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Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-20-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By LenL
No quite true. There is a buffer for stopping...

No quite true. There is a buffer for stopping and starting. A show that is scheduled to end at 0900 does not end at 0900. Most of us pad the start and stop times of our recordings so they may start...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-20-2014, 06:38 AM
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Posted By LenL
In the example given at 0900 we would try to have...

In the example given at 0900 we would try to have 3 tuners engaged when there are only 2 tuners in both the DVR+ and DTVPAL. It is not a device error. It is a human scheduling error. If you ended...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-19-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By LenL
On one of mine the light is so dim when it is...

On one of mine the light is so dim when it is recording in standby that it looks to be off.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-12-2014, 12:17 PM
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Posted By LenL
FWIW, Using a PC with a Linux distro on it...

FWIW,

Using a PC with a Linux distro on it (PCLINUXOS) I was able to successfully copy DVR+ files from my 500GB drive to my new 1TB drive using the built in file manager. I then connected the 1TB...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-11-2014, 07:37 AM
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Posted By LenL
Good suggestion.....Nothing beats real world...

Good suggestion.....Nothing beats real world testing!
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-11-2014, 07:35 AM
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Posted By LenL
Not completely wrong if you are like me and many...

Not completely wrong if you are like me and many others with a relatively cheap Samsung or other brand TV (3-4 years old) and have access to over 100 apps including every media company who has movies...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-11-2014, 07:29 AM
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Posted By LenL
Pachinko

Thanks for following on my 3 questions about how to get files from one drive to another. You did a lot.


I do have PCLINUXOS 64 bit loaded on one of my computers and it would be relatively easy...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-10-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By LenL
Issues

This is what I want to be addressed before we get into adding Netflix etc. There are many software fixes that can and should be addressed by resources at CM or E* or whoever is programming.

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Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-10-2014, 07:45 AM
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Posted By LenL
Seems like a waste

I said this before there are so many options already for people to get these apps that for me it does not make sense for CM to get involved with this. If they were breaking new ground this would be...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-10-2014, 07:39 AM
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Posted By LenL
DVR + Hard Drive With Recordings Question

I have a 500 GB hard drive with DVR+ recordings and I want to now use (replace it) a 1 TB drive that I formatted with the DVR+.


My Questions:


1. Can I take both drives to a PC and copy...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-07-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By LenL
Antenna Height

Can sometimes be way overrated especially for UHF. I am living proof. I have 3 antennas on my mast (I should send a picture). One of them is a CM 4228. It is only 3 feet off the ground and is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2014, 08:08 AM
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Posted By LenL
PreAMP

Get yourself a good Channel Master Preamp 7777 or 7778. Chances are it will he you to keep the signal you have at the antenna and get it to your TV. If your coax run is over 50 feet you are losing...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-06-2014, 07:59 AM
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Posted By LenL
Changing the subject

I recently read a Tech Expert in Costco Connection talk about todays hard drives and expected life. He stated that drives made today have about a 4 year life span. Not sure all the conditions of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-04-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18,561
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Posted By LenL
Something interesting happened last nite. I was...

Something interesting happened last nite. I was watching a recroded show from PBS. About halfway through the DTVPAL rebooted. About 30 minutes later is rebooted again. Then when it got to the end...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-04-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By LenL
You can keep track as I do by using each DVR for...

You can keep track as I do by using each DVR for specific channels. You could decide based on your viewing habits. For example one would record shows on the VHF channels only. Or one would record...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-04-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By LenL
For you and all the others: Next time why not...

For you and all the others: Next time why not just PM each other and carry on this diatribe outside the forum? Most of us DO NOT WANT TO WADE through this nonsense! So please NO MORE!
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-04-2014, 06:40 AM
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Posted By LenL
You could also get just about any AV rated...

You could also get just about any AV rated external drive and buy an enclosure for it. Right now I am using a non AV rated 500 gb Seagate drive in a Rosewill enclosure just fine. This enclosure is...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-04-2014, 06:37 AM
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Posted By LenL
Thanks!

Thanks for posting this. Another option is to do what I do with my 2 DTVPALs in the room. I just take a small piece of cardboard and cut it and bend it so it is just big enough to cover the IR...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-01-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By LenL
Nice pictures! Be careful doing that!

Nice pictures! Be careful doing that!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By LenL
I'm about 30 miles west/northwest as the crow...

I'm about 30 miles west/northwest as the crow flies. I do not have line of sight as I am on the back end of a hill and my antennas are pointed towards the top and do not quite peek over the top.

...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-29-2014, 02:54 PM
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Views: 453,840
Posted By LenL
You are right. They used Pacific Time to...

You are right.


They used Pacific Time to indicate the hours of the sale: 6AM to 11AM. This was so everybody knew the requirements from the east coast to the Pacific coast. Quite simple.

...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-29-2014, 10:09 AM
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Views: 453,840
Posted By LenL
I went over your posts carefully and I saw you...

I went over your posts carefully and I saw you seemed to have all kinds of issues with your account with CM. I saw NO real evidence in your posts other than your claims that THEY made a mistake and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-29-2014, 09:53 AM
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Posted By LenL
Regarding Channel 100 Issue

I did a channel rescan. I checked the guide and channel 100.0 was gone. I then deleted all of the channels I did not want in settings and checked the guide and channel 100.0 was not present. So...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-29-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6,575
Views: 453,840
Posted By LenL
Blocknlot

Sorry that you did not like my response but you seem to be the only one with a beef. So I thought I would try to explain why you failed to get the unit and everyone else did. You can try again on...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-29-2014, 07:02 AM
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Posted By LenL
Thanks for the feedback but no I can't delete it...

Thanks for the feedback but no I can't delete it as there isn't a channel 100 to delete. It is not 100.1 etc. It only shows up in the Rovi Guide. No programming associated with it to help me with...
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