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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-30-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
I'm only waiting in order to save $50. I read all...

I'm only waiting in order to save $50. I read all Amazon reviews. The only negative I anticipate could affect my use pattern is device compatibility. For PIP (which along with POP I have turned on...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-30-2014, 01:16 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Transition to Advanced Format 4K Sector Hard...

Transition to Advanced Format 4K Sector Hard Drives | Seagate (http://www.seagate.com/tech-insights/advanced-format-4k-sector-hard-drives-master-ti/) explains how even larger than 4kb blocks need to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-30-2014, 10:01 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
While that experience is encouraging, "a HD...

While that experience is encouraging, "a HD recorder" is not our Funais, with their filesystemless software incepted 8 or more years ago. Does your "HD recorder" use a filesystem that might be...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-30-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
You say "record", but I think simply buffering...

You say "record", but I think simply buffering (caching) that data flow amounts to the same thing.

Did you even read the URI about the Quick6? I seriously doubt it could do what it claims to do...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-30-2014, 03:55 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
What I was saying is a non-passive device (like...

What I was saying is a non-passive device (like some HDMI splitters) ought to provide the same effect as the HDMI detective, as would the Quick6 - making the cable box think the TV is on, thus...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-29-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
If it's not a passive device I would expect yes. ...

If it's not a passive device I would expect yes.

Unless your TV has PIP, I don't know how Ken's leave the TV on method could provide the answer you want in real time like the other options should....
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-28-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Your new puter should be up to the task without...

Your new puter should be up to the task without adding any more built-in options by making use only of its USB ports. As you are paying someone to build it for you, options to take its cover off and...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-28-2014, 06:47 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
If you want to keep the HDMI cable put a HDMI...

If you want to keep the HDMI cable put a HDMI Detective (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/688519-REG/Gefen_EXT_HDMI_EDIDP_HDMI_Detective_Plus.html) on it.[/quote]
A different TV hooked up to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-24-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
You could clone it yourself, as LDM implied....

You could clone it yourself, as LDM implied. Mechanically speaking, all you need is a PC you can attach a couple of extra HDs to, either to internal SATA ports, eSATA ports, or USB ports. Externally...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-19-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Nobody's perfect. I suppose based on the actual...

Nobody's perfect. I suppose based on the actual report in this sub-thread I may have expected too much from the reader to think he would recognize any one person's experience with cable boxes has to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-19-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Probably all boxes were designed to output all...

Probably all boxes were designed to output all simultaneously, just as all were designed for the cableco owner of the box to determine what the software in the box can or can't do, including keeping...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-19-2014, 02:28 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
I'm being realistic. It doesn't keep people from...

I'm being realistic. It doesn't keep people from trying other suggestions, only from expecting a happy solution in every case.

All ever used locally have had multiple outputs, just like most ...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-17-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Every HD cable box I've had the displeasure to...

Every HD cable box I've had the displeasure to use has blocked analog video output as long as any HDMI cable was connected between it and anything else. To use "my" current box with Mag requires HDMI...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-14-2014, 02:04 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
If testing proves RF better, get the cableco to...

If testing proves RF better, get the cableco to replace the box with a competent one.:p I doubt there is such a thing as a cable box putting the unscrambled audio and video on RF out that includes...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-14-2014, 09:13 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
All are correct [/quote] What point is there to...

All are correct [/quote]
What point is there to have RF cable from cablebox to Mag when all recording will be the higher quality coming in on e.g. L1? Might as well leave it off, in case there needs...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-04-2014, 02:29 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
How big is your TV? How far away from it do you...

How big is your TV?
How far away from it do you sit?
How good are your eyes?
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-04-2014, 01:42 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
That may be the theory, but it's definitely not...

That may be the theory, but it's definitely not my observation WRT the Iview. I've often simultaneously recorded both WFLA and NBC's feeds to its affiliates. Transport stream files made from NBC's...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-04-2014, 11:26 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
The 4 Iview .mts recordings I haven't deleted are...

The 4 Iview .mts recordings I haven't deleted are all about 6000M: 2 1-hours from NBC, 5845M and 6082M SVU episodes, and 2 1-hours from Fox, 6230M and 6147M Bones episodes.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-02-2014, 11:08 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
Stereo over RF only ever happens if MTS is listed...

Stereo over RF only ever happens if MTS is listed in the RF specifications of both source and destination.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-13-2014, 10:12 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
Interesting deal on Newegg on 537 today, refurb...

Interesting deal on Newegg on 537 today, refurb with 500G HD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882226040) for $176:
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-19-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
That sux. I spent 4 hours yesterday dubbing from...

That sux. I spent 4 hours yesterday dubbing from DVDs onto bedroom Mag HD @SPP.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-18-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
I didn't mean to discourage people, but I do not...

I didn't mean to discourage people, but I do not think it wise to imply it never happens by making no mention of possible blockage whenever the subject comes up.

I've used 4 different boxes on...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-17-2014, 09:06 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
I'm pretty sure for most people that's false....

I'm pretty sure for most people that's false. Remember the posts from Baby Bunny here a week or so ago? I think most cable boxes block Y output while HDMI is connected from cable box to anything like...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-13-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Bypassing the HDMI would be required, not...

Bypassing the HDMI would be required, not bypassing composite, unless the two accessory components previously mentioned were interposed.



As long as the HDMI from the cable box is connected to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-13-2014, 06:41 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Same as I've been using for all the years I've...

Same as I've been using for all the years I've been signed up here, one from the several listed at http://geckoisgecko.org/ currently Version rv29.0 Build ID: 20140428215651, not newer because a...
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