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    ATV1950A
  1. edit4ever

    ATV1950 Quad Core Gold

    Any updates on the ATV1960 or ATV1965?? I'm happy to purchase a beta test version.
  2. Nice! Is this in or in need of some beta testing?
  3. PadTV on Amazon Fire TV Just wanted to share that I tried using the PadTV app and tuner (ATSC) on an Amazon Fire TV. It's too bad that the software isn't being worked on for this as the hardware works. I was able to load the app (sideload on Fire TV) run a channel scan and watch TV. Audio worked fine, 720p channels played fine, looked like 1080i channels were struggling to be deinterlaced properly. And of course, I had to use a different remote/mouse to navigate the PadTV interface. There is real potential there to have an OTA tuner on the Fire TV - it just needs a bit of software tweaking. I know the hardware can handle this as Kodi will play the live tv ATSC stream on the Fire TV without an issue. Maybe software could be written for the A681 so a user could just plud it into the back of the Fire TV - similar to what Sling is doing with AirTV (which is just a rebranded Hauppauge tuner). In a perfect world, this software would actually be compiled as a Fire TV app with navigation planned for the simple Fire TV remote. Just thought I'd share my experience in case someone wanted to explore further!
  4. edit4ever

    ATV1950 Quad Core Gold

    @MyGica Support - as an FYI, I believe the engineers used the Mxl603 tuners in the ATV1950. I would suggest changing those to the Mxl608 tuners to improve reception issues. If you want to create an Mxl608 addon board, I'd be happy to test it on my 1950.
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    ATV1950A firmware...

    Hi Justin- Have you received any word on updated firmware? Would also be willing to test any beta DTV updates you may have. Thanks!
  6. edit4ever

    ATV1950A firmware...

    That's too bad about LE as it really is a great interface for dtv once it is setup. It also takes a lot of the work off the Geniatech team as they don't have to focus on the frontend - just backend drivers and firmware. I'll discuss the tuner challenges with my contact and see where this is headed - as the way it is now, I would not be able to distribute to our clients. Thanks!
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    ATV1950A firmware...

    Thanks for the info. From what I can tell - based on the other boxes I have that are running different tuners...the ATV1950A needs a better than 65% reception signal to remain locked. Most of my other boxes boxes can lock steady with a 50% signal. Certainly the dual tuner has an impact on the signal strength - but the quality of the tuner and firmware makes a difference here. Also, it seems it does not cope with the signal dropouts well at all - often causing the buffer to completely scramble or lock out. That part is definitely a coding issue as there are ways to smoothly handle frame drops when the data stream is not locked. As a comparison, I have an M8S+ (S812 chip with 2G ram) with an attached usb tuner that is fast and stable running LibreELEC. It can keep a signal locked at 50% and has no issue dealing with signal drops. I'm hoping to test the LE setup on the ATV1950 - but want to make sure I have the correct uboot and other files necessary. Hopefully we can get our hands on an android firmware file as that will contain what we need for compiling a compatible LE release. As an aside - what remote are you using with the ATV1950? The last box I received only had the smaller remote and without the larger one with the colored buttons - the DTV app is not able to be used for setting up recordings.
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    ATV1950A firmware...

    Nick or Justin- I am currently testing an ATV1950A and wondering how to locate a firmware file. I realize that this is still a pre-release box running alpha or beta software, but in trying to troubleshoot, I'd like to be able to look at the kernel or at the very least, have a firmware I can reload if trouble arises. Thanks!
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