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  Reply # 247050 15-Aug-2009 21:08
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So will the pvr f/w allow the ET to work as a way of playing back content from usb hdd obtained elsewhere? (I have in mind to locate a NAS device close to the tv. I can put content onto this and then play it via the usb connection). Buying a Netgear ReadyNAS Diskless Duo Gigabit

I also have a Philips dvd player that accepts usb which can be used as the player, but I want to minimise the number of remotes and inputs required - I'm sure you know the problem of seemingly self-replicating remotes!!? :)

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  Reply # 247053 15-Aug-2009 21:15
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The ET only plays back its own files. It wont look at anything else.
I also had a really hard time getting the files to play back on my PC - though other people reported it was ok. Cant recall the file types off hand.
I dont think there would be any way your Philips DVD would look at the files - though of course I understand where you are coming from.

What you really want is one of these (http://www.tvix.co.nz/_product_38969/TViX_6500_Dual_Tuner)
Hell - I want one of these - drool! (No I dont sell them).




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  Reply # 248418 18-Aug-2009 23:32
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Hi - any chance of sending or posting a link to the latest firmware version?
Cheers

cb1

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  Reply # 255351 13-Sep-2009 14:28
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I just noticed there is a new firmware update (28/08/09) for the Visione model available at http://www.visione-newzealand.co.nz/downloads, but no sign of a new version for the ET at the usual places. It was previously found that the Visione firmware doesn't work for the ET, but hope that this indicates some further work is continuing.

InspectorGadget - any insider info?

Archprime - I suspect no one has responded to you request for latest links as they are already in the last few pages




cb

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  Reply # 255620 14-Sep-2009 15:45
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Archprime - I suspect no one has responded to you request for latest links as they are already in the last few pages


Hi - I checked again & still found no links to latest BIOS version in previous posts - did you spot one?

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  Reply # 255630 14-Sep-2009 16:05
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Actually - I could have sworn that I posted it some while back....
Anyway - Its here if you want it:
http://rapidshare.com/files/279777084/Extra_Terrestrial_PVR_23Jun09.zip.html
I included the user guide that appeared for a while.
This was the version that never seemed to get posted on any of the official support sites - it came later - one of the other kind users on this forum got it mailed to him - Seems ok - depending on whether your ET box hardware was ok I think.

You can roll back that version if you need/want with this:
http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/forum/index.php/topic,997.0.html

Good luck.
R




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  Reply # 255670 14-Sep-2009 17:44
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cb1: I just noticed there is a new firmware update (28/08/09) for the Visione model available at http://www.visione-newzealand.co.nz/downloads, but no sign of a new version for the ET at the usual places. It was previously found that the Visione firmware doesn't work for the ET, but hope that this indicates some further work is continuing.

InspectorGadget - any insider info?

Archprime - I suspect no one has responded to you request for latest links as they are already in the last few pages


  No further updates I'm afraid.  I think this is the end of the ET suport unless anyone hears otherwise.  The only new ones available are old stock floating around from what I can see on the net.

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  Reply # 255734 14-Sep-2009 20:50
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robjg63: Actually - I could have sworn that I posted it some while back....
Anyway - Its here if you want it:
http://rapidshare.com/files/279777084/Extra_Terrestrial_PVR_23Jun09.zip.html
I included the user guide that appeared for a while.
This was the version that never seemed to get posted on any of the official support sites - it came later - one of the other kind users on this forum got it mailed to him - Seems ok - depending on whether your ET box hardware was ok I think.

You can roll back that version if you need/want with this:
http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/forum/index.php/topic,997.0.html

Good luck.
R


Hi Thanks for that.

Dor some reason my ET box seems no longer able to update to any other bios - not even the roll back version.

Using the same USB thubdrive that always worked before, now whenever I power up the box and hold a buton down, the box never reports that booting from USB device as previously - just sits on "Boot" for about a minute, before displaying"chec"

Could the previous PVR update have disables all subsequent BIOS updates?

