Jaxson:Gemini: Moved power box and changed res from 1080 to 576Do you have an older TV or are you now displaying 576 on your Full HD/HD Ready flat panel TV?
If you're having problems displaying higher resolutions on an lcd/plasma TV then you may want to look at a better quality hdmi cable perhaps?
Jaxson: I'd be surprised if it did do HD over component. That usually one of the first things to go when a box gets freeview certification.
moultingchook: In case you haven't noticed, a new setting was introduced with firmware 1.12 (I think). The live TV Timeshift Buffer can now be set to Auto (start recording when Pause pressed), On (start recording as soon as live TV started) or Off (Don't start at all I guess). I have this set to ON, as I never know when I might want to go back and see something again. Length of Timeshift Buffer can also be set. Good options, and thanks to MTV for introducing this.
RingoTB:trevor:MurrayM: The Consumer Magazine also said:
Playback "skip" or "jump" feature: This lets you skip forward in percentage or time increments during playback - it's more controllable than ordinary fast-forwarding (Magic TV, Homecast, Zinwell, JC Matthew have this).
So from that I take it that it is possible to jump forward a certain period of time to skip ad breaks, and not have to fast forward through them as on the My Sky HDi?
Surely the Consumer Magazine didn't get this wrong too?
You can jump forwards and backwards, but it's set at 10 minutes (read useless).
Sounds like a very poor review by consumer. I would contact them if I was you.
I have a MagicTV and as Trevor states, the MagicTV can skip forward or backward in only 10 minute intervals. I do not have a Homecast unit so cannot confirm this, but the online Homecast manual states it has 2 modes of skipping forward or backward:
Jump by Percentage in Playback Mode
1. Press a numeric button (0-9) while playing back a recording.
- Press the ‘3’ button to move the play position indicator to a spot which is 30% into the overall file length.
- Press ‘5’ to move the play position indicator to the halfway point (50%) of the file.
Jump by Seconds in Playback Mode
This function is available in Playback and Time Shift mode.
1. You move the play position indicator back or forwards by “x” seconds with a quick press of the buttons.
• At the default 2 hour record time setting, the jumps are approximately 30 seconds.
• In a 90 (to 120) minute recording, the jumps are approximately 25 seconds.
• In a 60 (to 90) minute recording, the jumps are approximately 20 seconds.
• In a 30 (to 60) minute recording, the jumps are approximately 15 seconds.
In other words, the Homecast skips a varying amount depending on the length of the recorded program. The Homecast is Freeview certified and it has variable lenght skip forward or backward. I would like to see a firmware update to the MagicTV that would allow the User to set the number of seconds the skip forward or backward jumps. Say an option to set the time in 10 second increments from 10 seconds, to 10 minutes maybe.
wiredr: epg issue
on fryday i went thru the epg list to check progs to record and found Dr Who on fryday nite with a S next to it .
since i had alraedy watched this episode i thought it strange that the encore epsisode was recording so i deleted the series link .
last nite doing an epg check and low and behold Dr Who was not going to record so i reset to series link.
question is .
is the recording of the encore prog a fault with the media distributers/epg writers or
is this a problem with the Magictv ?
this phenominon does not happen on mysky.