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Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   10-25-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,079
Posted By doc_chiron
Greetings: I know what you are after, but all...

Greetings: I know what you are after, but all Motorola-based STBs use the same infra-red remote code as do all of the Scientific Atlanta STBs.
I get around that limitation by controlling my STBs...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-27-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,815
Posted By doc_chiron
BFDTV: Is there someplace you have seen mention...

BFDTV: Is there someplace you have seen mention of these units intended for retail sale? I would love to buy one or two units.
I've read the spec's and believe these are solely for MSO purchase/use...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-27-2008, 03:24 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 926,560
Posted By doc_chiron
Greetings: From the Tujunga headend (mostly...

Greetings:
From the Tujunga headend (mostly the same for ALL of TWC-LA), I have created a spreadsheet file containing all of the virtual channels (as seen on the STB and CableCARD INFO displays)...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-08-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 191,626
Posted By doc_chiron
Thank You mdavej for the DVD 0490 remote...

Thank You mdavej for the DVD 0490 remote function code table.
Since your list includes the CANCEL* code, the list is actually is for the DMR-EZ17K & DMR-EZ27K.
Two button changes are visible on...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 372,533
Posted By doc_chiron
Quote:Originally Posted by RLaidEPeas...

Quote:Originally Posted by RLaidEPeas http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12903813)

I need help please.
This becomes a real problem because I can't...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 372,533
Posted By doc_chiron
Quote:Originally Posted by DCT6416UIIIuser...

Quote:Originally Posted by DCT6416UIIIuser http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12900202)

Could someone tell me what I would use the IR port for....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 372,533
Posted By doc_chiron
Quote:Originally Posted by CharterJames...

Quote:Originally Posted by CharterJames http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12898817)

34xx series does not have NTSC at all - All digital Here's the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 372,533
Posted By doc_chiron
Quote:Originally Posted by redrock999...

Quote:Originally Posted by redrock999 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12892268)

I have not been able to get the IR port working correctly with...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-22-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 372,533
Posted By doc_chiron
The DCT/DCH3416 STBs may or may not have NTSC...

The DCT/DCH3416 STBs may or may not have NTSC tuners, but the more important issue is that there are NO MPEG2 encoders in these STBs, while the DCT/DCH64xx boxes do have the MPEG2 encoders. Now with...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-22-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 372,533
Posted By doc_chiron
The OPTIMAL STEREO setting is needed primarily...

The OPTIMAL STEREO setting is needed primarily for setting the audio level going into the Ch3/4 RF modulator so that the TV audio demodulator can properly extract the subcarrier containing the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-21-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 372,533
Posted By doc_chiron
I have both a DCT6416 & DCT3416 (my DCH3416 from...

I have both a DCT6416 & DCT3416 (my DCH3416 from eBay is in UPS' hands).
I routinely turn off both boxes when not in use and do NOT hear the sound of spinning HDDs. Now that I have removed my...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-09-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 751,223
Posted By doc_chiron
WD-65731 owner: DCT-6416 on HDMI-1 & Input-1...

WD-65731 owner: DCT-6416 on HDMI-1 & Input-1 S-Video+LR (for use with SPLIT)
----------------- DCT-3416 on HDMI-2 & Input-2 S-Video+LR (for use with SPLIT)
----------------- TWC Cablecard on...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-25-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By doc_chiron
Greetings: I have a Mitsubishi WD-52631 DLP...

Greetings: I have a Mitsubishi WD-52631 DLP 1080P set with two IEEE1394 ports. I use it to record to my IEEE1394 RCA DVR2080 AV/C (AVHD) 80GB drive, which I believe was made by Indigita like the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-16-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 751,223
Posted By doc_chiron
Greetings: Noob w/ recently acquired WD-52631...

Greetings: Noob w/ recently acquired WD-52631 mfr date May 2007.
First: I too have the Mitsubishi remote that refuses to set AUDIO LOCK to the AUDIO device. Went to Fry's and found that their exact...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   07-25-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By doc_chiron
I have the same model and have made some service...

I have the same model and have made some service adjustments, but am not happy with the overscan of standard definitition shows with the display mode set to NORMAL (4:3). 4:3 shows coming in on...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-24-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 57,161
Posted By doc_chiron
To Moderator: I have gathered replacements for...

To Moderator:
I have gathered replacements for SOME of the dead links in the first message, as well as additional models of Motorola STBs w/ 1394 outputs and links to those models.
Hope this...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   06-21-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,599
Posted By doc_chiron
Assumptions are that you have TiVo Plus service...

Assumptions are that you have TiVo Plus service and NOT TiVo Basic (certain Toshiba and Pioneer units with DVD players or recorders).
Also: although you have a cableco supplied DCT3416, you did not...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   06-20-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,463
Posted By doc_chiron
In a word - NO way. Nope, just use your TiVo...

In a word - NO way.
Nope, just use your TiVo through your basic digital converter.
I assume you have only a SD TiVo not the new S3 w/ dual HD tuners.
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   06-20-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By doc_chiron
Stop!!! Don't buy that tuner card if you just...

Stop!!! Don't buy that tuner card if you just want to record the IEEE1394 output of the SA8300!
All you need is a FIREWIRE card. I just bought one on eBaaaaaaaaaay for $10, but I haven't tried it...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   06-20-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By doc_chiron
If your SA8300 STB has an IEEE1394 (aka...

If your SA8300 STB has an IEEE1394 (aka FireWire) connector on the rear AND it is NOT disabled by the cable co (FCC rules say it cannot be disabled as some HDTVs use that instead of DVI or HDMI for...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-15-2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10,357
Views: 1,658,832
Posted By doc_chiron
Greetings: Some RECORD shortcuts that I haven't...

Greetings: Some RECORD shortcuts that I haven't seem mentioned anywhere:
-within the guide, highlight a show that isn't scheduled for RECORDING (ie no red dot) and press RECORD. Barring conflicts a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-19-2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By doc_chiron
Here's my understanding: The DCT6412 (all...

Here's my understanding: The DCT6412 (all versions & the DCT6416) always outputs 480i in the "composite" and Y/C (aka s-video) outputs regardless of the watched program.
The USER setup menu is...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-19-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,583
Posted By doc_chiron
Gary- time to start boning up on the DCT series...

Gary- time to start boning up on the DCT series boxes!
You should probably start reading the DCT6412Phase III thread, as the only difference is the 160 vs 120GB HDD!
Ethernet not yet active, but...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-16-2006, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By doc_chiron
Greetings: I don't believe any A/V receiver is...

Greetings: I don't believe any A/V receiver is going to have a positive affect on the quality of any analog video signals. As far as the receiver is concerned, it simply switched the video source...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-16-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By doc_chiron
Greetings: We have 400 Hi-8 duplicating VCRs...

Greetings:
We have 400 Hi-8 duplicating VCRs here where we churn out cassettes for in-flight entertainment. We play back from Sony Digital BetaCam recordings for most feature films at 720x480i. I...
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