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Beyonwiz / Strange error on a Beyonwiz T2
« on: January 24, 2021, 07:00:44 PM »

Over the past week I have had the attached error come up on my T2.

When this happens, the system is essentially locked for 20 to 30 minutes. There is no response from the remote control or the front panel switches.

The currently playing event will continue, however recordings have to be deleted as there is a pause every few seconds.

Any thoughts?


General Discussions / Re: Icetv not syncing well with Beyonwiz T2
« on: July 29, 2017, 09:38:47 AM »
Well, Yesterday none of the regular programs I have set in IceTV recorded.

They were not listed in the IceTV system or my T2.

Has there been an issue with IceTV?


IceTV EPG Content / Re: ABC switching to HD transmission
« on: December 06, 2016, 02:02:26 PM »
Ok, I've managed to get my Beyonwiz T2 setup and configured, however I have no icon or logo for ABC HD.

Now, is this an IceTV issue because I'm using the IceTV EPG, or is it a Beyonwiz issue?


Is there a way of stopping the IceTV plugin from creating its own timers based on manually timers that have been set in the T2 and only adding timers that have been specifically set in IceTV?


The reason I posted it here is because it is the IceTV plugin that keeps adding the timers. I know this because the IceTV logo is attached to the timer in the timer list. So, if I delete the timers added by IceTV (with their logo), the next time the IceTV information is fetched, there is first the timers I have set which get picked up by IceTV, and then IceTV sends its information to the plugin and this adds a duplicate set of timers (with their logo) to the list on the T2. I then get duplicate recordings.

It does not matter if I go into my IceTV account and remove all my timers, the fact that it reads the timers from my T2 means they get set back in IceTV.

Now I have only a single instance of the channels with Last Scanned and Favourites are completely blank.

There are no duplicates of channels in my terrestrial _lcn file either (i.e. the channels like 1, 2, 3, 7, 9 have been effectively disabled with the only lines that hold information being 11,12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 32, 33, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 90, 92, 93 and 94.)

I know it is the IceTV plugin doing this because if I disable the IceTV plugin, I do not get anything added and no duplicate timers.

I am also aware of issues with the way the T2 handles channels and their LCN. What is happening at the moment is IceTV working as it did for the earlier Beyonwiz models which used the LCN and not the line position in the .tv file to give it a pseudo LCN. This should really not be a problem as all that needs to happen is to read the LCN and then transpose that to a line in file, and then check the timer list to see if there is already a timer programmed that matches. If there is not, then add one, otherwise skip it.

As things stand, there is a significant incompatibility between the Tx series and IceTV, and there is no setting in IceTV to deal with this behaviour.

So, at the moment I have IceTV disabled. I will wait and see if there are any developments, however it does not look good for IceTV and me at the moment.


How do I disable IceTV Smart Recording?

I have a Beyonwiz T2, and I have set a whole lot of timers in my T2. Unfortunately, IceTV kicks in with "Smart Recording" and decides to duplicate everything. As a result I end up with every recording duplicated.

I want the ability to manually set a recording, but what I do not want is IceTV to read my timer list on the T2 and then decide to use these settings to create a parallel set of timer recordings of its own and send those to the T2, thereby duplicating everything.

At the moment, it would appear the only way to do this is to abandon using IceTV altogether and just using the Freeview EPG. I do like the IceTV EPG, just that it appears to be quite incompatible with the T2.

Beyonwiz / Error with EPG - What does it mean?
« on: November 05, 2015, 10:47:01 PM »

I keep getting a strange error message that then sees weird things happening with the EPG on my DP-P2.

The error message gets truncated, but here is as much as can be shown.

"Error: Updating task data: Duplicate entry 62805-38-2015-11-08 01:40:00-30 for key 'pimp_task_id..."

Now, I've gone to the scheduled task for 1:40 am on 08-11-2015, deleted them and then re-selected them so that there is no overlap, but no luck. The same error message will pop up.

Any ideas?

Smart Recording on Windows Phone / Re: App feedback
« on: November 04, 2015, 06:33:41 PM »
From what you are saying you probably have your iPhone language set as English UK or something European. If you set the Language to English Australia then it should be OK.

The setting is in Settings>General>Language & Region

But that is just a workaround and the bug should be fixed. I think it probably happened if you upgraded to ios 9 recently.
Thanks for that. It's fixed the issue.

Interestingly, my iPad 4 with iOS 9.1 had the correct setting so it did not have the issue running the app.

Thanks again.

Smart Recording on Windows Phone / Re: App feedback
« on: November 04, 2015, 05:23:55 PM »
Something has gone screwy with the IceTV iPhone app.

With all that has been going on, I upgraded to the latest version after deleting the previously installed version (as suggested) only now, when I look at the TV Guide and select Now (5:15 pm Wed, Nov 4), it comes up with the guide for Tue, 3 Nov, 10:30 pm!

I have reset the app to default settings and even tried deleting and reinstalling, but it still comes out with the start more than 12 hours earlier.

Is this going to get fixed?

