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That's only ~$2.00/month here in Southeast (TVA, 9.5-cents/kwh).


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Your decimal is in wrong place.

At 30 watts which = .03 KW each hour times 720 hours a months equals $21.60! (I used 10¢/KWH.

Actually found exact usage of power by the DCX 3400:
Power on 27.11 watts
Power off 27.29 watts

These boxes are the biggest waste of energy in the home. Waste = power used for not doing anything productive. In most of the country we pay 13-15¢/KWH.
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30 W x 24 hr x 30 days = 21,600 W/month / 1000 = 21.6 kwh x $0.095/kwh = $2.052

 

Like a 30W lightbulb.


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Don't report me to the SAT people that years ago gave me a high score in math.
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Nobody has mentioned these boxes are huge energy drains. They use 30+ watts of juice day and nite - only a couple watts diff. between regular mode and sleep mode. They can run up your electric bill as much as a refrigerator which only runs part time.
I think the new models just coming out use a fraction of the power.

I did and you replied!:

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I'm having a weird problem lately. Because of the concentration of new programming on Sundays and Mondays, and because here in Oregon, Comcast has moved many cable channels from East Coast feeds to West Coast feeds, I have lots of series conflicts on Sunday and Monday nights, in some cases as many as four series that I want to record that are all on at the same time. I prioritize the broadcast channel series highest to make sure they get recorded (since they're only broadcast once and not rerun during the week). So on a Sunday or Monday, I may have as many as 5 cable shows that won't be recorded since two programs are already being recorded in those time slots.

When I notice this (the upcoming recordings listing shows these series with the double crossed-out circles, indicating they won't be recorded), I go to the list of upcoming episodes of that series, pick a late night rerun of the episode I want, and set it to manually record. However, when doing this with four or five series in one night, sometimes I'll pick a late night rerun of the episode I want, select it to manually record, and the system gives me a message stating that two things are already set to record in that time slot, asking me if I want to record anyway or cancel. When I cancel and go back to look at which series are already set to record in that time slot, the lower priority episode (the one in conflict with the one I was now going to record) is listed with a single crossed-out circle, indicating that now it too won't record, even though there's no conflicts preventing it from recording. Now, nothing I try makes the crossed-out circle go away. I go to the episode and try to record it again, the system says OK, but the crossed-out circle still remains in the upcoming recordings list.

Plus, a single crossed-out circle should never appear anyway. If you cancel a manual recording, the whole listing should just disappear from the upcoming recordings list.

This just started happening last week. I did reboot the DVR (unplug the power and plug back in). The guide took a very long time to reload (couple of days), and all the single crossed-out circles disappeared, but so did any evidence of those manual recordings. When I went back in to set them up again, I experienced the same problem. Of course, since these cable series are rerun multiple times during the week, I can just go in and pick an even later episode. But the problem bugs me just the same.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this lately?
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I'm having a weird problem lately. Because of the concentration of new programming on Sundays and Mondays, and because here in Oregon, Comcast has moved many cable channels from East Coast feeds to West Coast feeds, I have lots of series conflicts on Sunday and Monday nights, in some cases as many as four series that I want to record that are all on at the same time. I prioritize the broadcast channel series highest to make sure they get recorded (since they're only broadcast once and not rerun during the week). So on a Sunday or Monday, I may have as many as 5 cable shows that won't be recorded since two programs are already being recorded in those time slots.

When I notice this (the upcoming recordings listing shows these series with the double crossed-out circles, indicating they won't be recorded), I go to the list of upcoming episodes of that series, pick a late night rerun of the episode I want, and set it to manually record. However, when doing this with four or five series in one night, sometimes I'll pick a late night rerun of the episode I want, select it to manually record, and the system gives me a message stating that two things are already set to record in that time slot, asking me if I want to record anyway or cancel. When I cancel and go back to look at which series are already set to record in that time slot, the lower priority episode (the one in conflict with the one I was now going to record) is listed with a single crossed-out circle, indicating that now it too won't record, even though there's no conflicts preventing it from recording. Now, nothing I try makes the crossed-out circle go away. I go to the episode and try to record it again, the system says OK, but the crossed-out circle still remains in the upcoming recordings list.

Plus, a single crossed-out circle should never appear anyway. If you cancel a manual recording, the whole listing should just disappear from the upcoming recordings list.

