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Master Geek


  Reply # 318222 14-Apr-2010 10:18
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3.12 update

quote , Version 3.12NZ
 Enable Teletext signal on Composite video output.
 Fix system crash when viewing some online News and Weather information.

no wonder i couldnt detect any changes , both of those features i dont use .
be interesting to see what happens latter this year when freeview release the myfreeview pvr for satellite.

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Geek


  Reply # 318252 14-Apr-2010 10:58
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Interesting. Is it me or is the EPG much faster as well with 3.12?

I use an HDMI interface. I wonder if this means I can get teletext to work via composite output. FreeviewHD does not seem to broadcast teletext (it is on SD satellite). I've been wondering what's going to happen to teletext when analogue is turned off as I use it a lot.

BTW: I don't like the gadgets, it's just getting the first bit of a story designed for the web and ends mid sentence... teletext is a whole lot better!

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  Reply # 318590 15-Apr-2010 03:35
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trevor: Interesting. Is it me or is the EPG much faster as well with 3.12?

I use an HDMI interface. I wonder if this means I can get teletext to work via composite output. FreeviewHD does not seem to broadcast teletext (it is on SD satellite). I've been wondering what's going to happen to teletext when analogue is turned off as I use it a lot.

BTW: I don't like the gadgets, it's just getting the first bit of a story designed for the web and ends mid sentence... teletext is a whole lot better!



trevor
 there was a post a few back  # 317459 posted on 12-APR-2010 18:48  which said exactly that

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  Reply # 319048 15-Apr-2010 20:45
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Does anybody know whether it is possible to record continuously on the Magic TV. For example..I wanted to record Police Ten and Highway Patrol consecutively, but the Magic TV stopped recording at the end of Police Ten Seven. I had to press record again to record Highway Patrol. I hope that makes sense. Thanks.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 319049 15-Apr-2010 20:53
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I haven't tried it, but I believe pressing 'R' while it is recording brings up a menu allowing you to extend the recording further.
Let us know what you find.

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Geek


  Reply # 319056 15-Apr-2010 21:18
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Apparently in a couple of years,Teletext will be replaced by Digitext thus enabling the "text" function on the Magic Tv..

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  Reply # 319060 15-Apr-2010 21:26
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Release notes for firmware version 3.12 are now available at www.magictv.co.nz

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Master Geek


  Reply # 319071 15-Apr-2010 21:38
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kiwidownunder: Release notes for firmware version 3.12 are now available at www.magictv.co.nz


WOW    KIWIDOWNUNDER HOW OBSERVANT , Release of update release notes posted # 318222 posted on 14-APR-2010 10:18

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  Reply # 319196 16-Apr-2010 08:23
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kiwidownunder: Does anybody know whether it is possible to record continuously on the Magic TV. For example..I wanted to record Police Ten and Highway Patrol consecutively, but the Magic TV stopped recording at the end of Police Ten Seven. I had to press record again to record Highway Patrol. I hope that makes sense. Thanks.


It does this automatically you should not have had to do anything. I've set mine to start and extend the recording 5mins. I record the News on TVOne and then Close-up, both recordings have the overlap in them. Did you have another programme scheduled to record at a higher priority from another channel?

Do you have at least 3.11 firmware? Older firmware seemed to "forget" about series recording. Have a look at the ToDo list and check it's going to record everything you prorgammed.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 319234 16-Apr-2010 10:03
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kiwidownunder: Does anybody know whether it is possible to record continuously on the Magic TV. For example..I wanted to record Police Ten and Highway Patrol consecutively, but the Magic TV stopped recording at the end of Police Ten Seven. I had to press record again to record Highway Patrol. I hope that makes sense. Thanks.


if you action a record from the epg then the epg prog information is recorded along with the prog for that event , if you extend the recording end time to the next prog you do not get the epg txt for the next prog. you need to press the red button from in the epg for each prog to do . there is a down side to this as the magic will extend the first prog on one tuner and use the other tuner to start the next prog early as per the settings for added start and finish  which means if you want to wach another mux  ie tv3  whilst recording you cant untill the overlap is gone . the solution is to set a manual recording ( menu >recording > timer recording >set ) this will force the magic to use only one tuner as there is no overlap for start and finish between prog's  the other tuner is free to use for any other prog.

hope this helps

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 319256 16-Apr-2010 10:35
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MagicTV

An out there option that I would like:

A network connected iPod Touch/iPhone remote control and EPG enabled record programming app??

or.... a web based portal that does the simalar feature??





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  Reply # 319319 16-Apr-2010 12:07
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wiredr: there is a down side to this as the magic will extend the first prog on one tuner and use the other tuner to start the next prog early as per the settings for added start and finish  which means if you want to wach another mux  ie tv3  whilst recording you cant untill the overlap is gone



Sorry it don't. I reguarly watch Prime over the overlap of my EPG recording of TV One News and Close Up.

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Reply # 321866 22-Apr-2010 22:42
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For Magic TV fans and friends Bond & Bond currently has some good pricing.  They now have the Magic TV for $699.  Additionally the sale now on offers 20% off Freeview receivers.  I asked if this applied to MyFreeview receivers and was told it does bringing the price to $560. 

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Reply # 322113 23-Apr-2010 14:58
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and the price?
I have been waiting for the Magic TV 3600 to buckle on the price a bit... does anyone know of prices better than 699.00? what are we waiting for in regards a price drop do you think?? opinions?  cheers  Theo apologies if this is already buried in the thread somewhere... 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 322131 23-Apr-2010 15:29
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theobrandt: and the price? ....
...apologies if this is already buried in the thread somewhere... 


It's right above your post, $560

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