Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Recieved mine yesterday as well.
I set it up immediately, and got an error that the unit is too cold for the HD to function safely. If there is a lower temp. limit, this leads me to believe that higher temps may not be the issue, as there should also be a upper temp. limit.
After letting it warm to room temperature, I set it up as follows:
- No TVGOS in my area, but used my real zipcode anyways.
- Disabled Updates
- Not connected via ethernet (No broadband within 10 miles of my address)
- SmartCard still inserted
- Kept F201 software
I am on the border of fringe/deep fringe, and can say quite honestly that the tuners in this box are not as good, in my location, as the tuner in my Digital Stream DTX9900 converter. I get better PQ with lower signal strength/quality from the Digital Stream box. (Yes, I'll spend $270+ on a DVR, but I'm too cheap to upgrade to a $700 HDTV... I figure I will get this DTV transition sorted, and then worry about how thick my TV is.)
I started a recording for a 1 hour show. First reboot came at the 51 min. mark. The DVR rebooted, but did not continue recording. Not surprisingly, the DVR recorded exactly what I was seeing. All of the pixilation shown on the TV was recorded to the HD. I have a Channel Master CM3414 amp comming, so we'll see if we can improve on reception on that channel.
I had a second reboot later, while just watching the toob, no recordings. The unit has worked fine since.
Is there any way to change the duration of the channel information banner? I know this is nitpicking, but it stays on about a second too long...