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Master Geek


  Reply # 189836 15-Jan-2009 19:32
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I've emailed the manufacturer asking specifically about the ET PVR update.  If I hear anything I'll let you guys know.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 189837 15-Jan-2009 19:48
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InspectorGadget: I've emailed the manufacturer asking specifically about the ET PVR update.  If I hear anything I'll let you guys know.


would this be http://dehoo.manufacturer.globalsources.com/si/6008823494094/Homepage.htm  ?

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Ultimate Geek


Reply # 189839 15-Jan-2009 19:53
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"......we grain high reputation from customers all over the world."    

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Master Geek


  Reply # 189867 15-Jan-2009 21:25
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RustyViewer: Pete isn't here because Rex Radio & TV helped him to see the light. He now realises he is importing a substandard product. He clearly doesn't have much technical knowhow, but is a salesman who was huffing, puffing and blustering until he learnt some actual facts about just what he was selling.


  Gone for good?  I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for that one!

  The next step is to get a refund after Feb when the PVR update fails to arrive on time. . . . again

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Geek


Reply # 189880 15-Jan-2009 22:02
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THIS IS ... I TOLD YOU SO.

I mentioned in September to not expect PVR on the ET till this year some time.  REALITY the MHEG5 firmware upgrades were delayed for release. While Zinwell may have been the first release in this country of the PVR MHEG5, you will note that it is bug ridden. Also the My SKY was bug ridden. Dont hold your breath that the ET PVR wont have problems when it comes.   Such is the pressure on the poor chinese workers these days to deliver something to a deadline they dont even have time to fully test it for 6 months before release.

To be honest I dont think some manufacturers have got the PVR MHEG5 firmware because of the big $$$  involved and the cronyism clobbering protection machine. 

Some suggest that they have found who manufactures the ET (they could be right).  Note on the site it doesnt mention with MHEG5.  Note many manufacturers buy designed boxes from box suppliers.  I have noted about 4 manufacturers which use the same box casing.

Remain calm  . . . .  HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE is bad for you.   My ET works fine NO PROBLEMS.

Personally I do not want the PVR function on it. Rather leave alone and not change while not broken. Anyway there is nothing I want to record with HD quality being broadcast.  I just use my DVD/HDD recorder.  Some excellent bargains out there.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 189901 15-Jan-2009 23:06
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wiredr:
InspectorGadget: I've emailed the manufacturer asking specifically about the ET PVR update.  If I hear anything I'll let you guys know.


would this be http://dehoo.manufacturer.globalsources.com/si/6008823494094/Homepage.htm  ?


http://www.szdehoo.com/en  Same company, different site I think.

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  Reply # 189914 16-Jan-2009 00:19
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smac: Gadget, we are in complete agreement about Pete's obligations regarding the units he has sold. Given the descriptions people have given of issues, I can't believe people still have them.

Not everyone has a problem with it though.  I'd like the PVR function to work, but I knew when I bought it that it might be a pipedream.  About the only issue I have is occasional dropout over coaxial.  HDMI is perfect and I don't watch many of the shows in 5.1 anyway.  For the price I paid, I'd say it was good value.  Maybe I got lucky?

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  Reply # 189936 16-Jan-2009 08:59
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bazzer:   About the only issue I have is occasional dropout over coaxial.  HDMI is perfect and I don't watch many of the shows in 5.1 anyway.  For the price I paid, I'd say it was good value.  Maybe I got lucky?


See to me that's not good enough - would you tolerate a TV that dropped audio every now and again for no known reason? Or an AV amp? *shrug* Maybe you would, maybe it's just me.

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  Reply # 189948 16-Jan-2009 10:13
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Garglo: THIS IS ... I TOLD YOU SO.

Some suggest that they have found who manufactures the ET (they could be right).  Note on the site it doesnt mention with MHEG5. 
My ET works fine NO PROBLEMS.
Man this is rude, and you sound like Pete.  Many of us do have problems with the box.  There's a list of about 7 things, and many of us have a couple.  For me it's audio drop outs, random hangs and the clock still varies over time and I need to reboot every 4 days or so to correct this.  I'm glad you have no probems, good for you.

And by the way, it does mention MHEG5 on that site, it's #4 on the features list.
http://www.szdehoo.com/en/products/products_view.asp?id=147

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Geek


  Reply # 189986 16-Jan-2009 12:27
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Guys - try contacting satlinkNZ and see if you can get a refund.   It's not meeting your needs...    I returned mine about 5-6 months after I bought it and somoene (pete perhaps) refunded my purchase cost.
Nothing like refunding folks to encourage a little more action huh?

FPR

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  Reply # 190029 16-Jan-2009 17:11
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In one of Pete's Trade Me listings for the ET Box

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=196981463

Q How soon is soon for the PVR update, whats your website and will you be doing a package with hard drive included?  posted by: nat81 (47 )  8:55 pm, Tue 13 Jan

A factory has promuised us 16th jan...freeviewnz.com 9:09 pm, Tue 13 Jan

Thats TODAY!!!

Just checked his website.........not there yet, am I surprised........not really.


JJM

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 190035 16-Jan-2009 18:17
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Its been fascinating browsing through the ET manufacturers website. They feature a couple of recent releases of stb's with pvr via usb.

Given that these are so new its not surprising that an upgrade for an older model is still pending.  Peters only fault is his optimism as far as I can see. This of course translates into frustration for the rest of us wanting to be the first on the block with the new toy. I too have redundant HDD's awaiting for a new life.

Whenever I have spoken to Pete he has been very helpful and very obliging. A borrowed upgrade to my antenna from the flat panel has improved my reception. Still not absolutely perfect, pixellation is still there on odd occassions. Freeviewshop have suggested that I go to the next level with a high gain antenna. So if I have another improvement it would be clear to me that reception problems are 90% of the issues with the ET box.

BTW has anyone actually spoken or emailed  Pete about their issues?


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Master Geek


  Reply # 190036 16-Jan-2009 18:32
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JJM:
BTW has anyone actually spoken or emailed  Pete about their issues?



  Pete has been active on this board for quite a period of time.  He is fully aware of the issues that we are experiencing and our frustratons with the box.

  Have a look over the last 10 pages or so.

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Geek


  Reply # 190143 17-Jan-2009 10:54
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Last promise he made to me was 17th and it isn't up today. I brought mine through Trademe 10 days ago, advertised as having PVR so will ask for my money back on that basis.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 190146 17-Jan-2009 11:11
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waynes1: Last promise he made to me was 17th and it isn't up today. I brought mine through Trademe 10 days ago, advertised as having PVR so will ask for my money back on that basis.


  Get a hard copy of that page.  It might come in useful later on.

  I've emailed him a couple of times as well to try and get updates.


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