Magic tv for this.
Actually when this problem was first reported, some 3.19 beta firmwares were made. However, before the beta process could reach any conclusion, multiple users confirmed that a transmission change fixed their reboot problem:
What seemed to happen was the problem went away (there was mentions of some signal that Mediworks were sending which upset the Magic box) and from page 89 of that same forum there are reports of it re-occurring. I have experienced it with the 3.19 beta 5 and the 3.18 official/patched releases.
Someone else commented that it probably happening more often than we notice with manually turning it on. I have the view of recorded programs set to be listed by 'series', rather than date/time. Often this has reverted to date/time which does happen with the auto restart. Some of my recordings have started late - I think due to the box restarting after powering on for a timer recording.
The last 3.19 beta 5 firmware was posted here:
Users still have this reboot problem should perform a factory reset, and may also try not standing by the Magic TV, and let it run 7x24.
I've noticed on the freeview forum http://freeviewforum.co.nz/forum/topics/error-2-when-trying-to-programme-1?id=6513406%3ATopic%3A39546&page=5# comments that there is actually a beta 6 available for -2 errors reported there after the latest restack of frequencies. Is this likely to be better?
How often is a factory reset likely to be required? Though this work around might work, it seems a bit unnecessary. I haven't seen any reports of similar things being required for other manufacturers boxes. I also have a Panasonic box which does not have any issues.
I'd be happy to test any new beta releases. Would it be possible for Magic tv to provide a 3600 to compare current version and beta versions? I'm located in Auckland. PM me for further arrangements.