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post #901 of 3164
They must be using dialup modems for their website as I have never seen such small files take so long to download!

Also they have the user manual now available for download.
post #902 of 3164
Just looked at the manual. Soooooooo. It appears the manual says the remote works the way it did originally....INFO and REPEAT KEYS are not swapped. So either they don't know what their remote is doing or the manual is agreeing with the V2 version just released which changes the remote back to the way it was. Next question.....is V2 the old V2 (firmware that they changed from test to production?) or is it truly an update to V7?
post #903 of 3164
The daily recording worked for me last night on the Homeworx, repeating the recording time and channel of something I had set the previous night. Also set up a recording of Leno which went past midnight, but I haven't checked the results of that one yet
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Originally Posted by nickle2 View Post

Results From tahoejoe Testing HomeWorx Version 10 Firmware:

Thanks for reporting back to us.
Please continue to test the daily and weekly scheduling, as well as the recordings that span midnight.

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post #904 of 3164
The "finalized firmware" is out and will be posted on.......

This is rather scarey, I mean the word..... "Finalized" Sounds, well so..... final

Another thing i find interesting is that the version number is now V2. I don't think I have ever seen so much confusion in version numbers.
After-all, the reasons for numbering revisions is only evident. For some un-known reason(s) somebody chose to make this very confusing.

The announcement on the iView Site:
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        Added Additional lanquages, reprogrammed QAM signal, fixed recording problems.

On the HomeWorx Site:
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   This is a firmware update for HW-150PVR
       it fixes the following issues

       * Time
       * Recordings / Daily / weekly
       * Page down in EPG
       * Enable DST for daylight saving time.
post #905 of 3164
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Originally Posted by tahoejoe View Post

The daily recording worked for me last night on the Homeworx, repeating the recording time and channel of something I had set the previous night. Also set up a recording of Leno which went past midnight, but I haven't checked the results of that one yet

Thanks Again

That's good news for HomeWorx.
Let's see if this has been corrected with the latest release of version #8 AKA #2 of the iView firmware
post #906 of 3164
Regarding Lenl's Comments On The User Manual:
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Originally Posted by LenL View Post

Just looked at the manual. Soooooooo. It appears the manual says the remote works the way it did originally....INFO and REPEAT KEYS are not swapped. So either they don't know what their remote is doing or the manual is agreeing with the V2 version just released which changes the remote back to the way it was. Next question.....is V2 the old V2 (firmware that they changed from test to production?) or is it truly an update to V7?

Lenl....

I do not see any "new" manual. That manual has been on their site since day one. It reflects the way the remotes worked with the then as released firmware.

You previously commented on them not even having the user manual available on the website. I think you just hadn't noticed it before. It's always been there.

Now the problems is that if anyone outside of this forum installs the latest firmware the remote will not work according to the old manual. That is unless V2 does in fact revert back to the original remote configuration. Which of course would be a BIG step backwards.mad.gif
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post #907 of 3164
languages for Canada & Brazil ? French English and Spanish

Brazilians speak Portuguese.
Otherwise, I'm in complete agreement.
post #908 of 3164
Maybe it is time to start a homeworx thread if it has the daily/weekly event.
That was one of the big things that needed to be fixed.

Sounds like the guy has washed his hands with the firmware...so unless this last firmware does
anything, it is what it is.
post #909 of 3164
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Originally Posted by Ferguson View Post

languages for Canada & Brazil ? French English and Spanish

Brazilians speak Portuguese.
Otherwise, I'm in complete agreement.

Thanks !!
That's interesting and I'm glad to have learned that.

Still.... it is strange that they mention..... "new languages for Canada & Brazil "
Why not just say French and Portuguese added to the on-screen language options.

Another question arises from this..... Why Portuguese for Brazil and what French for Canada? Are they marketing this box in both Canada and in Brazil ?

Canada OK since they also use ATSC. But doesn't South America use something other than ATSC? If so, then the STB3500 would not work for them regardless what language the pages were displaying.
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post #910 of 3164
PAL vs. NSTC - NTSC is the video standard used in North America and most of South America. PAL is the predominant video standard mostly used outside of those areas. - Thanks to Amazon

I worked for many years with a senior scientist that helped to develop the NTSC standard.

He took great offense when I referred to NTSC as "never the same color" - lmao, didn't do that again...

