Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
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I've had a TVIX R-3310 for a while now and have experienced some of the issues that others see. For the blank recordings, notice your display shows 00 00 00 and it just freezes there. Just FF at 2x, after a few seconds, it will switch to play with audio being fine. If you FF faster, you get the audio problem.
I've had the unit networked for about 8 weeks. Using the remote you can transfer recordings from the internal HD to a network drive on your PC. For small files, like music and digital videos/photos, FireFTP works fine for moving files around. FTP will not transfer large recordings.
EPG works fine for channels broadcasting a guide. Clocks seem to be all over the map so manual setting is a must. The title that the unit uses is what it sees when the recording starts, so if you're 10 seconds fast on your clock, your recording will have the last program as a title. As far as DST, it appears the EPG does not correct for this. You need to turn it on is Setup-HDTV then the guide is fine.
If have noticed some issues with the tuner. To start, the unit came with v1.4.2. It couldn't tune some channels, so I upgraded to v1.5.4. I get the same reception as other digital tuners on TV's so its ok that way. What I do see, is occasional noise or macro blocking that is not seen on other tuners. Also if watching a 1080i program and they switch to an upconverted commercial, the unit sometimes turns the video on and off and gets confused. If I switch display to 480i it corrects and I can then go back to 1080i and it is fine.
Hopefully if they do a firmware upgrade, some of the tuner issues can be corrected, but overall I'm quite happy.