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rocketknight73's Avatar rocketknight73 04:36 PM 02-10-2008
What's up with WGN-HD? It is never correct on my Moto HD DVR.. as far as the programming schedule.

And it seems like when I flip to WGN-HD it is always showing frickin' Americas funniest Videos! What gives????

Charlie Kocis's Avatar Charlie Kocis 10:08 PM 02-10-2008
Buckeye is using the guide data for the actual WGN/CW local network in Chicago, not the WGN Superstation that we [and the rest of the country] actually get. If you really want to know whats on the guide data is correct for the analog station. But as you put it you got about a 50% chance of seeing AFHV, or something stupid like that.
jubjub75's Avatar jubjub75 08:06 AM 02-15-2008
Did Buckeye change their encoding or compression methods lately? I seem to be able to fit a lot more HD recordings on my DVR the last week or two. I am NOT complaining about this, just curious...
RU FASTR's Avatar RU FASTR 10:35 AM 02-19-2008
Does anyone here have an idea if/when we might get Verizon FiOS Internet/TV here in NW Ohio?
Charlie Kocis's Avatar Charlie Kocis 02:25 PM 02-19-2008
don't know about FiOS but I read at engadget that U-Verse is getting closer and closer to us.
jdcsi99's Avatar jdcsi99 08:03 AM 02-22-2008
coming anytime soon? Any inside knowledge?
fullwave2's Avatar fullwave2 08:56 AM 02-22-2008
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Did Buckeye change their encoding or compression methods lately? I seem to be able to fit a lot more HD recordings on my DVR the last week or two. I am NOT complaining about this, just curious...

Compression usually means reduced quality. Most of the extra stuff they've been giving us, I don't even watch. I'd rather have the higher quality.
Charlie Kocis's Avatar Charlie Kocis 07:06 PM 02-22-2008
i don't know when U-Verse is coming, if at all. i just read about it coming to cleveland and columbus over at engadget.com. and i'm going crazy not being able to watch wwe in hd on usa, scifi and ppv. buckeye NEEDS to add these ASAP!!!
videditor's Avatar videditor 07:47 PM 02-25-2008
If I remember an email I read today, quite quickly...BCS is in contract talks with Sci-Fi HD already.
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jubjub75's Avatar jubjub75 01:23 PM 02-27-2008
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If I remember an email I read today, quite quickly...BCS is in contract talks with Sci-Fi HD already.
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Excellent news! I hope they get the contract ironed out before BSG S4 in April.

It may sound assinine, but I have been seriously considering switching to DirecTV mainly to get SciFi HD before BSG starts again.
videditor's Avatar videditor 06:20 PM 03-03-2008
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If I remember an email I read today, quite quickly...BCS is in contract talks with Sci-Fi HD already.
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Found out today that BCS is planning on adding 18 HD channels in 2008. Hopefully they will be full-time channels, unlike WGN-HD-have yet to see anything in HD on that channel.

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trabbic's Avatar trabbic 07:45 PM 03-03-2008
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Found out today that BCS is planning on adding 18 HD channels in 2008. Hopefully they will be full-time channels, unlike WGN-HD-have yet to see anything in HD on that channel.

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Great news! Any idea what channels?
videditor's Avatar videditor 10:03 PM 03-04-2008
That's all I know... honestly...as of 3-5-08 12:03am
jdcsi99's Avatar jdcsi99 05:26 AM 03-05-2008
That is good news, I am really Jones'in for some new channels (options)... I hope they roll out some soon.
jubjub75's Avatar jubjub75 09:15 AM 03-06-2008
Has anyone added an eSata drive to their Pace box yet? Any recommendations or things to stay away from?

I went to Buckeye last night to get a new cable modem (mine was about 6 years old and was finally giving up the ghost) and asked about the Pace boxes. The CSR (she might have been the best/most helpful CSR I've ever had) told me that they had the new Pace boxes, and mentioned to me that if you got one without an internal hard drive, it was $5 a month cheaper and I could still add an eSata drive to use with the DVR function, so I went that route. Now I just need to get an eSata drive and watch all the stuff on the old Motorola box before turning it in. I'm excited about having a bigger hard drive and also (hopefully) getting rid of all the problems/annoyances I've had with the Moto box.
trabbic's Avatar trabbic 09:44 AM 03-06-2008
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Has anyone added an eSata drive to their Pace box yet? Any recommendations or things to stay away from?

I went to Buckeye last night to get a new cable modem (mine was about 6 years old and was finally giving up the ghost) and asked about the Pace boxes. The CSR (she might have been the best/most helpful CSR I've ever had) told me that they had the new Pace boxes, and mentioned to me that if you got one without an internal hard drive, it was $5 a month cheaper and I could still add an eSata drive to use with the DVR function, so I went that route. Now I just need to get an eSata drive and watch all the stuff on the old Motorola box before turning it in. I'm excited about having a bigger hard drive and also (hopefully) getting rid of all the problems/annoyances I've had with the Moto box.

I am using a Vanstar enclosure that seems to work for most people in the pace forums. I have no problems.

That said, I am not sure that the CSR was correct, the DVR feature is enabled at Buckeye, so unless they allow you to have that feature, it will not work.

Let us know what you find out...
jubjub75's Avatar jubjub75 10:02 AM 03-06-2008
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I am using a Vanstar enclosure that seems to work for most people in the pace forums. I have no problems.

That said, I am not sure that the CSR was correct, the DVR feature is enabled at Buckeye, so unless they allow you to have that feature, it will not work.

Let us know what you find out...

Where did you get the Vanstar enclosure?

If they do not allow it, she is losing points towards "best CSR ever"...

