In Australia we get these but they have no AV inputs. only difference is firmware. Freeview version is 'crippled' though
I am getting the 4000. Apparantly you can extract recordings via ethernet or something. What ever NFS means
Still pretty hesitant about the 7000 so for now i will go with 4000 which at least has dual HD tuners i can use. There is really great support for the Magic TV units.
Might resign my self to a Black magic shuttle or a Haugpauge PVR to record component/HDMI i think.
Differences between Magic TV MTV4000 and MTV3700 Firmware (same hardware):
- Supports Freeview EPG and Freeview series recording
- Requires HDCP for HDMI display
- Component output is restricted to 576i/480i only
- No ad skipping (10-minute jumps only)
- Recordings are encrypted
- Cannot record or export to USB HDD
- Cannot share recorded programmes with other Magic TV on the network
- Only has Magic TV EPG
- Does not require HDCP for HDMI display
- Component output up to 1080p60 (but many brands of TV supports up to 1080i component only)
- Ad skipping: -8 seconds, +30 seconds, 1-9 minute jumps
- Recordings are not encrypted
- Support recording or export to multiple external 3.5" USB HDD up to 2TB each that has external power supply. Both traditional 512-byte sector and 4KB-sector Advanced Format HDD are supported. NTFS-formatted HDD can be used directly, or Magic TV can format it as ext2 (cannot by read by Windows unless ext2fsd is installed)
- Support network sharing with other MTV4000 on the network (6.x firmware)
- Motion-adaptive deinterlacing for best 1080p video quality
Switching between MTV3700 and MTV4000 requires using a USB flash drive to upgrade firmware, and disconnecting Magic TV from LAN and/or WiFi networks before upgrade. A factory reset after switching is recommended. (Recorded programmes will remain but bookings in to-do list will be cleared.) After switching from MTV3700 to MTV4000, previously encrypted programmes can still be played by MTV4000, but they will not be decrypted even after export to USB HDD
MTV4000 Firmware 6.0 beta 4 (2012-10-22):
Change list from 5.10c to 6.0 beta4:
- Support Network sharing – In Magic TV Gadgets -> Network HDD:
i. Use Network HDD will let you play recorded programmes from other MTV4000 running Server on the network. This will slow down the access of Recorded Programmes List due to network access.
ii. Network HDD Server will run a server to provide recorded programmes to other MTV4000 that uses Network HDD.
- Workaround missing EPG data due to broadcast error by 7 Network in Western Australia
- Support 64x Fast Forward
Upgrading from 5.x to 6.x firmware requires a factory reset after upgrade. (Recorded programmes will remain but bookings in to-do list will be cleared.)
(I will not disclose how to access the Magic TV network server from PC. Those interested in it may google "Magic TV NFS mount" and use google translate.)