Originally Posted by Bill R (# 2)
Here is a bug that I can clearly duplicate: If you have a timer set and have the box on and happen to turn off the box when the coundown timer starts the timer will NOT occur and the box will not turn itself back on.
I found that hitting pass-thru button during the countdown is just plain ignored. By the time the 2 minute countdown starts, the Event is essentially "over". A Once timer is gone from the list by then, so the Off isn't going to Fire and turn On if you do it during Countdown. If Daily, it would still be in the list, but I doubt it would trigger after the countdown starts. Triggering produces the countdown.
I don't know if the DTVPal uses whatever time you get from the currently selected channel, picks lowest channel number time, averages them, ... to decide when to switch to another channel. My 11 minutes behind time is nowhere to be found this morning. And for the first time since Monday, mine turned ON for an Event when Off. I do have T101 software, so Event issues may be DMA / station related as well.
More testing is now required as I also no longer see behavior I saw on Monday - dropping to 1W power use. It *may* be that as long as I have a future Event, it drops from 5W to 4W on Power off (or Pass-Thru button) but never drops to 1W after 10 minutes or so of "off".
A 2nd Event for 10AM just fired from Off, but when it was really 10AM, the count down was still 1:25 to go. I appear to be about 1:25 late on every channel I select, I think I need to find out how the DTVPal picks a time for its clock.
One thing that I don't understand is why the software designers decided to leave the box turn on after a timer turns it on and it completes its "mission". If you set a timer for 30 minutes I see no reason for the box to stay on after that event is over.
Notice that the Events are all listed as Auto-Tune events. I don't mean to imply this box will eventually support other types of events (TR50 may use much of the code), but this box does EXACTLY what a DISH receiver would do with an Auto-Tune, and leave it on at completion, waiting for Idle inactivity to turn it into something else. It may be that the decision for many things was "like we already do it"??