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I have two PCH's and have never had an issue until lately. Right now it is laggy rewinding and fast forwarding. Sometimes it will go slow and then crash and other times it will buffer for a long time. I am also getting the buffer wheel when I start movies and change chapters. This use to be flawless for me and now I am very disappointed. BOTH of them are doing this. One is wired directly to the router and the other is wired directly to a bridge. My media is pulled off of my Flexraid server. Please help me sort this out. I have tried everything that I can think of and it is not my network because I can watch a movie on my computer directly off of the server. But then again, who knows because both of my PCH's are acting up. This is why I am lost.
DId it just start? Did it update to the newer firmware recently? Maybe you need to downgrade to one of the previous firmwares. Some people have been having issues with the firmware that was released in August.

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DId it just start? Did it update to the newer firmware recently? Maybe you need to downgrade to one of the previous firmwares. Some people have been having issues with the firmware that was released in August.

Thanks for the reply! It did just start to happen about a week ago. After tearing into it more and more I found it was a hard drive in my server failing. It took me a while to realize it but figured it out when some of my movies were having the issue explained above and other were not. Then I played a lot of my recent movies without a hiccup and went back a played movies that I have had since I built my server and realized what was going on. I ran a drive heath status in my server software and sure enough, it was failing. I just went to best buy and picked up another drive and swapped it out. Right now my server is restoring the drive and it looks like it is going to take a little bit to be finished. I will post what the end results are when it is done. Crossing my fingers that everything will be simple and ready to go.

What issues were people having with the August firmware?

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I woke up this morning and went to check to see what my server was doing and it was finished restoring my drive. Restarted my drive pool and tested. PERFECT! Everything is back to normal now! This had me really worried because it was the first time that I have ever had to replace a drive. Good to know that it is not that hard and I can do it no problem next time. I also know the symptoms so it won't take me a long time to figure out what the issue is.

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I have tried everything that I can think of and it is not my network
One thing I have learned from reading the thread for years is - it usually is.
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One thing I have learned from reading the thread for years is - it usually is.
PCH is a really solid unit. I have tried streaming my blurays with different media streamers such as Appletv and WDTV and they would act up on me. Maybe it is because they do not have gigabit ethernet port. This is why I bought another PCH off of ebay about a month or so ago. I really like the way the jukebox is too. A lot of people have had issues with their units and I guess that I have been fortunate. Then again, all I do is stream my blurays with it and nothing else. Too bad they stopped selling them to the U.S.

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PCH is a really solid unit. I have tried streaming my blurays with different media streamers such as Appletv and WDTV and they would act up on me. Maybe it is because they do not have gigabit ethernet port. This is why I bought another PCH off of ebay about a month or so ago. I really like the way the jukebox is too. A lot of people have had issues with their units and I guess that I have been fortunate. Then again, all I do is stream my blurays with it and nothing else. Too bad they stopped selling them to the U.S.
The PCH A410U is available in the US.

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The PCH A410U is available in the US.

Yes I know. I just read the thread here on AVS. I bought my second PCH before that thread was made. I have two A400's so I think that I am good for a while. From my understanding, they are just about the same thing.

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Yes I know. I just read the thread here on AVS. I bought my second PCH before that thread was made. I have two A400's so I think that I am good for a while. From my understanding, they are just about the same thing.
From what I've been told the 410 has better hardware for music.

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Yes I know. I just read the thread here on AVS. I bought my second PCH before that thread was made. I have two A400's so I think that I am good for a while. From my understanding, they are just about the same thing.
Yes. The A410 has more memory. And I've yet to hear about a performance difference between the A400 and A410/410U.

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The PCH A410U is available in the US.
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From what I've been told the 410 has better hardware for music.
I never really looked into that aspect. I forgot that the A410 has an "ESS Sabre audiophile Class 24/192 DAC"

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