Started by emmsee, October 07, 2015, 05:58:18 PM
QuoteThe Skippa can not extract the television guide from the broadcast signal and is completely dependent on the IceTV guide, rendering it useless should the company fold
Quote from: warkus on October 08, 2015, 12:12:04 PMAgreed Ian,I think its *reasonably* common knowledge that IceTV don't hold any stock themselves, i doubt everyone knows this but i think enough people do to know this is true. They take the order and the item is then dispatched directly from the importer, in this case UEC.My Skippa was definitely sent to me from Altech, not IceTV. I know they do the same thing with Topfield and other brands too so they obviously leverage a deal with the importer for them to hold onto the stock.Regardless of where the stock is however, it does not look likely that UEC will ever release the items when they have obviously not been paid for them. Why would they...and with $15k in the bank, its not likely they can ever be paid.The whole thing is a mess, very sad situation, even worse if the guide goes too.
QuoteOther arrangements may be put in place to save IceTV, instead of finding a buyer for the company.
Quote from: gibster on October 08, 2015, 12:30:19 PM...Then, I'm sure someone could probably write new firmware to use the Freeview EPG data embedded in channel stream. Or maybe IceTV Guide will continue....
Quote from: gas667 on October 08, 2015, 12:41:40 PM... I wonder how long Beyonwiz's $50 trade in offer will last?
QuoteI suspect that if you have a SKIPPA and want to abandon it for a Beyonwiz you'd do better to pull the HDD out of the SKIPPA and use it in a barebones T2 with a third USB tuner. The T2 takes a 2.5" HDD, like the SKIPPA. The other models take a 3.5" HDD, so you'd need spacers to re-use the SKIPPA HDD in them.I still think it's a bit too early to take action like that on the assumption that the IceTV EPG won't continue in some form.
Quote from: gibster on October 08, 2015, 12:30:19 PMI'd just like to get the one I paid for since I doubt I'm ever going to see my money again.
Quote from: gas667 on October 08, 2015, 01:01:20 PM... The Beyonwiz doesn't seem to have series recording either. ...
Quote from: warkus on October 08, 2015, 01:03:01 PMI'm certainly hoping the guide continues that's for sure...Fingers crossed they sort something out for that at least... Skippa aside, as i don't really care too much about that, its still on test in my office and hasn't been put into mainstream use in the house, but i have several machines i use IceTV on...Really don't want to loose the guide.