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General Discussions / Re: IceTV Resurrected
« on: October 19, 2015, 01:19:46 PM »
I've been an IceTV subscriber since 2010 and yes, I will also lose on my subscriptions which were paid up to 2020. However I like the IceTV service and the ability to simply program both my devices (Topfield 2460 1TB and Humax 7500T 1TB) from my Ipad, and I had also been planning on adding a Skippa to my stable to cover the conflicts that sometimes occur with not enough tuners. I also have a Foxtel IQ2 and where necessary record some FTA to that device. However, I will be subscribing to the new IceTV monthly service when it becomes available. I've had it too easy for so long with IceTV that I cannot do without, so am prepared to risk $8 a month.

I have also just been advised by Paypal that my claim for a refund on a Skippa I had ordered (but never arrived) has been successful.

SKIPPA / Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:41:11 PM »
Have received notice - Now in Receivership!!

Topfield / Re: Daylight Savings Ends
« on: April 07, 2013, 11:31:40 AM »
I received an email from IceTV on 5th April. I've got both a Humax and Topfield 2460. No action required on the Humax but some fiddling required for the Topfield. Here is a link to the instructions:

Humax / Re: Padding Missing?
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:37:50 PM »
It has been happening to me an all networks, to the point that I am avoiding recording anything on the Humax if at all possible. First preference is now the Topfield, second is the Foxtel IQ and as a last resort, the Humax.

Humax / Re: Padding Missing?
« on: March 11, 2012, 06:06:06 PM »
I originally had a Topfield 5000 and early last year, added a TRF2460 to the family. I've still only got a SD RPTV but in preparation for some upgrading to HD in the near future, I decided to replace the aging Topfield 5000 (also IDE hard drives are getting a bit hard to find) with a Humax.

I purchased my Humax at the end of August last year (with the lifetime IceTV subscription, which was one of the major selling points for me) and have had ongoing problems with the padding from day one. I don't normally have to worry about firmware updates as these are downloading and installing automatically, so I've always got the latest version. The Humax and Toppy are both hard wired into my home network.

Padding on my Humax has always been flakey. I've always had mine set to +3 at start and +20 at end. Sometimes I get no padding at all, other times the padding is correct. Dave from IceTV Support also advised me that there is a known problem when recording 2 different channels and the programs overlap. Although it shouldn't, this does impact padding usually resulting in none at all. He recommended I report the problem to Humax.

I sent an email to Humax about my issues and received a brief message back from one of the staff who advised he was one of the technicians working on the problem and that they needed a bit more time (that was nearly 3 weeks ago). I also had an email from Dave at IceTV support 6 days after the Humax reply advising that Humax "(finally) admitted the problem with padding on their boxes when using the Ice guide. We have worked out why it's not working (when the TV guide's end time doesn't match our end time) and Humax are working on a new firmware". I don't believe this is the only issue with padding but I don't know if Humax acknowledge that.

Because of the problems with the padding and the inability of most TV stations to start or finish a program on time, I have now had to revert to using the Humax effectively as a single tuner PVR. Generally, if only one program is being recorded, then the padding works most of the time, but not always.

The latest firmware update (V1.05.01) seems to be worse than the previous version regards padding. It has also introduced a new problem relating to the automated moving of series recordings into their own file folders. That was working reasonably well before (not 100% but close) whereas since the update, most recordings are not being moved into their folders.

I don't have problems with padding on the Toppy, so now anything I want to record reliably with padding goes on either the Toppy or the Foxtel IQ2 which also doesn't have any problems with padding.

I am very disappointed with the Humax. Coming from the European market, I thought it would be reasonably mature in its development. It has a lot of promise and some nice features, but at present, I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I only wish I had bough a second TRF2460 instead of the Humax.

IceTV EPG Content / The Mentalist - Repeat
« on: January 29, 2012, 10:18:58 AM »
The Mentalist episode "Red Herring" Sunday 8:30 Ch9 is a repeat but is not marked so in IceTV.

IceTV EPG Content / Doc Martin ABC1 (29 Oct) flagged as Repeat
« on: October 23, 2011, 11:06:57 AM »
Doc Martin ABC1 @ 7.30pm on Saturday 29/10/11 is listed in IceTV as a repeat. This is a first run.

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