I'll let you know what I find out.
trabbic's Avatar trabbic 10:15 AM 03-06-2008
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Where did you get the Vanstar enclosure?

If they do not allow it, she is losing points towards "best CSR ever"...

I'll let you know what I find out.

Sorry, I told you incorrectly, Vantec NextStar 3:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...406&CatId=2778

That one is blue, but they do make a black one also...
jubjub75's Avatar jubjub75 11:41 AM 03-06-2008
Thanks Trabbic!

Well, I just read the instruction manual, and it's only a single tuner, so I'll be heading back to exchange this for the real DVR ASAP.
RU FASTR's Avatar RU FASTR 07:13 AM 03-07-2008
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Has anyone added an eSata drive to their Pace box yet? Any recommendations or things to stay away from?

I have a Seagate FreeAgent 320gb and it works pretty well......but....if I were to do it again I would buy a drive and enclosure. There are a few people who have problems with the Seagate drives.
Charlie Kocis's Avatar Charlie Kocis 08:33 AM 03-07-2008
hey everybody. just called buckeye [03/07 @ 10:15am] to ask about any upcoming hd additions. the lady had a memo saying the following channels would be added by "the end of march":

history, a&e, ion, ion life, q-ba, fox fx

thats how she read them from her memo. i'm assuming history, a&e and fx are the hd channels. wiki shows that ion, ion life and qubo are wastelands full of infomercials and reruns with very little to no original programming and most certainly not HD. oh, well. fxHD should be nice for dirt and nip/tuck.

that sucks about the new pace only having one tuner. definently a deal breaker.
jdcsi99's Avatar jdcsi99 09:53 AM 03-07-2008
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hey everybody. just called buckeye [03/07 @ 10:15am] to ask about any upcoming hd additions. the lady had a memo saying the following channels would be added by "the end of march":

history, a&e, ion, ion life, q-ba, fox fx

thats how she read them from her memo. i'm assuming history, a&e and fx are the hd channels. wiki shows that ion, ion life and qubo are wastelands full of infomercials and reruns with very little to no original programming and most certainly not HD. oh, well. fxHD should be nice for dirt and nip/tuck.

that sucks about the new pace only having one tuner. definently a deal breaker.

History and A&E are cool... Come on Discovery -- I have to see Ice Road Truckers in HD this year!!! If you haven't seen this show yet, don't let the name/premise put you off, I find it strangely fascinating!!
maxdefcon's Avatar maxdefcon 11:57 PM 03-07-2008
Not sure if anyone watches Food Network, but Food Network HD will finally start mirroring what's on channel 65. Non HD shows will be upconverted to HD. This will start March 30th or 31st.
HDNLUVINIT's Avatar HDNLUVINIT 04:21 AM 03-08-2008
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Not sure if anyone watches Food Network, but Food Network HD will finally start mirroring what's on channel 65. Non HD shows will be upconverted to HD. This will start March 30th or 31st.

Food Network HD is on in my house probably 50% of the time - not sure if mirroring what's on "regular" Food TV is a good thing or not.......at least on the HD chnnel, we don't have to put up with every other show featuring Rachel Ray.
RU FASTR's Avatar RU FASTR 08:37 AM 03-08-2008
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that sucks about the new pace only having one tuner. definently a deal breaker.

The Pace DVR is dual-tuner, and in my experience superior to the Moto box.
maxdefcon's Avatar maxdefcon 02:41 PM 03-08-2008
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Food Network HD is on in my house probably 50% of the time - not sure if mirroring what's on "regular" Food TV is a good thing or not.......at least on the HD chnnel, we don't have to put up with every other show featuring Rachel Ray.

While that is possibly true... It does show a lot of repeats.
HDNLUVINIT's Avatar HDNLUVINIT 05:42 AM 03-09-2008
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While that is possibly true... It does show a lot of repeats.

Right you are about that.
jubjub75's Avatar jubjub75 01:18 PM 03-10-2008
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The Pace DVR is dual-tuner, and in my experience superior to the Moto box.

I'll concur with that experience. I got the Pace DVR on Saturday (I think it's the 787 model, but don't quote me on that) and it doesn't seem to have nearly as many weird pauses between a remote command and the unit executing as the Moto box did. Another thing I noticed is that the IR receiver on the box has a much wider range than the Moto box does. My AV cabinet sits so that all the gear is at about a 45 degree angle from where I sit with the remote. I had to sit the Moto box at an angle in the rack or else it wouldn't receive the remote signal. With the Pace, I have it straight in the rack and it still picks up signals fine. So far I'm 100% satisfied.

I do have one question, though: how can you tell if the esata drive you hooked up is working properly? I hooked one up (following the DVR's instructions) and the DVR appeared to load software to the external drive (took about 1 1/2 hours) and then booted as normal. Everything appears to be working, but when I record something, it still takes up about the same % of available DVR space as before (ie: a 1 hr HD show takes 6-7% of available space, per the DVR list). Since I added a 500GB drive to the 160GB internal, shouldn't the % used drop significantly?
HDNLUVINIT's Avatar HDNLUVINIT 01:31 PM 03-10-2008
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While that is possibly true... It does show a lot of repeats.

There is a bulletin in HDTV Magazine (online) today announcing the Food Network and Food Network HD simulcast - same goes for HGTV and HGTV-HD. Both effective 3-31-08.
RU FASTR's Avatar RU FASTR 08:02 PM 03-10-2008
jubjub -

You need to go into the diagnostic menu and see if the external drive is recognized.

With the TV on hit "Power" then "Select" on the front panel. Look at HDD Status, that should tell you if both drives are recognized. There are threads on the Pace DVR's with more information should you be interested.
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