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by malc
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: EPG problems - just me?
Replies: 3
Views: 5159

I found this thread while search on this site and I've just given the tap a try. I was think maybe the freeview info has become larger, hence toppy and kitchen tv are struggling so a better cache might help. Anyway guide is back to normal showing current program and now/next works right too. Guide a...
by malc
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: EPG problems - just me?
Replies: 3
Views: 5159

I should add that pruneEPG is current not running as it seemed to make the toppy more prone to crashing.
by malc
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: EPG problems - just me?
Replies: 3
Views: 5159

EPG problems - just me?

My toppy is doing strange things. Now/next (i) no longer works. Program name is just weird characters or the previous program. Guide (EPG) comes up now showing current program as first entry as it used to but shows about 1hr back (what you missed if you like). I've a small TV in the kitchen that now...
by malc
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: AV & other discussions
Topic: Options for toppy replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10874

Malc, have you made the leap from Topfield yet? Not yet. Something like miraclebox is the way forward I reckon but TV is still SD so I guess that comes first. I reckon I might wait a bit until OLED comes down in price so stick with toppy and SD TV for a while longer. A lot of other stuff on my plat...
by malc
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Topfield HD replacement Miraclebox
Replies: 682
Views: 152870

Just a heads up that world of satellite are now listing the Miraclebox ultra . This is a triple channel and it seems to have dolby sound so maybe that answers an issue posted about (in this thread?). Price is £308 with no disk or £368 with 1T disk. WoS also list a Venton Twin channel for £179, no di...
by malc
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Topfield HD replacement Miraclebox
Replies: 682
Views: 152870

I asked this very question to World of Satellite and their answer was We'll have a similar spec model listing on the shop in the next few days. The Premium Twin has not been discontinued. The Miraclebox Ultra is coming soon. Maybe they are keeping stocks of the current box low so they don't get left...
by malc
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: sound distortion
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

sound distortion

Hi, Is anyone else having problems with sound distortion? It seems to come and go and it's not that obvious. The sound is just a little bit distorted, not quite like the Aquaphibians in Stingray but leaning that way. I think transmitter sound levels have gone up so I'm going to check if I have the +...
by malc
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: AV & other discussions
Topic: Options for toppy replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10874

Yep I know the toppy is only good with the taps and the custom firmware. I've had it since 2005 so seen quite a few changes. Can you add some detail to your post or point towards some useful pages? That is, any reviews that compare the different boxes? What should I look for for HD terrestial TV (I'...
by malc
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: AV & other discussions
Topic: Options for toppy replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10874

I did a search but a lot of threads are old. For example the humux fox t2 which has the option of custom firmware (sounds like something needed for a toppy replacement) is not the current humax on sale. The thread on the Miraclebox I thought was out of date too since when I followed the link it said...
by malc
Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: AV & other discussions
Topic: Options for toppy replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10874

Options for toppy replacement

My toppy has been unchanged for years now. If it works then why fix it? I use the jump to skip adverts. The archive replacement to pretty up the GUI. The automatic timers/search. It's networked so I can pull off files when I get short of space. But of course the toppy is only SD so sooner or later I...
by malc
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 26
Views: 4914

Hmm, I guess I'll have to see what happens in a week or 2. IdleHDD doesn't want to change the time. It still runs continuously. I'm assuming this is some flag the toppy sets when the disk is formatted by the toppy. That is if the disk does decide to power down after a few weeks. The toppy must be th...
by malc
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 26
Views: 4914

Yes, after posting I searched (which I should have done first :roll: ) and came across the suggestion that this is normal behaviour and after a few days or so it should settle back to normal. I've also found IdleHDD which can force a standby time so I might use that to save the days of waiting. I gu...
by malc
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: TAPs
Topic: Deadbeef's excellent TAPs and Patches
Replies: 10
Views: 6687

I came across this which is working

http://www.geocities.ws/deadbeef55/

grabbed IdleHDD from there
by malc
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Firmwares, enhancements and upgrades
Topic: Disk upgrades - summary of working and non-working models
Replies: 120
Views: 97521

Have just replaced a faulty WD2500AVJB 250GB that the toppy came with. Note that SMART didn't find errors with this disk but the toppy was unreliable (caps had been replaced). It wouldn't do a long recording and after disk had disappeared (showing 0/0MB in archive). Tried the WD reformatted on PC bu...
by malc
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 26
Views: 4914

I've checked that but the STM3160215A is a desktop disk, no AAM like the WD2500AVJB. Still it isn't that noisy. What I can't understand though is why the disk doesn't stop. On my toppy I'm sure the disk stops spinning when nothing is happening. I'm sure I hear it start up when asked to do something....