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  Reply # 255735 14-Sep-2009 20:50
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robjg63: Actually - I could have sworn that I posted it some while back....
Anyway - Its here if you want it:
http://rapidshare.com/files/279777084/Extra_Terrestrial_PVR_23Jun09.zip.html
I included the user guide that appeared for a while.
This was the version that never seemed to get posted on any of the official support sites - it came later - one of the other kind users on this forum got it mailed to him - Seems ok - depending on whether your ET box hardware was ok I think.

You can roll back that version if you need/want with this:
http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/forum/index.php/topic,997.0.html

Good luck.
R


Hi Thanks for that.

For some reason my ET box seems no longer able to update to any other bios - not even the roll back version.

Using the same USB thumbdrive that always worked before, now whenever I power up the box and hold a button , the box never reports that it is booting from USB device as previously - just displays "boot" for about a minute, before displaying"chec"

Could the previous PVR update have disabled all subsequent BIOS updates?

Cheers


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  Reply # 255744 14-Sep-2009 21:23
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Can anyone verify models of thumbdrives that work.. as I too have tried a few different ones in the past with no luck. I know there is a certain required file structure and format specified which I adhered to.

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  Reply # 255757 14-Sep-2009 22:14
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Hmm - I always found that my ET was a bit funny with a couple of USB flash drives I had.
But I definitely upgraded/downgraded and upgraded (just to test) and the process seemed to work fine - so I dont think they disabled anything in the releases. Try another USB drive I think.

Did you make sure that the folder AS_HK_DMB_UPDATE was in the root of the USB flash drive with the *.lwpb and *.ini files underneath?

I'd guess that if the ET doesnt see the folder/files in the right place it will just ignore the USB drive.

You did unzip the update files and extract them to the flash drive ok?




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  Reply # 255758 14-Sep-2009 22:23
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robjg63: Hmm - I always found that my ET was a bit funny with a couple of USB flash drives I had.
But I definitely upgraded/downgraded and upgraded (just to test) and the process seemed to work fine - so I dont think they disabled anything in the releases. Try another USB drive I think.

Did you make sure that the folder AS_HK_DMB_UPDATE was in the root of the USB flash drive with the *.lwpb and *.ini files underneath?

I'd guess that if the ET doesnt see the folder/files in the right place it will just ignore the USB drive.

You did unzip the update files and extract them to the flash drive ok?


Hi - yes unzipped AS_HK_DMB_UPDATE folder correctly into an otherwise empty fat 32 formatted thumbdrive, and inside that folder are the *.lwpb and *.ini files

Don't understand why it stopped working.   Was there much of a change between previous PVR version and the current one?

One thing that is odd with previous one is that although I can access Prime TV via epg, it is not recignized as an enumerated channel - even when I reset to defaults & scan channels again.  Is this a known issue?



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  Reply # 255769 14-Sep-2009 23:27
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After the first PVR firmware update, the Imation thumbdrive I had always used was no longer recognised. Tried a Philips mp3 player (with USB connection) and it worked fine.

Haven't had any issues with Prime - rescanned and picked it up 1st time.




cb

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  Reply # 255775 15-Sep-2009 00:18
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cb1: After the first PVR firmware update, the Imation thumbdrive I had always used was no longer recognised. Tried a Philips mp3 player (with USB connection) and it worked fine.

Haven't had any issues with Prime - rescanned and picked it up 1st time.


Thanks for that suggustion - tried it but sadly using other thumbdrive gave no improvement

Cheers

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  Reply # 255778 15-Sep-2009 01:14
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Ive been using a Toshiba thumb drive and it has worked fine. I have also gone in both directions with firmware and i am currently using november version. Had no problems picking up prime and its fine on the epg as well. Anoying that its on channel ten though... been so used to it on channel 9 on my tv ;-)

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