Originally Posted by WhatFurrer
Good Day, all.
I have recently been given a Samsung 3272 in replacement for the SA 8300HD (after going thru 4 replacements after the HD died in the original one) and I am trying add a WD MyBook AV to the 3272 that I was using on the 8300 with no issues...I know I have lost all the recordings that were on the drive but I am trying to get it to be recognized by the 3272. I read on-line about the Settings accessible through <Settings for 10 seconds then Up> and I am able to access those menus. I found the password 8463 and have attempted to mount the eSATA drive through those menus as well as format it. When pressing <Select> after choosing any of the codes, it flashed a red and blue bar on the screen which went by so fast it is hard to read.
The box had a Indonesian manufacture date of May 2014 and does have a 500 GB drive installed in it...It also appears to be an remanufactured unit as the front is scratched and marred up.
Anyone with experience with these boxes have any advice? Or someone in the Austin, TX area have one of these boxes with a working external HD that would be willing to share the procedure for getting it set up?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated...500 GB is better than the 160 GB in the 8300 but adding a 1 TB drive that I already have would be most excellent.
The red bar says "WARNING - KEYS ARE BLOCKED" (something close to that).
The Blue bar says "Please wait until process is complete"
I was just reading them but I didn't write the exact wording down.
You can read it when going to FACTORY TEST MODE and back. It stays on the screen for a few seconds until the unit reboots.
I was attempting to add my WD 1TB eSATA. For the first time since we got this DVR in September 2013, we were down to just 6% instead of the normal 90+ we normally hang at. Unfortunately the GF woke up for work and couldn't wait and let me make more attempts.
I was trying the Extended Diags 03. But I don't think anything happened.
I believe I had read before that a factory reset or something was required for it to recognize and mount the eSATA drive. I coulnd't find that information today. I guess I didn't bookmark it when I read it way back whenever.
An issue ever since they started changing the OS for High Definition and Digital, nearly every single show is cut off in the last minute.
We don't always have space to add on a minute. On some of the worst channels - Disc, Hist, and many more, we have to cut a first minute from another program to add a minute. This hasn't been a Samsung DVR issue. We had it with the SA8###
It sure doesn't help when so many prime time programs are 60 plus 1 or 2 or 3 minutes instead of just 60. I tend to stop watching the ones that run long.
EFFING Time EFFING Warner EFFING Cable