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The entire mediaseva library in a box - plays on any TV.
***NOTE: currently we are only loading Hard drives, NO TVCs. ***

Mediaseva has compressed it's entire archive of Satsangs, publications and Bhajans (English, Sant Mat Castellano and Banitalia Italiano) into a small media player that connects to any modern TV.

Each TVC unit comes with a remote control and required cable(s), ready to connect to your TV.

The video and audio content itself is free.  The prices below reflect the cost of the components plus packaging, paid by cash or check.  Prices may go up or down without notice.  We'll confirm the current price by email.  For Paypal or credit card payments, please add $5.
 

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There are four options:
NOTE: currently we are only loading Hard drives. TVCs are not in production at this time.

1. Pi Box TV Collection (pictured above) - NOT in production at this time.

  • The NEW Self-Updating Pi Box, when powered on and connected to Ethernet, receives the latest Satsangs, Bhajans, PDFs, photos and other releases without you having to press any buttons.
  • Upgraded hard disk accommodates many years of new Satsangs. 4TB capacity.
  • Displays the Live Broadcasts from Delhi. It's preset to the Livestream SantMat channels - much easier to use than a computer or the older Leelbox.
  • Improved remote control helps move between selections using traditional arrow keys. Or instantly convert the remote to an on-screen mouse, sensing your hand movement.
  • New Raspberry Pi 4 processor works with 120V or 240V outlets, and draws very little AC power. An aircraft aluminum frame protects the Pi, the drive and all connectors.
  • Ultra-simple User Guide is attached to the bottom of each unit.
  • Status button shows connection info, download progress, plus other details.
  • Can be upgraded with new capabilities and features by media sevadars, who can also provide remote tech support should you ever need it.
  • View the Help Screen from the Pi Box or Technical and other details.

PLEASE Note:

  • Pi Box units cannot currently display the PDF files being stored and updated on them. Our apologies. We are awaiting a software update which will restore that capability. For now, any phone or computer can display PDF files, directly from mediaseva.com.
  • If you have very slow internet, you can transport the unit to any location that has Ethernet, and the unit will self-update. Depending on the speed, an entire Program may take 6 to 8 hours.
  • If you ever need to access the hard drive, use a PC. Macs will erase the drive.
  • Regarding video quality: Since 2017, mediaseva has recorded in 4K/UHD (2160P) resolution. Only a UHD TV can display the full quality, which is four times that of HD, but the Pi Box will adjust the image to any flat screen TV that you provide. So there is no need to buy a UHD screen now if your TV works fine.

    High-Definition (1080P) videos were released between 2009 and 2017. These look noticeably better than DVDs. Videos made before 2009, and a few later programs listed as Standard Def, are DVD-quality (480P), which is satisfactory for most viewers. Videos before 1996 were recorded at lower resolutions, using U-Matic, VHS, or S-VHS equipment. Those were all archived to 480P digital storage in 2004.
  • We apologize for graininess, color inconsistency and other analog artifacts of the early videos, some of which are over 40 years old, as well as audio problems that may have occurred during those live events.

2. ESPAÑOL TV Collection - NOT in production at this time.

This unit (Micca Speck) has a 2TB drive that stores only Satsangs that include Spanish translation. It also includes all the Bhajans, photos, and Spanish publications from the Sant Mat Castellano collection for Spanish speakers.

The Micca unit comes with a basic remote control, HDMI cable, plus composite video/audio cable for connection to older TVs. The Micca can also play media files stored on SD cards, which are common. You manually update this unit with new Satsangs by connecting it to a computer, creating a new folder, then downloading the files into it. Miccas DO NOT have automatic download (as Leelbox or Brinonac units) or self-update like the Pi-4 Box. The Micca cannot play the UHD files recorded since 2017, but will play High Def versions of those files.
A larger photo of this unit is at the bottom of the page, with reference info for older TVC models.

3. PAST MASTERS Videos on Hard Disk - $100 + shipping
This is NOT a full TVC, just a hard drive. No Bhajans, books or photos. Only past Masters' Satsangs.