This just started happening last week. I did reboot the DVR (unplug the power and plug back in). The guide took a very long time to reload (couple of days), and all the single crossed-out circles disappeared, but so did any evidence of those manual recordings. When I went back in to set them up again, I experienced the same problem. Of course, since these cable series are rerun multiple times during the week, I can just go in and pick an even later episode. But the problem bugs me just the same.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this lately?
Can't you make use of "On Demand" to get most broadcast channel shows.
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Can't you make use of "On Demand" to get most broadcast channel shows.
Sure. There are a lot of things I can do to make sure I get to watch all the shows I want. I can watch the network shows, and even the cable shows on demand. But I don't know about you, but I hate watching shows On Demand because of the inability (or poor ability) to skip commercials. So I'd much rather watch them from the DVR where I can 30-second skip to my heart's content. I can also record much later reruns of the cable shows to make sure they don't conflict. It's just that I didn't have to before this "bug" happened in the last week or so.
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Sure. There are a lot of things I can do to make sure I get to watch all the shows I want. I can watch the network shows, and even the cable shows on demand. But I don't know about you, but I hate watching shows On Demand because of the inability (or poor ability) to skip commercials. So I'd much rather watch them from the DVR where I can 30-second skip to my heart's content. I can also record much later reruns of the cable shows to make sure they don't conflict. It's just that I didn't have to before this "bug" happened in the last week or so.
I agree 100% about the "pain" involved w. watching shows "On Demand". Our 30 sec. skip button is the most used button on the remote. Also, maybe it's my imagination - the pic quality doesn't seem quite as good. Also, if you want to back up 15 sec. to catch some dialog you missed, you can't seem to do that. At least with us it will go back 2-5 minutes - not just 15 sec. And I wasn't able to set closed captioning on that particular show. When you record, you can turn CC on if you want, after it records. Haven't tried CC on other On Demand shows.
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Question Arris DVR (DCX3510-M) Questions

Heh, I just found out that Arris bought Motorola and rebadged their cable TV boxes like DCX3510 model (Navigator instead of iGuide). So, maybe you guys can help me as a newbie since my parents replaced the older Motorola ones with Time Warner Cable (TWC) a few weeks ago:

1. How does one access this connected DVR remotely outside of home to manage the DVR like to schedule timers to record stuff? I assume it is in TWC's web site after logging in, but I cannot find it? Or is this not
available? I read it is an option?

2. Can DVR's RC122 do skips (e.g., 30 seconds) instead of fast forwarding (FFing)?

3. I noticed these Arris cable boxes have Apps. Is there an online store to download and install more like Apple's?

4. Is there a way to add default paddings to new recordings? Like always five/5 minutes before and after recordings?

5. Where is the technical information (e.g., signals) at like Motorola's boxes with RC button to power on to that white screen instead of iGuide?

6. Is there a way to show the information guide in each changed channel to show ALL details by default instead pressing the RC's info button twice?

7. Why does it take so long to boot up these new Arris cable boxes? Waiting about five/5 minutes is too long compared to old Motorola cable boxes! This would be annoying when power cycling from outages, reboots,
etc.

8. Can I hook up an external HDD for more disk spaces and to use on
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9. Is there a way to save my real-time recording (not manual and scheduled) before changing to another channel?

10. How do we view more than one week in its Guide?

Thank you in advance.
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Does anybody know what iGuide Software Version 79.59 - R29.6-1.r-1 and Firware Version 32.87 has? Charter in my area (Cadillac, MI), must have updated the software, firmware or both.
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Looks like mine updated last night also. Charter in West MI.
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I'm still getting the "single-crossed-out-circle" problem with non-series recordings that I'm trying to set up. My wife likes to watch old NCIS and NCIS:LA shows, and I queue up a bunch for her to watch every so often. But several of them, with no conflicts, are listed as non-records. That is, they are listed in the upcoming programs, but listed as not recording, i.e. "single-crossed-out-circle." This is a symbol that should never appear. If a non-series recording is canceled, it should not appear in the listing. If it conflicts with something else, it would appear on a screen, giving you the option of canceling. But a few of these just appear like this. If I cancel the recordings, the canceled listing still appears on the upcoming list. If I then try to record them again, they still appear as not going to be recorded.

This doesn't happen with all recordings, just a few random ones. But it is very frustrating. I haven't called Comcast yet, but I have reset the machine (which is what they'll tell me to do) and that hasn't helped. I think they've induced a bug in one of the last updates.
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Does anybody know what iGuide Software Version 79.59 - R29.6-1.r-1 and Firware Version 32.87 has? Charter in my area (Cadillac, MI), must have updated the software, firmware or both.
Don't know if it was this update, but my guide only goes out 11 - 12 days now instead of 2 weeks like it used to. Also having issues with shows not recording. Missed the first 30 minutes if the Lions Raiders preseason game because it didn't record.
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Hello. I have a few more newbie questions with Motorola/Arris (shouldn't this forum thread mention Arris now?) DCX3510-M DVR:
1. Is it possible to manually edit recordings' titles like add season and episodes (wished DVR would add this automatically)?
2. Is it possible to clear the logs?
3. Is it me or are the closed captionings and subtitles are ugly and hard to read even if I try to customize and make them big on HDTVs? My 19.5" Sharp CRT TV, from January 1996, had internal CCs that were way easier to read.
4. Will there be any problems to use an Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 PCIe to video capture from this DCX3510-M DVR like I used to do with VCRs? Or will I run into copy protection (e.g., Macrovision)?

