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Worth upgrading from FVP-5000T?

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  1. mhargreaves

    Mark Hargreaves

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    What are people's opinions on the Aura vs FVP-5000T?

    | Sun 7 Feb 2021 11:59:20 #1 |
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    Much faster User Input than FVP-5000T

    2.5" Drive reduces power consumption

    Simultaneous recording capability subject to Mux same on both boxes.

    If you have or getting a 4K Tv essential update to bet the best from it

    Iplayer in 4K HLG HDR is stunning

    Lots of Youtube 4K free content.

    Possible Con No Netflix but does have Amazon Prime. If you have another source for Netflix - not an issue.

    Remote viewing and scheduling using the Aura Mobile app for IOS and Android.

    You can add your own apps from the playstore - eg supports Plex and Kodi. Disney+ etc.

    Voice Control can be handy. Similar capability to Amazon Echo. Simple example Will it rain today.

    Content can be downloaded in SD quality for offline viewing on Mobile devices like tablets and phones.

    Nice to see the sensible use of the coloured keys for shortcut functions like in the epg,

    Yellow To jump to any day, Red to apply filters like HD TV Favourites to the eog, Green to sort by channel number/name Blue filter by genre.

    Anyone else think of any pros/cons. ?

    | Sun 7 Feb 2021 12:24:21 #2 |
  3. mhargreaves

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    Thanks Graham. When you say"Content can be downloaded in SD quality for offline viewing on Mobile devices like tablets and phones." does this mean if you've recorded something in HD you can still watch it on a mobile albeit in SD quality?

    | Sun 7 Feb 2021 20:26:28 #3 |
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    mhargreaves - 48 mins ago  » 
    Thanks Graham. When you say"Content can be downloaded in SD quality for offline viewing on Mobile devices like tablets and phones." does this mean if you've recorded something in HD you can still watch it on a mobile albeit in SD quality?

    Yes it does, Read this rather long thread.

    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/hunax-aura

    Sorry it's so long. There is basically now two ways of accessing recordings to use on other kit,

    The box has a new FTP server (file transfer protocol server) that can copy SD recordings direct to a PC that can be used on other kit that does not work for HD content, and a Web based interface that can download a SD file to a PC. What happens is a tad technical.

    Downloading HD source content to a mobile android device is easy, using the aura app is easy . Making it available on say a laptop is not so easy.

    I would start a new thread like how to download content from the aura for use on other kit, before the details get lost in the general thread.

    No experience of MAC pC's but other members do.

    If you have windows 10 laptop I can help.

    | Sun 7 Feb 2021 21:29:05 #4 |
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    Thanks. So you can't do the same with the FVP-5000T? I recently tried to watch HD with the live TV app but it didn't let me. I presume you can't convert the content on the 5000 to SD.

    | Mon 8 Feb 2021 8:55:24 #5 |
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    mhargreaves - 1 hour ago  » 
    Thanks. So you can't do the same with the FVP-5000T? I recently tried to watch HD with the live TV app but it didn't let me. I presume you can't convert the content on the 5000 to SD.

    Yes you can

    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/file-transfer

    But the response to the remote is very slow on a FVP-5000T

    | Mon 8 Feb 2021 10:20:13 #6 |
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    mhargreaves - 1 day ago  » 
    What are people's opinions on the Aura vs FVP-5000T?

    I moved from a 5000T to the Aura in November and have not regretted it. Much better and faster UI.

    The recent 9.14 update has resolved many of the early issues. There are still some niggles, the main one for me being periodic pixilation/sound break-up in some recordings which I didn't see on the 5000T; I have 80%-90% signal strength (manually attenuated) with 100% signal quality so its not that. Humax seem to be responding to customer feedback and hopefully these issues will be fixed sooner rather than later.

    | Mon 8 Feb 2021 12:11:44 #7 |
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    grahamlthompson - 3 days ago  » 
    Possible Con No Netflix but does have Amazon Prime. If you have another source for Netflix - not an issue.

    Is it likely ever to get Netflix do we know?

    | Wed 10 Feb 2021 12:31:52 #8 |
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    mhargreaves - 2 hours ago  » 

    grahamlthompson - 3 days ago  » 
    Possible Con No Netflix but does have Amazon Prime. If you have another source for Netflix - not an issue.

    Is it likely ever to get Netflix do we know?

    The question most would ask is "does it actually matter" given Netflix is already available from so many other different sources.

    | Wed 10 Feb 2021 15:30:19 #9 |
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    mhargreaves - 3 hours ago  » 
    Is it likely ever to get Netflix do we know?

    I suspect the issue with Netflix is commercial rather than technical so while I don't think anything will change in the short term, I think there is a chance it might happen in the future.

    | Wed 10 Feb 2021 15:44:16 #10 |

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