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Ferguson Ariva 250

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭STB


    Possibly the most important change there is the second last one that enables Youporn. This can be password protected anyhow, but for some the versions prior to this make sure it doesn't work whatsoever.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,859 ✭✭✭bmaxi


    :D
    dodzy wrote: »
    Here we go again...another FW release:rolleyes:

    1.19B1

    Not sure of change log. Link below, just select the 250 combo.

    http://www.ferguson-digital.eu/en/download/HD-Satellite-Receivers/

    Bollocks!!!! only got around to updating to 1.18 today. :eek::eek::D


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,946 ✭✭✭dodzy


    bmaxi wrote: »
    :D

    Bollocks!!!! only got around to updating to 1.18 today. :eek::eek::D

    I'm on 1.18. Happy with my channel list. No issues, so it's not for me ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    bmaxi wrote: »
    :D

    Bollocks!!!! only got around to updating to 1.18 today. :eek::eek::D


    I'd stick with 1.18 nothing of interest in the new firmware IMHO

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,268 ✭✭✭✭uck51js9zml2yt


    How do i check what version I have and how do I update?

    TIA


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    How do i check what version I have and how do I update?

    TIA


    Information in the menu.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,859 ✭✭✭bmaxi


    dodzy wrote: »
    I'm on 1.18. Happy with my channel list. No issues, so it's not for me ;)

    Nah, gotta have You Porn. :)

    Any idea what bugs were fixed in the update?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    None that I know of http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=80118326&postcount=31

    bmaxi wrote: »
    Nah, gotta have You Porn. :)

    Any idea what bugs were fixed in the update?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ✭✭✭ScrubsfanChris


    Got my Ariva 250 today from yourself(company) Tony, all set up and working.

    Thanks


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,859 ✭✭✭bmaxi


    Just noticed after I updated the firmware to 1.18 that RTE+1 and RTE JNR are both being recived without any fiddling about. Is this a result of the update or have there been changes to the transmission data?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,946 ✭✭✭dodzy


    bmaxi wrote: »
    Just noticed after I updated the firmware to 1.18 that RTE+1 and RTE JNR are both being recived without any fiddling about. Is this a result of the update or have there been changes to the transmission data?
    What "fiddling about" ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    bmaxi wrote: »
    Just noticed after I updated the firmware to 1.18 that RTE+1 and RTE JNR are both being recived without any fiddling about. Is this a result of the update or have there been changes to the transmission data?

    Thats interesting, must check this out later.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    dodzy wrote: »
    What "fiddling about" ?

    I'd imagine editing the audio PID using the editor.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Tweebs


    Hi all, I'm new to to this thread and was hoping someone could help. Got two of these nifty boxes fitted yesterday. Never had any satellite boxes before so all new to me and am having a little problem with the timer recordings. External powered HD formatted as NTFS.

    When I set the Timer to record, it changes the channel as I expect but afterwards I cannot seem to find out where it has recorded to. Even when you are looking at the channel list, the one you set on timer does not appear red as it does for other recordings. Recording as it is playing is OK and I find these under the record tab but nothing there for the ones I have set on timer.

    Hope someone out there with a bit more knowledge can guide me in the right direction.

    Thanks.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,859 ✭✭✭bmaxi


    Tweebs wrote: »
    Hi all, I'm new to to this thread and was hoping someone could help. Got two of these nifty boxes fitted yesterday. Never had any satellite boxes before so all new to me and am having a little problem with the timer recordings. External powered HD formatted as NTFS.

    When I set the Timer to record, it changes the channel as I expect but afterwards I cannot seem to find out where it has recorded to. Even when you are looking at the channel list, the one you set on timer does not appear red as it does for other recordings. Recording as it is playing is OK and I find these under the record tab but nothing there for the ones I have set on timer.

    Hope someone out there with a bit more knowledge can guide me in the right direction.

    Thanks.

