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Old 12.12.2019, 18:12
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I suppose you can get used to it. It's still uselessly small and easily slips out of the hand.
That's one of my complaints. Second on my top ten is the way it feels the same upside-down.

It just feels, well, normal to use the custom remote to change channels. Prior to the new app release I had to press Menu on the custom remote to change channels. Stupid.

I also use the Siri remote (and its Menu key) a lot. With the new Salt app release it is now too easy to bring up the channel carousel when you mean to just check the program time. On the other hand the custom remote can now easily bring up the carousel by pressing the up arrow. This means that pressing the up arrow and then OK/Select will bring up the banner using the custom remote. Nice, because you don't have to pause what you are watching anymore to do that (the old app required pressing OK twice).

One nice change from the latest Apple OS is that pressing down the home button for 3 seconds brings up a menu with the time (no matter what app you are running). Useful!

I wonder if the "on/off" button on the new Salt Remote is just a home button...please hold down for 3 seconds to turn TV off...
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Old 13.12.2019, 14:33
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Xavier Studer's blog has more on the new Apple/Salt remote:

(via Google translate from French):

"After the publication by this blog of an article on the new remote control of Salt and the resumption of this information in German-speaking Switzerland by Watson and in the whole world, in particular by McRumors and The Verge, certain stores of Salt were out of stock Monday at the end of the day. Indeed, this remote control also works without the Salt TV application and we imagine the restů

These reactions show, unexpectedly, that the remote control of the Apple TV seems decried on all sides and that it generates everywhere frustration, disappointment and anger, as more and more Apple products."

https://www.xavierstuder.com/2019/12...merise-encore/
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The new Salt-TV Remote seems to be available and for sale for Fr. 19.95 !

https://fiber.salt.ch/en/fiber/equipment/remote-control
"Salt TV detailed functions"

Lower down on the same webpage Saltix mentions is a description of what the buttons do on the new Salt remote control.

1 - Standby - Power On. With this button, you can turn your TV on or off. You must have previously synchronized your TV with the remote control as explained in the instructions (unless you have a Samsung TV).

A long press on this button (more than two seconds) allows you to switch off the Apple TV only (unless the CEC is activated; in this case, your television will be turned off as well).

2 - Menu - This button is used to activate hidden options of a page. It also allows you to return to the previous screen. Additionally, you can use this button to turn on your Apple TV when it is off.

A long press on the Menu button allows you to return to the Apple TV home screen.


So you must long-press the "on/off" button to turn off your Apple and TV. If you do not long-press this button if will only turn off your TV.

Additionally, the home-button function is only available by long-pressing the Menu button.

Apple likes long-pressing buttons. If you already have a custom remote you know that long-pressing the Menu button does indeed do what the Home button does.
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I suppose you can get used to it. It's still uselessly small and easily slips out of the hand.



But for me, the stupidest thing is the letter-by-letter typing when searching for a title that you cannot dictate (for example, in a different language than your apple tv's language). Takes so long scrolling up and down that alphabet! I remember with Swisscom TV, the remote had a number pad and you could type words like one used to type text messages on cell phones - a lot quicker.
Try the Siri option, it actually works quite well. Hold down the button while talking each letter into the remote. It also responds to DELETE and AT etc.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Does anyone here do online gaming? How good is Salt for this? Particularly interested in stability of connection - do you experience any lag spikes / package losses?

Thanks!
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Hi,

I found one for all universal remotes, also the harmony remote controls work as well and are so much better than the low quality apple remote. With one remote I can control the tv, soundbar and apple tv box. Though I may soon retire the Apple tv box as I can use the superior interface of the amazon fire stick and enjoy 4k from You tube videos, which is not available on the Apple box.

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I would disagree that the Apple Siri remote is low quality. It is just not suited for zapping.

However it has great buttons with a nice feel to them, better than my Thompson Cablecom universal remote that I use for zapping between Salt channels.

If I had the option to tell the Apple Siri remote to use the +/- buttons to change channels instead of volume I would happily do that.
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I would disagree that the Apple Siri remote is low quality. It is just not suited for zapping.

However it has great buttons with a nice feel to them, better than my Thompson Cablecom universal remote that I use for zapping between Salt channels.