Some Dear Ones requested to view the older videos of Sant Ji, Baba Somanath, Baba Sawan Singh and Sant Kirpal Singh Ji with the maximum possible quality. To accomodate this, we have put the files of every single DVD (880 total) of these Past Masters on a 3TB desktop external hard drive. This unit can be connected to a computer, which can play any of the Satsangs stored on the drive. This drive includes ONLY videos that are NOT compressed (as they are in options 1 and 2 above,), that is, they are full DVD resolution. If you have a high quality flat-screen TV, you will notice improved video clarity on all the older videos. The files on this hard disk are set up and ready to burn to your own recordable DVDs if you wish.  

4. Hard Drive Only - $100 + shipping

We can copy the contents of the TV Collections described in options 1 or 2 onto a 3TB or 4TB hard drive. This can save money if you just want to play this collection on a computer, or connect it to a media player box on your own. You can also connect your drive directly to a smart TV, and browse the contents using your TV remote. You can also mail us your own drive if you prefer. You need at least a 3TB drive to store the data for the COMPLETE collection and provide room for updates, which you do manually with a computer. Email mediaseva if you want us to load your drive.

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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Our suppliers offer a thirty-day replacement policy. If we find defects when we test the components, we contact the supplier to remedy the problem quickly. After 30 days, however, when the components are covered by their manufacturer's warranties, mediaseva does not have the capability to make repairs and/or handle warranty claims. Each manufacturer's warranty documentation will be provided with your unit. To make a warranty claim, you need to contact the manufacturer directly and ship either the player or the hard drive to them. If your hard disk fails and the manufacturer replaces it, we will be happy to reload your new drive at no charge. You pay only the cost of shipping it back to you.


HOW TO ORDER - Four steps

STEP 1

E-mail the following information to [email protected]

  • Which unit you wish to order (Pi Box, Español, Past Masters, Hard Drive Only).

  • The estimated shipping charges (described below)

  • The shipping address the package should be sent to. Signature will be required upon delivery.

  • Your telephone number and e-mail address.

  • Payment type you plan to use. We accept Paypal, checks, bank drafts or money orders in US funds. We can also accept major credit cards by sending you a Paypal invoice. ($5 extra for PayPal or Credit Cards)

Do not send payment before your order is confirmed!! Prices for electronics and international shipping can change quickly.

STEP 2
mediaseva will confirm your order and give you payment details.

STEP 3
You send payment.

STEP 4
We will confirm receipt of your payment and then order the components from our suppliers. When the parts arrive here, we will assemble, load and test your unit, then ship it. Signature will be required upon delivery. It can take two to three weeks from the date we confirm your payment until we ship your order.

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ESTIMATED SHIPPING CHARGES:
If your country is not listed, please contact us via e-mail and we will get a rate for you. Shipping charges can change at any time, so we will confirm the rates quoted below before requesting an exact total payment. Please note that it may be harder to ship until the Pandemic is over.

If you have a friend or relative who will be traveling between the USA and your location, we are happy to ship to them in the US, since this will provide a large savings.

USA: $20 via insured USPS
MEXICO: $95 via insured FedEx International Economy.
ITALY, FRANCE, GERMANY & U.K.: $110 via insured FedEx International Economy.
SPAIN, INDIA, HONG KONG, THAILAND, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: $120 via insured FedEx International Economy.
ECUADOR, S.AFRICA & GHANA: $188 via insured FedEx International Economy.



UPDATING TVCs WITH NEW AUDIO & VIDEOS
The Pi 4 TV Collection is a self-updating unit. Connect it to power and internet, and that is it.

Leelbox and Brinonac units come with an automatic downloads feature. They require that you go into the Update folder and click on Sync for them to automatically download files.

