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  Reply # 176623 7-Nov-2008 13:40
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pete9321: with advent of TVNZ's new mheg5, only existing certified freeview importers are being allowed access to the new stream and specs.
One would wonder if this could fall into the market control area...interesting for the commerce commission...!!

Units without the new mheg5 will not have proper PVR features....If no mheg5, like the vantage...then its a very micky mouse unit...!!


Why would the commerce commission care?

You say that "only certified importers are allowed access to the specs" which is incorect. MHEG5 is an open protocol and anybody can access to the Freeview implimentation. In reality those that apply for the specs and then design units that are compliant with thes specs become certified. If you don't you won't gain Freeview certification.

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  Reply # 176628 7-Nov-2008 13:44
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not correct, it would appear that if a supplier has not got a existing certified box, then they will not release specs and stream...end of story.....!

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  Reply # 176632 7-Nov-2008 13:51
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fyurther to persons earlier query...
we have heard from a reputable importer, that the JCMathew, and Teac are from coship..just OEM's...also know personally that the yess, triones..digitnet are coship OEM's.
we once dealt with this company, but due to their unethical business dealings with multiple OEM's everywhere, and poor software...to go elsewhere....Now we reap the benefits.!!

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  Reply # 176643 7-Nov-2008 14:41
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pete9321: we have heard that the sommet has some major probs...freezes up after two days

Do you call this a major problem?  My ET box freezes quite often too!

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  Reply # 176646 7-Nov-2008 14:48
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Hi Pete, seem to have missed your post about how to return the unit to you for your refund?
Cheers,m

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  Reply # 176648 7-Nov-2008 14:56
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Freeview MHEG5 specs with PVR extensions have been out for a number of weeks now. Current release is 1.0.3


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  Reply # 176668 7-Nov-2008 16:22
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Jama:

Freeview MHEG5 specs with PVR extensions have been out for a number of weeks now. Current release is 1.0.3



Specs are available from freeview by request. Equipment manufacturers and importers can simply contact freeview for details.

In the case of the PVR specification it might not be that easy to both the features onto all hardware as the freeview spec requires all certified PVRs to have a minimum of two tuners.

http://freeviewnz.tv/myfreeview/




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  Reply # 176674 7-Nov-2008 16:37
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Wrong...sorry...freeview will only give out the new mheg5 V1.0.2 specs, and ftp stream; to existing importers who have a unit already accreditted.

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  Reply # 176678 7-Nov-2008 17:03
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pete9321: Wrong...sorry...freeview will only give out the new mheg5 V1.0.2 specs, and ftp stream; to existing importers who have a unit already accreditted.


Not sure what planet you are on but I have all the specs (including MHEG5 v1.0.3) and I do not have a product in being accredited, in fact I don't even have a product in the country. Freeview gave me the specs when I asked for them.

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  Reply # 176740 7-Nov-2008 22:44
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pete9321: Wrong...sorry...freeview will only give out the new mheg5 V1.0.2 specs, and ftp stream; to existing importers who have a unit already accreditted.


What ftp stream are you talking about?

I assume you mean a test data stream for the EPG for testing.

Either way OpenMedia don't currently have an accredited box but we are aiming to support the MyFreeview standards in the next version of myPVR.

Steve




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  Reply # 176822 8-Nov-2008 13:22
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pete9321: If you're so unhappy with your E.T box, please send it back....!!
clock issue only evident, if you put unit on standby...
Being fixed today, ....!


Hi Pete - clock issue still evident, actually all the issues since the last update in September are still evident....   I'm unhappy with my ET box, and am going to send it home.
Anyhow - how do I contact you, or you can contact me...   Your website mail field just doesn't go anywhere.
Cheers,m

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  Reply # 176844 8-Nov-2008 17:25
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Hi Matt just checked Peters web site and the buttons do work. Incase your computer has this operation blocked.  Here is his email: peter at satlinknz dot co dot nz

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  Reply # 176960 9-Nov-2008 18:56
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This seems to be the best thread with discussion about different HD boxes so I'll ask here;

What is the best non-PVR (I don't need recording function at all) Freeview HD box to get?

I want to get a Freeview approved box was looking at the Sonnet because the price is good, but it has been said in this thread that it's crap. Is the DSE/Zinwell box still the one to go for then?

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  Reply # 176966 9-Nov-2008 19:16
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None of the receivers I have tried is perfect.  Zinwells / DSE receivers run very Hot about 17watts on. This forum for feedback on the Extra Terrestrail runs a cool 7watts on and is the greenest machine in this respect.  ET has a channel display, Zinwells do not.  The technology specs and promises on all receivers is trying to keep up with everyones expectations. In the first year of of implimentation of HD worldwide, there are going to be warts for the broadcasters to the consumer product.  Satellite receivers with MPEG2 have been around for a long time now, and the technology relatively sorted and wart free.

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  Reply # 176974 9-Nov-2008 20:29
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E.T is the best value for money..especially with its PVR new software coming soon...
sommett would be your worst choice, ...E.T cheapest and has Hd on component, and front screen display...

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