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  Reply # 430176 23-Jan-2011 14:14
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That's one of the interesting things now. I select a lot of titles in the EPG on the basis of it might be interesting but never make point of remembering what I've selected so I wouldn't even know if it missed a recoding most of the time. Even for the odd series that I do watch I could miss one and not realise it was missing.


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  Reply # 438908 13-Feb-2011 17:49
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Sorry, a bit slow to upgrade, but finally on 3.14 - can anyone tell me what the USB storage actually does?

Thanks!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 439241 14-Feb-2011 13:19
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If I understand the situation correctly, as part of Freeview certification, the MTV isn't allowed to transfer recordings to another device, ie: USB storage. You can still view pictures/movies and play music that you have put onto a USB drive from elsewhere.

In Hong Kong and Australia too I believe they have the menu options for copying recordings from the MTV to a USB drive, and maybe even over the LAN. Certainly that is the promotional blurb anyway.


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  Reply # 439265 14-Feb-2011 14:07
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The only reason nz freeview is restricted is because there is no copy protection and encryption the australian and hong kong units use encryted data streams so the content can only be played back on the machine that made it
Dish tv are releasing a freeview approved dvbs/s2 hdd dvr which will also have recording to usb. I wonder if the usb data is encrypted or is just.ts stream.

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  Reply # 439570 15-Feb-2011 00:49
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Hmm, sucks all round then. :(

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  Reply # 439897 15-Feb-2011 16:52
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I have been trying to watch a movie through the Magic TV's USB port,but to no avail. Is the usb port only for firmware upgrades?Thanks.

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  Reply # 440465 16-Feb-2011 21:25
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wiredr: The only reason nz freeview is restricted is because there is no copy protection and encryption the australian and hong kong units use encryted data streams so the content can only be played back on the machine that made it

Dish tv are releasing a freeview approved dvbs/s2 hdd dvr which will also have recording to usb. I wonder if the usb data is encrypted or is just.ts stream.


Yes, but given the number of non-freeview-branded boxes, TIVOs and PC software solutions that will do this quite happily, I doubt that the restrictions Freeview have put in have much effect on piracy etc if people really want to make copies and distribute them. All it does is diminish the relative attractiveness of freeview approved/branded boxes (or turn this from a positive to a negative, depending on how strongly you care). All they are ultimately doing is damaging their own branding programme, and inconveniencing "joe average" who just wants to watch a show in his bedroom that he recorded in his living room.

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  Reply # 441991 21-Feb-2011 16:44
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UPDATE:

regarding the MTV3600 using 20 watts on standby and melting a hole in the rack system ;)


offical update/reply
"
Thanks for that extra information Wayne. We are continuing to work with MagicTV in Hongkong and we will most any further progress on our website. Thank you.
Shimon "


yes he wrote Shimon...


so its not forgotten.

Mean time i have hooked a digital timer to the box and shut it down between 12 am and 630 am and manual override if i need to record something special after hours. Already saved a few bucks :)   and 2 x squirrels in yemen

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  Reply # 442008 21-Feb-2011 17:27
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Does turning the LCD clock off make any difference to electricity usage in "standby" mode?

gpf

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Reply # 442049 21-Feb-2011 18:38
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kiwidownunder: I have been trying to watch a movie through the Magic TV's USB port,but to no avail. Is the usb port only for firmware upgrades?Thanks.


Sure can. Check out these instructions as hosted on the Freeviewshop's website: http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/downloads/HDTV%20TS%20file%20playback%20on%20the%20Magic%20TV.pdf.  If that link doesnt work, go to the Freeviewshop website, find the MagicTV page and at the bottom you'll find a PDF link to the file listed here.

I've converted several movies and uploaded them onto my MagicTV using the method described in this PDF. It is quite an awkward utility to use, but it works if you follow the instructions to the letter.

You can either watch the movies directly from the USB key, or upload them onto the MagicTV for later viewing. The only downside is that they do not appear listed beside your existing recordings, but are buried instead under some other menu (Gadgets something?).

cheers

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  Reply # 442494 22-Feb-2011 18:54
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The dreaded not recordable message struck me tonight. Digital TV is looking pretty sad :(


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  Reply # 442523 22-Feb-2011 20:06
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please explain ?

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  Reply # 442699 23-Feb-2011 11:47
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Simple example is go to the FreeviewHD Demo station and try to record what's on right now. If you've got that station deleted then use the EPG. You'll find there is no option to record.

I wanted to record a short piece on TV3 News last night but it refused to. After that piece had finished it let me record again.


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  Reply # 442714 23-Feb-2011 12:23
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Huh, that's interesting, FreviewHD station has been removed it seems. And a new TV Four has been added.

I've found another station that is blocked like the FreeviewHD station was - Parliament TV, of all stations!

Hmm, actually, something a little different happened yesterday. If I try to record a programme with the record button now and that programme is marked as unrecordable then nothing happens. No message at all.

Yesterday I got a message "LiveTV - Programme recording cannot be added. - [OK]"

Maybe it's the whole station of Parliament TV vs just a short period of TV3, dunno. Whatever, I was blocked from recording at a very unexpected time that's for sure ... Luckily I had the old analogue recorder plugged in as well. :P


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  Reply # 442739 23-Feb-2011 13:23
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what version are you running Evan  3.12  to get time skip ?  or 3.14 ?


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