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OFFLINE   -David- #1

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:26 PM

Discuss the technical aspects of Foxtel here ~ Splashmo

Does anyone happen to have any caps of the new Foxtel EPG on IQ? The presentation I mean? Thanks! :)

Edited by Splashmo, 02 November 2009 - 09:53 PM.

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OFFLINE   Herb #2

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 10:30 PM

Sorry to bring up and old topic but I couldn't find somewhere else to post my question. Does anyone happen to have any caps of the new Foxtel EPG on IQ? The presentation I mean? Thanks! :)



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OFFLINE   -David- #3

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:35 PM

Ohh thank you sooo much! Such a shame normal (or majority if you like) viewers don't receive this update.

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OFFLINE   TV Head #4

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:36 PM

Foxtel wants to get everyone on them, I think they have a timeline of transferring everyone over.

Edited by Mike, 02 November 2009 - 09:37 PM.


OFFLINE   Smacca #5

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:42 PM

Foxtel wants to get everyone on them, I think they have a timeline of transferring everyone over.

They're aiming for a Nov 15 completion. :)

Edited by Smacca, 02 November 2009 - 09:42 PM.


OFFLINE   -David- #6

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:50 PM

Huh? What do you mean? Will Foxtel Digital customers get the new update too?

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OFFLINE   TV Head #7

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:50 PM

They're aiming for a Nov 15 completion. :)


Yeah for the EPG, it is nice by the way.

However I thought he meant people not on IQ/IQ2 but standard boxes, and from what I read/heard was that Foxtel was attempting to get everyone not on a IQ to get on one sooner rather than later.

Huh? What do you mean? Will Foxtel Digital customers get the new update too?


Not on non-IQ boxes I don't think so.

OFFLINE   Smacca #8

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:55 PM

Yeah for the EPG, it is nice by the way.

However I thought he meant people not on IQ/IQ2 but standard boxes, and from what I read/heard was that Foxtel was attempting to get everyone not on a IQ to get on one sooner rather than later.

You're right, my bad.

From memory, Foxtel announced this initiative back when HD launched. I'm not sure how they'll manage to achieve a full changeover. At present, what does Foxtel do for Lite customers who want an iQ?

Huh? What do you mean? Will Foxtel Digital customers get the new update too?

I don't think they will, but I could be wrong. So far I know that the iQ and iQ2 will receive the new skins as part of the full update. There could be an update for the existing Digital boxes, too?

Edited by Smacca, 02 November 2009 - 09:59 PM.


OFFLINE   MICK #9

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:02 PM

Just did a forced update on my IQ1 and now have the new menus.... I gotta admit it looks so much better and easier to read... only took a few minutes to update...

OFFLINE   jmck78 #10

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:17 AM

Anyone else notice that some Foxtel channels are out of time with the EPG the past couple of days? FOX8 seems to be 5 mins behind, while a couple of other channels such as Nick are running 5 mins early. I'm on sat in Perth.

OFFLINE   Travis #11

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:50 AM

Just did a forced update on my IQ1 and now have the new menus.... I gotta admit it looks so much better and easier to read... only took a few minutes to update...


How do you do a forced update?

OFFLINE   Travis #12

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:23 AM

Nevermind. Just got it. One Question though,how do you series link recordings on the new Software?

OFFLINE   byron #13

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:33 PM

I'm having the same problem, its getting rather annoying.

OFFLINE   Smacca #14

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:00 PM

Foxtel have noted the issue and their website explains it in detail (kudos to Foxtel for being up front with the problem - Austar could learn a thing or two) ... The 'press green' method should apply to the new firmware, just like the previous one.

From the Foxtel Support website:

Series Links – you may be experiencing an issue

FOXTEL is making some important technical updates to bring you a whole lot of new services and features. This means some existing features are temporarily affected – like Series Link. In most cases, you may lose a single episode, but then your series link will restore itself. However, in some cases, there may be a permanent loss. To restore a lost Series Link, simply find the programme in your on-screen TV Guide select record and then press the green button on your FOXTEL remote control. Keep an eye on your favourite shows in your planner over the next 6 weeks.

Source: http://www.foxtel.co...ink/default.htm



Edited by Smacca, 06 November 2009 - 08:02 PM.


OFFLINE   MICK #15

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:39 PM

Nevermind. Just got it.


Anyone who doesn't know how to do the force update on IQ from the STU do the following:

Press "BACK" and "SELECT" at the same time. - The STU will then reset.

Once all the lights come back on then press the following in order:

"STAND-BY" - "UP" - "DOWN" - "STAND-BY"


You will then see a blue screen with Firmware Update and then a white progress bar.

OFFLINE   Travis #16

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:01 PM

I wish they would hurry up and fix series link. I have no way to do it At ALL

ONLINE   Con #17

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:03 PM

Could someone please be able to help me here.
I autotune News Night everyay at 1 AM on Sky News. I set it to Autotune to record on my PVR and it comes on most of the time, however some days it does not.

I make sure it's autotuned, and it always is. Is Autotuning supposed to come on even if the Foxtel box is off?

Thanks.

OFFLINE   Travis #18

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:04 AM

Question. The New Channels have appeared on our FOXTEL Box,but every channel has "Searching for Listings" Where EPG Information is meant to be. I have tried Switching off at the wall & restarting it,to no success.

Any Ideas??

OFFLINE   Smacca #19

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:17 AM

Question. The New Channels have appeared on our FOXTEL Box,but every channel has "Searching for Listings" Where EPG Information is meant to be. I have tried Switching off at the wall & restarting it,to no success.

Any Ideas??

That's weird. Some of them have got EPG data now, others still have "Coming Soon" til 6am EDST.

The box downloads TV Guide data when you're actually in the TV Guide. The music you hear isn't just AIR's Lounge, it's the actual EPG data channel. Restarting doesn't do anything, but scrolling through the grid into the future will probably give it a good kick-start. ;)

OFFLINE   Travis #20

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:28 AM

I`ve turned on FOXTEL this morning,and it has fixed itself.

Weird.