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I have questions about the double soft reboot. Does it mean at least 2 soft reboots, or does it mean only 2 soft reboots, i.e. every other one should fix drifting clock problems?
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I have questions about the double soft reboot. Does it mean at least 2 soft reboots, or does it mean only 2 soft reboots, i.e. every other one should fix drifting clock problems?
at least 2 soft reboots (or power failures)

(Mark, if you are still monitoring this thread, how did you ever figure that one out?)
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An observation: Last weekend my Pal DVR #1 locked up twice in 24 hours, and I had to do a soft re-boot each time to get it to respond again. From doing that the clock has obtained lock on PSIP time and stopped drifting 8 sec a day. It was a minute and a half fast and gaining last week before the lockups. Now it's 13 sec slow matching 'Pal #2 in the other room.
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Stand alone DVR using an android TV box

I started to look for a replacement for my beloved PALDVR box after I stopped getting a good guide data.. Then last month it finally bit the dust. So after months and months of trial and errors, I finally found my solution.

I wanted an inexpensive solution for a device that could play my over the air channels, both SD and HD, flawlessly. I wanted free guide data, recording, and pause/play function.

With the right $100 Android TV box and a $75 HDHomeRun dual OTA ATSC I have an awesome DVR box. However it is not an out of the box solution, it does take time to set it up.

Here is a video I made showing my setup.

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Clark, it would be too early derail the thead to other DVR models. Many thousand of TR50 still working fine. Lets keep the thread on the topic!
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On the other hand, I appreciate the information. I wouldn't know about it had it not been posted here in this thread. Thanks Clarkss12!
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at least 2 soft reboots (or power failures)

(Mark, if you are still monitoring this thread, how did you ever figure that one out?)

I'm still here. I discovered that the double reboot locked the clock to the PSIP data, after I had been experimenting with setting the clock manually. When I was done experimenting, I wanted to lock the clock back to the PSIP time, and thought a reboot would do it. When that didn't work, I tried the reboot again, and that time it worked. I then repeated the experiment by setting the clock off a few minutes, and verified that it took two reboots to lock the drifting clock back to the PSIP time.
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