Thank you in advance.
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4. Will there be any problems to use an Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 PCIe to video capture from this DCX3510-M DVR like I used to do with VCRs? Or will I run into copy protection (e.g., Macrovision)?
The HVR-2250 is an OTA/ATS or ClearQAM dual-tuner recording device, intended for use with either Hauppauge's WinTV or with MS's Windows Media Center or other TV apps (e.g. BeyondTV), but only when being fed from roof antenna coax (i.e. unencrypted 8VSB OTA/ATSC) or cable coax delivering ClearQAM (i.e. unencrypted QAM) channels.

The DCX3510 likewise is a tuner-based device, fed from cable coax but with its built-in cablecard can obviously accept encrypted channels from TWC. And these boxes are two-way, meaning they also support pay-per-view, on-demand, etc.

The HVR-2250 installed your HTPC has nothing to do with the DCX3510, other than the fact that they are both fed by the TWC-provided coax delivering content. However with TWC/LA moving toward encrypting even the local networks, you will not be able to feed the HVR-2250 from the TWC coax since the HVR-2250 doesn't have a cablecard in it and thus cannot do the necessary decryption for what were previously delivered by TWC as ClearQAM but are no no longer. They are encrypted (if not right now, they soon will be).

There is no digital connection between DCX3510 and HVR-2250. There is a firewire output port on the DCX3510 intended for feeding devices like JVC DVHS VCR's (which support copy-protection, but can make first-generation digitally perfect archive copies of programs fed from the DVR to DVHS VCR via firewire). But there is no firewire input on the HVR-2250. It's tuner-based, and needs unencrypted coax input from roof antenna or cable company.

I don't know what you thought you would be doing with an HVR-2250, but unless you have a roof antenna (which will deliver only local broadcast networks) you can't use it for encrypted copy-protected cable channels from TWC, nor the local broadcast networks as retransmitted by TWC/LA since these are now going to also be encrypted and thus need a cablecard-enabled tuner device (e.g. Ceton PCIe card, or network based cabled-card-enabled tuner devices like Ceton, Tivo, SiliconDust or Hauppauge DCR-2650.
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The HVR-2250 is an OTA/ATS or ClearQAM dual-tuner recording device, intended for use with either Hauppauge's WinTV or with MS's Windows Media Center or other TV apps (e.g. BeyondTV), but only when being fed from roof antenna coax (i.e. unencrypted 8VSB OTA/ATSC) or cable coax delivering ClearQAM (i.e. unencrypted QAM) channels.

The DCX3510 likewise is a tuner-based device, fed from cable coax but with its built-in cablecard can obviously accept encrypted channels from TWC. And these boxes are two-way, meaning they also support pay-per-view, on-demand, etc.

The HVR-2250 installed your HTPC has nothing to do with the DCX3510, other than the fact that they are both fed by the TWC-provided coax delivering content. However with TWC/LA moving toward encrypting even the local networks, you will not be able to feed the HVR-2250 from the TWC coax since the HVR-2250 doesn't have a cablecard in it and thus cannot do the necessary decryption for what were previously delivered by TWC as ClearQAM but are no no longer. They are encrypted (if not right now, they soon will be).

There is no digital connection between DCX3510 and HVR-2250. There is a firewire output port on the DCX3510 intended for feeding devices like JVC DVHS VCR's (which support copy-protection, but can make first-generation digitally perfect archive copies of programs fed from the DVR to DVHS VCR via firewire). But there is no firewire input on the HVR-2250. It's tuner-based, and needs unencrypted coax input from roof antenna or cable company.

