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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...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-13-2014, 03:12 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Twice since the forum "upgrade", and never before...

Twice since the forum "upgrade", and never before that I can remember, clicking a button here has caused the browser to crash.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-13-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Recording on the Mag requires some kind of input....

Recording on the Mag requires some kind of input. A DVD plays because in constitutes an input. On most cable boxes, connecting the HDMI output to anything disables the video output on its yellow...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-13-2014, 10:13 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
It probably won't. The Scientific Atlanta 4250hdc...

It probably won't. The Scientific Atlanta 4250hdc probably does as most cable boxes do and disable the composite output you connect to the Mag when the SA's HDMI output is connected to the TV. With...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-12-2014, 09:38 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Isn't it amazing how every forum software...

Isn't it amazing how every forum software "upgrade" gets more annoying. Page numbers are now down to 3 to choose from from whatever they were, 6 maybe? 8?
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   06-08-2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by wajo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-31-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-31-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By mrmazda
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-30-2014, 09:17 PM
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Posted By mrmazda
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mag1993daewoo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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