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post #6481 of 6492 Old 02-21-2015, 01:41 PM
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Thanx dz2k...You guys rock... after a dismal unsuccessful evening hours with tech support last night with folks from (India/Bangladesh?), I called again per your instructions exactly and within 15 minutes TW tech support in Buffalo NY fixed it immediately. The asked for a bunch of CC tech info in addition to the ones you suggested and all is well.
great! please add the info to the hard drive replacement thread using the template on first page.
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Done!

How to phase match subwoofers to the mains speakers: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post19542630
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I do lots of fast forwarding and reversing plus skipping the commercials. Does this increase wear and tear on the drive killing them off sooner than expected?
negative, dmusoke: , fastfwding & rewinding & skipping commercials does not increase or decrease wear/tear on the hard drive.
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Thanks Tveli ...but doesn't this increase the random movement of the read/write heads of the disk drive, hence its life time? Fro regular PC drives, it I believe it does but I may be wrong here...

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Thanks Tveli ...but doesn't this increase the random movement of the read/write heads of the disk drive, hence its life time? Fro regular PC drives, it I believe it does but I may be wrong here...
You are most welcome, dmusoke...

The read/write heads will be gyrating back and forth about the same whether or not you fastforward/rewind/commercial-skip, due to the ongoing recordings, and the tendency towards disk fragmentation.

A possible way to reduce the read/write head/servo activity of the drive would be to tune every tuner to an unauthorized "you are not subscribed to this" channel, so there will be nothing to record onto the hard drive. (Or disconnect the input coax cable....)

This question brings to mind fun I had with a DEC RP06 "washing machine" disk drive back in the 1970s on a PDP-11/40:
Using nonprivileged system calls, one could position the heads at any physical block, so i wrote a program which looped and moved the r/w heads from an innermost block to an outermost block, on the platter(s). This caused r/w heads to go back and forth between their extreme positions as fast as mechanically possible - so the 300 lb washing-machine-sized drive "walked itself" across the floor until it pulled out its own cable, and system would crash. (I didn't run that program more than twice.)
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How to phase match subwoofers to the mains speakers: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post19542630
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I've got a 3T with a 2TB drive in it, plus 2 Mates... everything works fine... anybody know what these are worth these days?
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I sold my mate for about $250 more than a year ago...

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YES they do. It's on here and I posted it on here Straight from MOXI they emailed the instructions to ME so I could reformat and reinstall their software, It's on here so go look it up. Few others have reposted it on here also.
I stand corrected! I don't know how I missed (or forgot) that. They still might have an out though since they are sending out instructions to specific people and not widely distributing the info.


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I sold my mate for about $250 more than a year ago...
Thanks for that... how did you go about it? ebay or some other method?

What would you guess for a 3-tuner that works fine?
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A fellow AVSer PM me after I advertised on AVS. Its free!


A 3T will command a higher price. A used 2T on Amazon is asking for $1000 which I think is ridiculous since a 3T new cost about $800 and a new 2T used to cost $500. I'd sell a 3T for at least $500 imo...

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A 3T will command a higher price. A used 2T on Amazon is asking for $1000 which I think is ridiculous since a 3T new cost about $800 and a new 2T used to cost $500. I'd sell a 3T for at least $500 imo...
This is helpful... thanks again...
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