Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | ... | 87
205 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 185480 21-Dec-2008 14:01
Send private message

pete9321: new PVR software promised before end of month...will definately infirm you guys...merry xmas to you all...freeviewnz.com


Cheers Pete.  Here's hoping.

  A we're all really hanging out for this.


481 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 186798 31-Dec-2008 10:30
Send private message

pete9321: new PVR software promised before end of month...will definately infirm you guys...merry xmas to you all...freeviewnz.com
It didn't turn up by the end of December, but before the end of January perhaps?

2866 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 697


  Reply # 186803 31-Dec-2008 11:32
Send private message

Deev8:
pete9321: new PVR software promised before end of month...will definately infirm you guys...merry xmas to you all...freeviewnz.com
It didn't turn up by the end of December, but before the end of January perhaps?


What a sceptic! They have 11 1/2 hours to produce the PVR software - whatever in this thread made you think they won't deliver like they promised??!!

 Anyway, the proof will be in the pudding - in particular exactly how the PVR software is implemented. eg - will it use the full 8-day EPG, as promised? How will the recordings be accessed - through a decent interface like a DVD/HD PVR? If it has an interface worse than our five year old PVR, I'm not going to be too keen...

3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 186812 31-Dec-2008 12:54
Send private message

Regarding the firmware upgrades on these STBs , mine has version v1.03(jul 30 2008) can I then skip to the latest version or do need to find a version v1.04 from somewhere.

203 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 186822 31-Dec-2008 13:56
Send private message

kirstcam: Regarding the firmware upgrades on these STBs , mine has version v1.03(jul 30 2008) can I then skip to the latest version or do need to find a version v1.04 from somewhere.


my experience has shown that the middleware is completely overwritten and is not backwards enabled . it can only update to a newer version, not back to an older version. it doesnot have top be incremental.

481 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 186844 31-Dec-2008 16:59
Send private message

jonathan18: What a sceptic! They have 11 1/2 hours to produce the PVR software - whatever in this thread made you think they won't deliver like they promised??!!
I'm not a sceptic, but in my experience 90% of software developments fail to be delivered on schedule ... and a high percentage miss their revised deadlines as well.

205 posts

Master Geek


Reply # 186846 31-Dec-2008 17:33
Send private message

6 hours and 25 minutes. . . . .

  I'm looking forward to Petes posting.

2866 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 697


  Reply # 186859 31-Dec-2008 20:20
Send private message

Deev8:
jonathan18: What a sceptic! They have 11 1/2 hours to produce the PVR software - whatever in this thread made you think they won't deliver like they promised??!!
I'm not a sceptic, but in my experience 90% of software developments fail to be delivered on schedule ... and a high percentage miss their revised deadlines as well.


Sorry - classic case of intended tone not coming through! I was being sarcastic - such scepticism seems to be warranted going by these guys' apparent inability to deliver firmware updates that deliver what users want/need and to a promised timeframe.

I read this whole thread from start to finish as it made interesting reading - never have I seen such a good example of a seller cr@pping in his own nest!

481 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 186897 1-Jan-2009 11:19
Send private message

jonathan18:
Deev8:
jonathan18: What a sceptic! They have 11 1/2 hours to produce the PVR software - whatever in this thread made you think they won't deliver like they promised??!!
I'm not a sceptic, but in my experience 90% of software developments fail to be delivered on schedule ... and a high percentage miss their revised deadlines as well.


Sorry - classic case of intended tone not coming through! I was being sarcastic - such scepticism seems to be warranted going by these guys' apparent inability to deliver firmware updates that deliver what users want/need and to a promised timeframe.

I read this whole thread from start to finish as it made interesting reading - never have I seen such a good example of a seller cr@pping in his own nest!
OK my turn to say sorry, for a similar reason. If I gave the impression that I had been offended, I didn't intend to. I was just explaining that more often than not software developments overrun their original schedules - and I don't consider expecting the usual outcome to be sceptical.
 
I certainly agree that reading though this thread nobody should be surprised by a delay.

6640 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 551

Trusted

  Reply # 186899 1-Jan-2009 11:43
Send private message

I think the PVR update will be here by the end of the month.

In the mean time, can anyone confirm if the dolby digital audio for 5.1 is output over hdmi please? or is it only via the coax/opt?
And I guess the next question is, if it is over hdmi, does it have the associated audio dropouts?

Cheers.

205 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 186915 1-Jan-2009 16:30
Send private message

Jaxson: I think the PVR update will be here by the end of the month.

In the mean time, can anyone confirm if the dolby digital audio for 5.1 is output over hdmi please? or is it only via the coax/opt?
And I guess the next question is, if it is over hdmi, does it have the associated audio dropouts?

Cheers.


  Chinese New Year starts on the 19th of Jan and runs for two weeks.  If its not here by then, I wouldn't expect much progress to be made on it during that period.

  What we really need is Pete to give us an update.

49 posts

Geek


  Reply # 186951 1-Jan-2009 23:57
Send private message

or a dead horse to flog?

29 posts

Geek


  Reply # 187067 2-Jan-2009 20:57
Send private message

PVR Software

Still no sign of PVR software or any updates from Pete

Petes latest promise was by end of December.

See that he is responding to questions on items he is selling on trademe - so he must be about.

Also note that one of his ads on Trademe says PVR software avaialable in around two weeks. Now - is this an update or just an attempt to entice buyers.

Pete - can we ask you to provide us with a real delivery date for the PVR sofware? - not promises, which you you are obviously unable to meet.

Thanks

205 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 187079 2-Jan-2009 21:41
Send private message

gibbo: Looks like someone else is sourcing from the same OEM manufacturer

http://www.freetv.co.nz/webapps/site/61418/52840/shopping/shopping-view.html?pid=314007&b_id=&find_groupid=13026

That back pannel looks very similar, and then go to their own page and look at the bugs on the downloads page......

http://www.visione-newzealand.co.nz/downloads/



Both the firmwares look the same.  Both are the same size with the .lwpb extension sitting in the AS_HK_DMB_UPDATE folder.


105 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 187085 2-Jan-2009 22:20
Send private message

PVR will be 15th january....

1 | ... | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | ... | 87
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.