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Ferguson Ariva 250

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  • Registered Users Posts: 519 5h4mr0(k


    Does anyone with the 1.18 version have the weather feed working? I keep getting a "no network available" error even though rss, maps, YouTube etc. is working.

    Does it work in 1.19? (youporn fix?)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,887 ✭✭✭ The Ayatolla


    Just purchased it, downloaded STB's file and upgraded firmware. Very happy with the remote and box. Having one remote is a big advantage!

    Only downside is no 7-day for Satellite but that doesn't exist yet in combo's so no complaints.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,207 ✭✭✭✭ tipp_Gunner


    Got one today. Great great little product but id have thought the bbc red button function would have been available on the bbc channels?


  • Registered Users Posts: 519 5h4mr0(k


    Got one today. Great great little product but id have thought the bbc red button function would have been available on the bbc channels?

    For the red button, it needs to be able to handle mheg5. That's the main thing it's missing for it to be Saorview compliant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,287 ✭✭✭✭ Tony


    5h4mr0(k wrote: »
    For the red button, it needs to be able to handle mheg5. That's the main thing it's missing for it to be Saorview compliant.

    And €20k to pay for testing :)

    Boards discount code on https://www.satellite.ie/ is boards.ie



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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,688 ✭✭✭ dodzy


    What kind of USB stick do you have?

    This'll do fine. 32GB.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=79093296

    Just be aware that if you activate the timeshift function, it will take a portion of this space for the pause / rewind function, but as previously stated, an ideal & neat solution for infrequent recordings.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,207 ✭✭✭✭ tipp_Gunner


    5h4mr0(k wrote: »
    For the red button, it needs to be able to handle mheg5. That's the main thing it's missing for it to be Saorview compliant.


    Fair enough but i cant even get bbc text on it. is that a different standard?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,178 STB


    Fair enough but i cant even get bbc text on it. is that a different standard?

    BBC Teletext (VBI) was discontinued on FTA Satellite years ago. The new one is MHEG5 based.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,207 ✭✭✭✭ tipp_Gunner


    STB wrote: »
    BBC Teletext (VBI) was discontinued on FTA Satellite years ago. The new one is MHEG5 based.

    Fair enough. Is the hardware in place in case the box supported mheg 5 in the future? Can it be done via a firmware upgrade if the powers that be decide it can be done?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,178 STB


    Fair enough. Is the hardware in place in case the box supported mheg 5 in the future? Can it be done via a firmware upgrade if the powers that be decide it can be done?

    It could be but I wouldn't hold out too much hope for it. The old aertel text on RTE1 and Threetext on Tv3 and Tg4 text works at the moment on the Arivas.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,207 ✭✭✭✭ tipp_Gunner


    STB wrote: »
    It could be but I wouldn't hold out too much hope for it.

    It is strange that these boxes are not at least freesat/freeview approved though?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,178 STB


    It is strange that these boxes are not at least freesat/freeview approved though?

    No they are not specifically aimed at the UK market, they are aimed at the European market.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,207 ✭✭✭✭ tipp_Gunner


    STB wrote: »
    No they are not specifically aimed at the UK market, they are aimed at the European market.

    Ah i see. its an awful pity and an ever so slight drawback to what is a terrific little piece of equipment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ iarann


    Can I ask a favour

    I got my 250 and it works a treat (thanks tony) I setup a schedule to record the Paralympics over the weekend as I have a family member competing but my Hdd has let me down it is going to power save or something and won't work properly.

    Could somebody record chanell 4 Friday and sat morning from 9 am to 1pm and I would get a copy of the file next week.

    If anybody up for that please pm me

    John


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,859 bmaxi


    iarann wrote: »
    Can I ask a favour

    I got my 250 and it works a treat (thanks tony) I setup a schedule to record the Paralympics over the weekend as I have a family member competing but my Hdd has let me down it is going to power save or something and won't work properly.

    Could somebody record chanell 4 Friday and sat morning from 9 am to 1pm and I would get a copy of the file next week.

    If anybody up for that please pm me

    John

    Is it possible you are making the same mistake as Tweebs (see post 46)?
    The default wake up setting in the 250 timer menu is "channel", you need to change that to "record". It may not be the fault of your HDD.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Devon Wailing Tack


    Hoping someone can help me.

    I am suddenly getting a no signal on the digital channels. I can get saorview ones no problem.

    I was getting them until recently.
    TIA


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,351 Ronnie Raygun


    You mean the satellite channels? Is there heavy rain or cloud cover where you are? (Maybe your channels will be back by the time you read this.)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Devon Wailing Tack


    You mean the satellite channels? Is there heavy rain or cloud cover where you are? (Maybe your channels will be back by the time you read this.)

    there was some cloud cover last night in cabra but its never been an issue before and the sky box downstairs was ok.