    All recordings should show in the record file. Are you sure they're recording? Check the storage for your HD and make sure it has been used. Are the time and date correct? In the Timer record menu, make sure it's set to wake up to "record" and not to "channel"


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Tweebs


    bmaxi wrote: »
    All recordings should show in the record file. Are you sure they're recording? Check the storage for your HD and make sure it has been used. Are the time and date correct? In the Timer record menu, make sure it's set to wake up to "record" and not to "channel"

    bmaxi, thanks so much for your reply, it explained the one thing that I was doing wrong[URL="[URL=http://www.thesmilies.com][img]http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/ashamed/ashamed_smilie.gif[/img][/URL]"][/url]ashamed_smilie.gif, I was doing the wake up thing but it was on channel as opposed to record. Did a test this morning, worked perfectly. [URL="[URL=http://www.thesmilies.com][img]http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping/jumping0008.gif[/img][/URL]"][/url]jumping0008.gif


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 Donegal Surfer


    dodzy wrote: »
    I'm on 1.18. Happy with my channel list. No issues, so it's not for me ;)

    Is there any way you can share your channel listing? I am on the lookout for a good SlyIreland channel listing in groups for the Ariva 250. Its a fantastic system apart from not being able to download a good channel listing on the box itself and the lack of the 7 day epg.

    I also have a BM7000 which has the benefit of being able to download channel listings for sky in your area and has a full 7 day epg guide but in many ways is not as good as the Ariva 250........plus the 250 is alot cheaper.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 Colmos85


    I got one of these boxes from Tony. Had to change the plug from 2 pin to 3 pin one myself, a plug came in the box but was not very good so bought a new one.
    Box is not bad to navigate and rearrange channels etc. done nothing with fav's yet. Can play most Video Files, MKV, avi, MP4, MPEG, Divx. One HD movie I have thats MKV and 8GB plays with no sound. Audio is DTS 48 KHz 1536Kbps 5.1 and I understood that the box plays this???
    Another thing when you press the channel list and it shows now/next to the right of each channel, it only shows the now/next if you select the channel. which is a little annoying.

    Happy with the Box bar what I pointed out there. Ill post more info when I test more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    Colmos85 wrote: »
    I got one of these boxes from Tony. Had to change the plug from 2 pin to 3 pin one myself, a plug came in the box but was not very good so bought a new one.

    Its not a plug its an adapter, what did you find not good about it ?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,525 ✭✭✭Daniel S


    Is there a similar box to the Ariva 250 (that still has all of its features) that has a seven day EPG for Freesat, but can also tune into German channels? Basically two satellites inputs and one terrestrial input.

    Can the Ariva 250's browser play flash streams? Ustream etc?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,946 ✭✭✭dodzy


    Colmos85 wrote: »
    Another thing when you press the channel list and it shows now/next to the right of each channel, it only shows the now/next if you select the channel. which is a little annoying.
    .
    :confused::confused:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,351 ✭✭✭Ronnie Raygun


    Daniel S wrote: »
    Is there a similar box to the Ariva 250 ... can also tune into German channels? Basically two satellites inputs and one terrestrial input.

    You don't need 2 satellite tuners to access extra satellite positions, just combine the feeds with a diseqc switch & the receiver automatically switches depending on the selected channel.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,268 ✭✭✭✭uck51js9zml2yt


    dodzy wrote: »
    :confused::confused:

    i think he means he doesn't have full EPG but that's why the tv supplement is available in saturdays irish independent :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    Daniel S wrote: »
    Is there a similar box to the Ariva 250 (that still has all of its features) that has a seven day EPG for Freesat, but can also tune into German channels? Basically two satellites inputs and one terrestrial input.

    No 7 day epg but it does receive German channels as it is

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  • Registered Users Posts: 28 Donegal Surfer


    Tony wrote: »
    No 7 day epg but it does receive German channels as it is

    Its strange that some way of downloading a 7 day epg update has not been devised for these systems. On the Blade BM7000 there is a channel listed as '7 day epg'. You select this channel and it downloads the info required and then you click to apply the info to the boxes epg. As far as I know this is a channel broadcast by sky on Astra 28.2. Why can't the Ariva manufacturers just add this as a channel listing also to pull the info down from to save to a memory device and then pull from there when browsing the epg. I'm sure there is a reason why this isnt on the system but I cannot figure it out.

