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latimers
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  #530780 8-Oct-2011 08:20
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@PimpMyMagic

(I think you're meaning the quarterfinals rather than the semifinals.)

I found the same thing - a non-series record of Q1 flags it with an [R] and also flags Q2 with an [R]. Whether it will actually record Q2 is another question.

One possible solution is to also set the other channel to record, but I've been having problems lately with setting two consecutive recordings (with overlap) on one channel and another concurrent recording on another channel. Sometimes not all of the programmes appear on the Recorded list.

(My solution is to record the other channel on my Play TV.)

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latimers
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  #531042 8-Oct-2011 22:34
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I've just sent the following to Maori TV:

"Whoever is providing the electronic programme guide coding to Freeview is INCOMPETENT!

For example, I set the first RWC quarter-final to non-series record and both it and the second quarter final had a [R] beside them. However, after both programmes were finished only the first game was available.

That is not the first time there have been similar problems.

This is not acceptable! If you don?t have the resources to do the job properly, you should never have been awarded the contract.

I would like to know whether the person in charge of providing the electronic programme guide information to Freeview has been fired."


latimers
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  #531591 10-Oct-2011 17:00
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Maori TV tell me that they provide only the programme names and the start and end times and that the coding for the EPG is done by Clearvision for Freeview.

I've now written to Freeview asking them to get it straightened out.



Dunnersfella
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  #531593 10-Oct-2011 17:09
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Seriously? You want someone to lose their source of income because you can't record the rugby on your fancy Freeview PVR?

Really?


latimers
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  #531594 10-Oct-2011 17:15
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As it turns out it the problem doesn't appear to be happening at Maori TV.

Although I was very frustrated when I wrote that email and it was a bit of an over-reaction, yes, if someone isn't doing their job properly then they should lose it.

Dunnersfella
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  #531602 10-Oct-2011 17:26
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Nah... I disagree.
If someone isn't doing their job they either need to be re-trained, motivated correctly or similar.
But firing someone for something as trivial as that, well, the employer would be gouged to pieces in court.
Now if incompetence causes physical harm or death - that's a different story!

Ross55
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  #531653 10-Oct-2011 20:36
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I have a magic tv unit with version 3.17NZ patched on it.

Not sure if it is related to the update I did last Tuesday or not but since then I have been unable to schedule anything successfully on Stratos (last checked earlier on today).

It keeps coming up with unable to book program at this time error -2)



Jimmy22
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  #531673 10-Oct-2011 21:07
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its not the update as far as i can tell , no problem booking stratos for me on 3.17 2LK

evanh
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  #531739 11-Oct-2011 00:00
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There is the do not record flag ... one of those annoying controls that everybody hates. It's been used a bit for some programmes I've tried to record. It's also possible for accidental flagging I guess.


ChrisNZL
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  #531751 11-Oct-2011 01:11
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Are there any known issues regarding unresponsive buttons on the remote?

These days, I have to pretty much dig my fingernail deep into the centre of the play, jump and skip buttons to make them work, and even that doesn't always make them function. All other buttons are fine. Tried changing batteries, no difference.

Strangely, the play button works fine within the menus (eg pressing play when a recording is selected), but is a bear to try and press during playback.

Either the contacts for these buttons are wearing away (I assume this is a possibility?), or the MagicTV device is the problem... Happens on both version 3.13b6 and 3.16. HDD is error-free. Factory reset didn't help. Don't really want to try formatting and wipe all recorded programmes...

Any ideas?




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PimpMyMagic
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  #531752 11-Oct-2011 01:37
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If it works OK in some modes this would suggest that it's not a contact problem with the button.

I've found the remote moderately direction sensitive, so make sure you're pointing at the IR rx on your Magic.
There's a natural tendency to point at the TV rather than the PVR - which could be at a rather different angle. 

ChrisNZL
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  #531753 11-Oct-2011 01:43
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PimpMyMagic: If it works OK in some modes this would suggest that it's not a contact problem with the button.

I've found the remote moderately direction sensitive, so make sure you're pointing at the IR rx on your Magic.
There's a natural tendency to point at the TV rather than the PVR - which could be at a rather different angle.?

Thanks, I've tried different angles as well as pointing it straight on, but no luck.




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Ross55
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  #531755 11-Oct-2011 05:37
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Jimmy22: its not the update as far as i can tell , no problem booking stratos for me on 3.17 2LK


Thanks for that.  It looks then as though I might have a specific problem!

Ross55
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  #531756 11-Oct-2011 05:41
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evanh: There is the do not record flag ... one of those annoying controls that everybody hates. It's been used a bit for some programmes I've tried to record. It's also possible for accidental flagging I guess.



The record option is being shown as available just that pesky error I mentioned in my earlier post.

Jimmy22
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  #531772 11-Oct-2011 08:09
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ChrisNZL:
PimpMyMagic: If it works OK in some modes this would suggest that it's not a contact problem with the button.

I've found the remote moderately direction sensitive, so make sure you're pointing at the IR rx on your Magic.
There's a natural tendency to point at the TV rather than the PVR - which could be at a rather different angle.?

Thanks, I've tried different angles as well as pointing it straight on, but no luck.


this sorta sounds like the issue i had ,  i removed the screw s from the remote ¨snapped"it apart  and found black deposits on the contacts for play and ffd.  i cleaned them up and it was perfect again.  it takes a brave person to pull this remote apart but i some how got the two halves apart intact and it has been perfect ever since. i had nothing to lose so it was an easy choice and i was well pissed off with it which helped.  you can buy new remotes for 65 bucks but if you have nothing to lose and are one step from replacing its worth a shot.  i would describe my symptoms as more intermittent which gave me the wrong conclusions many times for months before i turned my wrath on the remote ;) 

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