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Humax PVR9200T - new software available



 
 
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Old June 28th 07, 10:00 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Dr Zoidberg
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From Humax's website

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Old June 28th 07, 10:45 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Dr Zoidberg" wrote in message
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From Humax's website


Version PGXTF 1.00.15, from
http://www.humaxdigital.com/hcsa/Dow.../PVR-9200T.asp

Well worth having. Don't forget to do a Default Setting from the STB menu
afterward.

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Old June 29th 07, 08:21 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Max Demian" wrote in message
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"Dr Zoidberg" wrote in message
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From Humax's website


Version PGXTF 1.00.15, from
http://www.humaxdigital.com/hcsa/Dow.../PVR-9200T.asp

Well worth having. Don't forget to do a Default Setting from the STB menu
afterward.


Says it implements Freeview Playback - Group 1.

Does anyone have any idea what group 1 means? Are all channels broadcasting
the necessary info or is it a clever use of transmission tags to tell when
programmes stop & start?


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Old June 29th 07, 11:01 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Nigel Whitfield
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Group one facilities are essentially for Accurate Recording, and not
much else. So the box should track schedule changes, and if a program
starts late, or up to 10 minutes early, it will still record.

Group 2 of the Freeview Playback spec includes things like Series
Link.

Nigel.

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Old June 29th 07, 12:45 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Dr Zoidberg
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Default Humax PVR9200T - new software available

Nigel Whitfield wrote:
Group one facilities are essentially for Accurate Recording, and not
much else. So the box should track schedule changes, and if a program
starts late, or up to 10 minutes early, it will still record.

Group 2 of the Freeview Playback spec includes things like Series
Link.

So presumably this could show up in a later version of software?

Do you have any links for what exactly is included in the spec?


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Old June 29th 07, 08:33 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Matti Lamprhey
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Default Humax PVR9200T - new software available

"Max Demian" wrote...
"Dr Zoidberg" wrote...
From Humax's website


Version PGXTF 1.00.15, from
http://www.humaxdigital.com/hcsa/Dow.../PVR-9200T.asp

Well worth having.


I stuck it in this afternoon and tested it on programmes from ITV3, BBC
Four and BBC2 this evening with mixed results. The ITV3 programme was
complete - some of the previous ad break was included, and the whole of
the following ad break and the start of the next programme. Both BBC
recordings missed the start of the programmes and also the ends! This
is useless, of course. I assume the problem lies with the EPG rather
than with the Humax software.

Don't forget to do a Default Setting from the STB menu afterward.


Why?

An undocumented improvement is the inclusion of 32x motion, which is
welcome.

Matti



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Old June 29th 07, 09:40 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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In message , Mike Henry
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In , "Matti
Lamprhey" wrote:

Both BBC
recordings missed the start of the programmes and also the ends! This
is useless, of course. I assume the problem lies with the EPG rather
than with the Humax software.


This doesn't happen in other countries.


Freeview playback was launched by the industry nearly a year ago so we
no longer have this problem! If people are seeing programs starting too
early or ending too late it can only be down to the poor quality of
their STBs.
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Old June 29th 07, 11:13 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Alan
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In message , Mike Henry
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You seem to have misread my entire post. It "can only" be down to the
STBs? The UK broadcasters who are entirely responsible, can't possibly
be to blame in your view? What a strange opinion.


The only way that Freeview Playback will work is for the broadcasters to
supply an accurate EPG. Two leading STB manufacturers are now supplying
boxes under the Freeview Playback label Note that they don't advertise
'Playback Ready.'

This means that the broadcasters are adhering to the published EPG or
else box manufacturers are lying about the current capability of their
products.


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Old June 29th 07, 11:52 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Matti Lamprhey
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"Mike Henry" wrote...
"Matti Lamprhey" wrote:

Both BBC recordings missed the start of the programmes and also
the ends! This is useless, of course. I assume the problem lies
with the EPG rather than with the Humax software.


Nope. This isn't a new issue. The problem lies with the UK
broadcasters deliberately and systematically running programmes
outside their timeslots as a "spoiler tactic" against a competing
channel. ...


Tempting to believe this. If the BBC were doing what you describe here,
though, it would also be in their interests to adjust the EPG to reflect
these early start times. Some mythtake surely...

Matti




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Old June 30th 07, 09:27 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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In article , Mike Henry
writes
In , "Matti
Lamprhey" wrote:

"Mike Henry" wrote...
"Matti Lamprhey" wrote:

Both BBC recordings missed the start of the programmes and also
the ends! This is useless, of course. I assume the problem lies
with the EPG rather than with the Humax software.

Nope. This isn't a new issue. The problem lies with the UK
broadcasters deliberately and systematically running programmes
outside their timeslots as a "spoiler tactic" against a competing
channel. ...


Tempting to believe this.


It's been going on for years.

If the BBC were doing what you describe here,
though, it would also be in their interests to adjust the EPG to reflect
these early start times.


They adjust the now+next data on satellite. And presumably on DTT too as
they are fed from the same system. People watching live, or recording on
a Sky+, or a DTT PVR which looks for the data, or a PDC VCR may get the
whole programme. Everyone else doesn't.


I regularly see the BBC 'now' info on DVB-t claiming the programme which
should be on to be on whilst the preceding programme is still on,
sometimes overrunning by ten minutes, perhaps even cancelled. The
NOW/NEXT and EPG are little more than a random guess.

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