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Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-03-2014, 04:30 AM
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Posted By slprp1
Curious...... How do you know (for a fact) that...

Curious......
How do you know (for a fact) that this forum is actively monitored?
Perhaps it is but unfortunately, (unlike other manufacturers) Channel Master has never indicated that they were...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-03-2014, 01:41 AM
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Posted By slprp1
Unfortunately, there's no "magic bullet" that CM...

Unfortunately, there's no "magic bullet" that CM can offer you. The tuners are fussy and don't work well in difficult (or even not so difficult) locations and/or conditions. Period.
There are no...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-02-2014, 11:54 PM
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Posted By slprp1
This was obvious.....to some! You can simply...

This was obvious.....to some!
You can simply edit your original post.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-01-2014, 03:22 PM
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Posted By slprp1
Not to my knowledge. Just for the record...... ...

Not to my knowledge.
Just for the record......
Prior to purchasing the DVR+, I contacted CM regarding tuner capabilities. I was told initially that the tuners used in the DVR+ were as good or...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-01-2014, 02:19 PM
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Posted By slprp1
Hope that you have good results with it!

Hope that you have good results with it!
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-01-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By slprp1
Assuming that your version is 108R, you would...

Assuming that your version is 108R, you would already have the latest version.
Insofar as re-scanning is concerned, it won't help to improve pre-existing channels. It would only be necessary to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-01-2014, 07:41 AM
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Posted By slprp1
There's a very good possibility that the tuners...

There's a very good possibility that the tuners in the DVR+ can be easily overloaded. It's been noted that they can be quite fussy and seem to have a limited threshold with strong signals.
That may...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-01-2014, 07:25 AM
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Posted By slprp1
Yes (as a general rule).

Yes (as a general rule).
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-01-2014, 07:24 AM
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Posted By slprp1
"Sharper" picture isn't the issue. I have no...

"Sharper" picture isn't the issue. I have no complaints in this area.
Video and audio stability (relative to the quality of the reception) is the issue (and it has been discussed here numerous...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-01-2014, 02:52 AM
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Posted By slprp1
I'm uncertain as to what "reports" you're...

I'm uncertain as to what "reports" you're referring to. Regardless, as a general rule, if you're in a good location (relative to the distance from the transmitters and overall atmospheric...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-01-2014, 12:02 AM
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Posted By slprp1
Tuners on the DVR+ are known to be questionable...

Tuners on the DVR+ are known to be questionable and very sensitive to location, antenna type and placement.
Unfortunately, a number of users (including myself) have had issues with this and have...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-30-2014, 11:51 PM
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Posted By slprp1
Tuners on the DVR+ are questionable. Stability of...

Tuners on the DVR+ are questionable. Stability of reception will vary greatly from location to location and is highly dependent upon antenna and placement. Unfortunately, it's going to be "trial and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-22-2014, 03:50 AM
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Posted By slprp1
It's blatantly obvious that they're trying to...

It's blatantly obvious that they're trying to encourage customers to upgrade the warranty! It would be horrible public relations to not provide technical support (regardless of how long you own the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-21-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By slprp1
Contrary to popular belief (ha,ha)...... I'm...

Contrary to popular belief (ha,ha)......
I'm not crazy!.....
This morning, the red indicator appeared in the smallest portion of the show description. It worked for at least 10 different shows on...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-21-2014, 04:59 AM
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Posted By slprp1
Seems odd to be quoting my own post.....but this...

Seems odd to be quoting my own post.....but this may have been missed or ignored (even though I'm trying to spread some potentially positive news that benefits us all!).....
I was programming some...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-20-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By slprp1
Understood..... However, to put this into...

Understood.....
However, to put this into proper perspective, the specific drive that was being discussed here is a low end corner drugstore model that's very simple and straightforward. Not Seagate...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-20-2014, 02:30 PM
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Posted By slprp1
Sorry!.....don't know where your information is...

Sorry!.....don't know where your information is originating from (or perhaps it's an assumption). Regardless, it's not at all true!
There's no "ordering" involved here. This drive is a purely...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-20-2014, 12:56 PM
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Posted By slprp1
My post was based upon my own (and a friend's)...

My post was based upon my own (and a friend's) experience with the exact same drive that you're using. I also verified it with Seagate. Unless they made some recent changes (since your drive is brand...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-20-2014, 12:18 AM
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Posted By slprp1
True.....but with more tuners, more storage would...

True.....but with more tuners, more storage would tend to be a necessity.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-19-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By slprp1
Thanks!.....no offense taken. However, it's...

Thanks!.....no offense taken.
However, it's difficult to maintain a positive outlook when stuff like this happens (see above). ⬆
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-19-2014, 06:00 PM
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Posted By slprp1
Did anyone else notice this??...... The other...

Did anyone else notice this??......
The other day, when programming recordings, I noticed that it suddenly became unnecessary to have the entire show title on the screen in order to see the red...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-19-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By slprp1
I find that it's not always convenient (or even...

I find that it's not always convenient (or even possible) to watch recorded shows and that the 1GB fills up faster than I originally anticipated (especially after the summer when the majority of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-19-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By slprp1
Not to mention the fact that the WD will...

Not to mention the fact that the WD will automatically spin down after 30 minutes of idle time (right out of the package). Whereas the Seagate will spin 24/7 (without supposedly making adjustments to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-19-2014, 04:26 AM
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Posted By slprp1
Good point..... I did send them an e-mail...

Good point.....
I did send them an e-mail regarding this.
I would appeal to others here to contact CM regarding this issue as well!
Quite frankly, it's seems bizarre that they would put the effort...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-19-2014, 02:56 AM
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Posted By slprp1
With respect to "folders", this is still a "work...

With respect to "folders", this is still a "work in progress". With the previous update, when a show ends, it's immediately accessible (for deletion). This was a major improvement, since previously...
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