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2017-09-01, 14:06
Forum: Installation
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By andrewgerm
On the DStv Now (one subscription, and env 4 & 5...

On the DStv Now (one subscription, and env 4 & 5 assumed here) just remember that according to a post of mine in that forum (link below) the resolutions pushed out will not be HD or HD-Ready, but...
2017-08-30, 14:16
Forum: DStv Catch Up
Replies: 75
Views: 5,808
Posted By andrewgerm
What are the chances of getting a way to hide...

What are the chances of getting a way to hide things we really would never be interested in? I think once before it's been asked if we can remove those and save drive space, but even just hiding...
2017-08-30, 14:12
Forum: DStv Catch Up
Replies: 26
Views: 2,619
Posted By andrewgerm
Just my few cents worth. If the content is Dolby...

Just my few cents worth. If the content is Dolby encoded, then the sound would be AC-3, which is a compression format for multi-channel sound.

It shouldn't add much to the file size.

However,...
2017-08-22, 22:28
Forum: Installation
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By andrewgerm
Sounds like possible HDCP issue? Double check the...

Sounds like possible HDCP issue? Double check the HDMI directly from decoder to each TV. If those work, try only one TV at a time on the splitter.

And to confirm, as you mentioned 2 decoders in...
2017-08-16, 19:05
Forum: DStv Catch Up
Replies: 43
Views: 2,511
Posted By andrewgerm
@MrSmooth: I've seen the exact opposite on my...

@MrSmooth: I've seen the exact opposite on my side...
2017-08-16, 18:01
Forum: DStv Catch Up
Replies: 43
Views: 2,511
Posted By andrewgerm
@rock4us2: Thank you for confirming / informing...

@rock4us2: Thank you for confirming / informing me with regards to that. I had actually made that as a suggestion, for future software, which I believe was seen by the MC mods on here, and then...
2017-08-16, 17:01
Forum: DStv Catch Up
Replies: 43
Views: 2,511
Posted By andrewgerm
Just my few cents worth on that point. If...

Just my few cents worth on that point. If streaming / downloading, as in using CU+. I do object to there being as many ads as they wish, but we can skip them. Those ads need to be downloaded /...
2017-08-11, 15:05
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By andrewgerm
Thank you for the link (thought I'd replied...

Thank you for the link (thought I'd replied earlier, but seems it didn't post)
The idea is to have a Pi and PVR end-point in each room (at each screen).
2017-08-11, 14:35
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By andrewgerm
Awesome, and thank you very much for that! It's...

Awesome, and thank you very much for that!
It's going to form part of the "end setup" with everything, including DStv shared to all rooms.
2017-08-11, 13:57
Forum: DStv Catch Up
Replies: 43
Views: 2,511
Posted By andrewgerm
@MCKenneth: Are those ads downloaded each time we...

@MCKenneth: Are those ads downloaded each time we view a CU+ item? Or, as I've made mention in a "wish list" post, are they stored locally and reused?
2017-08-11, 13:52
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By andrewgerm
@Simon: That is one of the main reasons I'm doing...

@Simon: That is one of the main reasons I'm doing things the way I mentioned. I actually think the additional devices, and PVR access should all be included, but MC see it otherwise.

@idm1: I see...
2017-08-10, 17:19
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By andrewgerm
Do you know if you are using your ISPs DNS? Or...

Do you know if you are using your ISPs DNS? Or the Google public ones?
There can be issues here too. I've had this when using the Google DNS and there were issues with Seacom.
2017-08-10, 17:15
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By andrewgerm
Thank you both for the feedback. @idm1: I do...

Thank you both for the feedback.

@idm1: I do have a 4U decoder, so that might be an option, but I like to have my recordings as well. Plus, I might also use the route to send video from the PC...
2017-08-09, 13:53
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By andrewgerm
HDMI to second endpoint

Hi all
Best place to get feedback on this, so this is what I'm planning.
Currently 2 Explora (first edition). One in lounge connected to TV, with RF to all bedrooms. Second in office, with RF to...
2017-08-07, 22:46
Forum: DStv Catch Up
Replies: 92
Views: 11,535
Posted By andrewgerm
@Simon: Actually, to add to what you said, it was...

@Simon: Actually, to add to what you said, it was last year that I posted here about 5.1 issues. Not even this year. It's been ages.
2017-07-31, 14:51
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By andrewgerm
@MCSandipa: thank you for checking in. I have not...

@MCSandipa: thank you for checking in. I have not had this occur again (and as a matter of detail, there have been no software updates since experiencing this, and it now not occurring).

I will do...
2017-07-26, 23:26
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By andrewgerm
There is the whole 1080i v 720p discussion. ...

There is the whole 1080i v 720p discussion.
It'd be nice if we got full 1080p from the Explora (at either 50 or 60 FPS).

I have heard that some sports channels overseas only do 720p, as they say...
2017-07-25, 22:18
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By andrewgerm
Thank you for that! So, if viewed via a tablet,...

Thank you for that!
So, if viewed via a tablet, plugged into a TV via HDMI, at the highest it will beat an RF signal, but no where near the PVR itself. Thanks :)
2017-07-24, 20:35
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By andrewgerm
For the bits I had pondered or wished, perhaps...

For the bits I had pondered or wished, perhaps there is enough hardware. For where we should be to even consider comparing or competing with the world. nope never nuh-uh and nooooo....

Also,...
2017-07-24, 15:11
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By andrewgerm
@MC Marietjie: Thank you! I didn't want to spam...

@MC Marietjie: Thank you!
I didn't want to spam this part of the forum with a general chat about the various devices, and such, but thanks for moving the post.
2017-07-24, 15:09
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 19
Views: 11,622
Posted By andrewgerm
Is your home Internet working? Are you able to...

Is your home Internet working? Are you able to browse (ping) the DStv.com site, and international sites (try Facebook and Twitter).

If not, can you browse local sites (in SA)?

And if you can...
2017-07-24, 15:04
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By andrewgerm
Looking at everything suggested / wished-for...

Looking at everything suggested / wished-for here, I think a great deal is actually not so much hardware, as in software. All the hardware seems in place already. Now just to actually make use of it...
2017-07-23, 02:18
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By andrewgerm
My suggestion was to have this displayed on the...

My suggestion was to have this displayed on the decoder itself, on the LED display in front. But, as you say, it is already available via the I-plate, but obscures part of the screen.

It's a small...
2017-07-23, 02:13
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By andrewgerm
I wasn't around to test the pause today, but will...

I wasn't around to test the pause today, but will do so soonest.

On the TV buffer, I'm wondering. Would it even be necessary for the HDD to actually clear those after, or just overwrite?

I'm...
2017-07-22, 01:54
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By andrewgerm
I'm going to do a "pause test". And no, no...

I'm going to do a "pause test".
And no, no "paws causing pause". I'd have considered that once, on one decoder, but last week I was up all night, and almost each time I paused Decoder 2, it was...
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