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Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-23-2015, 08:58 AM
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Posted By ColdCase
V2.1 works the same. :)

V2.1 works the same. :)
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-22-2015, 07:51 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
I received a factory refurbbed unit last week as...

I received a factory refurbbed unit last week as a replacement for a year old unit. This one was delivered with SW version Feb6 2015 13.47.05-v2.1 HW version MLG7802-ATSC-QAM-V2.

Similar first...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-02-2015, 04:51 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
Well over the past week both my PVRs failed, one...

Well over the past week both my PVRs failed, one being 13 months and the other 12 months in service. I opened the older one up and noticed one of the smaller capacitors is bulging. I may try to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-15-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By ColdCase
Thats an older model, I use this one: ...

Thats an older model, I use this one:

http://www.amazon.com/SiliconDust-HDHomeRun-Compatible-Streaming-HDHR4-2US/dp/B00GY0UB54/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

Its a lot less money and more plug and play...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-14-2015, 08:27 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
The CM has several issues, typically overheating....

The CM has several issues, typically overheating.

A better approach, especially if you have a spare windose 7 computer/netbook about, is the silicondust homerun dual at about $100. The windose...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-29-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
Sounds like the sub is turning on and off based...

Sounds like the sub is turning on and off based on audio feed level. There should be a way to disable the sub's auto power off and leave it on all the time. If that works, then set the VSX sub...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By ColdCase
Yes, the TV is telling the Receiver to change...

Yes, the TV is telling the Receiver to change inputs and the receiver just does what its told. I have ARC off and the receiver inputs stays on the last one selected through a power cycle.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-22-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
I need 50 for solid reception on my two early...

I need 50 for solid reception on my two early 2014 PVRs, dunno how the newer PVR signal quality indication differs from these older models.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-22-2014, 04:59 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
This site has some useful hints and better...

This site has some useful hints and better description than can be typed out here:

www.hdtvprimer.com
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-22-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
Seat of the pants is that those are very high...

Seat of the pants is that those are very high tvfool signal levels, anything above -60 dBm is is a pretty good signal. Tvfool signal level above -30 dBm or so with anything more than rabbit ears is...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-19-2014, 08:10 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
Can't comment on the performance of the newer PVR...

Can't comment on the performance of the newer PVR receivers... but yes... its not that simple any more.

There are a few good antenna and RF propagation sources about, including another...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-26-2014, 07:23 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
Years ago most cable companies inserted a analog...

Years ago most cable companies inserted a analog filter in the line at the pole to keep the extended channels out of your house. Those filters sometimes don't play well with internet service. I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-20-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
In this area, the Me-TV and This outlets are...

In this area, the Me-TV and This outlets are solid. The COSI outlet causes problems for the PVR. This will sometimes make my SiliconDust HD HomeRun Dual go into a funk but COSI is solid on it. Go...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-08-2014, 10:32 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
It was reported often that overloading the front...

It was reported often that overloading the front end will cause all kinds of problems. Many have place attenuators in the coax to resolve the issue. But it is a black art and your mileage will vary....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2014, 07:30 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
There are a couple ways to skin this cat. I use...

There are a couple ways to skin this cat. I use an Apple Airport express, plugged it into an AC outlet and set it to join the house wireless network (a Apple wireless router). Ran an Ethernet cable...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-01-2014, 05:50 AM
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Posted By ColdCase
I dunno, I record a one hour show over midnight...

I dunno, I record a one hour show over midnight just about every day and don't seem to run into these issues. Don't recall how I managed to set the recording as its been awhile, perhaps through the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-27-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By ColdCase
Yeah there are PVR quirks. I now use a HDHomeRun...

Yeah there are PVR quirks. I now use a HDHomeRun Dual as my primary recorder and it seems to be much more solid. Less than $100 for two tuners but you also need a windows PC to record and view. I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-21-2014, 05:58 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
Some PVRs seem to be susceptible to EM noise...

Some PVRs seem to be susceptible to EM noise interference (especially when using HDMI) and better shielded and grounded cables with larger wire sizes minimize the interference picked up. So it may...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-25-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By ColdCase
I can do both from my iPhone 5s (airplay). One...

I can do both from my iPhone 5s (airplay). One can control just about anything remotely, but I am using last year's control app. Dunno about other smartphones.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2014, 08:52 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
The receiver is a text display only. Dunno about...

The receiver is a text display only. Dunno about the DAC. How would one bypass the DAC... its only for the headphone jack right? So by using USB or network connection the DAC doesn't come into...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-20-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
You will find the PVR menu text blurry in SD....

You will find the PVR menu text blurry in SD. Some are often not readable.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-03-2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
The PVR has been known to not work well with USB...

The PVR has been known to not work well with USB sticks with flash memory. Just saying to perhaps think about purchasing at outlets with a generous return policy.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-30-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By ColdCase
No help, but I used the iControlAV2013 app to...

No help, but I used the iControlAV2013 app to edit names and it let me replace the default labels entirely. It was months ago but I don't remember any issues, I had to highlight and delete the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-28-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By ColdCase
The Homworx is not going to help you, it is...

The Homworx is not going to help you, it is designed to use a hard or flash drive only and not very robust at that.

What you are looking for is a USB SAN where you plug the Homeworx and your...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-28-2014, 09:26 AM
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Posted By ColdCase
Only if the server has a USB input (not a drive...

Only if the server has a USB input (not a drive port) along with the ethernet. Most don't

USB drives are like $50 - $80 now, seems hardly worth the trouble to kluge something else up, given how...
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