I have recently purchased a Homecast unit and apart from the remote control (hard to use) it is a great unit. Easy to set-up and operate, and I love the features a Freeview PVR brings.
But after a week of use I have found a couple of problems. The first is difficult to describe and relates to audio output.
The audio seems to stutter, every couple of seconds there is a blip (either goes quieter or pauses, not sure which) for a split second. The audio is still understandable but the issue is really annoying.
The odd thing is it doesn't happen on recorded audio, either something recoded days ago, or just pausing and resuming the current program. This would indicate that it is not a broadcast issue (incidentally we have a signal strength 80%+)
The second issue lies around the recording of two channels while watching another. It seems if you want to record say Prime & Tv3 you cannot watch channels such as TV1, TV2, TVNZ6, TVNZ7. They are not available when scrolling through the channels and are greyed out in the list after pressing the A-Z button.
I cannot find any mention of the second issue in the manual, so I can only assume it is a bug, incorrect setting, or undocumented 'feature'.
I think it has the latest firmware 1.00.6A
Any help in resolving this would be greatly appreciated.