All other units (Micca, LaCie, TVix, TVisto, iOmega & Western Digital), as well as hard drives, require manual update. First connect your unit to a computer, then - if necessary - create the folder(s) in your TVC where the new files will go. Then download the files free of charge from the Downloads & Streaming page. If needed, step by step instructions are in following Tutorials:

     Tutorial for Downloading Single Files - TVCs.
     Tutorial for Downloading Multiple Files using FTP Filezilla Client.

Consult the Mediaseva Catalog to check which Satsangs or other material you are missing,   or the Latest Additions Page,   or also the Quick Reference Info-Bubbles at the bottom of the Home Page.

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HOW TO COPY BHAJANS TO YOUR PHONE, iPHONE OR iPOD
WARNING:
TVC hard drives cannot be connected to Macs, which will attempt to erase them. Unless you are technical, we do not recommend that you use the Pi boxes for this operation.

Bhajans with Lyrics on ANDROID PHONES:
  1. Make sure you have an app that will display lyrics (like Pulse or others) on your cell phone.
  2. Connect your TVC into one of your computer's USB ports, and connect your phone to another USB port. WARNING: Leelboxes and Brinonac models are NOT compatible with Macs.
  3. Make sure you don't have old versions of the Bhajans in your phone (if you do, or if in doubt, delete all the Bhajans in your phone). You'll need to copy (or update) these two separate folders: "- Bhajans Sant Sadhu Ram Ji" folder and "Past Masters for PHONES" folder. Select all the Bhajans (or folder) you wish to copy from your TVC, and click on copy.
  4. Paste the Bhajans into your phone, IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FOLDERS. When done, SAFE DISCONECT both your phone and TVC. We recommend 16 GB of space to hold the entire collection and to have plenty of room for updates.
  5. Open the app, and from there select the folder you want and the Bhajan you wish to hear. Scroll up slowly when the Bhajan starts, until you see the lyrics. The screen will show both the lyrics and all the controls (Play, Pause, Fast-Forward, Rewind, etc).
In some models of phones you will need to click on the info icon (three dots) and then select "Show embedded lyrics".

Bhajans with Lyrics on iPhones:
  1. Make sure you don't have old versions of the Bhajans in your iPhone (if you do, or if in doubt, delete all the Bhajans).
  2. Connect your TVC into one of your computer's USB ports. Your computer must have iTunes. WARNING: Leelboxes and Brinonac models are NOT compatible with Macs.
  3. Select all the Bhajans you wish to copy from your TVC, and click on copy - or drag and drop. The folders you'll need to select from are: "- Bhajans Sant Sadhu Ram Ji" folder and "Past Masters formatted for PHONES" folder.
  4. Create two Bhajan Playlist in iTunes. Paste/drop the Bhajans IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FOLDERS into iTunes on your computer.
  5. Connect your phone to another USB port, or the same port the TVC is on. SAFE DISCONNECT your TVC.
  6. Using the Sync function, copy the Bhajans FROM iTUNES on your computer into your cell phone. We recommend having 16 GB of space to hold the entire collection and to have plenty of room for updates.
  7. SAFE DISCONNECT your iPhone.
  8. Select the Bhajan you wish to hear. Scroll up slowly on your phone screen when the Bhajan starts, and you will see the lyrics, as well as all the controls (Play, Pause, Fast-Forward, Rewind, etc).
Bhajans with Lyrics on iPods:
  1. Make sure you don't have old versions of the Bhajans in your iPod (if you do, or if in doubt, delete all the Bhajans).
  2. Connect your TVC into one of your computer's USB ports. Your computer must have iTunes. WARNING: Leelboxes and Brinonac models are NOT compatible with Macs.
  3. Select all the Bhajans you wish to copy from your TVC, and click on copy - or drag and drop. The folders you'll need to select from are: "- Bhajans Sant Sadhu Ram Ji" folder and "Past Masters formatted for iPods" folder.
  4. Create a single Bhajans Playlist in iTunes. Paste/drop all the Bhajans (NOT the folders), in the same playlist into iTunes on your computer.
  5. Connect your iPod to another USB port, or the same port the TVC is on. SAFE DISCONNECT your TVC.
  6. Copy the Bhajans FROM iTUNES in your computer, into your mobile MP3 player. We recommend 16 GB of space to hold the entire collection and to have plenty of room for updates.
  7. SAFE DISCONNECT your iPod.
  8. Select the Bhajan you wish to hear, using the Tags to do searches.
For details on how the Tags on the iPods work, visit the iPods Page.
If you would like us to load an iPod for you, contact mediaseva: [email protected]

