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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-21-2017, 06:56 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
FAT32 doesn't work. Use the proprietary setup...

FAT32 doesn't work. Use the proprietary setup procedure....
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-03-2017, 06:52 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
I have a 4-high stack with no apparent heating...

I have a 4-high stack with no apparent heating issues. I do have added feet about 1/8" thick to add a little more air space in between. I block the extra IR ports with thin cardboard painted black...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-29-2017, 05:57 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
It could be broken. You can flip the door down...

It could be broken. You can flip the door down with a flosspick or other plastic tool without damaging anything. Once flipped down you should be able to pull the tray out with subtle force. If you...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-18-2017, 10:27 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
The risk is different, but without knowing how...

The risk is different, but without knowing how you found that shop or anything about its reputation, I don't believe there's any less risk. HD replacement really is a simple process. Several screws,...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-11-2017, 11:32 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
I was speaking on behalf of all users here. I...

I was speaking on behalf of all users here. I don't own a 557, only 2160A, 513 and 515. Nevertheless, for your purpose there is probably no difference, and I'll provide best effort.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-10-2016, 10:03 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
For 2160A, 513 & 515, since I don't know how some...

For 2160A, 513 & 515, since I don't know how some newer models differ and these three are what I own, it's easier to rewrite than locate among Wajo's index:
Start into the record buffer with |<< or...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-06-2016, 01:59 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
It if was me and here, instead of transferring to...

It if was me and here, instead of transferring to DVD directly I'd play the recording through a "video stabilizer" to a blank DVD in another recorder. I'm not sure if there could be any other way.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-06-2016, 01:31 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
Whether really cheaper depends on shipping rates....

Whether really cheaper depends on shipping rates. It would only be cheaper if rates match within $2. The better buy might be the one physically closer so to be cheaper to return if necessary.

...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-05-2016, 08:01 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
I'm pretty sure it's only the label that's...

I'm pretty sure it's only the label that's different, not the code sent. Magnavox and Sylvania are apparently both aliases for Funai. IOW, "top menu" = "title" and "menu/list" = "disc menu". Anyway,...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-05-2016, 02:53 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
http://www.sylvania.newremotecontrol.com/catalog_i...

http://www.sylvania.newremotecontrol.com/catalog_item.php?catnum=NB345UD looks like only has one button differently labeled, and claims interchangeable. If I hadn't already bought an extra NB820UD...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-29-2016, 04:15 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Before the digital age took over satellite TV, it...

Before the digital age took over satellite TV, it was routinely recommended to unplug everything when leaving home. Now I turn off 5 of my 7 SD recorders only when I expect a power outage to outlast...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-29-2016, 02:20 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
This is why some people use a UPS instead of a...

This is why some people use a UPS instead of a surge suppressor or no power protection at all. To us it is not worth the risk of losing equipment we couldn't replace with directly comparable...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-08-2016, 10:48 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
At 8 years of age it's probably time to take the...

At 8 years of age it's probably time to take the HD out, clone it to a new HD using ddrescue or dd_rescue (http://forensicswiki.org/wiki/Dd_rescue), and install the new. HDs do not last forever....
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-28-2016, 01:43 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
SATA generation is irrelevant to this...

SATA generation is irrelevant to this application. Later generations are mostly about higher throughput, which these machines cannot use. I would expect more life and less heat from a lower RPM model...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-24-2016, 05:44 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Depends on your PC's OS. LMGTFY...

Depends on your PC's OS. LMGTFY (http://bfy.tw/8MLZ) would be a start. On the PC I'm writing this with, I'd type zypper in dd_rescue at a command prompt, wait a few seconds, and it would be ready to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-21-2016, 09:49 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Take an extra HD same size or larger than the one...

Take an extra HD same size or larger than the one from the old machine that you want to save recordings from, such as the one that came in the 515, connect them both to a PC, true clone (dd_rescue...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-19-2016, 05:55 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Looks right to me. :)

Looks right to me. :)
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-17-2016, 12:26 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Nail polish or bottled paint might be easier than...

Nail polish or bottled paint might be easier than trying to keep spray paint from going where you don't want it. I use colored tape or file folder labels for distinguishing among otherwise identical...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-13-2016, 03:46 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Please don't let the volume of information there...

Please don't let the volume of information there intimidate you. We can walk you through the little bit that actually applies to this HD replacement process when the time comes.


HD power...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-10-2016, 05:30 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
My two 513s were manufactured in spring 2011....

My two 513s were manufactured in spring 2011. Write errors on a HD manufactured (most likely) 5 or more years ago should not be a big surprise. HDs lasting less than 3 years haven't been terribly...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-05-2016, 03:43 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Yes, with the only functional difference being a...

Yes, with the only functional difference being a genuine 515 has an annoying 2.5+ hour clock backup (instead of about 3 minutes), which means a long wait is required any time a full reset is wanted...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-05-2016, 01:40 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
To be clear, you have a 2160, not a 2160A, and...

To be clear, you have a 2160, not a 2160A, and you used that device to install a SATA HD in your 2160, and it was purely a parts swap with no type of modifications required?
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-05-2016, 01:37 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Most of my recordings are SP, a select few HQ,...

Most of my recordings are SP, a select few HQ, and some SPP and LP. All 5 of my Funais run V firmware. My oldest, a 2160A, currently has 555 recordings and 28H59M SP space remaining. My other 2160A...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-04-2016, 06:05 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
I only have 2160A, 513 and 515, so can't compare...

I only have 2160A, 513 and 515, so can't compare to previous models visually. As I understand it, the identical connectors attaching to the HDs on all five of mine are actually Funai-OEM PATA to SATA...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-04-2016, 07:51 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
The 2160A "should" be able to tune only what it...

The 2160A "should" be able to tune only what it is programmed to tune, while the sat receivers putting channels on the cable are using frequencies and/or mapping that the 21060A know nothing about...
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