Forgive me for going OT to the maige side of things.
The maige box isnt a 'sat box' as much as its a IPTV box and they are streaming sat channels.
I did some research over the weekend about the Maige TV.
I think I might know what the device is. It seems the Maige TV is a satellite receiver. This might explain why the picture quality is in clear HD, and why there is a program list for each channel. The origin of the satellite dish and the original satellite receiver is somewhere in China. The dish is pointing to a satellite that is giving a feed to Hong Kong.
Here is a LINK of some of the different satellite IPTVs. It is good because we have a lot of options now.
Here is the LINK of the Maige TV satellie IPTV.
I had to use Google Translate for these links.
Back about 2 years ago, there were these satellite boxes here in the United States that did the same thing. The boxes I remembered were called Viewsat and Coolsat, but there were also more that I can't remember. You would buy one of these boxes and connect it to the internet. The boxes would then connect to the original satellite receiver that is connected to the satellite dish. Whatever channels the original subscriber has on his receiver, is what you get to watch on your box. So the more channels that the original subscriber pays for, the more channels everyone connected to his box gets to watch. In return, everyone pays a monthly fee of $10. The quality of these channels were very good.
I now understand why the Maige TV has to charge an annual fee. I think it is worth the money.
I hope some of you understand what i just explained
Just checked, and they added more TVB channels.
The description above (viewsat and coolbox) sounds like the dreambox (openbox many clones) systems. These recieve a regular satellite feed from a dish, and then simply use the internet to query a single access card for many many boxes. This way the only data that passes over the internet is a very few bytes of card decrypt codes. This of course doesnt need high bandwidth but does mean you have to be under the foot print of the sat.
If maige TV info is better in a new thread maybe continue here ??
Just want to let everyone know that the only difference between TVpad M121 and M121s is new firmware 3.0 and new chipset TCC8902. So the 2 devices are identical in hardware besides the chipset. The newer chipset has 3D graphic support but the speed of the cpu is the same at 800mhz.
You can read more about it here
Just posted new video demo of NamTV app for Vietnamese channels for TVpad.
hi everyone. i just bought a tvpad over the weekend, and the connection has been established. im using a powerline adapter but it seems that the tvpad has issues establishing connection automatically when i turn it on... i always get the monitors with the exclamation mark at the bottom
right corner... even when i wait for a minute or two for it to connect, it doesnt... so itll have to go into the setup everytime to manually even though ive chosen automatic connection... any help anyone can suggest?? i would really appreciate some advice...
1. Don't turn it off (standby, red led is on) and leave it on the main menu screen.
2. Never exit to the main before going into standby. That way when you hit the on button it still has the IP address from before.
3. Turn it off at the main when you are done. When its turn on from the main during startup it will ask for a new IP address.
thanks for the advice! when u say dont turn it off, u mean leave the green light on right?
I've had the same issue...who can help me ??
Does the powerline adaptor connect through wifi or network cable? If it's a network cable, I can't help you. If it's a wifi and you're on 2.72 or lower, I could. I wrote a small fix that gets around this issue.
I dont why my TVPad is getting very slow to load, up to a minute to load up to the main APP screen, something I have noticed lately. Anyone experience something like this at all after months of usage?
The pad takes the normal time to load up so no real change there.
However, my parents have been using this in the last few days and have told me that whichever app they use if they watch for 15 - 30 mins the screen locks up and the only way to get it going again is to switch it off by powering down to the red light and then switching the power socket off and on again.
Is that normal or do I have a faulty machine?
Is there a way to watch the UK version of TVB on the tvpad? It's called TVB Europe. Sometimes its better to watch shows in your own timezone instead of hong kong timezone which is 7/8 hours faster than the uk....
No overheating. Just wondering if this was normal behaviour with other people.