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Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-28-2014, 09:27 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
You can use the following link to avoid malware:...

You can use the following link to avoid malware: http://www71.zippyshare.com/v/79955630/file.html. The only thing is, there are several "decoy" download links from unscrupulous advertisers on the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-28-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Well, unlike a SSD for a PC, the 16GB internal...

Well, unlike a SSD for a PC, the 16GB internal "drive" isn't a separate unit; just some flash ROM on the motherboard.

There is room for a 2.5" HDD within the case; that's where the 1TB drive goes...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-27-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Uh-oh; none of my manual recordings are showing...

Uh-oh; none of my manual recordings are showing anything scheduled after 12/31. But name-based recordings continue into the new year fine.

Perhaps it will self-correct on 1/1. I'll keep you all...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-27-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I just confirmed it. BTW, I think this is new...

I just confirmed it. BTW, I think this is new since 114R; I'm pretty sure I could search PSIP data with 108R.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-27-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I've seen the same behavior. With the Rovi guide,...

I've seen the same behavior. With the Rovi guide, if a show changes time slots the DVR+ will record both the original and new time slot. Oddly, this didn't seem to happen with PSIP guide info, at...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-27-2014, 07:12 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Watch out for boxes in the $60-$70 range though....

Watch out for boxes in the $60-$70 range though. They are often just overpriced clones of the iView.

To get a truly better product, you'll probably need to look for something in the $200 range (or...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-25-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
And yesterday, my wife told me her Pal had the...

And yesterday, my wife told me her Pal had the same 6-hour glitch. Once again, resetting the time zone to Central fixed it.

Since it's happened to both of mine and one of yours and we're both in...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-24-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Of course this is all speculative. But if CM does...

Of course this is all speculative. But if CM does want to phase out the base model, I'd expect them to reduce their inventory with discounts like this.

But if they do, it's tricky because they...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-23-2014, 08:58 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I just got a postcard from Channel Master. It...

I just got a postcard from Channel Master. It came too late for Christmas but if anyone wants to pick up a base model DVR+, you can get one for only $209 until 12/31 by using coupon code "GIFT" at...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-23-2014, 01:42 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Yes, you'll see exactly the same picture whether...

Yes, you'll see exactly the same picture whether you're watching live or watching a recording.

It's possible that there's a difference in how the DVR+ and the OP's TV rescale (from 720p to 1080p)...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-23-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 748
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Posted By JHBrandt
AFAIK there were never any firmware updates for...

AFAIK there were never any firmware updates for the CM7000 Pal. Mine came with F400, as I think everyone's did. The CM7000 Pal only allows newer firmware to be loaded, and the latest DTVPal firmware...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-21-2014, 08:35 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I just had the identical experience on one of my...

I just had the identical experience on one of my two Pals. Everything was fine except all times were displaying in GMT. I went to set the time zone and it said Eastern; changed it to Central and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-21-2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
At least a few are. Some may be considering...

At least a few are.

Some may be considering a DVR+ purchase. I used to post here before I became a DVR+ owner.

Others seem more committed to whatever brand DVR they own (usually TiVo) but their...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-19-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I don't believe the DVR+ has this bug. I think E*...

I don't believe the DVR+ has this bug. I think E* fixed it.

Re: your original question, I'm not aware of a less cumbersome way to access the signal meters on the DVR+. I think the signal quality...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-19-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,914
Views: 285,312
Posted By JHBrandt
You can hook up some rabbit ears, switch the...

You can hook up some rabbit ears, switch the iView to "Air," do a manual scan of your best local OTA channel, then tune to it. That should get the time set correctly, then you can hook up cable and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-18-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 457,154
Posted By JHBrandt
Can you tell whether the guide info for the 20.x...

Can you tell whether the guide info for the 20.x channels is coming from Rovi or from PSIP?

For the record, I've had problems with both guide sources. When I was on 108R everything came from PSIP...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-17-2014, 03:52 PM
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Views: 457,154
Posted By JHBrandt
I had that problem too. It's one of the 20.1...

I had that problem too. It's one of the 20.1 remote's few big annoyances: you can't teach it a few buttons at a time. Every time you start a "learning" session, it "unlearns" everything you taught it...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,914
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Posted By JHBrandt
On the Homeworx thread someone reported that a...

On the Homeworx thread someone reported that a Class 10 Micro SD card with a USB adapter worked fine. Since the HW and iView are so similar it'd probably work on the iView too.

I wouldn't...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-14-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 457,154
Posted By JHBrandt
Spoken like a true corporate lawyer :rolleyes: ...

Spoken like a true corporate lawyer :rolleyes:

Storing 480 hours of HD in a 2^41-byte partition works out to just under 4.6 GB/hour, and there are indeed a few stations that broadcast such...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 457,154
Posted By JHBrandt
That feature already exists. Just press the...

That feature already exists. Just press the "Stop" (bottom center) button (with the solid square symbol). You're immediately returned to the live broadcast.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-13-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3,914
Views: 285,312
Posted By JHBrandt
I believe someone else reported similar behavior....

I believe someone else reported similar behavior. It sounds like the power supply is overheating. My guess is that the My Passport drive is right on the margin of what the PS can stand, so it works...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-13-2014, 07:34 PM
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Views: 285,312
Posted By JHBrandt
On your first point, it isn't just the iView. Few...

On your first point, it isn't just the iView. Few STBs or DVRs allow this because it would force an HDMI handshake every time you changed to a channel with a different format (480i, 720p, or 1080i),...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-12-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 457,154
Posted By JHBrandt
Another interesting point pachinko's experiment...

Another interesting point pachinko's experiment demonstrates is that the DVR+ doesn't have an algorithm to automatically delete old recordings to make space for new ones. If you fill up your disk you...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-12-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 457,154
Posted By JHBrandt
To be fair, those with 3 TB drives hooked to...

To be fair, those with 3 TB drives hooked to their DVR+'s are getting more space for recordings than those with 2 TB drives - but not by much. I think they're getting about 10-15% more space,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 154,609
Posted By JHBrandt
Mostly because Mediasonic asked us not to. ...

Mostly because Mediasonic asked us not to.

But since the V1 boxes came out, there has been a risk of people bricking their boxes, so it's probably good that we listened to them. A lot of folks...
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