From reading through about 30 posts all I could get was the EPG doesn't work for doing a timer recording as instructed in the manual that came with this DVR.
So.....if you can't record using the EPG, then how does one schedule a recording?
By taking another look at those posts you missed. The 2nd firmware (which was the 1st real update) allowed a direct scheduled recoding w/o doing it manually. Two presses of the "Ok" button will schedule that program. You can change it to daily or weekly if need be. There probably are issues with either one of those choices though.
With the newest firmware that I just loaded the LED is now GREEN when on and RED when OFF(before that it was green when off)
That was changed with that 'patch' version. Why, I don't know. The "Lock" & "Power" should be reversed. Actually, there is no need for any LED when this is on since the display is always on when this is on. What is needed is a record LED to prevent messing with the box when the TV is off. You have no
way of knowing if this is recording with the TV off. That is in my list.
Even if you put a recording on pause for a few minutes. When you take the recording off pause the disk then spins up again. When you turn the box on the drive spins up, but spins down if it isn't used for a few minutes.
This depends on the interface as I stated. Mine does not
do this. It's running when the box is on (I'm powering it through the USB buss which may make a difference). I never
heard of a drive stopping when the DVR is in pause.
What should modulation loop through ,ch3, ch4 be set to just using hdmi? Also what is antenna power on off for?
Doesn't matter. That's only for a RF connection to a analog TV.
To power a in-line preamp. Leave this off.