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post #2431 of 2435 Old 07-12-2017, 05:30 PM
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Of course if the DVR feature is removed, one of the firmware floating around should fix that.
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That's what I'm thinking too. I'm just not willing to spend $30 to find out, since I could get a full-blown HW-150 or iView 3500 for a few dollars more and not have to worry about it.

But if someone happens to wind up with one of the Stellar Labs boxes, I'd be interested to learn if the PVR was truly removed as with the very first HW-180s, or if they just pulled it out of the manual for some reason, like Channel Master did with their CM-7003 for a while.

Edit: The price on that Stellar Labs clone has gone up to $49.99! I guess the $29.99 was a very brief sale price. Definitely not worth it - get yourself an HW-150 and save a few bucks.

Amazingly, it's gotten mostly good reviews. I guess no one who bought one knows about the HW-150.

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Very very late to the game about usb storage but here is what I found. I use a simple usb 3.0 sdcard reader with a microsd chip in it.
This is the specific chip I use:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It works perfectly. I only use it for timeshifting but have none of the issues I had with slower thumbdrives, none at all.

Just my 2 cents for a cheap easy solution
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Which SD card reader do you use? That could easily make a difference too.
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Very very late to the game about usb storage but here is what I found. I use a simple usb 3.0 sdcard reader with a microsd chip in it.
This is the specific chip I use:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It works perfectly. I only use it for timeshifting but have none of the issues I had with slower thumbdrives, none at all.

Just my 2 cents for a cheap easy solution
I was thinking about this and there are pluses and minuses.
MicroSD cards in theory can hit up to 2TB capacity, are explicitly rated for what speed they can achieve, require little power, are commonly available capable of 30MB/s and are designed for HD and UHD recording.

On the down side, 30MB/s is poor compared to sticks like the SanDisk Extreme Go which supposedly can write / read at 150MB/s / 200MB/s.

I think the prices are pretty similar too.

What card are you using and have you tried chase playing or other simultaneous reading/writing?
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