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Windows Vista Media Center / Re: So quiet in here
« on: November 10, 2009, 10:20:04 PM »
Oh RufusBoy, you are really such an important person. The vigour of your attack is soooooooo impressive.

Yep, that's sarcasm.

I would rather have a provider admit that there is still work to be done, and that errors have been found that caused them to NOT launch, than one that puts out clearly buggy software and then jambs their head in the sand and pretends nothing is wrong. Think M$ and Vista......

Well done IceTV for holding back until a fully functional product is deliverable. Thank you for having the corporate sense to actually give a toss about the frustration that you COULD have caused.

I'll be keeping my subscription. Less than $10 a month is not excessive in my book. If you don't like the service, cancel it.

General Discussions / Re: Sounds stupid, but.....
« on: July 25, 2009, 09:07:43 PM »
Thanks for that, so...

Yes if I use the Web interface
No if I use the on-screen EPG


General Discussions / Sounds stupid, but.....
« on: July 12, 2009, 06:28:51 PM »
Just to make sure - If I schedule a recording of Agatha Christie (for example) and I click on the show in the IceTV enabled guide, and the time changes due to the network being less than nice, will I still get the recording?

Cheers, and please forgive me!


MythTV / Re: Ubuntu Myth
« on: July 12, 2009, 06:09:40 PM »
<alt><tab> get's you to the console window.
What kinds of issues did you have with MythTV? I've set it up on an oldish P4 2.4G using a pathetic VisionPlus VP-3021 card and found that It couldn't handle HD broadcasts, the picture froze and any keypress (eg:esc) took in excess of 60sec to be responded to.

What hardware were you running?


IceTV EPG Content / Re: Mechanics of IceTV
« on: May 06, 2009, 07:58:18 PM »
I didn't realise it would get so complex.....! Thankfully there is this forum and what would appear to be a HUGE knowlege-base. I will remove the priority, and see how we go.

Again, thanks so much for the help.


IceTV EPG Content / Re: Mechanics of IceTV
« on: May 06, 2009, 06:00:35 PM »
Well, I have now set up padding, but 5min pre and 30min post, with a priority on the post. I will have to see if that means it will get the padding at the expense of a scheduled programme, or it will ignore the pre-padding of the scheduled recording that follows it and start when the schedule says to, if you know what I mean ;)

Thank you for all the helpful and informative replies.


IceTV EPG Content / Re: Mechanics of IceTV
« on: May 05, 2009, 10:02:50 PM »
Oops, managed to post before finishing!

I guess that if we were to implement that system IceTV would be in a bit of strife, because it is doing what would be an automatic feature, and it would be more accurate because it is not relying on human intervention with programming the times. Just by the way, how do they do it? The TV stations can't get the times right, how can the techies get the info and get it right? Is that waht the legal issue was with the 9 network?

Thanks again

IceTV EPG Content / Re: Mechanics of IceTV
« on: May 05, 2009, 09:58:38 PM »
Thank you for that. I was concerned about leaving it on at all times because of the continual HDD writing that takes place, and I don't want to disable that so that when I am watching telly it's nice to be able to rewind.

I guess that when it starts up to record something it will also get the updated times etc, so that solves the issue of getting other programmed info.

IceTV EPG Content / Mechanics of IceTV
« on: May 05, 2009, 05:51:24 PM »
Hi all

I have a Beyonwiz DP-P1, and am using the free 3 month subscription. So far, it's great.

Just a newbie question or two:
1.  In other countries (I'm told.....) the start and end times of shows are included (somehow) in the data stream with the show, so recording is kicked off and stopped exactly at the start and finish of the required show (when the PVR is turned on, otherwise it uses the approx time from the EPG to turn the thing on and record). If this is true, why aren't we doing this here in Aus?
2.  Now for the really dumb question... If I set a show/series to record, via IceTV, does it dump that data into the BW, so that it is like a timer setting that is done manually, and so that it will turn itself on and record the program OR must the PVR be left turned on at all times? (I understand that it will not get it's UPDATES when turned off, but that's okay, but that's not part of my question)

Thickies of the world UNTIE!


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