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  Reply # 341604 14-Jun-2010 17:19
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Hi Shoutson!

I might be speaking out of turn here, but...  Does your home theatre have HDMI in and out?
If so, I would suggest running your MTV HDMI *OUT* into one of the HT HDMI *IN* ports and then sending your HT HDMI *OUT* to your tv.  That might alleviate most if not all of your delay because your home theatre will be handling both video and audio at the same time.

Or I might be wrong :-) 

Worth a try - I hate delays and out-of-sync :-)

Peace
Rich

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  Reply # 341611 14-Jun-2010 17:31
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No. I work in audio but can't afford the good gear for home. Hence I feed the audio from the picture source, therfore I would on as expected a minimal picture delay (milliseconds) whilst the LCD processes the picture.

FYI I haven't noticed prolonged delay on play back, only live TV.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 341632 14-Jun-2010 17:51
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2lostkiwis: I can now telnet in and copy programs off over the
network connection.


Telnet sounds really interesting. Good work getting so far.

I finally resorted to connecting the MTV drive to my PC, and using a Slax (portable Linux) boot ISO on a pendrive. It's easy for non Linux people (like me) to install extra packages like VLC, which plays nearly all TS files allowing you to seek within the file, and with the audio in sync (KPlayer fails at both). So I can now preview and copy stuff from the JFS partition.

cb1

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  Reply # 341651 14-Jun-2010 18:52
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Mac2008:
2lostkiwis: Hey Everyone,

I have made some progress in investigating the Magic TV.
I can now telnet in and copy programs off over the network connection.
Here's a more detailed description of how I did it:
http://2lostkiwis.com/wordpress/mtv3600/

Cheers,
Ian.


Nicely done Ian. This is all a little out of my league but is there a possibility that given time you can provide an upgrade to let us all use ftp to pull files off via the network?


Again,  Great work Ian

Also out of my league, but was wondering if another aspect to look at might be to look at the difference in the HK and NZ firmwares in the way they are identified - if you could modify the HK firmware to have the NZ identification, you could just load that and have all the HK features.

Thanks for the hard work.




cb

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  Reply # 341867 15-Jun-2010 11:42
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No reception problem fixed,

Added a Diplexer into aerial line to split UHF & VHF signals.

Apparently the Magic Box hates any VHF signal

Works like a charm!!


Cheers

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  Reply # 341978 15-Jun-2010 16:15
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MadKiwi: No reception problem fixed,

Added a Diplexer into aerial line to split UHF & VHF signals.

Apparently the Magic Box hates any VHF signal

Works like a charm!!


Cheers


Thanks MadKiwi, have just bought one too.
There's alot more to setting and connecting up and aerial and getting it all working than I thought! 

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  Reply # 342533 17-Jun-2010 07:40
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shouston: I have an issue most mornings that Audio is out of sync with pictures.I have grown used to the milliseconds associated with LCD and Home theatre systems, But overnight or after a long period of time with any activity the sync drifts, I mean up to a second perhaps. A simple toggle of channels, or toggle of the audio settings fixes it. In television we use a word clock to keep audio and pictures in sync. What is Magic TV using?? I have reported this to Magic TV. They suggested its an ongoing issue with Digital TV?? They said just flick to live TV, this makes no difference. Does anyone else have this issue.
We are fully up to date with firmware.
HDMI out of MTV to LCD
Audio Analogue out of the LCD into home theatre, with the option setup to go Spidif directly out of MTV into home Theatre.



Same issue here where TV programmes look like a bad re run of Monkey!! HDMI from MTV to Plasma.
had to turn it off last night and use the Freeview tuner on the TV. Damn frustrating !!

Any ideas ?


Cheers

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  Reply # 343162 18-Jun-2010 22:53
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MadKiwi:
shouston: I have an issue most mornings that Audio is out of sync with pictures.I have grown used to the milliseconds associated with LCD and Home theatre systems, But overnight or after a long period of time with any activity the sync drifts, I mean up to a second perhaps. A simple toggle of channels, or toggle of the audio settings fixes it. In television we use a word clock to keep audio and pictures in sync. What is Magic TV using?? I have reported this to Magic TV. They suggested its an ongoing issue with Digital TV?? They said just flick to live TV, this makes no difference. Does anyone else have this issue.
We are fully up to date with firmware.
HDMI out of MTV to LCD
Audio Analogue out of the LCD into home theatre, with the option setup to go Spidif directly out of MTV into home Theatre.



Same issue here where TV programmes look like a bad re run of Monkey!! HDMI from MTV to Plasma.
had to turn it off last night and use the Freeview tuner on the TV. Damn frustrating !!

Any ideas ?


Cheers


Don't have a solution but have you tried turning off the TVs picture enhancing processing? That slows the picture down 

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  Reply # 343365 20-Jun-2010 01:54
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Just bought a MagicTV 3600 on the basis that it wasn't Freeview certified but sadly got it wrong. Oh well, maybe next time.

First impressions is it's fast and generally has all the good bits (Obviously not the various non-Freeview features though).

There is a gripe with the user interface though, along with the jerky FFWD/RWD, it is seriously missing slow play and frame advance/retard while paused! That is something I didn't know how much I used before until I tried do it on the MagicTV unit.

So frame stepping is my #1 feature request for future patches.


Evan

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  Reply # 343457 20-Jun-2010 14:17
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Just been reading more of this thread and I'd have to disagree with the suggestion that the general public won't buy a product without certification. Saying that certification is important is your typical marketing spin. Joe blogs just wants it to work, certified or not. If certified means it does work then yes that's what Joe would want. But in the case of Freeview it seems that certifying means that it stops working. People aren't that dumb.

Certainly, the salesmen (plural) were keen to tell me how the MagicTV isn't Freeview certified and that meant it's possible to copy recordings.


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  Reply # 343478 20-Jun-2010 16:18
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Freitasm, what happened to posts 343455 and 343456 posted today @ 14:17 on this forum

they are sitting on my mobile but there is no link to those numbers .

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  Reply # 343486 20-Jun-2010 16:56
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That was me triple posting.


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  Reply # 343490 20-Jun-2010 17:24
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Being Freeview approved is good enough for me. I can honestly say that apart from the ffwd/frwind quirk,i have never had a problem with the Magic tv. A recorded programme looks stunning when played through a full HD lcd television. Hopefully Pixel Magic will sort out the few niggly things with future firmware upgrades. It has been almost 3 months since the last one,,

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Reply # 343494 20-Jun-2010 17:40
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  Reply # 343547 20-Jun-2010 21:22
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kiwidownunder said: "I can honestly say that apart from the ffwd/frwind quirk,i have never had a problem with the Magic tv. A recorded programme looks stunning when played through a full HD lcd television. Hopefully Pixel Magic will sort out the few niggly things with future firmware upgrades."

Exactly! Freeview approving it did nothing positive. It was already a good unit that has user feedback being listened to by the manufacturer.


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