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  #322153 23-Apr-2010 16:42
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bazzer:
Philica: Also does the stuttering effect all 500GB hdd's? What about the Samsung SpinPoint M7 HM500JI 8MB 500GB? Also a bazzer mentioned would it be worth going for a faster drive or larger cache? Does that stop the stuttering?

No one really knows, I'm afraid.  NZtechfreak doesn't seem to have a problem, I'm not sure what kind of hard drive he has.   If it's WD or Seagate then not sure how to explain that...
Great.. well i hope they manage to resolve the problem. I think ill hold off for abit till more information about this comes available.

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  #326446 4-May-2010 13:06
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I have purchased myself playtv. My current setup is with sky and no uhf aerial( Dish only) Is there a way i can setup play tv utilising what i have, or will i need to sort some sort of UHF aerial?

Cheers Matt

 
 
 
 


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  #326447 4-May-2010 13:09
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mattone74: I have purchased myself playtv. My current setup is with sky and no uhf aerial( Dish only) Is there a way i can setup play tv utilising what i have, or will i need to sort some sort of UHF aerial?

Cheers Matt


Yes you will need a UHF antenna, where do you live and are you in the FreeviewHD coverage area?





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  #326451 4-May-2010 13:24
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Im in Newton Auckland, right next to Giltraps

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  #326469 4-May-2010 14:00
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my question : I have one video outlet in my family room. This currently has mysky HD attached.


Is it possible to put playtv through the same outlet at the same time?




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  #326490 4-May-2010 14:51
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wreck90: my question : I have one video outlet in my family room. This currently has mysky HD attached.


Is it possible to put playtv through the same outlet at the same time?

What exactly are you asking here?

My SKY uses a satellite signal.
PlayTV uses a UHF aerial signal.

PlayTV works on the terrestrial/landbased/uhf/dvb-T/freeviewHD system only. 
It does not plug into a satellite dish.

If you understand this perhaps you are referring to a video out up to the TV or other?



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  #326492 4-May-2010 14:54
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mattone74: I have purchased myself playtv. My current setup is with sky and no uhf aerial( Dish only) Is there a way i can setup play tv utilising what i have, or will i need to sort some sort of UHF aerial?

Cheers Matt
See previous comment above.

You will need some form of UHF signal.  You could get a real outside uhf aerial, tap into a feed from an existing uhf aerial if possible, or take your chances with an indoor flat panel aerial or a set of bunny ears etc.

A coat hanger may work, but really playTV will require the best signal you can feed it, so yes, you will need a uhf aerial.

 
 
 
 


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  #326494 4-May-2010 14:59
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Philica:
bazzer:
Philica: Also does the stuttering effect all 500GB hdd's? What about the Samsung SpinPoint M7 HM500JI 8MB 500GB? Also a bazzer mentioned would it be worth going for a faster drive or larger cache? Does that stop the stuttering?

No one really knows, I'm afraid.  NZtechfreak doesn't seem to have a problem, I'm not sure what kind of hard drive he has.   If it's WD or Seagate then not sure how to explain that...
Great.. well i hope they manage to resolve the problem. I think ill hold off for abit till more information about this comes available.


Missed this earlier. Mine is just a WD drive, so I'm at a loss to explain why there are no problems here, but obviously happy about it :)




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Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org




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  #326515 4-May-2010 15:36
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Is yours the scorpio blue 500Gb WD drive?

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  #326520 4-May-2010 15:45
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I can't remember to be honest, but I think that is correct.




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Master Geek


  #326541 4-May-2010 16:29
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NZtechfreak:
Philica:
bazzer:
Philica: Also does the stuttering effect all 500GB hdd's? What about the Samsung SpinPoint M7 HM500JI 8MB 500GB? Also a bazzer mentioned would it be worth going for a faster drive or larger cache? Does that stop the stuttering?

No one really knows, I'm afraid.  NZtechfreak doesn't seem to have a problem, I'm not sure what kind of hard drive he has.   If it's WD or Seagate then not sure how to explain that...
Great.. well i hope they manage to resolve the problem. I think ill hold off for abit till more information about this comes available.


Missed this earlier. Mine is just a WD drive, so I'm at a loss to explain why there are no problems here, but obviously happy about it :)


So its just a gamble if it works or not then? Sony needs to fix this issue. If your given the option to upgrade your HDD you might as well go large. I need a new HDD ive just been holding off given the stuttering issue with playtv. Do you think im safe getting the 500GB WD hoping Sony will fix the problem?

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  #326543 4-May-2010 16:32
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Philica:
NZtechfreak:
Philica:
bazzer:
Philica: Also does the stuttering effect all 500GB hdd's? What about the Samsung SpinPoint M7 HM500JI 8MB 500GB? Also a bazzer mentioned would it be worth going for a faster drive or larger cache? Does that stop the stuttering?

No one really knows, I'm afraid.  NZtechfreak doesn't seem to have a problem, I'm not sure what kind of hard drive he has.   If it's WD or Seagate then not sure how to explain that...
Great.. well i hope they manage to resolve the problem. I think ill hold off for abit till more information about this comes available.


Missed this earlier. Mine is just a WD drive, so I'm at a loss to explain why there are no problems here, but obviously happy about it :)


So its just a gamble if it works or not then? Sony needs to fix this issue. If your given the option to upgrade your HDD you might as well go large. I need a new HDD ive just been holding off given the stuttering issue with playtv. Do you think im safe getting the 500GB WD hoping Sony will fix the problem?


If it was me I would put a WD 320gb that is what I use and it works 100%





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  #326758 5-May-2010 09:47
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I setup the play tv. Im buried in the middle of a commercial building sky only no uhf aerial, but i found some old budget rabbit ears and thought i would try just to see. Bingo all channels found a few flickers here and there. Figure if i just upgrade to an indoor uhf flat panel or similar i should be good.

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  #326832 5-May-2010 11:36
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Philica: So its just a gamble if it works or not then? Sony needs to fix this issue. If your given the option to upgrade your HDD you might as well go large. I need a new HDD ive just been holding off given the stuttering issue with playtv. Do you think im safe getting the 500GB WD hoping Sony will fix the problem?

That's what I was going to do until I bought a cheap PVR.  What would you be putting on the HDD, just TV?  I'd honestly just go for the 320GB now if I knew all this beforehand.  Will you miss the 180GB right now?  You can always upgrade again later?

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  #326882 5-May-2010 12:53
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bazzer:
Philica: So its just a gamble if it works or not then? Sony needs to fix this issue. If your given the option to upgrade your HDD you might as well go large. I need a new HDD ive just been holding off given the stuttering issue with playtv. Do you think im safe getting the 500GB WD hoping Sony will fix the problem?

That's what I was going to do until I bought a cheap PVR.  What would you be putting on the HDD, just TV?  I'd honestly just go for the 320GB now if I knew all this beforehand.  Will you miss the 180GB right now?  You can always upgrade again later?


No not just tv. Game installs are killing my poor 40gb. Approximately how many hours of tv can i get for about 250gb?

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