If I had the option to tell the Apple Siri remote to use the +/- buttons to change channels instead of volume I would happily do that.
My only problem with the Apple remote is that the +/- control is useless to me - I have a speaker that has a physical volume control, and the button appears to only adjust any connected devices with a digital volume control, rather than modifying the output from the Apple TV box ...

Also, on telling which way up it should go - on my remote at least (I assume it's standard) the +/- button is one long button, making it obvious which way the remote should go.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

You think I would notice that (+/- button is long) when I hold it upside down but I don't!

I also have an old stereo with a physical volume control, and really appreciate the remote on my Popcorn that lets me adjust the volume to the TV (and thus the stereo via headphone jack).
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Hi friends,

It might be a stupid question or already asked but I kindly ask your help.

1- Can I connect my Android TV box over WIFI and use my own IPTV rather than using Apple TV?
2- Can I run Avast Secureline (VPN Software) in my PC and my Android TV Box? Otherwise, I cannot connect to my IPTV.

I am confused with all the discussion about port, firmware, static/dynamic IP. Thanks for your help.
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You might want to hold off on updating the Apple TV software a while.

It doesn't work well with the Salt TV app. For instance, it becomes harder to tap to change the channel up or down.

It made things easier for me. Before the update you needed to tap on the remote to change channel quickly without using the menu bar. Now you just need to swipe right or left to change channel and you can do it really quickly.


So tips for zapping:


1. Save your favourite channels (easier to do with the app on your phone/tablet)
2. Swipe right/left if you have the new version (much faster), tap if you have the old one.
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Old 31.12.2019, 12:29
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It made things easier for me. Before the update you needed to tap on the remote to change channel quickly without using the menu bar. Now you just need to swipe right or left to change channel and you can do it really quickly.
Wow, that is an old post of mine you are referring to!

With the latest Salt app (as of end of 2019) there are now many ways to change a channel.

The swiping is interesting but for me not the most ergonomic. The tapping I have warmed to over time.

Also the Explore menu now seems to be useful, with its combination of Replay, Favourite Channels and even (for us Sky users) some hint as to what is on the "Deutsch Exklusiv" channels that are both in that package and in Sky Show. You can even add them to your Favourites so you can check them out in the TV Guide.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Does anyone know, how much the "fixed ipv4 address" would be?

Salt offers it on request.
Normally you get only a shared ipv4 (shared with other customers, salt does the NAT)
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Does anyone know, how much the "fixed ipv4 address" would be?

Salt offers it on request.
Normally you get only a shared ipv4 (shared with other customers, salt does the NAT)
9.95 chf
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Good to know about the extra Fr. 9.95 !

I'm an "old" customer, with static ipv4 address without extra cost, at least for now. I hope it will remain so, as I have several services (vpn, etc.) depending on this address... I will surely not ask the customer care about that :-)
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Happy new year.

So i have ordered and received email from Salt Fiber.

The only concern is my minergie flat has the OTO socket inside a closet in hallway in the entrance.

Probably will be only using wifi but we can still get decent rates or not?


PS: From the closet to my Xbox will be around 10/11 meters
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Happy new year.

So i have ordered and received email from Salt Fiber.

The only concern is my minergie flat has the OTO socket inside a closet in hallway in the entrance.

Probably will be only using wifi but we can still get decent rates or not?


PS: From the closet to my Xbox will be around 10/11 meters
And no network socket near both locations?
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Yes, network outlet in living room and bedroom.

So i will be able to get 1Gbps from xbox.

I doubt i will get more
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

So Salt fiber was activated yesterday.

Connecting directly to route (1 Gbps lan) i get with supplied cable i get 700 Mbps.

However Xbox only gets 100/150 Mbps via 5 GHy wifi (10 meters from the salt modem fiber).

My flat has ethernet outlets (it uses an ABB ethernet box as central) and in speedtest gives me 100 Mbps in laptop but Xbox is weird:

Some downloads are 100/150 Mbps via Ethernet but most of time is 30/50.

Need to figure this out
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Another question:
Enabled only 5 Ghz wifi and xbox displays Double NAT.

With LAN all ok. What can be the issue?

The 100 Mbp cap by LAN seems a building limit. They used shared wire for phone and not really deficated for 1 Gbps
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