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Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   10-04-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,383
Posted By chasmm
Wow, reading this thread is like a class...

Wow, reading this thread is like a class reunion. I also still have UTVs in service...at last count 4 of 'em, having just recently retired one. I also have 2 DirecTivos in use, and am now the owner...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   10-03-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,149
Posted By chasmm
I can't give you any advice as to which is best,...

I can't give you any advice as to which is best, but I can confirm that both Digital Coax and Toslink/Digital Optical can transmit DD5.1 audio.

Good luck with your installation!

Charles
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   10-03-2008, 04:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,187
Posted By chasmm
I just picked up a Samsung 22" LCD TV (model...

I just picked up a Samsung 22" LCD TV (model T220HD) from Costco, and am planning on using it as a display for a DTV DRV (HR21). Unfortunately, I cannot get the DTV remote to control the volume on...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   04-29-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,002
Posted By chasmm
Wow! It's been a while since I've been back this...

Wow! It's been a while since I've been back this board. I don't know exactly what it was that made me think of the times when I was on here every day...

I'm wondering just how many of us still...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   11-11-2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By chasmm
I've actually got a double setup going... ...

I've actually got a double setup going...

All of the devices in my EC have outputs going two places. The first place is to a RatShack AV switcher (S-Video and Optical Audio) that then feeds my TV...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   11-11-2006, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By chasmm
So, I guess I'll drag out those RCA UTV...

So, I guess I'll drag out those RCA UTV keyboards I bought in the clearance rack at Radio Shack a few years ago (three of 'em) and see if any got accidentally set to AUX. However, if I understand...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   11-08-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By chasmm
lgodave, I have a couple of 'em named by virtue...

lgodave, I have a couple of 'em named by virtue of having them in the same entertainment system rack. Both are RCA UTVs (I guess if I thought more ahead of time, I would have put 1 Sony, 1 RCA and...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   11-07-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By chasmm
I seem to remember being able to control...

I seem to remember being able to control mulitple (or maybe just 2) RCA UTVs with one keyboard. I know that at one time back in the dark ages I posted an exhaustive discussion of the differences...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   11-07-2006, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By chasmm
Another vote for CCS. My UTV1 (I have 5 of 'em),...

Another vote for CCS. My UTV1 (I have 5 of 'em), died last week while I was away on business. I came home to a wife that said "I think UTV1 is having some problems". After trying all of the various...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   06-21-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By chasmm
In the mail today I received a replacement...

In the mail today I received a replacement battery for my MyFi related to their battery recall. What's odd about this, is that I had already received a replacement battery several months ago.

Has...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   06-16-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By chasmm
Okay, I've had my Inno just over a month, and...

Okay, I've had my Inno just over a month, and have had the commonly reported issues (power switch flakiness and battery drain), but I just encountered a new one that has compromised the Inno's...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   05-16-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By chasmm
I have both the MyFi and the Inno. It may just...

I have both the MyFi and the Inno. It may just be my perception, but it seems that the Inno has MUCH better reception than the MyFi. Add in the extra storage, the small form factor, the better...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   05-10-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By chasmm
Mine still do it...all five of 'em, whenever I...

Mine still do it...all five of 'em, whenever I try to do multiple deletes (like 6-7 or more). Just something I've learned to live with, and whenever I start to get mad about it, I think of how I...
Forum: Xbox Area   02-23-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,903
Posted By chasmm
The most unusual thing like this that I've...

The most unusual thing like this that I've personally run across was when I purchased a 1 gig SD card at Costco. I took the receipt to the cage person, and they handed me the blister pack containing...
Forum: Xbox Area   02-09-2006, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By chasmm
This may have been covered elsewhere, but if so...

This may have been covered elsewhere, but if so I missed it when searching...

I have two original Xboxes and two Xbox 360s, one set each for my son and me. I received my 360 at launch, and...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   01-11-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By chasmm
Welcome to the forum, Digitalal. I live a little...

Welcome to the forum, Digitalal. I live a little further out on Long Island, and I haven't had any issues with receiving 2, 4, 5, 7 on any of my UTVs (5 of 'em) or DTivos (2 of 'em) over the past...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   11-30-2004, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By chasmm
I'm also one of those with a mixed household...5...

I'm also one of those with a mixed household...5 UTVs (2 RCAs & 1 Sony updated to 120 gig, 2 Sonys stock) as well as 2 DTivo's (both RCA, 1 stock and 1 with 320 gig). One of those updated RCA UTVs...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   05-03-2004, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,910
Posted By chasmm
I can certainly confirm the abysmal time to load...

I can certainly confirm the abysmal time to load the "Now Showing" guide. My DTivo (dual 160 gig) takes anywhere from 2-3 minutes to load it. Even when my 120 gig UTVs are almost full, they don't...
Forum: Remote Control Area   03-11-2004, 10:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,772
Posted By chasmm
I'll throw in my vote for the MX-700. It really...

I'll throw in my vote for the MX-700. It really comes down to a couple of key questions:

1. Are you a touch-screen or hard-button person?
2. Do you want to just replicate your existing remotes...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   03-09-2004, 10:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,491
Posted By chasmm
My experience with the DirecTivo has reinforced...

My experience with the DirecTivo has reinforced my love of the UTV. I ended up with two of them at Xmas. One was purchased for my son's room, and the other was going to be for my mother. However I...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-06-2004, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By chasmm
I've got the TB Audiotron, and it does work very...

I've got the TB Audiotron, and it does work very well from a setup and audio perspective. It would be MUCH MUCH better if it had a larger display or video output.

From across the room, it's...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   02-06-2004, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By chasmm
I can also confirm that there is a 1-2 second...

I can also confirm that there is a 1-2 second delay in the signal between a regular DTV receiver and a UTV or DTivo. However I have seen it go as high as 3-5 seconds. It's quite disconcerting to...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   10-20-2003, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By chasmm
I've had this happen on two UTVs. Each time I...

I've had this happen on two UTVs. Each time I went through multiple troubleshooting steps before dropping the cash on a new HD. However, both times...replacing the HD made the problem go away...and...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   09-22-2003, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By chasmm
All my UTVs are at 3.7...so I just downloaded it...

All my UTVs are at 3.7...so I just downloaded it as part of the hard drive replacement.

Charles
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   09-21-2003, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By chasmm
I had the exact same scenario happening to...

I had the exact same scenario happening to me...green light on, on the UTV, but no video signal to the TV.

This happening after I began having problems with the hard drive. I was able sometimes...
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