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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #105 on: August 11, 2014, 03:23:57 PM »
A T3 is the latest Beyonwiz PVR

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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #106 on: August 11, 2014, 03:37:52 PM »
A T3 is the latest Beyonwiz PVR

OK, I now understand. I wonder which 6000 series Toppy is being considered - at this stage only 2 exist the TF-T6000 and the TF-T6211 (which I gather is still undergoing pre-release testing).

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« Reply #107 on: August 11, 2014, 04:38:49 PM »
Excuse my ignorance, but what is 'T3'?

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Presumably the Beyonwiz T3.
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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #108 on: September 03, 2014, 03:24:00 PM »
We're not in a position to "leak out" what IceCube's killer feature exactly is -- for competitive reasons.

Correct me if I am wrong, but if it wasn’t already posted in this thread, you did pretty clearly discuss it on the tech podcast you did a while ago, so not that secretive.

What we all wan’t to know, is when will this actually be ready. If it is another 12 months, then say that, but some idea would be good.

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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #109 on: September 04, 2014, 07:46:42 AM »
Getting firmware settled down always takes longer than is hoped. The Topfield TF-T6211 was originally scheduled for release in early May and it still has not been released. While basic PVR functions can be cause for delay, it is usually non-PVR functions that are the most difficult to get working properly.

In Topfield example, they did not have the processor upgrade to complicate matters.

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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #110 on: September 05, 2014, 06:41:04 PM »

What we all wan’t to know, is when will this actually be ready. If it is another 12 months, then say that, but some idea would be good.

I agree 100%  I am very disappointed at the lack of information - looks to me there must be big problems with it (why else the silence?) in which case I doubt I'd rush to buy one when/if it ever becomes available.  Will probably wait for version 3  :-\
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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #111 on: September 05, 2014, 06:42:27 PM »
Getting firmware settled down always takes longer than is hoped. The Topfield TF-T6211 was originally scheduled for release in early May and it still has not been released. While basic PVR functions can be cause for delay, it is usually non-PVR functions that are the most difficult to get working properly.

In Topfield example, they did not have the processor upgrade to complicate matters.

Ian

It would still be nice to keep us informed
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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #112 on: September 05, 2014, 07:53:23 PM »
Software development always takes longer than expected, even after taking this rule into consideration ;)
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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #113 on: September 12, 2014, 04:32:48 PM »
Not sure if this has been covered in this thread but....?
Is there going to be a choice of EPG layouts/designs with the IceCube?

I prefer the layout that you get with the Toppy's TAP JustEPG.
i.e. A grid of 6 channels per page and toggle through 3 or more pages.

I find that most EPGs are the cluttered single line layout where some channels show 2 or 3 programs and others more, depending on the durations of each program.

e.g.

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« Reply #114 on: September 12, 2014, 04:42:35 PM »
I agree that customisable EPG format is a must have.

At present we are largely in the dark about the features of this unit. The best way to enhance the user experience is for the unit to support user developed add-ins, as most of the Topfield units do. If I recall correctly several of us made this suggestion when the unit was first announced.

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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #115 on: September 12, 2014, 07:26:53 PM »
I too am a fan of the JustEPG layout as well as the functions it brings. A PVR maker could do a lot worse than use this design.
I've never seen an inbuilt EPG display that can hold a candle to JustEPG.

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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #116 on: September 22, 2014, 12:07:19 PM »
Is the ice tv pvr still on schedule for release in October?

http://forum.icetv.com.au/iceforum/index.php/topic,4256.msg19941.html#msg19941

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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #117 on: September 22, 2014, 02:23:52 PM »
I agree that customisable EPG format is a must have. ...
There are already some EPG plugins available for the T3, though I think that people aren't getting great results with them.

The source code for the T3 UI is publicly available, as is a large proportion of the source for plugins.

That's about as customisable as it gets, though the effort in writing an EPG UI is certainly non-trivial.

The standard EPG (which implements 4 different EPG styles, none like that one, though) is about 3200 lines of Python code, plus skin definitions.
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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #118 on: October 05, 2014, 06:37:03 PM »
I too am a fan of the JustEPG layout as well as the functions it brings. A PVR maker could do a lot worse than use this design.
I've never seen an inbuilt EPG display that can hold a candle to JustEPG.

I totally agree about JustEPG. I've just purchased a Humax 4tune after a number of years a Toppy fan and frankly I hate the cumbersome style of EPG built in.

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Re: New IceTV branded PVR
« Reply #119 on: October 05, 2014, 07:12:06 PM »
I've just purchased a Humax 4tune after a number of years a Toppy fan and frankly I hate the cumbersome style of EPG built in.

I feel the same about every EPG I see - TVs and PVRs. I've certainly been spoiled by the genius of JustEPG. Maybe we will get lucky and Peter Gillespie (pgdownload) and/or Chris (cttc) will get a T3 and be able port/convert this excellent EPG to the new Beyonwiz as a plug-in.

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