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  Reply # 1437704 30-Nov-2015 10:45
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Hi Josh, Aerial In goes to the T2200, then loops out to MagicTV, not the other way around, so there's no reason why performance would be poor on the T2200, but OK on the MagicTV given the MagicTV was taking the loop feed from the T2200. I did have it completely stand alone at first, and swapped cables backwards and forwards between devices and it was no better. What I did notice was that when the problem happened, the Strength and Quality were bouncing around like mad and often hitting zero. And yet again I could switch over to the MagicTV and have perfect reception. Having said that since 1.1F I haven't had the same issues with it, but I'll keep an eye out. 

I did have another issue though, which highlights the need for a trash bin on deleted recordings. I had Graham Norton set up on series link but happened to watch the recording while it was going, just a few minutes delayed. At the end of it, I stopped watching and came back to the library and pressed the red button to delete while it was still recording. It gave me the choice to Stop recording and discard, which I OK'd and it said it did it, but then I ended up with a line of hieroglyphics in the library where Graham Norton had been. I selected Delete again and was asked to confirm, which I did and it deleted a recording of 800 Words several lines further down (as well as the hieroglyphs). 

So, not only is the trash bin very necessary, but it would be good if it could say "Do you really want to delete: Program Name, recorded hh:mm dd/mm/yyyy" just so you get the chance to be sure it's deleting what you want it to.

I am also finding myself missing the synopsis on the recorded items that the MagicTV has. It's quite a hassle with some channels like Choice where they often replay the same thing at different times, so you really want to know from the Library "Have I watched that one already?" Also for movies, I frequently record stuff that looks good, keep it for a rainy day and then completely forget what it's about. 



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  Reply # 1437803 30-Nov-2015 13:24
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FREEVIEWPLUS UPGRADES THIS WEEK

Based on user feedback, we're rolling out some small changes to FreeviewPlus this week to make it even easier to use.  

This week, Freeview New Zealand will release some small changes to FreeviewPlus to make it even easier for users to access FreeviewPlus and On Demand content.
Please see this FreeviewPlus Update page for a complete list of changes.  They'll be rolled out to the T2200 automatically.

An update screen informing NZ FreeviewPlus users of this update will appear on TV when this change is rolled out.  Users will be directed online to the FreeviewPlus Update page for more info.




 

 

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  Reply # 1437815 30-Nov-2015 13:29
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mondograss: Hi Josh, Aerial In goes to the T2200, then loops out to MagicTV, not the other way around, so there's no reason why performance would be poor on the T2200, but OK on the MagicTV given the MagicTV was taking the loop feed from the T2200. I did have it completely stand alone at first, and swapped cables backwards and forwards between devices and it was no better. What I did notice was that when the problem happened, the Strength and Quality were bouncing around like mad and often hitting zero. And yet again I could switch over to the MagicTV and have perfect reception. Having said that since 1.1F I haven't had the same issues with it, but I'll keep an eye out. 

I did have another issue though, which highlights the need for a trash bin on deleted recordings. I had Graham Norton set up on series link but happened to watch the recording while it was going, just a few minutes delayed. At the end of it, I stopped watching and came back to the library and pressed the red button to delete while it was still recording. It gave me the choice to Stop recording and discard, which I OK'd and it said it did it, but then I ended up with a line of hieroglyphics in the library where Graham Norton had been. I selected Delete again and was asked to confirm, which I did and it deleted a recording of 800 Words several lines further down (as well as the hieroglyphs). 

So, not only is the trash bin very necessary, but it would be good if it could say "Do you really want to delete: Program Name, recorded hh:mm dd/mm/yyyy" just so you get the chance to be sure it's deleting what you want it to.

I am also finding myself missing the synopsis on the recorded items that the MagicTV has. It's quite a hassle with some channels like Choice where they often replay the same thing at different times, so you really want to know from the Library "Have I watched that one already?" Also for movies, I frequently record stuff that looks good, keep it for a rainy day and then completely forget what it's about. 


Thanks for that, I have got this sent through now, and we have sent through to developers,




 

 

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  Reply # 1438698 1-Dec-2015 16:08
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Jimmy22: (there is no trash bin )  


Good News, a Recycle Bin is confirmed in an upcoming software update, I am not sure if this is the update coming this week (as this weeks software will make changes in how FreeviewPlus is delivered) but the software team has confirmed its in the works as well with other updates to the UI / System. Please do bear with us.




 

 

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  Reply # 1438728 1-Dec-2015 16:46
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Minties ... showing the name of what you are deleting by asking"do you really want to delete Martha Stewart Gardening for beginners" and having the t2200 box maintaining its sort function between sessions so it returns to the last selection e.g. the program you were just watching, it will save 99 percent of the issues trash is required for.

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  Reply # 1438742 1-Dec-2015 17:23
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Quick question - for those of you with experience of both, would you recomend replacing a TiVO with a T2200 (quite interested in freeview plus) but very happy with the ease of use of Tivo

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  Reply # 1438773 1-Dec-2015 18:09
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stocksp: Quick question - for those of you with experience of both, would you recomend replacing a TiVO with a T2200 (quite interested in freeview plus) but very happy with the ease of use of Tivo


I've experience with using both - we own two TiVos and I set up my parents' T2200.

