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Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-18-2015, 07:54 PM
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Posted By SEMIJim
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...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-21-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Nope. TV is a 42" Samsung LCD, of fairly...

Nope.

TV is a 42" Samsung LCD, of fairly recent vintage. Just doubled-checked with my wife. She hasn't noticed any difference, either. She had noticed the difference with Aereo, via our Roku 3,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-14-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
That's incorrect. ext2, ext3 and ext4 are...

That's incorrect. ext2, ext3 and ext4 are different filesystems: Difference Between ext2 vs ext3 vs ext4 (http://linuxfilesystems.blogspot.com/)

ext2 is the fastest of the three, because it...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-13-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
A partition is a partition. You can't really...

A partition is a partition. You can't really "connect them in a chain." Not at the OS level, anyway. So now the software's faced with "what do I do if I'm set to record and the remaining space is...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-11-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By SEMIJim
Well... no. Of course it would not. But it...

Well... no. Of course it would not.

But it would be, in my opinion, a silly way to go about things. If there was some kind of 2GB constraint, then why not just go ahead and create as many <= 2GB...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-11-2014, 10:39 AM
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Posted By SEMIJim
I would agree with the advice, but his logic is...

I would agree with the advice, but his logic is sound. A 2TB filesystem is a 2TB filesystem, and there's no way around it.


Welll... that's kinda sorta correct... in a tortured way.

We do...
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