I am using an iPhone 4S, 64 GB and iOS 9.1

General Discussions / Re: IceTV Resurrected
« on: October 31, 2015, 02:15:15 PM »
Your recorder may have stopped updating last weekend during the scheduled maintenance last Friday. Try switching the recorder off at it's rear switch or power point for 10 seconds. If it's a media centre or computer try rebooting it.
I have a Beyonwiz DP-P2, and it was working. When it stopped yesterday, there was something about a duplicate entry. I did not make a note about it because I figured rebooting would fix it. It didn't.

I have just powered it down, unplugged it and then restarted it and it all seems to be working right now.


General Discussions / Re: IceTV Resurrected
« on: October 30, 2015, 07:06:58 PM »

Has there been any development on this? I have just lost all EPG this evening. Checking my account it says I am logged in, but still no EPG.

I have not received any information regarding the payment process being up and running.

General Discussions / Re: IceTV Resurrected
« on: October 23, 2015, 08:37:02 AM »
Ok, this is all getting a little confusing with little information flowing.

We are told that we would get an e-mail telling us that the service would end in a number of days so that we could renew for a month if we wanted to.

So far, nothing has been received as to when the old system will be shut down, but today I have started getting an "authorisation failed" message popping up with the IceTV Windows utility.

What is happening? Has the old system been shut down, and what happens next?

General Discussions / Re: IceTV Resurrected
« on: October 20, 2015, 08:41:03 PM »
It doesn't appear that is what has happened here. In this case, a new company has purchased the assets of the company in administration (it appears only those assets related to the EPG and related services as well as the business name "IceTV" but not any assets related to the Skippa) with a view to operating them to provide a similar service to that provided by the original company. Only those assets have been acquired and no debt has been paid out: all of the debts and other obligations (as well as the rights and benefits) of the previous company stay with that company under the control of the administrator. The offer would have been made to, and accepted by, the administrator, not any of the secured creditors (proofs of debt have not been finalised yet) There has been no indication yet that any creditors have been paid out or a scheme of arrangement entered into nor whether any liabilities have been carried over in relation to employees (accrued annual leave, long service leave, etc.) who have been employed by the new company. Whatever was paid for the assets will go into the pool available to pay out the administrators and then creditors according to the order of priority set down by the relevant laws, predominantly the (Commonwealth) Corporations Act.

The order of priorities goes:

Government (in particular ATO, but also takes into account things like rates)
Secured creditor(s)
Unsecured creditors (all of us including employees, their unused leave, superannuation that has not been paid in, etc)

The only problem is that by the time it gets to the unsecured creditors, there is little left if anything.

I got caught up when a client of mine went in to voluntary administration and I was owed just under $10,000. After over 12 months in administration, the unsecured creditors (all of us including employees, their unused leave, superannuation that has not been paid in, etc) ended up with just under 23 c in the $. The bank sold its debt to an unsecured creditor who was owed the most for even less than that, and the one who was the sole secured creditor and the largest unsecured creditor ended up with the company assets minus all the liabilities where he sold the remnants to another company and covered his debt. The rest of us missed out.

It is a mess.

General Discussions / Re: IceTV Resurrected
« on: October 20, 2015, 08:30:44 PM »
I am one year into a four year subscription. I paid $140 it. Seeing as IceTV is still IceTV (resurrected), I think my subscription should be honoured.
Not nice, but consider this. Around 14 months ago I purchased the same 4 year extension to my IceTV subscription. Then after receiving the latest offer in August this year, I decided to purchase a further 5 year extension. This was August 14. So I have something like 9 years left to run.

I have registered a Proof of Debt for the $229 (and a bit) I am owed for the purchase of a subscription that I will now not have honoured.

General Discussions / Re: IceTV Resurrected
« on: October 20, 2015, 01:53:04 PM »
I'm a little confused on the timeline here.
Perhaps I have missed something ?

No, you have not. There is a well known crane manufacturer that does the same thing. Over the past 30 years, it has had numerous bouts of administration where they have risen from the ashes. The common thing is that the new name always starts with a V.

In this case, it comes down to the how much is owed, and whether the bank (generally the only secured creditor) is open to an offer.

What happens is that someone who know the bank is not going to get far will approach the bank and make them an offer. The secured creditor knows that the way to get the most is to keep the administrators hands off the assets as they will quickly dwindle. The other group is lawyers. The last thing they want is for it to end up in court.

So, an offer is made to the secured creditor to buy its debt for a very small amount. The bank will be able to offset its income against the loss, so the bank might have received only say 20 c in the $ if it went through normally. Someone with money might offer the bank say 10 c in the dollar or even less. The bank knows it will get this immediately, whereas in administration, it could drag on for years and the bank might actually end up with only 1 or 2 c in the dollar.

So, the company starts again minus the debts.

So, there are a couple of things to do. The first is to complete and mail in the POD document the administrators have sent out. You can get your transaction history, and the renewals are always added to the end of any existing subscription.

The next is to never go for a long subscription period as you have no way of knowing how long a company will be in business for.

In the case of IceTV, my guess is that it was the attempt to get into the PVR marked that was the cause of the current problems. Product development is a money pit, and the assumption here was that the first attempt would be successful. The reality is that there are many failed products that go through the development cycle before you get your first successful one. Why do you think companies buy out competitors rather than compete?

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