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Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-01-2015, 12:06 PM
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Yes, it does run Linux. On gaining root access...

Yes, it does run Linux. On gaining root access in order to get SMB running: Not to my knowledge.

Even were one to somehow finagle their way into gaining root, the Samba suite would have to be...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-24-2015, 06:18 AM
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In this context the distinction is...

In this context the distinction is inconsequential. The wireless device doesn't care whether it's an AP or WiFi router that's (not) broadcasting an SSID.

In fact: The only difference between an...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-23-2015, 05:08 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
This is broken code on the part of the DVR+. No...

This is broken code on the part of the DVR+. No WiFi device should require the wireless network announce its SSID. The DVR+'s configuration should provide for manual input of the desired network's...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-15-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
I certainly would not recommend trying to...

I certainly would not recommend trying to "upgrade" such a PC to Win8, but upgrading it to Win7 should be no problem. Heck: I've a laptop at work that was designed for WinXP that's running Win7 just...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-29-2015, 12:39 PM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Nope. TTBOMK: No digital tuner device can do...

Nope. TTBOMK: No digital tuner device can do that. The "channels" you see on-screen have no relationship to where the channels are frequency-wise. Those are lables picked up from the broadcast...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-18-2015, 07:54 PM
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Well, you could certainly argue that, but that...

Well, you could certainly argue that, but that wasn't my assertion, anyway.

As to whether or not optimized partitioning schemes leads to greater stability: That's a whole 'nother discussion, and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-18-2015, 12:52 PM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Default Linux installs often will. How are the...

Default Linux installs often will. How are the distro makers to know how an individual plans to use the system? They give you an opportunity to partition differently. System I'm using now has...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-18-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Hmmm... It's a design technique that, near...

Hmmm...

It's a design technique that, near as I've been able to tell from all I've seen, is completely foreign to the MS-Win world. A technique more-or-less embodied in the overarching *nix...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-12-2015, 05:42 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
They were and they did. Suggest you read...

They were and they did.

Suggest you read more closely and speak more softly.

Jim
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-08-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Assuming three leap years: 19,110. Jim

Assuming three leap years: 19,110.

Jim
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-07-2015, 05:25 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Hmmm... Have you looked for the thread(s) for...

Hmmm... Have you looked for the thread(s) for your market(s) in Local HDTV Info and Reception (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/45-local-hdtv-info-reception/)? That's where I'd go next.

Jim
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-07-2015, 05:19 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Only in that apples == oranges because they're...

Only in that apples == oranges because they're both fruit.

On the Roku box one is obliged to switch from app-to-app to go from "channel"-to-"channel". On the DVR+ each stream will look just like...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-07-2015, 05:07 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
*snort* Not bloody likely. Jim

*snort* Not bloody likely.

Jim
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-06-2015, 05:58 PM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Wow. That all seems very weird. If you don't mind...

Wow. That all seems very weird. If you don't mind my asking: Where do you live?

Jim
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-06-2015, 07:47 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Certainly wouldn't fly with my wife and I. Most...

Certainly wouldn't fly with my wife and I. Most of that lineup, particularly the sports garbage, we wouldn't care about, anyway. Plus: $20/mo. for content that can be viewed only on a single device...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-06-2015, 05:35 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Eight minutes? I actually set one or both of...

Eight minutes? I actually set one or both of ours (pre- or post-pad) down to one minute, to reduce the content lost when both tuners are occupied. E.g.: Show1 from 8-10, Show2 from 8-9 and Show3...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-05-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Never mind. Brane phart on my part...

Never mind. Brane phart on my part http://www.linxnet.com/misc/smilies/shake.gif

I was thinking in terms of Linux as a general operating system, rather than an embedded application.

What you...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-04-2015, 07:36 PM
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Posted By SEMIJim
And that's probably safe. Safer would have been...

And that's probably safe. Safer would have been to have powered the DVR+ completely down. Shutdown would've ensured the disk buffers had been flushed.

Jim
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-04-2015, 09:57 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
I'm beginning to feel like I'm talking into an...

I'm beginning to feel like I'm talking into an empty room.

Please see my posts here (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/42-hdtv-recorders/1481183-channel-master-dvr-owners-thread-225.html#post30394826)...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-03-2015, 06:02 PM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Unix/Linux maintains three timestamps, in Unix...

Unix/Linux maintains three timestamps, in Unix time (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time) format, per directory entry: Creation, modification and (last) access. It is unlikely that whatever...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-02-2015, 10:42 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
It's generally found to be somewhat sub-par, but...

It's generally found to be somewhat sub-par, but not objectionably so, for most users.

Jim
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-01-2015, 11:34 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
I said I was bowing out, but it's a lazy New...

I said I was bowing out, but it's a lazy New Year's Day, so I decided to mess with this a bit :)


In fact that's what must be done if a value contains a field separator (which doesn't have to be...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-31-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By SEMIJim
I didn't say "Perl, Java, etc. modules or...

I didn't say "Perl, Java, etc. modules or libraries," I said libraries or modules like Perl, etc. have. Libraries/modules used to extend the language.


The CSV specification provides a mechanism...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-31-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By SEMIJim
If that language has "modules" or "libraries,"...

If that language has "modules" or "libraries," such as Perl, PHP, Java, Python and most other modern programming environments do, I would be surprised if a CSV (Comma Separated Variable)...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-28-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Other than the NiCads in my old Ham Radio...

Other than the NiCads in my old Ham Radio portable radios: I've never had good luck with rechargeable batteries. But I've heard, consistently, so many good things about Eneloops that I decided to...
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