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Topfield / Re: IceTV server is down?
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:16:09 PM »
Both my 7100+ have not IceTV EPG and do not seem to be downloading EPG data. They were both put into standby briefly this morning to avoid EPG and timer stalling. One 2400 froze overnight and was restarted this morning; that was when I discovered the problem with no EPG data. The other 2400 running January 24 beta was not put into standby and still has IceTV EPG data, but it is unclear if it is successfully communicating with the IceTV Server.

None of this explains why the IceTV Widget is not working on my Win7 64 system. It has not worked at all today ... one indicator that something was wrong with IceTV.

Ian

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Topfield / Re: IceTV server is down?
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:53:03 PM »
The IceTV Interactive site says that the last EPG fetch was at 03:29pm; one 2400 is refusing to talk to the IceTV server. I get cannot connect to server message. Not sure which, if any, of the other 3 Toppys is talking to the Server. It is also claimed that the widget updated at 2.02pm, but nothing is showing on the widget. I have stopped and started the widget several times.

I can access the Toppy by ftp and can access YouTube from the Toppy, so it would appear that the problem is not at my end.

Could it be ISP related; I use BigPond Cable and I'm located in Melbourne.

I will try setting timers for the other 3 Toppys and see if they get downloaded; will also set on for the Toppy that cannot connect to the server.

Ian

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General Discussions / Another daylight saving dissident
« on: February 22, 2012, 02:31:55 PM »
Forum time is one hour out ... it is a daylight saving dissident.

Can this be fixed, it is most disconcerting.

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Topfield / Re: IceTV server is down?
« on: February 22, 2012, 02:04:11 PM »
IceTV PC widget still cannot contact the server.

Ian

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Topfield / IceTV server is down?
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:00:34 AM »
Is it just me, or is the server which the PC Gadget and the Toppy gets its EPG (and timer) data down.  (7.45 am 22-02-12). I only notice the issue when I found the Toppy frozen, and had to do a hard reboot and no EPG data displayed. The I booted up the computer and the Gadget failed to load any data.

Ian

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Topfield / Re: EPG Fetch stalls on 2460 after new November 2011 firmware
« on: February 13, 2012, 10:45:33 AM »
Thanks for the update Dan. The latest beta definitely fixes the complete stalling of downloads, and it is much more stable (not sure that I should say this :-X).
Ian

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Topfield / Re: EPG Fetch stalls on 2460 after new November 2011 firmware
« on: February 13, 2012, 09:11:24 AM »
Something weird is going on. I checked all my Toppys this morning that use IceTV Interactive this morning and there were no missing timers (2 x 7100+ running November firmware; 2 x 2400 running January beta). While I was not surprised that one of the 7100+s was OK (I did a clean firmware installation on Saturday), the others have not been touched for some time (the 7100+ put into standby at least once a day; 2400 running 24/7).

Has anyone else seen this "peculiar" behaviour? Or has someone at IceTV found a fix for stalled timers?

Ian

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Smart Recording website and General questions / Re: Improvement request
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:34:01 PM »
I strongly support providing information on each registered PVR. I have 4 PVRs, 2 x Topfield 7100+ and 2 x Topfield 2400. All are described as a 2400 so I have no idea if one of the Toppys stops doing fetches (a real problem with the November 2011 firmware). I understand that this information is collected by IceTV so why not give it to users?

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I would also support being able to elect LCN on which programs are to be recorded. This would be useful when the same program is transmitted on more than one LCN (for example One on LCN 1 and LCN 12, ABC 1 on LCN 2 and LCN 21 and SBS 1 on LCN 3 and LCN 31 (also LCN 30 for HD version); and 7Digital LCN 7, LCN 70 an LCN 71). These relate to Melbourne, multiple LCN may differ depending on the region,.

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Topfield / Re: EPG Fetch stalls on 2460 after new November 2011 firmware
« on: January 31, 2012, 12:42:06 PM »
I tried the delete EPG data and it did not work; I think there is a posting from David or Dan suggesting that you power down the Toppy after doing that ... not sure if it makes any difference.

I do not know if there is a max amount of data the 2400/2460/7100+ can store for EPG. There is a max number of timers - 70. If when you first set up IceTV, and there is more than 70 timers to be downloaded (normally downloads timers for the next 5 days), the Toppy will throw a hissey fit and refuse to download any more timers. The only solution is to reset service, rescan service, tell IceTV Interactive to resend timers, then set up ICE TV on the Toppy. This will also usually overcome missed timers (but you may have some missed timers on day 4 or 5).

Ian


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Topfield / Re: EPG Fetch stalls on 2460 after new November 2011 firmware
« on: January 31, 2012, 07:42:28 AM »
Hi Wally

You are not alone with this. I have seen it happen on all my Toppys running the November firmware. In my case I tend to loose 10 or SBS. Not sure if this is a Toppy problem (more likely I suspect) or an IceTV problem. As it only affects one Toppy at a time, IceTV is unlikely to be the culprit.

Dan or David reported in one of the other threads that Topfield are in the final stages of finalising a new release. Not clear if that is a beta or a public release.

Ian

Addendum Wally, does resetting the EPG Data have any impact? (You navigate the the IceTV setup, and use the red function button to do the reset.)

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Topfield / Re: EPG Fetch stalls on 2460 after new November 2011 firmware
« on: January 25, 2012, 08:59:07 AM »
Fester, if I was you I would revert to the previous stable firmware. For the 7100+ that would be the Jan 2011 firmware. For the 2400/2460 it would be the October 2010 firmware if you have a Toppy prone to rebooting under the December 2010 and/or March 2011 firmware. There are issues with IceTV with that firmware; occasionally corrupt EPG data and less frequently inexplicably deleted timers.

Hopefully Topfield engineers in Korea are working on a solution to this issue; it was identified within 48 hours of release of the firmware, so they have been looking for a solution for the best part of two months. Not sure why they (Topfield Korea) issued the 7100+ version when the 2400/2460 version was so obviously broken when it came to IceTV.


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Topfield / Re: EPG Fetch stalls on 2460 after new November 2011 firmware
« on: January 19, 2012, 08:39:14 AM »
Being a beta tester for Toppro, I cannot comment on when Topfield engineers will get this right. I understand that the engineers in Korea are working on a solution. As usual there is no ETA for a fix becoming available (any date is liekly to be widely inaccurate ... no point in creating expectations that are unlikely to be met). I agree that daily view timers do not always over come the missed timers and stalled fetches.

Ian

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Topfield / Re: EPG Fetch stalls on 2460 after new November 2011 firmware
« on: January 12, 2012, 08:29:07 PM »
Yes, a PVR is better that using a TV Tuner on a computer. And yes, I would by another Topfield. I know that they can work beautifully and without any significant issues .... but sometimes firmware is released with significant issues. Not sure why it happens. Hopefully a fix will come out of Korea soon ... but then it will reuqired beta testing and may have to go back again for tweaking ....

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Topfield / Re: EPG Fetch stalls on 2460 after new November 2011 firmware
« on: January 11, 2012, 07:57:06 AM »
Definitely not working correctly ... I do not think anyone is claiming that it is acceptable that we have to use the procedures described here and on the Topfield forum in order to get it to work as it should without any workarounds.

To say that I a peeved is an understatement.

Ian

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