Columbus was funded by Queen Isabella of Portugal - hence the language of much of South America.
post #911 of 3164
Many countries in South America, Brasil included, use ISDB-T International for DTV broadcasting, which is based on the Japanese ISDB standard. It is incompatible with both ATSC and DVB, but swapping the tuner for a different market isn't a hard thing to do. Other DVRs have separate ATSC and DVB models.
Edited by Aleron Ives - 7/17/13 at 9:33pm
post #912 of 3164
downloading update now. But what is up with that remote change photo? Ask me it is the thing they would use to print the lable for the remote. So well we get a sticker for the remote or just a nice photo of it.
post #913 of 3164
TIP do not drop this remote it will crack I just dropped mine about less then 4 inches onto carpet and broke off a corner, eek.gif
post #914 of 3164
Wow program guide works a lot better one channel has 3 days worth of guide data.
post #915 of 3164
South American OTA and Languages

Ferguson & Aleron Ives

Thanks both of you for the information on South American OTA. Very Interesting!!!
If iView markets this STB Canada to Brazil (with a different tuner) then it would seemk that their market is big enough to warrant spending the resources to get the firmware corrected.
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post #916 of 3164
iView WebSite --- Small Files & Slow Downloads
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Originally Posted by LenL View Post

They must be using dialup modems for their website as I have never seen such small files take so long to download!
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LenL....
It's not slow because of dial-up modems, It's because half of America has rushed to their site trying to download the latest firmware. wink.gif

When you say,"I have never seen such small files take so long to download!" Don't you remember the days of the super fast 300 baud modems?
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Edited by nickle2 - 7/17/13 at 9:13pm
post #917 of 3164
troydog.....

Image Of New Remote Lay-Out:
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downloading update now. But what is up with that remote change photo? Ask me it is the thing they would use to print the lable for the remote. So well we get a sticker for the remote or just a nice photo of it.

Art first I didn't know what you were talking about when you mentioned the picture of the changed remote.
That image was not on iView website earlier today.

Don't know what to make if it besides, it does serve to show that there are some changes to the buttons as we already knew.
Maybe when a 3500 user, other than us here,i nstalls the latest firmware the image will serve to inform of the button changes.

Broken Plastic On Remote:
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TIP do not drop this remote it will crack I just dropped mine about less then 4 inches onto carpet and broke off a corner, eek.gif

I saw the other day that the little battery cover on my remote had a crack on it. Don't know how it happened.

I have noticed that many of the less expensive items coming out of China, seem to have a very poor quality plastic.
Tends to be overly brittle. Gets that way quickly with age or is bad from the very start. I'm sure it has something to do with the plasticizers (or lack of ) that is formulated into the plastic used in the molding process. Also ,might have something to do with the lack of the proper UV inhibitors.
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Thread Starter 
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My point is, that if you do not change the style of your message, you increase the likelihood of getting poor results (again).
Then it's their loss, not mine. I'm paying for a product, not the other way around. If the product doesn't perform, it becomes just another failure. Of course I could always not bother at all and just return it and say nothing leaving the seller wondering why they are getting returned. BTW, all of those quotes you had from me.
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The original list (and not faulting VB) was a very long "Laundry List" of every little nit-picking problem.
It was far from "every nitpicking problem". It would be twice as long if I did. As I stated many times, many of those should be minor, fixes that should be easy to do.
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but let's see if we can get the major problems corrected first.
Which is why it was done in order of importance. If something can't be fixed, go on to the next, but state so in the mean time. They decide what they want or can fix. Simple as that. The amount that is corrected shows positive, Do little, it's negative.
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Edited by videobruce - 7/17/13 at 10:05pm
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Thread Starter 
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This is rather scarey, I mean the word..... "Finalized" Sounds, well so..... final
I took it the same way, though I didn't ask.
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Another thing i find interesting is that the version number is now V2. I don't think I have ever seen so much confusion in version numbers.
After-all, the reasons for numbering revisions is only evident. For some un-known reason(s) somebody chose to make this very confusing.
Since all the other revisions, I can only conclude that this replaced the original version which should of been V1 and thay are starting from scratch as far as version numbers.
More strange this Homeworx is up to V10. confused.gif
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Why Portuguese for Brazil and what French for Canada? Are they marketing this box in both Canada and in Brazil ?
Quebec is mostly French speaking. Toronto has a French speaking station. Not familiar with South America.
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It's because half of America has rushed to their site trying to download the latest firmware.
Their site is and has been slow. Loading of the page for this model is extremely slow.
post #920 of 3164
A Little Help please wink.gif

Hi
I'm really a noob about this things
I want to buy the iView 3500STB I'm using 42" LCD monitor, wich doesn't have a tv tuner, I have basic cable and I want to use this box to watch all the basic channels from my provider, I have on other TV a Handan cc-1000 box, wich has a card.

I want this box to watch some channel that are only available on the basic cable
This box will work me or there's a better option?

