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Today, 10:15
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By Optimist
The 5s (4137) is still very new so doubt you'll...

The 5s (4137) is still very new so doubt you'll find much parallel experience on the forum.

It sounds like you're referring to the attempted initial XtraView (XV) heartbeat (HB) activation?
Have...
Today, 09:37
Forum: General
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Optimist
Vikings is in Jan., see that highlights thread. I...

Vikings is in Jan., see that highlights thread. I think I saw Bull mentioned somewhere but not sure, wouldn't have noticed any of the others mentioned.
Today, 09:34
Forum: DStv Catch Up
Replies: 62
Views: 4,432
Posted By Optimist
I wonder why it's this "affect some and not...

I wonder why it's this "affect some and not others" behaviour again? :confused:
And why not every day?

@Krugie, any stark usage differences between the two Explora 1's, such as age of smartcard...
Yesterday, 10:31
Forum: DStv Catch Up
Replies: 1,017
Views: 81,872
Posted By Optimist
Something's going on with the very late movie...

Something's going on with the very late movie titles now finally arriving on CU from the BucketList channel, but not sure if any yet relate to the top 10 that were meant to get moved from CU+ to...
Yesterday, 07:39
Forum: DStv Catch Up
Replies: 1,017
Views: 81,872
Posted By Optimist
On CU we're missing the latest Elementary from...

On CU we're missing the latest Elementary from 115 on Wed., there's still only a preliminary copy on CU+.
Yesterday, 07:35
Forum: General
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Optimist
Usually when we ask we're told they can't...

Usually when we ask we're told they can't announce until ready to. I would presume it's going to be something similar.
Yesterday, 07:33
Forum: Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Optimist
@Corne, if it's the original 5-1 there won't be...

@Corne, if it's the original 5-1 there won't be any identifying label.
2017-12-15, 13:30
Forum: Installation
Replies: 0
Views: 49
Posted By Optimist
Outdated sticky causing confusion

@Mods, can I please suggest that the following sticky in this section be released from that status as it's nearly 3 years old and much of the info rather outdated now:
Updated Installation...
2017-12-15, 12:44
Replies: 28
Views: 2,184
Posted By Optimist
Still not sorted out... Although this won't...

Still not sorted out...

Although this won't be the team's doing (they need channel approval to make changes), it again shows why some of us are always shy and "over" cautious with SBR usage.
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2017-12-15, 12:33
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 3,092
Poll: The Lounge
Views: 299,903
Posted By Optimist
Thanks BB. In this case it really was the bank...

Thanks BB.
In this case it really was the bank (also considered to be thieves at times ;)), but agree re the caution we should all take and that was the main reason for posting this issue.
2017-12-15, 12:15
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By Optimist
Not quite yet ;) Here's an epilogue for...

Not quite yet ;)


Here's an epilogue for those who helped and others interested.
Disclaimer: I'm going to be intentionally vague about what Jan brought up and discussed with Keith, as it's...
2017-12-15, 10:31
Forum: Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Optimist
For your own checking at home, just a note that...

For your own checking at home, just a note that even in the mid 60's is far too low to be reliable, Explora tuner 1 strength should be at around 80%+ and quality 90%+.
Also best to test both...
2017-12-14, 18:15
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Posted By Optimist
Impressions of ShowMax service

As ShowMax isn't a direct part of this forum at this stage I thought I would put this in discussions, just for sharing our impressions and of course MC can pass it on as well if they see fit to.
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2017-12-14, 12:59
Forum: General
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By Optimist
I have to be honest, I'm planning to ignore most...

I have to be honest, I'm planning to ignore most of what's on ShowMax now. Maybe 'cos I'm older generation (or the fact that I've now got finished with Mr. Robot), but I would rather do without this...
2017-12-14, 12:36
Forum: Sport
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Optimist
Maybe we should rather call them "smaller"......

Maybe we should rather call them "smaller"... "lower" sound soo elitist :rolleyes:;)
2017-12-14, 12:28
Forum: General
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Optimist
Good to hear. I wonder how long the renewal...

Good to hear. I wonder how long the renewal agreement is for.

At least some of Animal Planet's content will also be included in other channels now, I suppose a bit like what happend with...
2017-12-14, 11:12
Forum: General
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Optimist
Society has been so much more in touch with...

Society has been so much more in touch with itself for ages now, helping those less aware to see clearer (and sadly too often the opposite as well sometimes). So can't see how this kind of old...
2017-12-14, 10:51
Forum: Installation
Replies: 36
Views: 3,043
Posted By Optimist
You'll also need to first make up your mind what...

You'll also need to first make up your mind what the 3rd decoder will now be instead, and how you plan to incorporate it.


@Marietjie - you're getting quite good at this tech stuff :cool:
2017-12-14, 10:47
Replies: 28
Views: 2,184
Posted By Optimist
MR = Major Reliability :D @Trisan - I...

MR = Major Reliability :D


@Trisan - I couldn't work out what episode number we should actually be on this week, but a clue to help you is the CU+ copy that was added last night - it's E09....
2017-12-13, 20:28
Replies: 28
Views: 2,184
Posted By Optimist
Whatever went wrong with the info supplied and...

Whatever went wrong with the info supplied and its episode numbering, the episode that is on right now tonight is an unseen one after all being broadcast for the very first time.

Please correct,...
2017-12-13, 19:38
Forum: General
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Optimist
Update in the latest highlights thread posted...

Update in the latest highlights thread posted today;
2017-12-13, 17:06
Forum: Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Optimist
So glad this could finally be shared, thanks...

So glad this could finally be shared, thanks :cool:

This will be for RF HB.
I presume it always remains the same frequency on Unicable HB throughout, and now with Uniview HB as well.
2017-12-13, 16:27
Forum: General
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Optimist
Yep, but that wasn't about M-City, was about...

Yep, but that wasn't about M-City, was about movies now on Friday nights on "Vuzu Amp" and who knows what will happen with that with the name & format change...
2017-12-13, 16:16
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 3,092
Poll: The Lounge
Views: 299,903
Posted By Optimist
Today was even worse, they also wanted me to...

Today was even worse, they also wanted me to explain why I'm getting some money from overseas (small amount) and I told them they're invading my privacy and there's no law allowing for it. The...
2017-12-13, 15:03
Forum: Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Optimist
The above was edited quite a bit to cover the...

The above was edited quite a bit to cover the different factors involved. I won't be able to offer anything more myself.
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