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  Reply # 270059 4-Nov-2009 16:14
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Kiwilad11: Hi Magictv, any chance that JPEG and MP3 playback will be added? also what about DivX?


Cheers

And you'll load these onto the hard drive how?

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  Reply # 270119 4-Nov-2009 18:32
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These can be dealt with in the same way as AVCHD camcorder movies which can be played back and also copied to the internal hard drive. Ideally, the ethernet connection could be used to create a home network and play back files from your PC.



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  Reply # 270131 4-Nov-2009 19:16
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how do you copy the AVCHD movies to HDD? i haven't figure out how to do it

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  Reply # 270139 4-Nov-2009 19:51
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Sorry, don't know. Still looking at my options for a freeview box. Hopefully will be getting one soon.

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  Reply # 270462 5-Nov-2009 20:16
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Thought you all might be interested in THIS document on the www.freeviewshop.co.nz page for the Magic TV. It outlines a method to get video files to play off the hard drive.


If someone could test it that would be awesome.





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  Reply # 270713 6-Nov-2009 18:31
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magictv: hi maccrazy, the Freeview EPG, well, is a Freeview thing! In order to have Freeview approval, the EPG must be the Freeview way. A regular EPG is not allowed by Freeview rule.



I'm curious as to why you need to be Freeview certified? Tivo appears to be overcoming these issues (I suspect by being Freeview HD compatible rather than certified), which I would say puts MagicTV at somewhat of a disadvantage does it not?


http://myaccount.mytivo.co.nz/hnp/about
http://www.mytivo.co.nz/whatistivo/tivois/fourteendayepg/




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  Reply # 270717 6-Nov-2009 18:50
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I tried the freeviewshop document and converted a couple of music vids to *.m2ts format. No joy. Magic TV found the USB drive but no files. Tried updating the firmware as per the manual. No probs there, worked a treat. Tried again but still no joy. Anyone else had success with this.

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  Reply # 270727 6-Nov-2009 20:30
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I am also curious about the EPG. i currently have a Kaon satellite receiver that isn't Freeview certified, yet i still get a 7 day EPG in the same format as all the other menus. so why not let the EPG on the Magic TV come through in its original format?

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  Reply # 270758 6-Nov-2009 22:37
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hi yellow15, using firmware 3.07NZ firmware, in the AVCHD movie list, highlight a title on USB HDD (in blue color), press "OK" to bring up the Option menu. There is a "Copy to System HDD" option. AVCHD title stored in the internal HDD will show in Black color. Press "OK" on an internal HDD title will show a "Copy to USB HDD" option.

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  Reply # 270761 6-Nov-2009 22:47
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About Freeview approval, we were told in New Zealand market, people will only buy Freeview approved product. And store will only sell Freeview approved product. To officially market and sell a OTA PVR, we must have Freeview approval. We have no other choice.

About EPG presentation, for the OTA system, the 8 days EPG and "series" recording function is only available with a Freeview approved system, aka MHEG5 format. The satellite system may be different.

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  Reply # 270791 7-Nov-2009 08:14
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magictv: hi yellow15, using firmware 3.07NZ firmware, in the AVCHD movie list, highlight a title on USB HDD (in blue color), press "OK" to bring up the Option menu. There is a "Copy to System HDD" option. AVCHD title stored in the internal HDD will show in Black color. Press "OK" on an internal HDD title will show a "Copy to USB HDD" option.


there is a common problem here in that the magictv will not read from a usb device so how can one hilite what cant be seen ?
i have tried all the options including getting the magic to format a usb stick but my computer says there is no file system on the usb so i cant transfer an m2ts to the usb stick , and the magic will not read a fat32 usb . so how ??????????



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  Reply # 270823 7-Nov-2009 11:21
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magictv: hi yellow15, using firmware 3.07NZ firmware, in the AVCHD movie list, highlight a title on USB HDD (in blue color), press "OK" to bring up the Option menu. There is a "Copy to System HDD" option. AVCHD title stored in the internal HDD will show in Black color. Press "OK" on an internal HDD title will show a "Copy to USB HDD" option.


Thanks! yes i managed to copy to System HDD.
but can't manage to copy to USB HDD yet..

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  Reply # 270851 7-Nov-2009 13:02
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magictv: About Freeview approval, we were told in New Zealand market, people will only buy Freeview approved product. And store will only sell Freeview approved product. To officially market and sell a OTA PVR, we must have Freeview approval. We have no other choice.

About EPG presentation, for the OTA system, the 8 days EPG and "series" recording function is only available with a Freeview approved system, aka MHEG5 format. The satellite system may be different.





Thanks for that magictv, how about the jpeg and mp3 formats? will these ever be able to be played. also home networking through the ethernet port?



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  Reply # 270876 7-Nov-2009 15:27
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Thanks! yes i managed to copy to System HDD.
but can't manage to copy to USB HDD yet..


Just remember my USB HDD is NTFS. Will try a FAT32 one

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  Reply # 270877 7-Nov-2009 15:39
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Magic TV supports FAT32, EXT2, EXT3 filesystems. You can check in Settings->System->System Info to see if the system sees the USB HDD.

File import/export (copy to System HDD/Copy to USB HDD) is only available in AVCHD playback under Magic TV Gadgets->HD Camcorder Movie.

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