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  Reply # 1534807 18-Apr-2016 11:44
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  Reply # 1554338 17-May-2016 18:41
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Hey guys so pulling the trigger on this in the next couple of days. A couple of questions I would like to ask before opening my wallet.

 

  • Terrestrial or Satellite , I am in the Terrestrial zone but also have a sat dish , Are both HD for some channels
  • Looking at the T2200 if above is Terrestrial or the S8200 if Satellite
  • If Terrestrial where is the best place to get a UHF aerial in chch or should I just get one from HN for $89  when I buy the receiver.

Cheers 





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  Reply # 1554344 17-May-2016 18:49
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Rikkitic:

 

[...] I also have an HDCP stripper and a Hauppauge HD PVR2 for HDMI recording. Everything goes through that.  [...]

 

 

 

May I ask what software you are using to record from the PVR2?

 

I have just received my PVR2, and today placed an order for an HDCP stripper which should be here in a couple of days. So contemplating what software I should use on the mini-PC (running Windows 10) I will be connecting it all to.

 

Also:

 

     

  1. have you tried editing the recorded files, and if so what software have you tried and how well does it work?
  2. have you tried controlling anything with the IR Blaster that it comes with?

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 1554353 17-May-2016 19:18
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JimmyH:

 

Rikkitic:

 

[...] I also have an HDCP stripper and a Hauppauge HD PVR2 for HDMI recording. Everything goes through that.  [...]

 

 

 

May I ask what software you are using to record from the PVR2?

 

I have just received my PVR2, and today placed an order for an HDCP stripper which should be here in a couple of days. So contemplating what software I should use on the mini-PC (running Windows 10) I will be connecting it all to.

 

Also:

 

     

  1. have you tried editing the recorded files, and if so what software have you tried and how well does it work?
  2. have you tried controlling anything with the IR Blaster that it comes with?

 

Thanks

 

 

The PVR2 has its own Capture function and that is all I use for recording. I haven't tried WinTV 8 but I did receive WinTV7 with the PVR2 and I did try that a couple of times, but for me it just added layers of complexity and problems without actually improving functionality. From that I decided that WinTV8 probably wasn't worth the extra money. I also don't use the IR blaster. My Harmony universal remote does everything that does, but does it better.

 

I did discover an undocumented key press that toggles the Capture record function on and off so I just use that to start and stop recordings via the Harmony and it works perfectly (but no EPG or timer, of course). But I don't need anything else. For editing both .ts and .MP4 files I use Video Redo and that works fine. It doesn't have complex editing functions and if I need to do anything more advanced, which I almost never do, I convert the file to MP4 and use my regular video editor, which for this would be Womble. I don't use the PVR2 editor for anything, which for TV editing is more hassle than it is worth in my (admittedly limited) experience.

 

The PVR2 is focussed on gamers, and for TV recording I have found it easiest and most useful to just ignore all the Hauppauge software and go my own way. Whether that also works for you is something you will have to decide for yourself.

 

 





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  Reply # 1555105 18-May-2016 19:38
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Mspec:

 

Hey guys so pulling the trigger on this in the next couple of days. A couple of questions I would like to ask before opening my wallet.

 

  • Terrestrial or Satellite , I am in the Terrestrial zone but also have a sat dish , Are both HD for some channels
  • Looking at the T2200 if above is Terrestrial or the S8200 if Satellite
  • If Terrestrial where is the best place to get a UHF aerial in chch or should I just get one from HN for $89  when I buy the receiver.

Cheers 

 

 

You may like to look at this new release DMR-HWT260 Blu-ray Recorders - Panasonic New Zealand at the bottom of the page there is a link to the manual.




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  Reply # 1555380 19-May-2016 10:10
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doug3:

 

Mspec:

 

Hey guys so pulling the trigger on this in the next couple of days. A couple of questions I would like to ask before opening my wallet.

 

  • Terrestrial or Satellite , I am in the Terrestrial zone but also have a sat dish , Are both HD for some channels
  • Looking at the T2200 if above is Terrestrial or the S8200 if Satellite
  • If Terrestrial where is the best place to get a UHF aerial in chch or should I just get one from HN for $89  when I buy the receiver.