For details about how the the Bhajans are organized, visit the Bhajan Page
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OPERATION AND COMPATIBILITY

OPERATION WITH A TV
All units use a simple wireless remote control, so you can browse and select from the complete library of video content, sorted by Master, year, location of the program, and date. You can also play all the Bhajans and view many still pictures of the Masters. Remember to be in the correct category (Video, Music, Photos); if you choose Video and press the Bhajan or Pictures folders, they will not work.

The TV Collection players work more like a VHS tape player than a DVD player. There are no menus or chapters for each video. When you select a video to play, it starts from the beginning and plays through to the end, but you can fast-forward, rewind, pause and stop, just as a VCR does.

  • The Catalog helps you check which Satsangs might be missing from any early TVC.
  • The Bhajan Page explains how Bhajans are organized for TVCs and other devices.

OPERATION WITH A COMPUTER
All older models (Micca, TVix, Tvisto, LaCie, Iomega and Western Digital) need to be connected to a PC in order to access all the PDF publications.

You can also view the videos in any TVC on your computer, since the player contains a hard disk with a common USB computer connection. Many people have laptops, so this can be handy if you are away from home or if you don't have a larger TV. Pi 4 units are designed to stay set-up, but if you are technical, you can disconnect it and use the USB port with a computer (PC ONLY).

If you want to view the High Definition Satsangs on your computer, it must be a faster machine with at least a dual-core processor, otherwise the video will not play smoothly.

COMPATIBILITY
The Pi Box, Leelbox and Brinonac units only offer HDMI connectivity because of the high quality video that they can deliver, so these units are only compatible with flat screen TVs.

The Micca TV Collection comes with both HDMI and Composite cables. It is compatible with both flat screen TVs and older televisions.

All other models offer composite video only (red - white - yellow wires) to feed older TVs. This is a world-wide standard for low resolution video, so there should be no connection problems.

Hard drives only come with a USB connection, to connect to a PC computer.

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FURTHER REFERENCE FOR OLDER TVC MODELS

  • The Leelbox Owners Guide explains the 2017 model, which also plays UHD videos. Use this also as reference guide for Brinonacs.
  • The Micca TVC Guide shows the file setup in all our older, manual, HD and SD players.

The image below shows the 2017 3TB Leelbox TVC with automatic downloads:



The photo below shows the 2TB ESPAÑOL TVC that needs to be updated using a computer:



Technical Details about the self-updating Pi 4 Box
The Pi Box is a significant departure from previous media players, which had limitations due to operating system and available software. Based on field experience from over 30 of the 2017 Leelbox units, we also hoped to improve the thermal and mechanical design, and make the unit simpler to use.

The computer and 4TB drive are now sandwiched between two plates of 1/8" aluminum, which acts as a large heat sink. Wires are tiewrapped to the frame, so connectors are not stressed. The Raspberry Pi 4 computer, released in 2019, currently runs LibreElec, with Kodi as the main user interface. The operating system boots up from a 32 GB micro-SD card visible at the front of the Pi 4.

Files are distributed to the Pi Boxes via the worldwide SyncThing network. Mediaseva operates three main SyncThing servers in the Eurozone and USA, plus multiple satellite servers. This enhances reliability, and should provide low latency to other nodes on the network. Performance of the network is monitored via www.netdata.cloud.

Finally, Wireguard VPN software secures the communications, allowing us to provide significant upgrades to the custom software that runs on the Pi 4. We can also remotely diagnose problems and provide tech support.

Check this page for updates and latest news regarding the TV Collections.

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