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  Reply # 480111 11-Jun-2011 17:55
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oh well - maybe at the next firmware update?


anyways quick question - got my T1020 hooked up to my 32" 1366x768 Panasonic LCD TV - which output setting to choose on the T1020?

"Native" seems fine, figure the Panasonic has a good upscale/downscale engine and let it do its thing, but everytime i change channel there's a slight pause while the Panasonic adjusts to the new resolution (and informs me exactly what that res is in top corner of screen for a second).

If I set the T1020 to 1080p, is this going to cause lots of processing work (T1020 upscaling while the Panny is downscaling) for nothing, would 720p be more appropriate or... ?

cheers...

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  Reply # 489287 4-Jul-2011 18:01
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I have updated my T1020 with the new firmware and am finding it working well with the exception of pixellated playback at times as has been mentioned by others.

I have been surprised by a feature I did not believe existed. Last night I had booked through the EPG to record the channel one 8.30pm movie "Frame". At 8.30 I happened to be watching channel 2, and a screen message came up to tell me that recording had started successfully. had changed my mind and continued to watch channel two movie "Ghosts of girlfriends Past", and continued to watch this until the end. i thought it a glitch that it had not switched to channel one.
I find today that it had in fact recorded the channel one movie, while I watched the channel two movie. I thought it was not capable of recording one while watching another?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 489319 4-Jul-2011 19:26
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i imagine that although it has a single tuner it can still cope with record + watch different channels as long as they are in the same freeview broadcast group - check your tuning menu to figure out which channels are broadcast on same frequency...

btw found out that this will play .mkv to level 4.1 and .mpg ie mpeg2 (including renamed .vob s etc) off usb hard drive, with some restrictions (size has to be standard tv format eg 480i 720p etc).  HDD has to be FAT32.  

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  Reply # 489385 4-Jul-2011 21:44
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snomitz: I have updated my T1020 with the new firmware and am finding it working well with the exception of pixellated playback at times as has been mentioned by others.


Would you mind to tell me the make, model, capacity and physical size (e.g. 2.5 or 3.5 inch) of your external hard drive?

Mine was a Western Digital Element 2TB (i.e. the hard drive, enclosure and power supply were all made by WD) and as you said, gave me lots of pixellation.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 489421 4-Jul-2011 22:41
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froob: Just to run quickly through the answers to some of your questions:

- You are right, you can watch the standard def recordings on your computer using VLC.

 


Just out of interest, have you tried playing a high def recording on your PC as well? I would be very interested in the results.

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  Reply # 489429 4-Jul-2011 22:49
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snomitz: I have updated my T1020 with the new firmware and am finding it working well with the exception of pixellated playback at times as has been mentioned by others.

I have been surprised by a feature I did not believe existed. Last night I had booked through the EPG to record the channel one 8.30pm movie "Frame". At 8.30 I happened to be watching channel 2, and a screen message came up to tell me that recording had started successfully. had changed my mind and continued to watch channel two movie "Ghosts of girlfriends Past", and continued to watch this until the end. i thought it a glitch that it had not switched to channel one.
I find today that it had in fact recorded the channel one movie, while I watched the channel two movie. I thought it was not capable of recording one while watching another?


It will only record one channel while watching another if the channel is on the same mux and not on a different one. So if you tape TV2 you'll only be able to switch between the other TVNZ channels.

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  Reply # 489801 5-Jul-2011 20:09
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AKLWestie:
snomitz: I have updated my T1020 with the new firmware and am finding it working well with the exception of pixellated playback at times as has been mentioned by others.


Would you mind to tell me the make, model, capacity and physical size (e.g. 2.5 or 3.5 inch) of your external hard drive?

Mine was a Western Digital Element 2TB (i.e. the hard drive, enclosure and power supply were all made by WD) and as you said, gave me lots of pixellation.

Thanks.


Mine is a WD Elements 2TB also! I had to to reformat get it recognized and finally had to partition to 300mb FAT32 to get it to work. Still pixellates though.

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  Reply # 492521 12-Jul-2011 15:35
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did you mean 300 Megabyte FAT32 sectors? didn't realise that was possible but will try anything to get my 400gb IDE to work

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  Reply # 492627 12-Jul-2011 19:59
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Sorry, meant 300GB partition formatted in FAT32.

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  Reply # 493963 16-Jul-2011 11:55
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froob: What I think is media server access is under menu > connectivity > media center > network. When I load it up it recognises my media server (a Synology Diskstation), but unfortunately crashes when I select it, causing the DishTV to reboot. You might have more luck.


In talking to the techs at DishTV about it, the chipset has the provision for it, but the software is not setup yet for it. They need more time to fully develop it and iron out the bugs. That is why it is not listed as a feature.


Having this same issue.

Thanks for the answer on this, maybe I am jumping the gun on this poor little T1020.  They should then remove the Network icon if its not yet working. 

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