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Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-25-2016, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Jan J
I used to do some free lance work at Fox in...

I used to do some free lance work at Fox in Chicago... They used a 'splicer' and it was noisy and glitchy as all getout... compared to a HD switcher and and ATSC encoder.... At first they had weather...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-29-2016, 04:15 AM
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Posted By Jan J
It's been a while since the 3 DVR's have been...

It's been a while since the 3 DVR's have been left 'on' 24/7.
Wife has been using them to augment her time shifting, with OTA and QAM (from Cable) feeds.... We've encountered one Cable Channel...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-19-2016, 07:31 AM
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Posted By Jan J
I retired a Samsung 840 128Gb SSD today from edit...

I retired a Samsung 840 128Gb SSD today from edit system, and replaced it with a larger and slightly faster SanDisk Ultra II...

Briefly (Few hours) tested the 840 in 3410a with Sata/IDE...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-15-2016, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Jan J
Have encountered something simelar.... I have a...

Have encountered something simelar....
I have a Matrox BOB in one room, and DLP in another... 1920x1080i is my normal HD mode, I rarely use 720P, unless someone requests that resolution...
A high...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-09-2016, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Jan J
Personally, I'd trust a new or used SATA drive...

Personally, I'd trust a new or used SATA drive and SATA/IDE converter over an new, used, or NOS IDE drive any day, but that's me.....

No problems with either 1TB units so far.... and she's...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-09-2016, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Jan J
New Lamp assy arrived today.... Let it sit...

New Lamp assy arrived today....

Let it sit an hour to acclimate to house temps.

In meantime vacuumed the DLP Lamp area and lensz...

Dust only, no broken glass...

Installed, and reset...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-08-2016, 01:39 AM
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Posted By Jan J
Last night, during Superbowl, there was a...

Last night, during Superbowl, there was a tremendous explosion, like a gun went off...
DLP went dark, Green Light flashing...
Pulled power plug, waited 5 min. Plugged in and after it booted,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-27-2016, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Jan J
If you remember a couple hundred pages ago, there...

If you remember a couple hundred pages ago, there was a fellow who somehow cracked the data entry codes on TVG board? He did that, and I saved and printed it out, and put it on the CD of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-27-2016, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Jan J
The exchanged SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD arrived...

The exchanged SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD arrived today.... A 30 min detour from edit system went through the 3410a.

Had the same First Playback after drive Init lockup happen as did on multiple...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-26-2016, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Jan J
The 500Gb Momentus XT Hybrid drive that worked...

The 500Gb Momentus XT Hybrid drive that worked oddly in one 3410a works fine in another...
One lockup after first recording... but after a power cycle subsequent recordings/playbacks are fine......
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2016, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Jan J
So far, We're seeing No problems with running...

So far, We're seeing No problems with running multiple (3) units 24/7....
I did take compressed air and clean out dust from units.... prior to drive swap out...
I'm intentionally using a Stock...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2016, 05:50 AM
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Posted By Jan J
Here's a receiver question... Our new Yamaha...

Here's a receiver question... Our new Yamaha V479... Have it working fine... but do have a question regarding a feature....
Does this unit have an "Automatic Volume Control" that will prevent high...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-20-2016, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Jan J
You'd have to decode it first, to Video (SD-NTSC)...

You'd have to decode it first, to Video (SD-NTSC)

GVG is slang for the company Grass Valley Group... A Proc Amp is a video processing amp where you can re-generate sync, and change all parametrs...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-20-2016, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Jan J
It was surprisingly easy! The IL cablebox they...

It was surprisingly easy! The IL cablebox they gave me had Simultaneous HDMI & Downconverted NTSC Letterbox or Pillerbox (Selectable) output.
I took that NTSC output, to GVG Proc, stripped line 22,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-19-2016, 05:28 AM
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Posted By Jan J
I'm making do with "parts on hand", as opposed to...

I'm making do with "parts on hand", as opposed to purchasing anew...
In all the projects that I've been involved with, I've enough 'drawer stoppers'.....Dead project remains that are not functional...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-17-2016, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Jan J
Sorry for being so 'wordy', but this explanation...

Sorry for being so 'wordy', but this explanation is lengthy...
Wife is a "Video Junky" and Big into Time Shifting.... Me.... I used to do Video as a profession, so I just tried to keep one step...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-16-2016, 06:11 AM
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Posted By Jan J
After the issue with Momentus XT drive, I had to...

After the issue with Momentus XT drive, I had to try another.... Freed up a 1TB SATA Samsung Laptop drive (5400RPM)...
That seems to be work fine in 3410a.... (Same 3410a, Same IDE/SATA converter,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-14-2016, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Jan J
Well, That didn't take long! Momentus XT drive...

Well, That didn't take long!
Momentus XT drive doesn't work well with 3410a & IDE/SATA converter...
Playback is not reliable.. Recording says it's ok,
Appears to be Drive not converter, (I'm back...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-13-2016, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Jan J
Starting in on 2nd unit with 500 GB Momentus XT...

Starting in on 2nd unit with 500 GB Momentus XT Drive (SATA Hybrid Seagate Laptop drive).

Had to replace C129 as it was stuck in a "Hello" boot loop... (wasn't drive, was C129).

Testing (With...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-05-2016, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Jan J
Absolute 100% Success!!!

Well. This unit is now finished and ready for service!

I soldered two wires across the on/off button in the front panel, and ran wires to the center of the chassis punchout where the fan would...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-04-2016, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Jan J
Ok... I'm in the middle of the last recording.......

Ok... I'm in the middle of the last recording.... As you see it has 69 recordings on this drive....

Setting for HD was set to maximum.

If I add up the record times of the recordings, I'm...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-04-2016, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Jan J
Over 70 recordings.... 9 hours left to fill... ...

Over 70 recordings.... 9 hours left to fill... Programmed a few more for today...
Unit has been 100% successful with recordings, short or long...
HDD Graphic now shows 'full': many white, 3...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-03-2016, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Jan J
Lucked out again! where the TV base is sitting...

Lucked out again! where the TV base is sitting (Left Front of 3410a) --- there is no ventilation slots there, so the TV is not blocking any vents...

I'm presently at 62 recordings 19 hours of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-03-2016, 05:07 AM
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Posted By Jan J
Years ago I added stick on felt feet that raised...

Years ago I added stick on felt feet that raised the height of the 3410a about 3/8"... Did this to all units to improve cooling.

The unit has been on for what, 2 weeks continually now... and has...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-02-2016, 04:19 AM
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Posted By Jan J
Looked at schematics last PM. The 'power-on'...

Looked at schematics last PM. The 'power-on' logic line on power supply is a dead end. Found a way to force a power up with AC power connection to the unit, but it remains to see if that would be...
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