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#1
Quote from: raymondjpg on July 01, 2022, 02:03:51 PM
Quote from: vader1111 on July 01, 2022, 09:47:58 AMI very rarely watch "live" TV.  Most of the time I record the programs using my (IceTV enabled) PVR, I then copy the recording across to my desktop PC, where I use "VideoRedo TVSuite" to edit out the ads.  I then watch the edited versions using a media player (NVidia Shield).  My Beyonwiz frequently goes for weeks on end without ever moving out of standby mode.
Same here. I don't think you are alone as you think.

An Ice-enabled app for PC would suit your and my requirements to a T!


I may not be alone... but I think we are both members of a very small & exclusive club of pathological OCD advertising dodgers.
#2
Quote from: MD on June 28, 2022, 01:10:35 PMHi Ian,  yes I have you on the list with Barista and Vader
While I am definitely keen to buy one of these units when they become available, I'm not sure I'd make a good "beta tester".  My TV watching habits are a far cry from what most people do...

I very rarely watch "live" TV.  Most of the time I record the programs using my (IceTV enabled) PVR, I then copy the recording across to my desktop PC, where I use "VideoRedo TVSuite" to edit out the ads.  I then watch the edited versions using a media player (NVidia Shield).  My Beyonwiz frequently goes for weeks on end without ever moving out of standby mode.

I'm well aware that this extreme advertisement avoidance strategy is bordering on OCD behaviour, and very few (if any) other people would go to these extremes.

I leave it to your judgement as to whether or not you think I'd be a good beta tester, or just a good customer/consumer.
#3
Quote from: MD on June 06, 2022, 07:26:01 PMIt's a decision made out of necessity as Humax has left the PVR business and Beyonwiz are receding so we decided, maybe a few years too late, to try to become as hardware agnostic as possible. Either via BYOB or possibly easily available and cost competitive "IceTV" miniPCs. Also, to say the expensive Skippa debacle has made me very wary of any specific PVR manufacturer would be an understatement!
Count me in, as someone who would be very interested in buying an "IceTV" miniPC.  One of my 2x Beyonwiz T2s died recently, so I will definitely be in the market for a replacement IceTV box if/when you make them available.
#4
The ACT guide for Monday 6th June is currently showing 10HD Canberra programming on both 10HD Canberra (correct) and 9HD (incorrect).

I noticed it when "Have You Been Paying Attention?" showed up in My Week, on 9HD - further investigation indicated that it's the whole day's programming which is incorrect.
#5
IceTV EPG Content / Re: Hard Sun: repeat or not?
May 07, 2022, 06:18:21 PM
I think the first episode was broadcast in order to entice people to subscribe to Stan.  Ch 10 did something similar with The Twilight Zone, broadcasting the first episode on FTA and then forcing people to their subscription service for the rest of the series.
#6
IceTV EPG Content / Re: Hard Quiz - not a repeat
April 28, 2022, 12:05:45 PM
Thanks Gai, much appreciated.

I know this annoys you guys every time it happens.
#7
IceTV EPG Content / Re: Hard Quiz - not a repeat
April 28, 2022, 10:24:25 AM
Sorry to do this to you again, but next week's episode of Hard Quiz is another "Battle of the Duds", and once again it's incorrectly marked as a repeat.

I appreciate that this recycling of episode titles must be a living nightmare for you and your systems.
#8
IceTV EPG Content / Re: Hard Quiz - not a repeat
March 10, 2022, 10:40:13 PM
Thanks @GaiO, and sorry for the passive-aggressive post earlier.  I do get a bit frustrated, given how many times "Battle of the Duds" episodes have incorrectly been flagged as repeats.  Recycling the same episode title must frustrate your software systems no end.

Thanks for fixing the problem.

Cheers,
Michael.
#9
IceTV EPG Content / Re: Hard Quiz - not a repeat
March 10, 2022, 02:49:30 PM
It's happened again.  This is what, the 5th time that a new Battle of the Duds episode has been marked as a repeat?

Please fix - 8pm, ABC, 16th March 2022.
#10
IceTV EPG Content / Hard Quiz - not a repeat
November 28, 2021, 03:00:50 PM
Hard Quiz
ABC HD
8pm, Wednesday 1st December

This is marked as a repeat (S5E13).  While it is another "Battle of the Duds", it's not a repeat.  They do regular "Battle of the Duds" episodes, and it's not the first time IceTV has incorrectly flagged new BotD episodes as being repeated.
#11
IceTV EPG Content / Re: Problem Recording Doctor Who
November 24, 2021, 04:57:54 PM
That would work.
#12
IceTV EPG Content / Problem Recording Doctor Who
November 24, 2021, 04:43:16 PM
I have been having problems with Doctor Who, since the new series started 4 weeks ago.

The first scheduled broadcast is on Monday nights, at 7:30pm, on ABC TV Plus/Kids.  Looking at this in the IceTV Website, it has a message: "This show is part of a series recording but will not be recorded. (Show does not match requested quality setting.)".  This is a problem in itself, given that IceTV did away with series quality settings a year or two back.  The series timer was originally created many years ago, and may have been set to "HD Only" - but there's no longer any way to change that setting, and the quality setting is supposed to be ignored.

The second scheduled broadcast is on Thursday nights, at 9:35pm, on ABC HD.  This one is tagged as a repeat, and has the following reason for not being sent to the PVR: "This show is part of a series recording but will not be recorded. (Repeat showing but series set for first runs only.)".  I could set the timer to record repeats, which would catch this broadcast... but I shouldn't need to.

The end result is that the show is broadcast twice per week, once in something that vaguely approximates SD, and once in something that barely approximates HD.  Neither results in a timer being sent to my PVR.

Help ?!?
#13
IceTV EPG Content / Re: Spy Wars: The Wrong Spy
November 01, 2021, 02:21:44 PM
Ch Nein are definitely showing them out of order

Last week's episode was S01E06 - Trojan Horse.
Tomorrow night's episode is S01E04 - A Perfect Traitor
#14
IceTV EPG Content / Re: SAS Australia
October 07, 2021, 04:07:10 PM
Fixed now - again.

Many thanks!
#15
IceTV EPG Content / Re: SAS Australia
October 07, 2021, 01:13:18 PM
Hey Tiphanee.

It's gone haywire again.  Monday's episode is now marked as a repeat.  It's a new episode.

It was correct when I looked at it earlier (last night?), but it's broken again now.