Generally, I'd be happy with replacing my TiVos with this unit - and would no doubt do so if one of them stopped working tomorrow. The thing I'd miss the most would be the TiVo Genie - this service can be really useful, and it's a pity the T2200 doesn't have a remote recording feature.

That said, I've been impressed by the fixes and improvements already put out since the model was released, eg plans for providing a recycle bin (its absence being an unfortunate oversight), so I can but hope this remote recording feature is added in the future!

My parents have not experienced any of the reliability issues posted elsewhere on this thread; I did however have a number of comments to make on the user experience etc back in this post.

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  Reply # 1438791 1-Dec-2015 18:22
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Can you watch a recording from one unit using another unit in the same LAN like you can with the home networking package on TiVo

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  Reply # 1438794 1-Dec-2015 18:28
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T2200 for $359 at The Warehouse from Wednesday 2 December

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  Reply # 1439099 2-Dec-2015 10:27
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When the Trash bin and the library sorting / to be deleted program naming are confirmed as patched i would swap from Tivo , probably not before , if it aint broke, dont fix it .  

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  Reply # 1439109 2-Dec-2015 10:51
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Jimmy22: When the Trash bin and the library sorting / to be deleted program naming are confirmed as patched i would swap from Tivo , probably not before , if it aint broke, dont fix it .  


My thought exactly.  My TiVo will be run until it goes no more - then I will cry - plus don't want the hassle of having to reload season passes/series links from new until I have to.  That said I'm following this thread with interest as my parents have two TiVo's which have been running much longer than mine plus a friend whose Magic TV has been circling the drain for some time.

The T2200 appears to be the only box I would recommend to others or to replace my own without having to research the options before hand.

Being able to set up recordings remotely and stream recorded content over a LAN would be AWESOME and make this box a serious piece of hardware! Streaming between local boxes would be an excellent marketing tool too and may encourage some buyers to buy two or more units for the convenience of being able to watch the same recorded content on any of their screens in the house.



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  Reply # 1439152 2-Dec-2015 11:28
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Groucho:
Jimmy22: When the Trash bin and the library sorting / to be deleted program naming are confirmed as patched i would swap from Tivo , probably not before , if it aint broke, dont fix it .  


My thought exactly.  My TiVo will be run until it goes no more - then I will cry - plus don't want the hassle of having to reload season passes/series links from new until I have to.  That said I'm following this thread with interest as my parents have two TiVo's which have been running much longer than mine plus a friend whose Magic TV has been circling the drain for some time.

The T2200 appears to be the only box I would recommend to others or to replace my own without having to research the options before hand.

Being able to set up recordings remotely and stream recorded content over a LAN would be AWESOME and make this box a serious piece of hardware! Streaming between local boxes would be an excellent marketing tool too and may encourage some buyers to buy two or more units for the convenience of being able to watch the same recorded content on any of their screens in the house.


At the moment, you can stream media over LAN (DLNA) from any device including the T2200 itself (It can retrieve files form computers and shared servers) The platform is now stable to use.
Streaming between boxes has been in talks and the software company is aware of this (At the moment, common bug fixes are currently in the line first)

 

You can stream the current live channel over LAN to any HTML streaming app or computer, and I have sent in a personal request to see if this can include already recorded content.




 

 

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  Reply # 1439158 2-Dec-2015 11:42
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joshhill96:
At the moment, you can stream media over LAN (DLNA) from any device including the T2200 itself (It can retrieve files form computers and shared servers) The platform is now stable to use.
Streaming between boxes has been in talks and the software company is aware of this (At the moment, common bug fixes are currently in the line first) You can stream the current live channel over LAN to any HTML streaming app or computer, and I have sent in a personal request to see if this can include already recorded content.


Sounds great and appreciate prioritising bug fixes first.

One suggestion which is probably more involved and slightly off topic but has the idea of slave units been kicked around?  By slave unit I mean basically a real cut down box with no HDD that would just stream content from another Dish TV or DLNA device.  The slave wouldn't record anything as just does streaming from other devices but is the interface for other TVs around the house.  The T2200 would in essence become the household "media server".  Just a thought.



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  Reply # 1439185 2-Dec-2015 12:10
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Groucho:

Sounds great and appreciate prioritising bug fixes first.

One suggestion which is probably more involved and slightly off topic but has the idea of slave units been kicked around?  By slave unit I mean basically a real cut down box with no HDD that would just stream content from another Dish TV or DLNA device.  The slave wouldn't record anything as just does streaming from other devices but is the interface for other TVs around the house.  The T2200 would in essence become the household "media server".  Just a thought.


Sounds like a great idea, I'll pass this to R&D for future products.






 

 

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  Reply # 1439190 2-Dec-2015 12:18
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joshhill96:
Groucho:

Sounds great and appreciate prioritising bug fixes first.

One suggestion which is probably more involved and slightly off topic but has the idea of slave units been kicked around?  By slave unit I mean basically a real cut down box with no HDD that would just stream content from another Dish TV or DLNA device.  The slave wouldn't record anything as just does streaming from other devices but is the interface for other TVs around the house.  The T2200 would in essence become the household "media server".  Just a thought.


Sounds like a great idea, I'll pass this to R&D for future products.





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