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General Discussions / Re: IceTV Resurrected
« on: October 16, 2015, 09:47:12 PM »
Dave, this is great news, I'm really pleased to know the staff are being looked after. That's much more important than a TV guide.

That said I am glad that icetv will live on :)

SKIPPA / Re: Firmware 1.1.10579: SKIPPA stops contacting IceTV Servers
« on: October 05, 2015, 12:48:20 AM »
Daniel, this doesn't seem to be working. I didn't have any EPG updates from the 30th Sept until the 3rd Oct when I saw a recording was missed... Which happened to be the AFL grand final.

SKIPPA / Re: Skippa User Experience so far
« on: September 27, 2015, 08:44:53 AM »
Thanks Ian and Mark, I was passing on my feedback on my experience, not looking for a debate or speculate on the pros and cons of internal vs external PSUs. And as a customer I would prefer an integrated PSU - it means less clutter and less awkard positioning of a power pack who's power lead isn't long enough to read inside my cabinet, so has to sit behind my TV gathering dust.

All that said, and again from a customer point of view, cos the customer is always right (right?), I'd prefer to ship an entire STB for a no-power situation than ship a power pack and then find the STB is defective. Less risk, lower overall cost and happier customers. I say this from the perspective of a repairer too, I have 10,000+ Acer/Foxtel STBs sitting in my workshop, we've repaired in the past STBs for Bush, Sony and Austar. We also do in the order of 1,500 warranty laptop repairs a month plus phones and refurbish all manner of consumer electronics. So I do have my head around the pros and cons of internal vs external PSUs...

Dave: with the remote, I think the issue in my case was with the receiver. I had to angle mine pretty much direct both vertically and horizontally for it to work. Tilting the remote up seemed to help, maybe it was bouncing the beam off the walls. Not sure. In any case, I've since moved it into a cabinet with an IR blaster and it's now perfect.

SKIPPA / Re: Skippa User Experience so far
« on: September 26, 2015, 05:27:24 PM »
I've had mine a couple of days now and overall I'm really impressed thus far. The only minor criticisms I have are with the remote control (it's cheap and the unit seems to have a very narrow receiving angle) and the use of a power brick, and it's a big one too! As a component in a home entertainment system, it doesn't really make sense having an external PSU.

It was very quick to get set up, seems fast and responsive, and the UI is pretty well laid out, and the Skippa feature works well so far (not that I have much recorded yet).

Oh and the FreeviewPlus features work well too.

SKIPPA / Re: Skippa IR Remote
« on: September 26, 2015, 05:18:39 PM »
Having programmed my Harmony remote & adding an IR blaster it works really well now.

SKIPPA / Re: Skippa IR Remote
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:32:13 PM »
It's very sensitive in terms of being pointed directly at the IR receiver on the box. Plus it's not necessarily the best quality decide but it'll do until I replace it with my Harmony a bit later tonight.

SKIPPA / Re: Anyone received a Skippa yet?
« on: September 23, 2015, 05:21:44 PM »

SKIPPA / Re: Anyone received a Skippa yet?
« on: September 23, 2015, 01:28:35 PM »

SKIPPA / Re: Anyone received a Skippa yet?
« on: September 11, 2015, 05:41:34 PM »
To be honest I think it's a bit insulting getting an email from IceTV today telling me units are now shipping and I can click on ORDER NOW to place my order when I still haven't received an ETA on when the pre-order I placed and paid for back in May!

And yes, I may have saved $100 (if I ever receive the unit), someone else has benefited on the payments taken on our pre-orders...

SageTV / Re: Sage TV Version 6 xmltv setup??
« on: April 20, 2007, 06:07:47 AM »
Great job, this worked for me. Massive instructions though, can't there be an easier way? Guess it's the joy of using computers for tv.

I installed the widget and it shows all programs. I'm guessing this uses the xml data?

So that's fine. I assigned my channels 2,7,9,10 and 28 and it all works fine.

However when I go to program guide, half the programs are missing. I've included the screenshot here

Why don't all the channels come up? Probably will buy the annual subscription, just need to make sure it works fine first.

My first post so please forgive me.
Well I don't think the issue is with anything you've done, it's the IceTV data - notice your widget has the same problems?

Edit: Have a look at this post here for an explanation. It would appear it's not actually an issue

SageTV / Re: Sage TV Version 6 xmltv setup??
« on: March 30, 2007, 12:57:40 AM »
Hi Ben,

Great to hear someone actually tried the mammoth instructions.  :)  And even better that it worked for you!

The times in the guide are all UTC actually, so they don't change.  It's interesting that you had to set it to 0 instead of 1, but hey, whatever works.  May be different after tomorrow also, for those that are ending DST.

I didn't end up having any issues with daylight savings leaving the offset to 0.

I was curious about why it worked and dug out a copy of the EPG guide dating back to January this year, and compared the times a show, A Current Affair, in today's guide and here's the results

- <programme start="20070116073000 +0000" stop="20070116080000 +0000" channel="101" clumpidx="0/1">
  <title lang="en">A Current Affair</title>

- <programme start="20070403083000 +0000" stop="20070403090000 +0000" channel="4" clumpidx="0/1">
  <title lang="en">A Current Affair</title>

It looks like you guys don't use UTC after all.

Anyway, it's all good :)

I just noticed that the Sage how to guide is out of date, ie

PM me if you'd like some help updating it :)

SageTV / Re: Sage TV Version 6 xmltv setup??
« on: March 24, 2007, 10:16:00 PM »
I've been using XMLTV with Sage since 2004 and the IceTV guide for about a year using an older XMLTV Import plugin but it doesn't have a scheduling option and isn't available for download anymore, so I thought I'd give the LM Gestion plugin a shot and it works with no problems at all, so I can confirm that Russell's instructions above work, with the exception of the daylight savings / GMT offset - I'm in Sydney and had to set the offset to 0 and un-tick the daylight savings option. I think IceTV has the offset factored in the guide data. I'll test that theory in the morning :)

FYI, channels will need to be remapped as follows (works in Sydney, should be the same in other capital cities)

ABC - 3
Seven - 9
Nine - 11
Ten - 12
SBS -15


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