I don't know what you thought you would be doing with an HVR-2250, but unless you have a roof antenna (which will deliver only local broadcast networks) you can't use it for encrypted copy-protected cable channels from TWC, nor the local broadcast networks as retransmitted by TWC/LA since these are now going to also be encrypted and thus need a cablecard-enabled tuner device (e.g. Ceton PCIe card, or network based cabled-card-enabled tuner devices like Ceton, Tivo, SiliconDust or Hauppauge DCR-2650.
I know about QAM going away (not going to bother hooking that up) and can't get OTA in the location. I was hoping I could hook up the DVR box to video capture onto my computer. I don't care for its low quality too like I did with VCRs in the past.
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I know about QAM going away (not going to bother hooking that up) and can't get OTA in the location. I was hoping I could hook up the DVR box to video capture onto my computer. I don't care for its low quality too like I did with VCRs in the past.
Well, the HVR-2250 also has analog line inputs (both composite "yellow" and S-video) as well as corresponding L/R-stereo analog audio input. However Windows Media Center doesn't support these, although Hauppauge WinTV and BeyondTV does.

However the DCX3510 does NOT have matching composite/S-video analog outputs. It does have component video outputs (for feeding a TV or AVR), but these are really analog HDTV rather than digital HDTV (i.e. HDMI). Still targeted for a display device, not a video capture card like the HVR-2250 (which of course doesn't even have component video inputs, not being designed to make use of them). So there's no way to feed the HVR-2250's analog video inputs from the DCX3510's outputs.

Bottom line: these are two completely separate and independent pieces of equipment, intended for different uses than you have in mind.
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Well, the HVR-2250 also has analog line inputs (both composite "yellow" and S-video) as well as corresponding L/R-stereo analog audio input. However Windows Media Center doesn't support these, although Hauppauge WinTV and BeyondTV does.

However the DCX3510 does NOT have matching composite/S-video analog outputs. It does have component video outputs (for feeding a TV or AVR), but these are really analog HDTV rather than digital HDTV (i.e. HDMI). Still targeted for a display device, not a video capture card like the HVR-2250 (which of course doesn't even have component video inputs, not being designed to make use of them). So there's no way to feed the HVR-2250's analog video inputs from the DCX3510's outputs.

Bottom line: these are two completely separate and independent pieces of equipment, intended for different uses than you have in mind.
I used WinTV that came with the card's CD-ROM in the past with VCR and OTA antenna.

Darn for not being able to hook up? Even with adapters? How do people use their old VCRs, disc recorders, etc. to capture from DVRs? Or did this new DVR remove block?
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I used WinTV that came with the card's CD-ROM in the past with VCR and OTA antenna.
I'm not following what you're describing.

Did you use the VCR as input to the HVR-2250 (via composite or S-video plus L/R stereo audio, from VCR to HVR-2250)? This is analog source (from VCR, say playing tapes) and is still supported (using analog inputs to the HVR-2250). And yes, it was and still is supported by WinTV, since old analog VCR's had composite/S-video analog video outputs and L/R-stereo audio outputs. So you could use the VCR to play tapes, and record them through WinTV using the HVR-2250. All analog.

However the DCX3510 doesn't have any analog video output. Only HDTV video output (either component or HDMI). There's nothing to feed the HVR-2250 as your old VCR did. The DCX3510 is for a modern world with HDTV and 16x9 images and users expected to be using modern HDTV's with HDMI inputs for best possible image quality of 720p or 1080i content, not 4:3 480i which is what VCR's record and play back.

And of course there is an analog antenna input on the HVR-2250 for when there used to be analog NTSC broadcasts OTA. But NTSC is gone now, so for the US the analog RF antenna input on the HVR-2250 is worthless. That's why you would use the second OTA/ATSC digital broadcast antenna input on the HVR-2250, if you wanted to record local broadcast networks via your roof antenna... if you had one.


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If older model DVR's still had analog composite/S-video outputs (as they might have), this new DCX3510 certainly no longer does. Makes no sense to manufacture a unit with this connectors, if there are no TV's that can use those connections that current users still own and use.

Or, find a recording device that accepts component video input. But I would guess it mandates down-conversion of the HDTV content from 720p/1080i to perhaps 480p, while still retaining the 16:9 aspect ratio. I don't think there is an "Macrovision" analog protections being put out on the component video outputs from the DCX3510 (but I may be wrong, since I don't actually have one). There is only HDCP requirements on the digital HDMI output (for the cable and display device) as far as I know. It's the digital piracy the "suits" are worried about. They honestly aren't that concerned about the component video path.

I don't believe that aside from the no longer made JVC DVHS VCR's (which use firewire to feed them, and DO record 100% bit-perfect digital copies of true HDTV programs, offloaded from older Motorola DCT/DCH DVR's where it worked perfectly, and possibly from new DCX DVR's with the very latest software/firmware upgrades), you are not going to find an industry-approved recording device for 16:9 720p/1080i HDTV content. And with no analog video outputs being provided in modern DVR gear, the ability to record ANY analog content from a DVR is most likely truly gone.
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I'm not following what you're describing.

