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Tiviar Alpha Plus Combo STB

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    Ah ok, feck where did I put the CD lol

    Cd? That'd be a Windows driver, these boxes run Linux. You'll need to use a USB tuner that is supported by OpenAtv


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭Jurgen Klopp


    Cd? That'd be a Windows driver, these boxes run Linux. You'll need to use a USB tuner that is supported by OpenAtv

    Ah feck assumed all tuners were cross compatible....

    What would you rec? Need it cause this house reg cross records on Saorvoew


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    Ah feck assumed all tuners were cross compatible....

    What would you rec? Need it cause this house reg cross records on Saorvoew

    http://www.freetv.ie/usb-dvb-t2-tuner/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭Jurgen Klopp


    Thanks bud


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,154 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    what 2 tuners do you have in usb,sometimes you cant run 2 of the same type i think?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭Jurgen Klopp


    greasepalm wrote: »
    what 2 tuners do you have in usb,sometimes you cant run 2 of the same type i think?

    The USB tuner is a terrestrial tuner. I checked tho, it is only for PC, one of those 10 euro ones only meant for laptops and windows OS, I incorrectly assumed they would be cross compatible I ordered the one high horse rec and we'll see what happens I'll let you all know


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭Jurgen Klopp


    I actually found a driver on the plugins that let the box rec the USB T tuner and even set it

    RTL282. My one is RTL2838UHIDIR

    However it says tune failed, driver doesn't fully do the trick, would have been funny if it worked


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,977 ✭✭✭✭Johnboy1951


    I actually found a driver on the plugins that let the box rec the USB T tuner and even set it

    RTL282. My one is RTL2838UHIDIR

    However it says tune failed, driver doesn't fully do the trick, would have been funny if it worked

    I use €8 dongles here with RTL2832 chipset and I exclusively run Linux (with the addition of Android on test recently).

    Without your providing the exact hardware details of the dongle it is only guesswork whether it will work in Linux or not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,977 ✭✭✭✭Johnboy1951


    sligojoek wrote: »
    I've had a few unexpected expenses since I last posted so I'm gonna have to hold off buying the box for a week or two.

    One question. THHB said the EPG updates at 4 am. Does the box have to be left plugged in or will it update after it's turned on next day? I always turn off the switch on the socket going to bed.
    Stop doing that, you should really leave it on standby where it can do scheduled recordings. It will consume very little power. We now live in the age of the internet of things where home automation devices are available at all times

    ... or set the time for updates to one the box is unlikely to be in use but switched on.

    Can it be set to check at each power on/boot?

    A combination of both should work also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭MeTheMan


    Was looking at getting this box to replace sky plus. Was thinking of taking the hdd out of the sky box and putting it in this box. Would that work. Also can you have saorview and free view on the one epg? With 7 days advanced list?

    Thanks.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    MeTheMan wrote: »
    Was looking at getting this box to replace sky plus. Was thinking of taking the hdd out of the sky box and putting it in this box. Would that work. Also can you have saorview and free view on the one epg? With 7 days advanced list?

    Thanks.

    Yes, you can arrange the channels whatever way you like in groups called bouquets. I've a Saorview at the top then the Freesat categories and have a selection of our most used in a favourites bouquet down at the bottom.

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    If the sky box has a 2.5 inch SATA HDD you should in theory be able to fit it. I'm not sure what type drive they use or whether they use a proprietary connector, someone else might know. Just make sure you format and initialise it with the Tiviar so there's a blank drive


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭Jurgen Klopp


    Ok quick settings question

    I want to turn off enable multiple bouquets so when I press EPG it automatically jumps to teh one channel list I've made

    However it defaults to Favourites if I do this

    Is there a way to mass copy my bouquet over to 5he favourites list as opposed to adding each channel manually?

    I need this for the mother and sister as even switching between bouquets will have my listening to moaning :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    Ok quick settings question

    I want to turn off enable multiple bouquets so when I press EPG it automatically jumps to teh one channel list I've made

    However it defaults to Favourites if I do this

    Is there a way to mass copy my bouquet over to 5he favourites list as opposed to adding each channel manually?

    I need this for the mother and sister as even switching between bouquets will have my listening to moaning :(

    Pressing Epg should default to the Epg of the bouquet of the channel you were watching is in. If you're in entertainment watching bbc1 and press epg it will open the entertainment bouquet showing you the channel you were watching. Is yours opening favourites every time?

    You're probably best to leave it alone and let them get used to it, enigma is basically the same on every box. You may add more boxes in other rooms or upgrade this box in a few years. I've learnt a lesson in this by having setup boxes for my mam and brother a few years ago, it's just easier leave it default and let them learn


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭Jurgen Klopp


    Pressing Epg should default to the Epg of the bouquet of the channel you were watching is in. If you're in entertainment watching bbc1 and press epg it will open the entertainment bouquet showing you the channel you were watching. Is yours opening favourites every time?

    You're probably best to leave it alone and let them get used to it, enigma is basically the same on every box. You may add more boxes in other rooms or upgrade this box in a few years. I've learnt a lesson in this by having setup boxes for my mam and brother a few years ago, it's just easier leave it default and let them learn

    I have it set up just how I like it. Manually added my 80 channel list to Favourites

    Then went into setting and turned off enable multiple bouquets.

    Now EPG can only bring up the exact and only list, piece of piss for anyone here. That tuner you rec was posted today, just waiting on that

    Thanks


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    I have it set up just how I like it. Manually added my 80 channel list to Favourites

    Then went into setting and turned off enable multiple bouquets.

