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Master Geek

# 67139 29-Aug-2010 08:08
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# 374101 29-Aug-2010 08:30
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Brilliant - I can see what the problem is - skipping everywhere! On second thoughts - maybe I can't see what the problem is.....

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Master Geek

  # 374102 29-Aug-2010 08:35
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sorry my bad i hit the wrong button after writing the subject line .

what i meant to say follows .


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  # 374103 29-Aug-2010 08:40
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we have all been told that in order for freeview approval a stb must not be able to

skip adds
allow copying to other media

there may be more restrictions but for the purpose of this discussion we don't need to mention them

for that privilege we get the awesome epg (mehg5) and its bloated sluggish performance etc.

so if you want to do all the bad things like skip ads , transfer to other device . sort epg etc you will have to buy a non freeview approved stb .

thanks to kiwidownunder for posting a very useful link ( see post 369918) owners of the magictv box can now skip ad breaks and with the other great magictv function cut out the add content completely
all that's lacking now is the ability to watch the content any where in the house in hd .

the bullet that will kill freview nz is that there is no restriction within the meheg5 software to control upgrades
so whilst there is control of stb's for sale there is no control on modifying the software after you get it home . so if magictv make available a software update and call it a beta release they can pretty much make the machine do what ever they want and freeview nz are powerless to change that.

i spent about 20mins this morning editing a few programs and can now sit down with my bacon and eggs fresh coffee and watch csi in hd and no adds .

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  # 379848 14-Sep-2010 21:02
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you can also automaticly skip adds or edit adds out in mythtv as well
and watch your recordings via xbmc, web or another machine with mythtv on it

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  # 379851 14-Sep-2010 21:10
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Shagy: you can also automaticly skip adds or edit adds out in mythtv as well
and watch your recordings via xbmc, web or another machine with mythtv on it

A bit different though as it's via a HTPC as opposed to an STB. 

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