    I am missing the little screwey thing (technical term)you use to keep the cable in the back. would that be the problem ,though it was getting a feed last week with the cable just stuck in the back.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,351 Ronnie Raygun


    I am missing the little screwey thing (technical term)you use to keep the cable in the back. would that be the problem

    Yes, that would very much be the problem. It's called an f-connector, the twist on type are an easy diy fitting: http://www.satcure.com/tech/fconn.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ iarann


    bmaxi wrote: »
    iarann wrote: »
    Can I ask a favour

    I got my 250 and it works a treat (thanks tony) I setup a schedule to record the Paralympics over the weekend as I have a family member competing but my Hdd has let me down it is going to power save or something and won't work properly.

    Could somebody record chanell 4 Friday and sat morning from 9 am to 1pm and I would get a copy of the file next week.

    If anybody up for that please pm me

    John

    Is it possible you are making the same mistake as Tweebs (see post 46)?
    The default wake up setting in the 250 timer menu is "channel", you need to change that to "record". It may not be the fault of your HDD.

    I will try that when I get back but am snooker till then :( and I will miss the records.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,688 ✭✭✭ dodzy


    I am missing the little screwey thing (technical term)you use to keep the cable in the back. would that be the problem ,though it was getting a feed last week with the cable just stuck in the back.
    WTF !!!:eek::eek::eek:

    If you're in D15, i've plenty. Otherwise, powercity, DID, maplins - they all have 'em.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,287 ✭✭✭✭ Tony


    dodzy wrote: »
    WTF !!!:eek::eek::eek:
    :D:D amazing stuff

    Boards discount code on https://www.satellite.ie/ is boards.ie



  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Celsoft


    Why isn't it Saorview approved ?????


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,351 Ronnie Raygun


    It wasn't submitted for approval & it's not specifically aimed at the Irish market. Approval costs quite a bit: just compare the price of the Arivas & other generic receivers to the price of the couple of approved combos available.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,287 ✭✭✭✭ Tony


    Celsoft wrote: »
    Why isn't it Saorview approved ?????

    It was never submitted (costs 20K €) and would fail in any case as it does not support MHEG 5 middle ware for things like interactive teletext.

    Boards discount code on https://www.satellite.ie/ is boards.ie



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,859 bmaxi


    there was some cloud cover last night in cabra but its never been an issue before and the sky box downstairs was ok.

    I am missing the little screwey thing (technical term)you use to keep the cable in the back. would that be the problem ,though it was getting a feed last week with the cable just stuck in the back.

    Let's hope you're not missing the little 3 pin thingy that goes into the socket.:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ Tweebs


    bmaxi wrote: »
    Is it possible you are making the same mistake as Tweebs (see post 46)?
    The default wake up setting in the 250 timer menu is "channel", you need to change that to "record". It may not be the fault of your HDD.

    bmaxi, thing you might be right, sounds very similar to the mistake I was making. I assumed as I was going into timer mode that it would record as it would with other recorders but not realising that you had to change the "Timer Service" to "Record" as opposed to "Channel" which it is set to automatically.

    iarann, hope you get it sorted, found it a bit of a learning curve and am still being educated thanks to the posts on this thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ iarann


    Tweebs wrote: »
    bmaxi wrote: »
    Is it possible you are making the same mistake as Tweebs (see post 46)?
    The default wake up setting in the 250 timer menu is "channel", you need to change that to "record". It may not be the fault of your HDD.

    bmaxi, thing you might be right, sounds very similar to the mistake I was making. I assumed as I was going into timer mode that it would record as it would with other recorders but not realising that you had to change the "Timer Service" to "Record" as opposed to "Channel" which it is set to automatically.

    iarann, hope you get it sorted, found it a bit of a learning curve and am still being educated thanks to the posts on this thread.

    Thanks for the tech help, it is always spot on.

    I'm in London and won't be back to make that change till tomorrow but it will be over then, that's why I asked for the favor

    If anybody does happen to have these recorded I would love a copy

    J


  • Registered Users Posts: 379 ✭✭ EoghanConway


    MickserB wrote: »
    Hi guys, long time reader, just bought a Ariva 250, box flashed with latest firmware V1.19B1, scanned chans and it's working well from that point, but have found that the wireless dongle when the box is turned off and back on, doesnt connect automatically? Is it supposed to connect automatically to your router or is this a manual thing having to select it?

    Its the Ralink 5370 chipset dongle, pop it in and it shows my wireless router in the list, I select it, enter in my code WPA code, it accepts it, but doesnt seem it wants to connect, sometimes, it times out, I have turned the router off (UPC) and back on and the dongle will scan and scan and scan and then connect, but as soon as the box is turned of, same scenario, its very hit and miss and I am just wondering if its a setting or perhaps I may need to do something with the Mac address in the router to allow the dongle to connect or the security in my router perhaps etc,

    Cheers

    Had a mysterious timeout problem with mine too, solved it by moving the router closer to the box so the signal was over 80%, then it connected fine. But when I moved it away afterwards it would still connect fine! And it would automatically connect too. So try moving box + router closer together, then put them back and see if that works.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Devon Wailing Tack


    dodzy wrote: »
    WTF !!!:eek::eek::eek:

    If you're in D15, i've plenty. Otherwise, powercity, DID, maplins - they all have 'em.

    Thanks for the offer. Unfortunately I wont be out your way for a few weeks.:D


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