    Now EPG can only bring up the exact and only list, piece of piss for anyone here. That tuner you rec was posted today, just waiting on that

    Thanks

    I get it now. You must want all channels in a single bouquet

    Be sure and press blue and take a full backup when you have it sorted the way you want


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,380 ✭✭✭STB.


    Ok quick settings question

    I want to turn off enable multiple bouquets so when I press EPG it automatically jumps to teh one channel list I've made

    However it defaults to Favourites if I do this

    Is there a way to mass copy my bouquet over to 5he favourites list as opposed to adding each channel manually?

    I need this for the mother and sister as even switching between bouquets will have my listening to moaning :(

    You should get yourself https://dreamboxedit.com/en/

    You can keep a master copy that you can flash (it back and forwards) to any e2 box over your lan. The masterlist can be updated with the kingofsat data with the click of a button, so will replace updated TPs and channels etc. Its also a channel editor.

    You'll never have to scan a channel again outside of the Saorview ones.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭Jurgen Klopp


    Thanks STB I actually use dream box edit after you rec it to me in another thread :)

    The kingsofsat data is exactly what was next on my list to find as the current DB master list has some out of date codes

    Now if there was a way to push a custom bouquet channel list specifically into the default Favourites list I'd be set

    I was pissing around a while ago. I originally sent my custom made bouquet to the box via dream box edit called it "MyFavs"

    All the channels are in it as one list. However if I wish to have that as the only list that comes I need to turn off "enable multiple bouquets" and "always show bouquets" this rids me of the hassle of a bouquet list coming up as each time I tap EPG it asks me to choose a bouquet from

    Astra 28
    Favourites
    MyFavs
    Last Scanned

    But when I set them to no the EPG always defaults to the default Favourites list and I obviously can't get at my custom list with settings off

    So I have got around that for now by adding my channels manually to the default Favourites and then I can leave the above bouquet settings to no and each time I press EPG I get my list

    My only problem is each time I update my custom list I'll have to readd the channels manually

    I'm wondering if I push an updated custom bouquet via dream box then maybe see if I can copy the channel data into the default Favourites via file zilla or something as opposed to moving a channel at a time


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,503 ✭✭✭Gerry Wicklow


    Simply use dreamboxedit to put your choices into 'favourites'. As you've seen that is the one the box defaults to. You can put anything you like in there or even delete all the other bouquets if you don't need them. It doesn't have to have 'astra 28' and 'last scanned' is literally that. The list from the last TP(s) you scanned. Useful if making manual changes to 1 or 2 channels.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    You can also hide bouquets like last scanned to leave you with only a single bouquet. Last scanned is a system bouquet, it gets created automatically when you scan.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭Jurgen Klopp


    Thanks all I'll have a look again when I get a sit down.

    Is there any way to enable a pin code to delete recordings like sky?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,142 ✭✭✭✭lawred2


    where's best to pick one of these up? getting a bit tired of my AA2


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,273 ✭✭✭UsedToWait


    lawred2 wrote: »
    where's best to pick one of these up? getting a bit tired of my AA2

    https://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk/tiviar-alpha-plus?filter_name=tiviar

    That's where I got mine..

    Very speedy dispatch, but be sure to have your billing details correct or they'll cancel the order

    (I used Parcel Wizard and just set billing address same as delivery address through laziness - saw someone earlier mention something similar)..


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,154 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    My billing address differs from my delivery address as i am never there at that time and get it sent to my work address,they use dpd and 2 1/2 day delivery time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,273 ✭✭✭UsedToWait


    greasepalm wrote: »
    My billing address differs from my delivery address as i am never there at that time and get it sent to my work address,they use dpd and 2 1/2 day delivery time.

    ^ They don't have to match, just to be correct..

    Minor point, but thought it worth mentioning - they just refunded me straight away, without contacting me to amend the details - had to reorder, then wait for the refund to come back to my Revolut (took nearly a week).


  • Registered Users Posts: 13 P.C


    I have a Sony TV with built in satellite tuner very good picture as for the picture on the the box is good but I think the the TV is sharper. I have gone through setting on the box any thoughts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 214 ✭✭dendof


    Quick question. I have an existing (unused) Sky dish. Is this box suitable for connecting to and recording Rte, BBC etc?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13 P.C


    dendof wrote: »
    Quick question. I have an existing (unused) Sky dish. Is this box suitable for connecting to and recording Rte, BBC etc?


    Yes it is for the UK free to air stations but you will need a TV aerial for the Irish stations.


  • Registered Users Posts: 997 ✭✭✭Wisesmurf


    Any info on how this decodes iptv on the fly. I've been using linux boxes for years with vuplus variants and amiko alien.

    Amikos picture is vastly superior to any vu I've used but it doesn't handle iptv well in bouquets (vu is brilliant). I don't use xtreme tv.

    Fyi echanellIzer is vastly superior to dreambox edit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 214 ✭✭dendof


    P.C wrote: »
    Yes it is for the UK free to air stations but you will need a TV aerial for the Irish stations.

    Does this mean an aerial in the attic? A pair of rabbit ears will hardly do!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13 P.C


    dendof wrote: »
    Does this mean an aerial in the attic? A pair of rabbit ears will hardly do!

    Hi dendof

    If you live near a TV transmitter may be a rabbit ears might do it not then aerial in the attic might be needed or mounted outside. Others may know more than me.


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