on 11-01-2011 10:48 AM
For all those who are still experiencing crashing issues with PlayTV can you please provide some information to help get the problem solved quicker.
on 11-01-2011 11:07 AM
To be honest, based on how badly the Series Link works and how much hassle I've had due to these glitches, I'm looking for a refund of what I paid for the update. I don't care is you remove all the functionality from my account as it doesn't work properly anyway. Happy to go back to the stable version that was being used before the latest update.
11-01-2011 11:36 AM - edited 11-01-2011 11:36 AM
.•Disk then patches as released (ending in 2.02), then paid store download for series link unlock (chat and stats are totally useless)
.•Can't think of any setup changes per se
.•Leeds, West Yorkshire
.•Was set to record some christmas programming including QI, Top Gear, Graham Norton.
Just to add that I was appalled that new functionality was added without providing any documentation on how to use it. Especially with regards to series link. Then the crashes started.
11-01-2011 11:46 AM - edited 11-01-2011 12:03 PM
PS3 Fat, was 60gb, uprated to 500gb
Originally a disc install (1.0). Early adopter. Saw update msg (for 2.02), downloaded that, then went back to store to download previously paid for update for series link etc. Crashed after a couple of weeks. However, so had 2.01previously, I had hoped 2.02 was the fix for that! Erased all trace of PlayTV, reinstalled from disc to 1.0, uploaded 2.02. After several crashes given up and now running only on 1.0. Not happy!
Initially left defaults alone, signed up to enhanced TVTV EPG and chat. Subsequently tried to turn off maintenance option (it kept defaulting back on). Also ignored chat and enhanced EPG. All variations crashed. Not happy!
Meridian...Between Folkestone and Ashford.
Various recording combinations over various reinstalls. Used series link, recorded single programs and recorded parts of a series as single program. I think I always had a series link on the go when crashed. Not happy!
What about rewinding to the last solid version of 1x? At least we get the uprated picture quality and a couple of other improvements? 2.x is horrible at the moment.
Further info...Err, did I mention I am not happy? (Nor any of the other dwarves!)
11-01-2011 12:14 PM - edited 11-01-2011 12:40 PM
Model Large: 40gb model upgraded to 320gb.
Install order: Disk, Upgrade to 2.02, Patch from Store
Options set: Enhansed EPG tvtv and Scheduled Maintenance. Also switched these off and it still happened.
Recordings: Loads of recordings, too many to list. Some examples: The Event, Click, Gadget Show, Simpsons, Top Gear etc. Some using series link and some just set to record normally.
Cambridge Studios better make haste or at least revert back to a previous release soon. I've been contacted by The Register who are going to follow up this problem. They've been giving Sony plenty of time to allow for comments but as in the words of the email "So far, all they've come up with is pretty much a corporate shrug." Doesn't surprise me either! Great news though guys!
11-01-2011 12:33 PM - edited 11-01-2011 12:45 PM
Was an original disc install with all updates until crashed.
When it crashed on me about a week or so before xmas it had approx. 45gb of recordings. Mine crashed with no warning or indication it was going to do it and was not recording at the time. I vaguely remember updating for a second time the night before because it told me to whilst watching TV which I did and thought nothing more about it. The next day bang, couldn't get back in until my second attempt at reinstalling. I haven't installed the tvtv EPG as have no interest in it or the chat features, but have still installed the series link. Have also disabled the maintenance but have to disable it every night as it turns back on at start up again!
Removed all traces of PlayTV (3 files)
1. Re-installed from the original disc
2. Visited the PSN store and downloaded the paid for update again
3. Start up PlayTV and proceed to update to 2.02
4. Retune and refused the 'enhanced' EPG
5. In the settings disabled the maintenance option.
6. Returned all my other settings to my preferred options eg. live buffer, background recording etc.
TV Region: London
My Model: PS3 Slim
HDD size: original 250gb
Software: PlayTV 2.02 with the purchased series link
Recordings: included series linked and single recordings
on 11-01-2011 12:54 PM
11-01-2011 01:18 PM - edited 11-01-2011 01:30 PM
Ps3 slim 320 gb. Disc install-2.02 update-store patch. With enhanced EPG and disabled maintenance(keeps coming back on?) Using series link and individual recording. I am currently not using enhanced EPG and I am not using series link. I am also going to the menu on startup rather than straight to TV. Since using the current settings I have gone nearly 2 weeks without crashing(fingers crossed). I am also transfering all recordings to XMB. TV Region Meridian.
on 11-01-2011 02:03 PM
I suggest useing this email for Sony firstname.lastname@example.org I always seem to get a reply.
I think it would actually be better sending the email to Watchdog and cc'ing Sony........
@undrop.......Mine worked just over 2 weeks following the last reinstall..... so do not open the champagne yet!
on 11-01-2011 02:18 PM
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