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  Reply # 397438 29-Oct-2010 16:51
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Hey guys. Could someone please send me their file for the latest mtv3600 Beta6? I am having all sorts of probs downloading it. Thanks.

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  Reply # 398267 31-Oct-2010 22:16
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Now on beta6 I tried deleting a couple of channels (28, Base FM) and they stayed deleted after waking the MagicTV from standby mode but the deleted channels still appeared in the EPG. Later, after waking the MagicTV from standby every channel on the Mediaworks and Kordia muxes showed a black screen. They came back after I changed channels to TV1 and back to TV3 but all the channel-specific video settings had been lost and the deleted channels returned. Before this I had the Mediaworks and Kordia muxes vanish, requiring a channels retune.

The EPG in playback warning window now disappears when the OK button is pressed which is good.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 402304 9-Nov-2010 19:32
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Have read and implemented the suggestions but without success. We love the ease of Magic TV  and don't want to give up on it. But we have persisted for 3 months now, have had an expert technician in, sought the advice of MagicTV support in Raglan (they seem to have given up on us, as haven't replied to our email of 3 weeks ago) - and still severe pixilation at times, particularly from TV1 and TV2. Any last ditch things for us to try? Many thanks.

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  Reply # 402515 10-Nov-2010 09:36
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What signal strength and quality do you get?

I get 70% strength and 100% quality and the only problems we have are

1. TV3 Dolby audio to the receiver has split second drop outs every now and then (strangely only with live TV, all the recorded stuff is fine)

2. Recently we have had 'channel signal not found' type messages briefly when switching channels.

Is your signal worse than this?

You may want to look into some sort of booster if it is (though they vary wildly in quality)

Also have you tried another freeview box? We also have a Zinwell 620HD and that is flawless with it's signal processing.




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  Reply # 402525 10-Nov-2010 09:45
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casewindow: What signal strength and quality do you get?

I get 70% strength and 100% quality and the only problems we have are

1. TV3 Dolby audio to the receiver has split second drop outs every now and then (strangely only with live TV, all the recorded stuff is fine)


I have heard that the magic TV doesn't like too much signal.  I know that sounds crazy but in some cases that might mean attenuating the signal a bit.  This could be a problem if you got an aerial guy around to optimise the alignment etc and now had an extremely strong signal.  I've only heard this, I do not own the magic TV myself.

The audio drop outs seems scaringly similar to the ET box problems!

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  Reply # 403082 10-Nov-2010 20:28
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Thanks case window and jaxson. Our signal strength is about 60% and our quality about 98%. We have attached 2 attenutors, a 12db and a 9db, to the aerial cable: with no attenuators we get a lot of pixellation. We have not tried another box yet . We may as we get more desperate.

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  Reply # 403292 11-Nov-2010 10:16
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60% signal strength is starting to get quite low. i'd expect a bit of pixilation at that level.

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  Reply # 403319 11-Nov-2010 10:49
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Yeah I agree.

Could be that you are getting a lot of signal, but just not of a very good quality.
For example, you could connect a coat hanger to an aerial amplifier and get a really strong signal level, but not a lot of useable info in there!

Sorry if this has been covered, but:
Where do you live?
What type of aerial do you have?
Do you have a UHF aerial only going to this box, or do you have a VHF aerial and a diplexer involved as well?
How far is your nearest freeview HD transmitter?
Do you use a masthead amp?
How many TV's do you feed this signal to?

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  Reply # 403327 11-Nov-2010 11:05
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chiz: Have read and implemented the suggestions but without success. We love the ease of Magic TV? and don't want to give up on it. But we have persisted for 3 months now, have had an expert technician in, sought the advice of MagicTV support in Raglan (they seem to have given up on us, as haven't replied to our email of 3 weeks ago) - and still severe pixilation at times, particularly from TV1 and TV2. Any last ditch things for us to try? Many thanks.



Try ditching the vhf connection.

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  Reply # 403330 11-Nov-2010 11:19
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Just an addition to my earlier post, we only have a UHF aerial (specifically installed just for FV as when we bought our house it had no aerial)




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  Reply # 411360 30-Nov-2010 20:32
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Version 3.14 is now available from http://www.magictv.co.nz/support.html No release notes yet, but looks like jumped from 3.13 betas to 3.14.

Loaded ok, doesn't seem to be any new features, but the 10 minute jump forward/back is now reinstated. Reserve judgement on the smoothness of the ff/rw.




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  Reply # 411450 1-Dec-2010 00:11
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I've just upgraded to 3.14 but the EPG button doesn't seem to be doing anything. Any ideas?

Nevermind, my bad, just needed to access the Recording menus first!




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  Reply # 411610 1-Dec-2010 14:05
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They've pulled 3.14 and gone back to 3.12 on the support page.

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  Reply # 411613 1-Dec-2010 14:13
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What are you talking about?  3.14 is still there.

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  Reply # 411628 1-Dec-2010 14:33
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Ah, stupid cache.

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