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Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« Reply #420 on: September 24, 2015, 09:13:05 AM »
My ETA is still the 30th and there has been no update since Chullora on Tuesday. I don't expect any update until it is out for delivery but it would be nice to know roughly where it is.

I found out this morning I will be out of the office all day tomorrow so I bet it turns up early. If it does I hope someone else can sign for it.

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« Reply #421 on: September 24, 2015, 09:23:19 AM »
My Skippa has arrived in Sunsine West (VIC) so it's getting close. That's probably about 50kms away as the crow flies. However estimated delivery is "by 30 Sep"  :'(

My Skippa is now at Wantirna Sth and will be delivered today!  :D  Strangely it also says "Estimated delivery by 28 Sep"

That estimated delivery date of 29 28 Sep does not make me feel any better - I was told that mine was 25 Sep. Clearly something very wrong with Australia Post systems is such discrepancies can occur. I would be nice if on the tracking it indicated the currently estimated delivery date.

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« Reply #422 on: September 24, 2015, 09:56:51 AM »
My Skippa has arrived in Sunsine West (VIC) so it's getting close. That's probably about 50kms away as the crow flies. However estimated delivery is "by 30 Sep"  :'(

My Skippa is now at Wantirna Sth and will be delivered today!  :D  Strangely it also says "Estimated delivery by 28 Sep"

That estimated delivery date of 29 Sep does not make me feel any better - I was told that mine was 25 Sep. Clearly something very wrong with Australia Post systems is such discrepancies can occur. I would be nice if on the tracking it indicated the currently estimated delivery date.

Ian


Never fear,  My estimated delivery date was the 28th until today when it arrived.


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Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« Reply #423 on: September 24, 2015, 11:16:26 AM »
Perhaps this belongs in a new thread, but but I'm a fairly newly-minted member and only have posted a couple of times before so be kind!

As one of the few to have already received my Skippa, I just wanted to share my initial thoughts so far on the unit. Mine arrived yesterday and I have to say that, if you can get over the cheap looking green LED display straight from the 1990's, it's a neat little unit. The smaller form factor means it's unobtrusive and fits in well. Easy setup AND there was an HDMI cable included in the box - a nice surprise seeing as a lot of other manufacturers consider it an optional extra on an HD device, so well done IceTV for that! The remote looks nice and feels good in the hand, but I have to say that there was a fair bit of button mashing going on as it seems at times either unresponsive or too responsive adding double characters from a single press.

One thing I found distracting was the IR sensor flashing red when the Skippa wasn't even the device in focus and I wasn't even using the Skippa remote. That is to say, the unit was still receiving the blasts from our Harmony remote, when it was controlling our Topfield TRF7160 at the time. Difficult to tell if anything was going on as the Skippa wasn't the device showing on screen, but I sure hope not otherwise I could have done some damage somewhere! Perhaps that could be fixed by a firmware update or something?

I had no trouble connecting to my IceTV account, except for having to use the cacky remote, so no complaints there. I've scheduled a couple of shows to record via the Android app today so will let you know if they're successful or not, but all looks good so far. I'll also post this in a new Topic I think, so that it doesn't get lost here and others can add or reply to that as well.

Happy "Skipping" all!

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« Reply #424 on: September 24, 2015, 11:34:39 AM »
... I suspect you can use the T-4 to record Foxtel as it has an HDMI input. ...

Some people have reported being able to do so on the Beyonwiz forum.

However, the process is still somewhat flaky, and also seems to require stripping DRM from the HDMI output.

It appears that there are problems when ads are aired - there seems to be some sort of break or change in the audio encoding that causes the T4 to lose track of audio. There may be other problems, too. Some of the posters on the Beyonwiz forum who are experiencing the errors aren't always as clear about the circumstances that cause the problem as would be ideal to help with diagnosis and/or replication.

You might also want to take good look at the Foxtel T&C and make sure that you're not contravening them.
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Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« Reply #425 on: September 24, 2015, 01:20:27 PM »
My Skippa has arrived in Sunsine West (VIC) so it's getting close. That's probably about 50kms away as the crow flies. However estimated delivery is "by 30 Sep"  :'(

My Skippa is now at Wantirna Sth and will be delivered today!  :D  Strangely it also says "Estimated delivery by 28 Sep"

It has arrived. I'll have a brief play but I'm about to go on a weeks holiday so won't be able to say much about it til I get back

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Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« Reply #426 on: September 24, 2015, 03:04:52 PM »
I just got my Skippa in Mornington Vic.
Will have a play with it later today as going to buy some speakers as only using the TV's crappy internal ones.
Just getting some Logitec pc ones for now.