Cheers 

 

 

You may like to look at this new release DMR-HWT260 Blu-ray Recorders - Panasonic New Zealand at the bottom of the page there is a link to the manual.

 

 

I really like the look of that but where to buy here in Christchurch ??





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  Reply # 1555399 19-May-2016 10:47
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Never mind , I thought F it and went and bought one , and an aerial of course. I am going to have great delight in ringing sky and saying shove it.

 

Don't know if anybody else has bought one of these but will give a full review once up and running. Total cost including aerial was $566.

 

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  Reply # 1555482 19-May-2016 12:08
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Nice one! Looking forward to the review. Does it get Freeview plus? The spec page said it had Hbbtv, so I assume that means it can.





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  Reply # 1555493 19-May-2016 12:29
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Will also look forward to your review, I have the MagicTV 3700 at present and have been looking at the DishTV T2200, but not really seeing it as any better than what I already have.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1555765 19-May-2016 18:39
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Looks like an interesting offering from Panasonic and perhaps fills the gaps where the 840 doesn't compete.

 

Seems to play 3D and 4K upscaling and Netflix and Freeview Plus...so ticks a lot of boxes...

 

Im not tempted to upgrade as i suspect the UI is the same as the 840, and it won't handle concurrent recordings badly and randomly stick the recording on +1hr and Non HD - the 840 HATES cross-over shows..

 

Ill still wait for Dish TV to launch a new model that will do the 3D and 4K, play USB MKV's and have a nice chunky hard drive for all those series links etc.

 

The Dish TV EPG looks much nicer than the Panny, but at the moment they don't offer me enough to swap.....yet.   

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1585999 5-Jul-2016 03:22
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just a bit of an update on getting rid of sky ... 

was it around mid May i last posted and only finally got rid of sky a week or so ago.  it certainly wasn't for a lack of trying on my part and many phone calls and emails.  all my bills were/are up to date, probably in advance even but wow - they sure didn't want to cut me off!  i ended up posting a rant on their facebook saying don't even bother trying to charge me for sky cause i'm not paying! or words to those effect. they sent me a facebook message asking for my account number and i just thought, nah ... i'm not doing this again.  said something like, 'you find me'.  and they did. 

but then - the lady tried to sell me freeview for 30 bucks a month.  i misunderstood at first thinking it was basic sky for 30 bucks and i didn't even want that when i clicked and was like, wait what? freeview for 30 bucks?  she goes, 'you get to keep the box'.  (oh geez ... lol). um, no thanks. 


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  Reply # 1586000 5-Jul-2016 03:38
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oops - that wasn't quite on topic so ... 

chromecast - it's really cool.  no tvnz or 3 and someone did say that in this thread and even the sales assistant told me when i bought it but i didn't have a clue what they were talking about, lol.  now i do and that's the biggest downside to it.  

satbox s8200 - there's a few things i can't figure out and will need to invest more time in but i think it'll be alright. 

lightbox - like it better than netflix.

netflix - kiddo likes it better than lightbox.  

 

 




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  Reply # 1586053 5-Jul-2016 08:17
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I got a cheque back yesterday from sky for $110.00 , Yay for me.





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  Reply # 1586149 5-Jul-2016 09:25
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any dramas getting your sky cut off?  how are you finding your panasonic dish? 

when did you eventually get it all done and new dish up and running?

good stuff on the refund! :)




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  Reply # 1586162 5-Jul-2016 09:42
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I went with terrestrial so no need for the dish. Panasonic unit is fantastic except for the small black screen glitch, still waiting on them to get back to me about it but don't really notice it now as its so random and might only happen once a day.

 

I gave sky notice about a month and a half ago, the refund was because I was in credit. Finding freeview fine as we also have lightbox (free) and Netflix (I think its something like 12 or 15 a month).

 

Funny thing when I went to drop my gear off and this was just a random time during the morning I had to wait in line of 6 other people in front of me dropping their gear off as well, have to admit I had a little snigger.





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