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Mmmm, more than 12 months later - are we any closer guys?

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Hi,

I have a Topfield 2400.

Looking at the EPG content on Ice Interactive for Tuesday Jan 12, 7:30 and 8:30PM on Nine, the 8:30 episode is showing as a repeat and hence is not being sent to my box. I'm pretty sure that this episode is not a repeat.

This is for Sydney.

cheers,
John

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I'm using the latest firmware released last night.

Today I reloaded the firmware and resent all  recordings from the icetv site. All timers were received ok except for one which has no timer name (Heroes, tonight 2130 7HD). All that I can think of that may have impacted it was that I have a series recording for it, and I deleted a second recording for the same show which is scheduled to run on the same night. I did this on the icetv interactive epg.

Is this a bug in the topfield firmware or the icetv data?

cheers,
John

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Smart Recording website and General questions / Re: Timers one hour out
« on: October 16, 2008, 04:39:03 PM »
I think the best solution is for ICE to send the timers as UTC (as their whole database for EIT is UTC which is the correct standard for EIT anyway), but to also include a GMT offset parameter with the timer data, and then the PVR can much more simply just add the offset if the PVR stores timers in localtime, then everyone is happy.
Then all you need is for the PVR to correctly adjust its clock at the right time, and then everything will be in order.

But ICE would say, "here's the data in UTC with a GMT offset - go calculate the localtime, mr PVR", and the PVR manufacturers are saying "well, why don't you just give it to me already calculated! - I don't care about UTC and offsets..." -both are equally valid and both solve the issue at hand.

In reference to "futzle"'s post, requiring the PVR to know (in perpetuity) every DLS rule and changes to those rules a government is likely to think up just isn't going to work.

cheers
John

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Smart Recording website and General questions / Re: Timers one hour out
« on: October 11, 2008, 12:17:40 PM »
any comment from icetv staff?

cheers,
John

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When we complained about the timers being one hour out, ICE said it was because the Beyonwiz wasn't DST aware.   Thus I have to assume they send the timers as GMT, as there is no other way this problem could happen (as once the timers are created, the Wiz stores them in local time too, thus why my own daily timer didn't alter by one hour when I fixed the GMT offset for the clock).
I am guessing your statement was somewhat rhetorical, possibly questioning the way ICE does things.
The good thing about being GMT for timers is there is no question about what to do at 2am Sunday morning of the DST transition (as there is two 2ams when DST ends).   But I reckon for sure they should also provide the GMT offset to the timers in the protocol also, so that PVRs don't have to have a tonne of logic to apply different rules when creating timers before and after a transition.
Regards


Hi Tony - yes I am questioning why they are using/storing times in GMT. If I was to record something that is scheduled for 2am from the icetv guide it would be ambiguous as to what time it would start regardless of using GMT or not for my timers. I know that when I set something to record at time "x" that the time is referring to my local time. The icetv guide is showing me the times in my local time - why then do any GMT manipulations at all? Therefore send the timers in local time for the PVR in question. The PVR (at least the Topfields) use local time for the timers.

cheers,
John

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Re DST, why is there talk of GMT and time offsets?  I view the IceTV EPG and timers with my local time. My PVR is set to my local time. Send the timers assuming local time! No special coding is required, right?

cheers,
John

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Smart Recording website and General questions / Re: Timers one hour out
« on: October 08, 2008, 08:12:25 AM »
I don't understand! If timers are stored in local time, and as a user I want to record a show that is due to start at say 1:00pm Tuesday 1/11, ie. my local time of 1:00pm, what has DST got to do with it? If the desired local time is stored then as long as the PVR has the correct time, the timer will fire correctly, right?

cheers,
John


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Thanks!

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Hi - I have a series recording for a program and it is a favourite as well  - however the icon is displayed only as a favourite and not with the record button. If I expand the section I get an option to cancel the recording so it is a known recording.

Is this a known issue?

cheers,
John


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Mark - here's an example - I built this tool for the Topfield 7100 - it shows an EPG in a different layout to the one on the icetv website. I think it has a easier to read layout of programs and timers. What I'd like to do is to be able to set/change/delete timers from that screen to ice interactive which would then be scheduled to the 7100.



cheers,
john


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Smart Recording website and General questions / Re: No recordings for Prime
« on: September 01, 2008, 09:39:32 AM »
Just to re-emphasise what Vortical is saying, I'm having no problems with channel mapping in Sydney on the 7100. The problem seems to be in Melbourne and WA at this stage.

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Totally agree with .-1

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Topfield / Re: sparse content for 7000PVR
« on: May 18, 2007, 09:05:13 AM »
Hi Daniel,

anymore news on this - it really makes the HD content pretty useless on a 7000 if this isn't filled out correctly.

cheers,
John

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Topfield / Re: IceBox2 and WPA
« on: April 22, 2007, 03:41:02 PM »
Can you change it from bridge mode Peter? Does the IB require WDS support in the AP to work correctly?

cheers,
john

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