(I am currently using an old VCR on my monitor frown.gif )

{sorry for my bad English :/ }
Edited by Bllq21 - 7/17/13 at 10:12pm
post #921 of 3164
Thread Starter 
Bllq21;
This has no analog tuner. If you are referring to basic being analog, this won't work.
Now, If your cable company is encrypting or plans to encrypt your OTA stations which are all QAM (on cable), you will not get a thing either. Also, you will probably get no program guide thru your cable system. These last points apply to just about all the other DVR's except a couple, where you need a subscription for it to fully work.

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Edited by videobruce - 7/17/13 at 10:18pm
post #922 of 3164
Thanks a lot

I've been looking for an option for days, but I guess I'm stuck with my VCR frown.gif
post #923 of 3164
Install lastest V2 2013-07-17 version. Below are some status
1. Installation is smooth, not issue.
2. Scanning Channel is just like other version, working
3. add channel to FAV, working
4. hit "rec" key, start recording, working
5. Schedule daily recording "HOLD" key->1, set record start day and time,
At record time, fail to record, and see message "Book event timeup, [view] hit "ok", [cancel] "exit"
but never see the record file in memory stick. And next record day is 5days later - not working
6. Schedule weeky as Schedule daily, same issue and next record day is 7+5 days later. not working

I use IV3500 as VCR, I switch it back to Firmware V7, It works better for me.
post #924 of 3164
let me make one correction, I use IV3500 as VHS, no VCR
post #925 of 3164
Hi, I'm new here. Just signed up the other day when I was looking for a firmware update for this box and saw version 7 available here.

So, just now I upgraded again to the "final" version on the iview website and cannot record at all anymore or timeshift because it says "no disk detected" even though it recognizes usb device as inserted (or removed when I unplug it). I've reset to factory defaults and this still happens. I've rebooted several times and unplugged and replugged my drive several times. It is an external 3.5 hard drive - 200 GB.

In the Menu under the PVR Configure section/Record Device, it sees Disk C:(USB1) as connected and NTFS media type but shows 0 MB for both Disk Spaces. My drive still works fine attached to my computer. Is this happening for all people or just certain hardware? I don't want to bother reformatting the drive and copying contents to my computer first, etc, and then back again if this problem is happening for everyone. If it's not happening for all similar drives then I may try reformatting.

I will check back tomorrow. Thanks.

Edit: I had a typo - my drive is 200 GB - I originally put 100.
Edited by jprc - 7/18/13 at 12:41pm
post #926 of 3164
Thread Starter 
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let me make one correction, I use IV3500 as VHS, no VCR
"VHS" is a format, "VCR" is a device. I think you mean use this as a tuner which that is all you can really use it for reliably.

Going back to the VRX and all the comments made by long time members here, this makes that look "finished" and should have a 5 star rating. I stand by my comments on this as a tuner, but as a DVR, it's not. At least nothing even halfway serious.

Robert did say (as stated before) the next model will have two tuners and more memory (and probably a newer & better set of components). I'll wait for that. There are enough 'Joe Sixpacks' out there that never used a DVR before and/or have a very low level of expectation and/or are coming from a VCR, so this would be a huge step up.

This just isn't worth wasting any more time with. It's apparent to me that this company isn't either.
post #927 of 3164
Thread Starter 
jprc;
Did you use this drive with the older firmware? If not, flash back to a older version and see what happens.
Do you have another drive? Maybe there are too many files on your drive for this to handle.
post #928 of 3164
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Originally Posted by nickle2 View Post

Regarding Lenl's Comments On The User Manual:
Lenl....

I do not see any "new" manual. That manual has been on their site since day one. It reflects the way the remotes worked with the then as released firmware.

You previously commented on them not even having the user manual available on the website. I think you just hadn't noticed it before. It's always been there.

Now the problems is that if anyone outside of this forum installs the latest firmware the remote will not work according to the old manual. That is unless V2 does in fact revert back to the original remote configuration. Which of course would be a BIG step backwards.mad.gif
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I have been to their website maybe 3 or 4 times in the past and NEVER saw links to anything for the IView 3500. Maybe I was in the wrong place? I am computer literate enough to know how to navigate a website though. I guess I'm not as good as I think? Anyway for the first time ever I got the PDF manual. It still begs the question though as to why they changed the remote and left the PDF manual unchanged. Of course the manual with the box was probably misleading owners too as to the remote keys. You can't blame the software developers for that blatant goof.
post #929 of 3164
It is sad to think it may be the end of the line for the updates. I guess I am a lucky one in that with ver 7, I can do what I wanted the 3500 for in the first place. The installation of the HD in the enclosure makes it a nice small package.

I just wonder about ver 2, the one just put on the website, could this have been a version before ver 3 and someone decided for some reason to put it out there?
post #930 of 3164
NIckle2 ,

So are you starting a new problem log for V2? Do you continue with the V7 problem log?
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