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  1. Yes, same problem here, I have had to reset (select & back buttons) my UEC box twice in the last week or so, whereas before that it had been reset at all since it was installed nearly a year ago. I wonder what is causing the EPG to get it's knickers in a twist? Cheers, Ian
  2. I have been getting my cables from Selby Acoustics on line. They stock a large range of both high end and other more affordable cables. Their SCART to Component cable is particularly good value and appears very well made. Their service is also first rate. Here is the link. Cheers, Ian
  3. Cyril, The UEC box behaves exactly the same as the Pace as far as output goes. TV Scart can be set to output either Composite. SVideo, RGB or Component. The VCR Scart outputs SVideo if the TV Scart is set to SVideo otherwise Composite only. Cheers, Ian
  4. The Palsonic DVDR160G has this functionality with full timeshift buffer support, but does have shortcomings like very long boot time, always defaults to tuner input and can be difficult to dub from hard drive to DVD unless workarounds described in Coles MTV recorder thread are followed. I believe that the Sony HDD/DVD recorders also have fully supported timeshift buffers. Cheers, Ian
  5. Yes it seems strange that it can't figure out that something is already on or off in device mode as well, you would expect that if you turn something on or off the unit should be able to remember that setting even when switching between device and activity modes. Maybe another feature to add to the interface by Logitech.
  6. Cyril, My Samsung LA26 LCD works perfectly with the UEC box using S-Video without modification, so I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. Cheers, Ian
  7. thargs, This post should answer your question. http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showtop...6785&st=806 Cheers, Ian
  8. My UEC box in Brisbane was doing the same thing when I turned it on around 4.00am. I also noticed that some of the channel names appeared to be corrupted when changing channels. I tried again around 5.00 am and it suddenly came good. I haven't checked what the firmware version is. Cheers, Ian
  9. If you have the Foxtel box set to component output then only the TV Scart will output component, the VCR Scart will only output composite. Cheers, Ian
  10. Well, at least Foxtel shows most of their Aussie sport live. The FTA channels are notorious for showing delayed telecasts if it doesn't fit in with their programming. So if you want your sport live choose Foxtel. Cheers, Ian
  11. Yes I have tried it connected via Component but there wasn't a lot of difference in the picture quality, but if I connect it that way I lose the ability to have a reasonable direct connection to the TV as wife1 refuses to take the time to learn how to drive the HDD/DVD recorder (it always fires up with the analogue tuner as the default input and with the DVD as the default output choice it takes a few button presses to get it to the point where it will display the Foxtel picture). So if I leave the TV set to the HDMI input (HDD/DVD Recorder) wifey still can't figure out how, or can't be bothered changing it to the Foxtel box input (even though it's only 1 button press on the TV remote). Sigh! Cheers, Ian
  12. I record Foxtel to my Palsonic DVDR-160G recorder connected to the Foxtel box via SVideo with HDMI feeding the TV. The Foxtel box is also directly connected to the TV via SVideo. Recordings are usually made in LP quality are almost as good as when watching it direct although there is a very slight softening of the picture after recording which is only noticeable if you look very closely. Using a higher quality setting does not seem to make much of a difference. Cheers, Ian
  13. Yea I do that all the time if I don't want to record the movie. I pause a movie at the start for around 20 minutes then let it run and skip the ads. Cheers, Ian
  14. Hah, another wife who stays glued to Lifestyle at the expense of all other channels except maybe the ABC. I can assure you that Lifestyle on my 26 inch Samsung LCD is very watchable. I would doubt if your wife would have any problems with it. Although the normal disclaimer that larger size screens at close viewing distances will accentuate any picture problems. Cheers, Ian
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