    I wonder what would happen if I got the transponder and frequency etc. of the 7 day epg download channel on the blade and applied it to the Ariva????? Maybe I am wrong and it pulls the info down from the net but I will look into this tonight when playing with the system.

    By the way- I unbricked my system again this morning via a null cable and have the Newcamd working again. All entered in the UI on the box with the remote. No need to save a Cline file to a usb.

    As the Meer cats say......... "Simples!!!' :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    Its strange that some way of downloading a 7 day epg update has not been devised for these systems.

    Downloading the EPG is not the problem, using it is as its owned by Freesat.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,525 ✭✭✭Daniel S


    Tony wrote: »
    Daniel S wrote: »
    Is there a similar box to the Ariva 250 (that still has all of its features) that has a seven day EPG for Freesat, but can also tune into German channels? Basically two satellites inputs and one terrestrial input.

    No 7 day epg but it does receive German channels as it is
    It can do all three on one channel list simultaneously? That's pretty much exactly what im looking for bar the 7 day EPG. Ease of use/speed when recording programs in the future is by far the most important thing for my mam. Is it as fast as sky's tv guide to navigate? Looks much prettier, but if its as slow as some of the UPC boxes I've seen... :/

    Currently we have three separate boxes for sky/saorview(htpc)/german channels(silvercrest job) and four remotes in total...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭STB


    Its strange that some way of downloading a 7 day epg update has not been devised for these systems. On the Blade BM7000 there is a channel listed as '7 day epg'. You select this channel and it downloads the info required and then you click to apply the info to the boxes epg. As far as I know this is a channel broadcast by sky on Astra 28.2. Why can't the Ariva manufacturers just add this as a channel listing also to pull the info down from to save to a memory device and then pull from there when browsing the epg. I'm sure there is a reason why this isnt on the system but I cannot figure it out.

    I wonder what would happen if I got the transponder and frequency etc. of the 7 day epg download channel on the blade and applied it to the Ariva????? Maybe I am wrong and it pulls the info down from the net but I will look into this tonight when playing with the system.

    By the way- I unbricked my system again this morning via a null cable and have the Newcamd working again. All entered in the UI on the box with the remote. No need to save a Cline file to a usb.

    As the Meer cats say......... "Simples!!!' :D

    The Blade 7000 isnt a combo though, which means no Saorview. The combo version of that box that is available is DVB-C only, so no good.

    And what they have implemented on the Blades is the same as what they have done for the Technomates (which is no surprise as both the Technomates and Blades are made by Hubtech in Korea - same software, different bootloader). A little API patch to load the Sky OpenEPg data, thats all they have done. Nothing will happen for the Arivas's as the Technomate patch hasnt and couldnt be applied to it, without rewriting it. It wont load by just going to the transponder frequency. Even if you had the source code for the Ariva's how would you implement it ? It is not as simple as you think. :)

    You cant brick the Ariva's as the Rom is protected.


  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭stwome01


    STB wrote: »
    The Blade 7000 isnt a combo though, which means no Saorview. The combo version of that box that is available is DVB-C only, so no good.

    And what they have implemented on the Blades is the same as what they have done for the Technomates (which is no surprise as both the Technomates and Blades are made by Hubtech in Korea - same software, diffrent bootloader). A little API patch to load the Sky OpenEPg data, thats all they have done. Nothing will happen for the Arivas's as the Technomate patch hasnt and couldnt be applied to it, without rewriting it. It wont load by just going to the transponder frequency.

    You cant brick the Ariva's as the Rom is protected.

    Any chance in the future that a 7 day epg could be download via the web?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭STB


    stwome01 wrote: »
    Any chance in the future that a 7 day epg could be download via the web?

    Everything is possible, if they release the source code or someone with access to the firmware - like the patch coders could be arsed doing it.


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