Wow, DTV Pal is sure buggy!
I ran into a weird timer power up glitch last night. Basically, my DTV Pal was supposed to turn on at 7:45 PM, then VCR records at 7:55 PM. From my VHS tape recording, I saw black with minor statics. I assume DTV Pal wasn't on. I took screen captures: http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/400...lfailedtos.jpg
... After almost an hour or 46.5 minutes (VCR time), then DTV Pal came on and did its long EPG download. At first, it recorded on KCBS2.1 (looked like Survivor) for a few minutes, then switched to KABC7.1. Obviously, it was almost at the end of 8:00 PM hour. Did anyone have this problem before? I think I have seen this behavior when manually turning on DTV Pal in the past too.
For now, I am going to try having DTV Pal turn on for an hour at 4:00 AM. Then, autopower off itself after four hours to see that helps. I had to delete my Sunday night recording event, but then I am usually home so...
DTV Pal's Timer (all manually entered and filled all empty slots) was like this:
Mondays: KNBC4.1 from 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
KCBS2.1 from 9:25 PM to 10:05 PM.
Thursdays: KABC7.1 from 7:45 PM to 10:05 PM
Fridays: KTLA5.1 from 7:45 PM to 9:05 PM
Sundays: KTTV11.1 from 7:45 PM to 10:05 PM
I would not recommend a DTV Pal for anyone due to its bugginess. Good thing I got it for free.
Do other converter boxes, including DTV Pal DVR, with schedulers have these problems?