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News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« on: October 17, 2006, 11:39:53 AM »
Mac users are salivating at this news. No sign at this moment of the update on the Eyetv site.

http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/6378/127/

IceTV electronic programme guide now on Macs - Tuesday, 17 October 2006
What is claimed to be Australia's only commercial electronic program guide (EPG) service, IceTV is now available for Mac users as part of EyeTV.

Elgato Systems and IceTV have announced that part of the next release of EyeTV (version 2.3.2 Update) - which together with compatible hardware enables a Mac to operate both as a TV and as a digital video recorder (DVR) - will include complete integration of the IceTV EPG service for EyeTV users in Australia.

"An integrated EPG solution has been the one element holding back the EyeTV and Mac solution in Australia from rivalling PC's running Microsoft's XP Media Centre Edition 2005 as it does in other countries around the world" said IceTV's business development & marketing manager, Matt Kossatz.

Previously, EyeTV users in Australia have not had access to complete EPG listings for free-to-air television as they do in other countries such as in Europe through www.tvtv.com and in the US with www.titantv.co.

IceTV claims to provide a work around in the form of the IceTV widget, which allowed EyeTV users to schedule their TV recordings easily by selecting their favourite show and clicking 'add to EyeTV' to schedule a TV recording.

Now, according to IceTV "You can browse the IceTV EPG while watching live TV on your Mac, or view the synopsis details of your favourite shows up to one week in advance and schedule them to record automatically. With IceTV, you can schedule recordings directly through the EyeTV interface with 'one click'… no need to set the time, date, channel or duration."

IceTV also offers the unfortunately named PIMP (Personal Interactive Media Planner).   PIMP allows you to easily schedule TV recordings using any internet-enabled mobile phone or web browser but is only available for Media Centre customers in beta testing. IceTV says this service is "intended to be part of the EyeTV integration."

http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/6378/127/


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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2006, 03:40:08 PM »
Yep, the software update will land very, very soon and will sport PIMP remote recording integration and pretty much everything we could possibly offer EyeTV users. There will also be some special deals on the EyeTV hardware via the IceTV online store, starting with the DTT stick at $199.

http://www.icetv.com.au/cgi-bin/webpage.cgi?op=products&type=details&section_type=mac&product_cat_id=19&product_id=35

If anyone would like to trial the service with EyeTV, please go to our 30 day free trial page and sign up:
http://www.icetv.com.au/cgi-bin/webfreetrial.cgi

Please feel free to post here, PM me or contact if anyone has any questions.

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006, 01:29:56 PM »
It's landed - see http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15645. So far I've not been able to add IceTV to any channels. When I try I get offered the chance to select an EPG channel for the station - the list contains the word "None" and nothing else.

Is this an issue on your end or is it an EyETV issue?

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006, 01:42:59 PM »
We have just found out about this one, the details on a fix are at http://www.icetv.com.au/support.php?faq_id=48.
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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006, 02:01:02 PM »
We have just found out about this one, the details on a fix are at http://www.icetv.com.au/support.php?faq_id=48.

Great, all good now.

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006, 04:04:57 PM »
Anyone lost vision for ABC2? I can hear it but I can't see it. All other channels are fine and it's OK on the other DSB in the house. Have deleted preferences and EyeTV helper etc etc but to no avail....guess it must be an issue for Elgato. ???

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006, 04:17:42 PM »
We have just found out about this one, the details on a fix are at http://www.icetv.com.au/support.php?faq_id=48.

Great, all good now.
Good to hear!

Anyone lost vision for ABC2? I can hear it but I can't see it. All other channels are fine and it's OK on the other DSB in the house. Have deleted preferences and EyeTV helper etc etc but to no avail....guess it must be an issue for Elgato. ???
I have seen that issue listed elsewhere, so you're not the only one.

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2006, 04:43:45 PM »
Looks like it will need another update to fix some odd bugs but I think some credit is due to the folk at ICE and Elagato that we now have a guide. Thanks.

Bugs so far that I can see are:

ABC2 (previously fine) has audio but no or very choppy video. Suspect this is EyeTV update issue. They claim to have 'improved' tuner sensitivity.

ABC Dig Radio shows as a pay($) channel

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2006, 06:25:23 PM »
All I can say is WOW guys.

I am extremely happy, so happy in fact that I have ordered a 2nd tuner.

I am really impressed with PIMP as well.

Cheers,

Likkie.

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2006, 09:52:46 PM »
All I can say is WOW guys.

 I'm afraid all I can say is "well , it doesn't want to work for me."

 Whenever (after working through all the previous steps in the IceTV support document) I go to the EyeTV Programs screen ((I have three options here in the EPG listings - DVD, IceTV and "None") and attempt to select the iceTV option  for a channel  , I get a message saying "Please select an EPG Channel for...."  (whatever the channel may be). Below this is a box in which the only thing which appears is "none" (with a "cancel" and "assign" option below). There seems to be no way of entering anything other than "None"!

 What am I doing wrong?

 Cheers

Rod

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2006, 11:47:41 PM »
ABC2 (previously fine) has audio but no or very choppy video. Suspect this is EyeTV update issue. They claim to have 'improved' tuner sensitivity.

ABC Dig Radio shows as a pay($) channel

Same here with ABC2, ie audio but no video.

ABC DiG radio is fine...

Adrian

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2006, 12:56:41 AM »
I'm afraid all I can say is "well , it doesn't want to work for me."

 Whenever (after working through all the previous steps in the IceTV support document) I go to the EyeTV Programs screen ((I have three options here in the EPG listings - DVD, IceTV and "None") and attempt to select the iceTV option  for a channel  , I get a message saying "Please select an EPG Channel for...."  (whatever the channel may be). Below this is a box in which the only thing which appears is "none" (with a "cancel" and "assign" option below). There seems to be no way of entering anything other than "None"!

 What am I doing wrong?

 Cheers

Rod

Rod - do you have an IceTV username that is an email address?

If so - go to http://www.icetv.com.au/cgi-bin/webmembers.cgi?op=showIceguide then into the Billing tab, and change your username to a single word username.

Update the details in EyeTV and let me know if it works (I had the same problem and this fixed it).

Regards,
Shane.
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Hauppauge Nova-T 500 MCE Tuner|Ice TV Guide|PIMP|Buffalo LinkStation HD-H160LAN & HD-HG300LAN|Xbox 360 MCE

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2006, 10:43:52 AM »

Same here with ABC2, ie audio but no video.

ABC DiG radio is fine...

Adrian


The guys at Elgato have got back to me and I'm uploading some transponder files to them so they can work out the problem.
In the mean time, if you record ABC2 you can play back the EyeTV file in VLC player (http://www.videolan.org/) and everything is there.
Woody.

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2006, 10:50:22 AM »

Same here with ABC2, ie audio but no video.

ABC DiG radio is fine...

Adrian


The guys at Elgato have got back to me and I'm uploading some transponder files to them so they can work out the problem.
In the mean time, if you record ABC2 you can play back the EyeTV file in VLC player (http://www.videolan.org/) and everything is there.
Woody.
Hahah. Thanks for that! I was just coming in here to post your fix from MacTalk :) I hope you don't mind, but I've quoted you on Whirlpool as well (link).

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Re: News on EyeTV 2.3.2 with Australian EPG - Imminent?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2006, 11:22:34 AM »
Hahah. Thanks for that! I was just coming in here to post your fix from MacTalk :) I hope you don't mind, but I've quoted you on Whirlpool as well (link).
Don't mind at all. I don't know how you keep up with all the forums and work at the same time!


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