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New GT MEDIA_V8UHD—TEST

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This thing is AWESOME!!!


This unit has got all the good stuff from GT Media so far.

New things:

Things like when you go to the TP list or antenna setting you are on the satellite and TP of the channel you left!

When you press the blue button for search you are on the satellite you were on in the antenna list.

Time shift
When you select time shift "ON" and "Time Shift to record" "ON" you get "Retrospective recording"
You can press pause as usual and Stop to end pause / return to real time viewing.
BUT if you press record you are then recording and can still pause AND the recording started from the last time you changed channel!!!
Restarts of recording also starts after you record and end recording.
You can also press pause and go back in the recorded file. If you miss something, just go back and play it again!
I think you will go through a few USB sticks as they wear out with that kind of use, But still worth it!!!

The EPG looks to hold all the channels data.
There are some issue with it in the first software that I hope get fixed.

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The channel list always has 1, 11, 21, 31, 41 etc at the top.

Recall is just two channels, now and last. You can rapidly press the button and flick between the two channels.
No recall list comes up.

The satellite LNB input remains stable while you watch DVB-T. You can unplug the LNB cable and the unit does not send switch commands while you watch DVB-T.
DiSEqC commands are still sent twice. There is no setting in the menus for DiSEqC repeat.
Changing channel on the same TP does not send a DiSEqC switch command.
Changing from DVB-T to satellite does not send DiSEqC commands. The current satellite channel switches are held.
Going to main menu, EPG or the channel list and back does not send DiSEqC commands, the channel is stable.
Oddly unplugging the LNB cable causing a "No signal" has the DiSEqC switch commands sent FOUR times to restore the channel.

Note: The UHF cable connection is a "F" connector, not a PAL connection. You may need an adapter.

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Edited More Added:
Good work. The "Find" function is not case critical. bbc and BBC find the BBC channels.

Another plus is that after a TP or Sat search you return to the Sat or TP menu, not the channel like other GT Media units. Great!!

Other improvements.
The screen time out can be set as low as 1 second. Older units only went as low as 3 seconds.
Correction: The info banner is not shown when you leave the channel list, it is shown with each channel change.
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Edited More Added 30June:
I am testing Tester only versions for GT Media.
I can report the BISS Auto Roll did work in the tester only version.
Please wait, these upgrades are coming.
Edit added end:

Looks like my number one GT Media unit from now on!!



The big down thing is Motor control
Motor control is a selection for "fixed" or "motor" like it is on the V8 Finder--Meter.
You can not set a motor satellite through a switch. There is no option for motor control in the antenna setting menu like on the V8Pro Nova etc when you have "Fixed" selected.
Selecting motor control makes all sats motor control.

Owen
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Lining I will PM and or email you a list of small things to fix.
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Re: New GT MEDIA_V8UHD

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It looks good, but when you test the stb in real time you can comment about this. Because different user check from different angles. If possible then add me at your V8UHD test list.

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Re: New GT MEDIA_V8UHD—TEST(26/06/2020)

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Feralkiwi wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:56 pm
This thing is AWESOME!!!


This unit has got all the good stuff from GT Media so far.
Good review estimated Feralkiwi, this V8 UHD use at same Menu background of GTS Android 6.1.
I would like to test this model as well. ;)

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Re: New GT MEDIA_V8UHD

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pro wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:32 am
It looks good, but when you test the stb in real time you can comment about this. Because different user check from different angles. If possible then add me at your V8UHD test list.
As far as I know no test boxes for the UHD have been sent out.
I brought my own box the day after it was listed on Aliexpresss.

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Re: New GT MEDIA_V8UHD—TEST(26/06/2020)

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This gtmedia v8 uhd looks really good how I wish to be in the list of those who are testing. But anyway you done a commendable job. It is a machine am dreaming to have.

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Re: New GT MEDIA_V8UHD—TEST(26/06/2020)

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Nice review Feralkiwi, looking forward to doing some testing as well, still in the middle of the V8x right now

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Re: New GT MEDIA_V8UHD—TEST

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How's the Picture quality? I didn't think the GTC was any good. But my V8 Super is excellent.

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Re: New GT MEDIA_V8UHD—TEST

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Kb Cool wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:01 pm
How's the Picture quality? I didn't think the GTC was any good. But my V8 Super is excellent.
looks real good..... very sharp

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