cjhayes, on Nov 17 2007, 07:00 PM, said:
Got the MyStar yesterday as well and apart from issues with 2 terrestrial digital channels, all seems OK.
From what the techs (3 of them came around as it was the first install in my area) told me, it seems that the terrestrail channels are pre-configure to access certain transmitters and they were unaware that there is a local transmitter that services a small area of Coffs Harbour and the MyStar box will only lock in the main and more distant transmitter.
Consequently, whilst I can get perfect reception on my Digital STB, the MyStar box get reception that gives marked pixellation, particularly on Channel 10. Channel 9 haven't set up on the local transmitter yet but luckily, the signal is coming in strong enough from the main transmitter that I get a reasonable picture. Prime suffers a bit like 10, just not as bad.
I find the box very easy to use, the picture quality is good but it seems to have some issues with providing program information at this stage. Last night, my wife was watching a movie on Prime (7) and called me to come and watch it after it had been going for 20 mins. We just hit the rewind button and watched the whole thing again from the start. Love that! I know that's probably no big deal to seasoned PVR users but I found it cool - and really easy to activate.
So, it's a thumbs up from me thus far.
I'm having the same EPG issues as well. Also, I set a manual record for Neighbours (for my fiance, not me!) so that it would record 6.30 - 7pm Mon-Fri on Southern Cross Ten, but it will only do the one recording and then disappear. Has anyone else had any success/failure with that?
With some quick calculations based on what percentage of the HDD space a recording takes up I don't think it could take 60 hrs either. Maybe around 24?
I should say that other than that I'm happy!
Edited by dj_salinger, 17 November 2007 - 07:28 PM.