Did you use the VCR as input to the HVR-2250 (via composite or S-video plus L/R stereo audio, from VCR to HVR-2250)? This is analog source (from VCR, say playing tapes) and is still supported (using analog inputs to the HVR-2250). And yes, it was and still is supported by WinTV, since old analog VCR's had composite/S-video analog video outputs and L/R-stereo audio outputs. So you could use the VCR to play tapes, and record them through WinTV using the HVR-2250. All analog.

However the DCX3510 doesn't have any analog video output. Only HDTV video output (either component or HDMI). There's nothing to feed the HVR-2250 as your old VCR did. The DCX3510 is for a modern world with HDTV and 16x9 images and users expected to be using modern HDTV's with HDMI inputs for best possible image quality of 720p or 1080i content, not 4:3 480i which is what VCR's record and play back.

And of course there is an analog antenna input on the HVR-2250 for when there used to be analog NTSC broadcasts OTA. But NTSC is gone now, so for the US the analog RF antenna input on the HVR-2250 is worthless. That's why you would use the second OTA/ATSC digital broadcast antenna input on the HVR-2250, if you wanted to record local broadcast networks via your roof antenna... if you had one.


If older model DVR's still had analog composite/S-video outputs (as they might have), this new DCX3510 certainly no longer does. Makes no sense to manufacture a unit with this connectors, if there are no TV's that can use those connections that current users still own and use.

Or, find a recording device that accepts component video input. But I would guess it mandates down-conversion of the HDTV content from 720p/1080i to perhaps 480p, while still retaining the 16:9 aspect ratio. I don't think there is an "Macrovision" analog protections being put out on the component video outputs from the DCX3510 (but I may be wrong, since I don't actually have one). There is only HDCP requirements on the digital HDMI output (for the cable and display device) as far as I know. It's the digital piracy the "suits" are worried about. They honestly aren't that concerned about the component video path.

I don't believe that aside from the no longer made JVC DVHS VCR's (which use firewire to feed them, and DO record 100% bit-perfect digital copies of true HDTV programs, offloaded from older Motorola DCT/DCH DVR's where it worked perfectly, and possibly from new DCX DVR's with the very latest software/firmware upgrades), you are not going to find an industry-approved recording device for 16:9 720p/1080i HDTV content. And with no analog video outputs being provided in modern DVR gear, the ability to record ANY analog content from a DVR is most likely truly gone.
Ah thanks. That is a bummer.
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The 3510 does have composite video output (yellow jack), which can be sent to a VCR, but not S-Video output; here is the rear view:

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Wow, DCX3510-M DVR is hot (not burning) when I touch its top case vents. I am not even using it! Is that normal?
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Wow, DCX3510-M DVR is hot (not burning) when I touch its top case vents. I am not even using it! Is that normal?
Yes, that appears to be normal, plus the hard drive can run hot too, so I've taken an old PC case fan, wired an AC adapter with 12VDC output to it, put the fan on top of the DCX, and plugged the adapter in. Pieces of electrical tape attached to the corners of the fan's case keep the fan in place and allow for easy removal for cleaning.
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Yes, that appears to be normal, plus the hard drive can run hot too, so I've taken an old PC case fan, wired an AC adapter with 12VDC output to it, put the fan on top of the DCX, and plugged the adapter in. Pieces of electrical tape attached to the corners of the fan's case keep the fan in place and allow for easy removal for cleaning.
Did you or anyone have problems with it getting too hot? Anything weirdness? I haven't seen any yet since July 5th, 2014. Another heat wave is coming so we'll see!
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The HDD temp on my unit woudld typically run at a temp of 50°C without the fan; with the fan, it's in the 30°-35°C range. I didn't had any performance issues with the HDD running hot, but I don't want to take any chances.
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The HDD temp on my unit woudld typically run at a temp of 50°C without the fan; with the fan, it's in the 30°-35°C range. I didn't had any performance issues with the HDD running hot, but I don't want to take any chances.
Does this DVR have a sensor to check on HDTV?
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Does this DVR have a sensor to check on HDTV?
I think the unit is set to warn of overtemp conditions once the hard drive temperature reaches 60°C.
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I think the unit is set to warn of overtemp conditions once the hard drive temperature reaches 60°C.
How were you able to check the temperatures?
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How were you able to check the temperatures?
Turn the box off, then press OK/SELECT within a few seconds to bring up the diagnostic menu.

Press the up or down arrow keys until "d13 DVR/HDD STATUS" is highlighted.

Press OK/SELECT to bring up the "DVR/Hard Drive Status" screen, then press the down arrow key once to go to the second page. The current and highest hard drive temperature readings will show up, near the bottom of the screen.
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