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Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-24-2016, 07:24 PM
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Posted By mark40511
Ahhh, thanks! That makes perfect sense. For me, a...

Ahhh, thanks! That makes perfect sense. For me, a reasonable file size for a 22 minute recording for decent SD quality would be around 140 mb. But this file is HUGE and even using handbrake encoding...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-23-2016, 10:27 PM
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Posted By mark40511
OK, I'm back and with a REALLY DUMB QUESTION: ...

OK, I'm back and with a REALLY DUMB QUESTION:

So I'm recording a half hour old show on ME TV weeknights, right? It totals 32 minutes with the timer recording duration because I set it to start and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-21-2016, 08:47 AM
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Posted By mark40511
They do do a GREAT job, don't they! I was blown...

They do do a GREAT job, don't they! I was blown away how easy it was. Since I have the 150 now, the ematic is just gravy to mess with. I don't need it horribly bad unless something happens to the 150...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-20-2016, 09:38 PM
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Posted By mark40511
I read a lot of those walmart reviews too. I...

I read a lot of those walmart reviews too. I remember seeing a lot of "won't get past boot", but I don't think (of the ones I read), that anyone mentioned not being able to record daily...I can't...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-20-2016, 12:14 PM
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Posted By mark40511
OK, I came back to post something and when I saw...

OK, I came back to post something and when I saw page 3 of the forum, that post where I posted a pic of the fan was totally gone. It was there before. As soon as I made a new post, there the post...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-19-2016, 08:10 PM
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Posted By mark40511
My last post disappeared? Maybe I'm not allowed...

My last post disappeared? Maybe I'm not allowed to insert pics? I dunno. Anyway, I have a USB fan I found in my old laptop bag. I also found a powered USB hub. I plugged the hub into the HW 150, and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-19-2016, 07:50 PM
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Posted By mark40511
Actually, I found a fan in my old laptop bag....

Actually, I found a fan in my old laptop bag. It's USB. I took a pic of it. Will this work? The air blows UP toward me. It's LOUD but I don't care since no one is in the room when the box comes on to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-19-2016, 05:00 PM
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Posted By mark40511
Ok, which fan was it again that you recommend for...

Ok, which fan was it again that you recommend for these type of boxes? Can you send a link? oh, and how are you connecting a USB fan AND a hard drive since there's only one USB? What exactly are you...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-19-2016, 04:11 PM
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Posted By mark40511
OK, I got the 150 today! I was surprised! It's...

OK, I got the 150 today! I was surprised! It's twice the size of the ematic, but no bugs at all. I checked everything. Booking, tested a daily timer and start date went to the very next day. I tested...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-18-2016, 12:19 PM
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Posted By mark40511
UGH! LOL My luck! Anyway, that's good to...

UGH! LOL

My luck! Anyway, that's good to hear. But I wonder if it could be the same case with my ematic, where some have the bug, different firmware, some don't. Would that not stand to reason...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-18-2016, 11:44 AM
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Posted By mark40511
Yes - it does have these strange meta data small...

Yes - it does have these strange meta data small files with each recording. I just delete them. If you're wondering what I'm recording. Chips on ME TV , Johnny Carson on Antenna TV, and Carol Burnett...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-17-2016, 04:41 PM
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Posted By mark40511
I could care less about CC.....so if there's a...

I could care less about CC.....so if there's a bug where it doesn't show when it's supposed to, I wouldn't care about that. But I ordered the 180, but I might send it back and get the 150. I can get...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-17-2016, 04:20 PM
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Posted By mark40511
Just to clarify - mediasonic will send me...

Just to clarify - mediasonic will send me firmware for an ematic box?
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-17-2016, 06:28 AM
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Posted By mark40511
Gotcha! So basically, (for what I want)...

Gotcha! So basically, (for what I want) consistent timer recording with no bugs, I'm better off with the HW 150 and not the 180. At least I know that there is firmware to fix the 150 if it does have...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-16-2016, 12:20 PM
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Posted By mark40511
I saw a link to the actual unit, but not the...

I saw a link to the actual unit, but not the firmware. I don't know where to look to try it.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-16-2016, 08:35 AM
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Posted By mark40511
Out of all of these boxes, which is the most...

Out of all of these boxes, which is the most likely not to have any bugs? I keep reading reviews and all of them have questionable reviews, mostly good.but the bad ones make me wonder.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-16-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 110
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Posted By mark40511
Yesterday, I actually bought this: ...

Yesterday, I actually bought this:

http://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-Homeworx-HW180STB-Converter-Recording/dp/B00IYETYX8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1460811242&sr=8-2&keywords=mediasonic+converter
...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-15-2016, 08:51 PM
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Posted By mark40511
Thanks. It would be great if there were a way to...

Thanks. It would be great if there were a way to fix these bugs. Such a simple interface you would think it would just work...the recordings are GREAT, not a single glitch in them and being able to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-15-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By mark40511
Well I tried to insert the image - didn't work...

Well I tried to insert the image - didn't work correctly - so here's the link to the pic

http://postimg.org/image/qha60q2iv/
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-15-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By mark40511
True I guess. But I emailed mediasonic support...

True I guess. But I emailed mediasonic support asking them about their boxes and described the problem that I was having with my ematic. The tech said they knew exactly what I was talking about and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-15-2016, 11:14 AM
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Posted By mark40511
Yea I tried calling and got some lady who didn't...

Yea I tried calling and got some lady who didn't know SHT. I emailed support from their website so maybe they will get back....If not, I guess I'll just change the dates everyday. I really don't want...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-15-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 110
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Posted By mark40511
can someone point me into the direction of a...

can someone point me into the direction of a firmware update? Thanks

Here is a short video I made showing the problem I'm having.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSojCdfQ22E&feature=youtu.be
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-15-2016, 06:17 AM
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Posted By mark40511
OMG! I'm so glad I found this topic because I got...

OMG! I'm so glad I found this topic because I got this at walmart for 19.99 I think a week ago. I strictly wanted something to record a few OTA shows daily then I take my drive to computer, edit out...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-01-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 35,669
Posted By mark40511
I think BETA was better than VHS

I haven't used a VCR in years and years, even though I still have a VHS VCR stored away. Back in 1984, I was 12 years old when we got our first VHS VCR. My cousin wanted me to tape Days of our Lives...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-05-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By mark40511
50 inch. Walmart. Picked it up. Funny, the...

50 inch. Walmart. Picked it up.

Funny, the first one wasn't bent or damaged to the eye, yet there were horrible lines on the left side.....The second was was bent as pictured yet the tv actually...
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