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Master Geek


  Reply # 215491 18-May-2009 00:29
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Im still holding some hope thanks for keeping us informed of update progress...

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  Reply # 215516 18-May-2009 08:43
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I'm still hanging in there - Like Baz my box seems OK at times - But does still have its moments

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  Reply # 215519 18-May-2009 08:50
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bazzer: Me too. My box is OK, but it has its moments...


Are you using the SPDIF for the audio output?  I can get up to 20 dropouts an hour some nights, which makes for a thoroughly unpleasant viewing experience.

 Other than that, the wandering clock, the irrepairable hardware fault in the lower two RCA connectors, occasional freezing requiring a reboot, etc the box is excellent.

Tongue out

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  Reply # 215526 18-May-2009 09:19
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I know what you mean.

I really only use the coaxial audio out when I'm watching something on TV3 that is in 5.1, and don't get too many dropouts on that.

The wandering clock doesn't sound bad, but it's very annoying and makes looking at the EPG difficult sometimes as its set too far in the future to see what's on currently and doen't always reset the clock immediately. I find I have to change channels.

As for the RCAs, I only have one set hooked up and either I got lucky and my unit's good or I hooked them up to the top ones.

My biggest issue is sometimes the audio will stuff up and get a very annoying noise instead. Really annoying when you've recorded soemthing and it happens halfway through!

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Master Geek


  Reply # 215545 18-May-2009 10:29
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bazzer:

As for the RCAs, I only have one set hooked up and either I got lucky and my unit's good or I hooked them up to the top ones.


50/50 and you must have picked the top ones.  All the bottom ones have issues.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 215681 18-May-2009 19:08
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I HAVE BETA FIRMWARE.  Pete just emailed it through to me.

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Geek


  Reply # 215682 18-May-2009 19:15
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InspectorGadget: I HAVE BETA FIRMWARE.  Pete just emailed it through to me.


HALLELUJAH!


I will gladly be a beta tester.. where can we download?

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  Reply # 215684 18-May-2009 19:24
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sounds promising, i guess im a lucky one with no audio dropout, im just using the HDMI between box and tv for now. what new on the firmware?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 215690 18-May-2009 19:40
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I've just put it in now. PVR is here but trying to get it running now. It is timer based.

The menu structure has changed slightly and the font is different.

Will advise later when I have had a play.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 215763 18-May-2009 22:55
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Screenshots as proof.
PVR Setup

Program Control

Booking Management

Timer Recordings

And this is the feedback I have sent through to Pete



"  Here’s a bit of feedback on what I have noticed so far.  You probably already have these under development.
-     I can’t find an option to get an recording running instantly.  It seems like the closest the unit can come to recording something ‘now’ is my setting a timer recording a minimum of 3 minutes ahead.
-    When setting a recording too close to real time, the error message generated is “Timer Recording is Failed”.  “The Timer Recording Has Failed” would probably be better.  It would only be a line of code to fix.
-    The engineer mentioned that the USB port on the back was powered and would support 2.5in HDDs.  It appears that this is not the case as only my Flash drives have worked so far.  My 2.5in HDD did not spin up when connected.  I’ll try a powered 3.5in drive tomorrow and see what happens.
-    I’m still getting SPDIF dropouts.  I assume this is still software without the SPDIF fix.
-    When in playback mode, it would be a good idea to colour code the FF, RW on screen buttons to match those of the remote.
-    If timer recordings are set, and the unit needs to be restarted by powering off and on again, all the booked recordings are lost.  Some other units have the ability to save these settings to the removable disk and importing them again as necessary.  If the unit still needs to be restarted weekly, then this is going to be a real problem.
-    When setting the timer, you have the ability to scroll all the way to 29 O’clock.

Wishlist.
-     Timeshifting would be a really good feature to have as well.
-    Scheduled recordings of repeating programs would be good to have. "



The recordings are in .TS format, so they are going to be a bit os a bastard to edit.  I've done a bit of a search on the net and editors for Transport Stream files in H.264 format are as rare as Nun's Testicles.  Has anyone else seen one?

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  Reply # 215802 19-May-2009 01:43
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Exciting stuff! The timer based programming will be sufficient to start with, but I have to say I thought it would be pretty standard functionality these days, as they've been around since the 80's at least in VCR's. Being able to put enter 29 hours is a little disconcerting, and no weekly, daily events, but if it works ....

I was looking at the thread on the JC Mathew model and the format of the files is .TRP. The last update recommends using SUPER to edit them and it also handles .TP files. It is Freeware, avaiable at -

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html#Dnload

Keep us informed of what you find. Thanks.






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  Reply # 215822 19-May-2009 07:49
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Try TS doctor - I think I downloaded it off the Popcorn hour forum - I will try and find a link to it for you to try. Actually its only 1.8mb  PM me with your email address and I will send it through if you want


Cheers

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  Reply # 216016 19-May-2009 17:33
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good to see some progress,
I was really hoping for recording of the EPG, but oh well, timer recording is better than nothing.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 216022 19-May-2009 17:53
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Pete has just said it will be up later today on the website.

Here is exactly what he said

"
you need instructions for use...

s/ware and instructions will be on

freeviewshop website later today...no warranty, user can do whatever they like with it..."


So even though Satlinknz is providing the software, apparently there is no warrantly with it.  Go figure . . . . .



TS Doctor doesn't work.  It scans the resultant file and fails on a "PMT test".  Must be the wrong calender date or something. Tongue out  .  I'm haviong a go with SUPER now.

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  Reply # 216038 19-May-2009 19:06
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Try TSPE, Transport Stream Packet Editor

http://forum.videohelp.com/topic362216.html

It is what I use to edit my freeview hd mediaportal output :)

TSCutter v111 , also worded but failed if the stream had any errors.
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=128476

For both programs you will need suitable codecs installed.

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