Yes it is smaller than I expected as well.

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Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« Reply #427 on: September 24, 2015, 07:43:42 PM »
Just checked at my Skippa has made it to Melbourne at last:

Thu 24 Sep 2015 19:06 Processed through Australia Post facility SUNSHINE WEST VIC

Not sure how it go separated from the other that were delivered to Melbourne recipients today. They got theirs two days early, mine will be on time (assuming it does not put on another disappearing act).

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Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« Reply #428 on: September 24, 2015, 08:15:41 PM »
That's really odd..
Must have been split into different batches at some point, I wonder if it was at the icetv end or aus post somewhere..

Ah well fingers crossed for tomorrow!

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« Reply #429 on: September 25, 2015, 07:33:35 AM »
Friday September 25th. 7:30am. Hobart. Skippa hasn't been seen since Chullora. Hope diminishing that a weekend setup will occur.

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« Reply #430 on: September 25, 2015, 01:32:45 PM »
Friday September 25th. 7:30am. Hobart. Skippa hasn't been seen since Chullora. Hope diminishing that a weekend setup will occur.

Looks like with eParcels they only update when it gets to the initial receiving centre, when it gets to the regional distribution centre closest to the recipients address, when it get to the local distribution centre, and when it is loaded onto the delivery vehicle. Not information is given on when it leaves the initial receiving centre or when it arrives and departs from any intermediate processing centres. All in all it leaves a lot to be desired.

Unless it gets to your local distribution centre before 7.00am I'd say there is no chance of delivery before the weekend.

Ian

PS My Skippa arrived at 9.45 this morning. Have not yet had a chance to set it up.
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Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« Reply #431 on: September 28, 2015, 09:40:01 AM »
Skippa is out for delivery.  :D

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« Reply #432 on: September 28, 2015, 01:20:59 PM »
Skippa is out for delivery.  :D

Too late to say they have a cargo ship to send stuff to Tassie (saw it once when dropping of a worker when I used to drive cabs).
I think it was called the Bass Trader but not too sure.

At least you will have it soon.

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« Reply #433 on: September 28, 2015, 01:34:42 PM »
Skippa landed about 12pm.

My 2 cents worth after initial inspection.

After some discussion on the look of the Skippa I'm quite happy with it. I always thought the photo on the Icetv website looked pretty crap but wasn't worried if it did what it claimed to do.

The back panel however doesn't line up with the inputs. They're close but it means very slightly pulling the board down to line up correctly. The HDMI is fine as is but the antenna sockets are 1-2mm too high for the holes in the back panel. I don't think it will be an issue though just poor manufacturing.

The remote doesn't feel as bad as I thought it would from the board discussions. I haven't tried it yet though. I already have the Harmony setup so won't use it anyway.

Maybe a case of bad press bringing down expectations.

Of course I haven't plugged in yet. That will have to wait until I get home this afternoon.

Update:
After a few few hours with Skippa I havent really found any issues. I have the purple screen after Skippa has been in standby for a bit but it turns back on normally when you hit the power button on the remote and as the TV is off anyway not sure if it is a problem.

Recordings made on Skippa worked as normal and recording set on the Android app worked as well. Season passes on both Skippa and app show on Skippa. I have only tried setting a recording from the web site this morning so yet to see if that works. They did transfer through to the app though so I don't expect issues.

Catch up works well.

I am using a Harmony remote and except for a possible button error on my part it all worked well.

I did have an issue with moving a recording to my Surface but only tried it once. The surface saw the drive without issues.

I won't be using the Opera store as I prefer my Xbox One for Plex and didn't see anything else that I would use. Playing from a network drive worked fine but was slow getting through the folders. Skippa is plugged into a ac wifi extender with my Seagate Plex server on the ac wifi router so the wifi is certainly fast enough.

I only had 1 program for autoskip to work with last night and it seemed to work ok. I wish we had the option of turning off stations promos but otherwise it worked as advertised. Nothing tricky about the show though so will see how it works across the board.

So I'm pretty happy at this stage. It does what I need which is just record and use catchup. Hopefully it will continue to do this.  :D
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Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« Reply #434 on: September 29, 2015, 09:24:07 AM »
Anyone got a shipping notice from the second batch yet?

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