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# 40876 6-Sep-2009 05:32
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has any one heard about  magic tv's new pvr due for late october
  quote from www.magictv.co.nz


Effortlessly pause, record, browse, edit and play

Magic TV™ MTV3600TD brings high-end Magic TV™ recording features and ease-of-use to the fantastic New Zealand Freeview | HD® broadcasts. The dual tuners can record two channels simultaneously ensuring that you never miss your favourite programmes while the huge 500GB storage capacity means that you can watch them whenever you want!

The intuitive Magic TV™ interface gives you total control over all the digital High Definition and Standard Definition TV services. You can pause Live TV, quickly browse and organise your recordings, set Repeat Recording to catch entire series, view live news feeds, watch your camcorder movies and more. Simply connect your aerial to Magic TV™ and then connect Magic TV™ to your HDTV to revolutionise your TV viewing!.

expected retail $$799






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  # 253493 6-Sep-2009 09:26
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I saw their boxes in Hong Kong and they were very nice indeed.


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  # 253500 6-Sep-2009 10:01
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Looks good, glad starting to get to a better price point.




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  # 253508 6-Sep-2009 10:33
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looks nice

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  # 254282 9-Sep-2009 09:57
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I see that www.freeviewshop.co.nz have it advertised on their website. No price or eta though.
Does anyone know if it's freeview approved as it has the freeview logo on it but it isn't on the freeview website as an approved stb?



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  # 254287 9-Sep-2009 10:23
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The suplier says it being processed now.


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  # 254293 9-Sep-2009 10:44
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Cool. Nice to see some more options on the market. Hopefully with a bit of competition prices will keep getting better.
I see even the Zinwell can be had for $799 at Noel Leemings, a lot better than the initial rrp of $1149. Although, with only a 250gig hdd compared to Magic TV and Homecasts 500gig hdd I still wouldn't touch one!

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  # 254369 9-Sep-2009 15:36
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zinwell is actually only $698 from JB.

but looks like the magicTV is better product and better value too!

 
 
 
 


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  # 254387 9-Sep-2009 16:01
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yellow15: zinwell is actually only $698 from JB.

but looks like the magicTV is better product and better value too!


No JB's in Christchurch so only quoting the best price I've seen lately. Wish they would open up a store down here though.

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  # 254470 9-Sep-2009 18:26
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I couldn't see series link as 1 of the features.

It had repeat recording for same time, every day/week. I had a lot of programs watched lately time start time change by 5 to 10 minutes from week to week, normally the later at night programs - repeat recording wouldn't cover this, eg smallvile 11.25pm last Friday, this Friday coming 11.30pm

Other then that it looks good.



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  # 254490 9-Sep-2009 19:12
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the specs say " one touch recording from epg" so one would think that a certified freeview box would change recording times if the epg data changed.

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  # 254603 9-Sep-2009 22:48
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wiredr: the specs say " one touch recording from epg" so one would think that a certified freeview box would change recording times if the epg data changed.


Quote frommagic TV web site:



Repeat Recording

Choose 'Repeat Record' to record the same time slot daily, weekly or even Monday to Friday.


From above doesn't look like repeat record gets future recordings from EPG, as it has the words "same time slot"

Yes for a single recording set up from EPG, hopefully it would change time if EPG data changed.






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  # 256271 16-Sep-2009 20:41
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does any one know if freeview approval means the inclusion of meheg-5 middleware ?

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  # 256316 16-Sep-2009 22:46
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I believe so.

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  # 256368 17-Sep-2009 08:32
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wiredr: does any one know if freeview approval means the inclusion of meheg-5 middleware ?


It also means HD only over HDMI..




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  # 256382 17-Sep-2009 09:10
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freeview approved def means MHEG5 EPG.
though really that's the only way to get an EPG on a DVB-T set top box/PVR currently.

Also may include restrictions on what you can then do with the recorded programs.

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