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Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-29-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
You can do that with a "manual scan," but you'll...

You can do that with a "manual scan," but you'll have to know the true RF channel of the missing station. As previously noted, it's not necessarily the same as the channel number you're used to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-29-2015, 02:27 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I have a suggestion for ePVision to replace the...

I have a suggestion for ePVision to replace the short-lived Schedules Direct guides. There's a company called Perc Data (http://www.percdata.com) which does pretty much the same thing as Schedules...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-28-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
One difference between the HW and DVR+ is that...

One difference between the HW and DVR+ is that the DVR+ does not power down its USB ports in standby. That explains your Hitachi drive not powering down.

Most DVR+ users have therefore turned to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-28-2015, 03:10 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
To be sure, I'd only move it slowly and carefully...

To be sure, I'd only move it slowly and carefully - and only if I knew it wasn't being accessed (so the heads should have auto-parked)
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-28-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
That makes sense. There was one fellow on the...

That makes sense. There was one fellow on the Homeworx thread who posted that he couldn't get his HW to work with his XBox One. He was convinced HW had changed something but I never was (HW still...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-28-2015, 12:01 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
With 114R, I had to pull the power plug to get it...

With 114R, I had to pull the power plug to get it to start pulling PSIP automatically. A warm boot (holding the power button) didn't work.

Luckily, my PSIP-only channels (Escape and Exitos) seem...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-28-2015, 11:51 AM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Yes; that's what I'd expect to happen. BTW,...

Yes; that's what I'd expect to happen.

BTW, you can often tell whether a drive is spinning, even if it's too quiet to hear, by slowly "rolling" it. If it's spinning, it will try to "twist" out of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-27-2015, 06:08 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
From the boot message, it does sound like the HDD...

From the boot message, it does sound like the HDD is dead (unless you missed something obvious, like one of the cables). But I've used an HGST "Touro" portable HDD for several months (on my PC)...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-27-2015, 05:57 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
There's a bug where it will falsely report a...

There's a bug where it will falsely report a conflict if you try to set up a timer that crosses midnight and there are any other timers for that day.

Workaround is to create the midnight-crossing...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-27-2015, 03:38 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
At $250 for the DVR+, about $30 for a case for...

At $250 for the DVR+, about $30 for a case for your HDD, and maybe $10 or so for a 3rd-party WiFi dongle, you're looking at around $300 total.

I agree that $400 for the 1TB model is too much, but...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-27-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
You'll have to take the HDD out of the enclosure...

You'll have to take the HDD out of the enclosure and plug it into something else. It probably has a SATA interface so it should plug into a PC or a different enclosure without any trouble. (You'll...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-27-2015, 12:40 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Actually, I did NOT with an over the air channel,...

Actually, I did NOT with an over the air channel, but I went with cable channel 73 for TV 1 and channel 93 for TV 2. I beleive that it is QAM format with a resolution of 480i.[/QUOTE]This may come...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-26-2015, 07:13 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Yes; the old DTVPal let you choose small, medium,...

Yes; the old DTVPal let you choose small, medium, or large text for the guide, and the smaller the text, the more channels (and more time) you saw at once. If you're close to the screen, even the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-25-2015, 08:12 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
He still might be your best bet for getting the...

He still might be your best bet for getting the drive checked out. You could download MHDD and burn a boot CD or DVD, which he could then run on his PC.

Unfortunately I'm not too familiar with...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-25-2015, 06:04 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Well, I doubt the brand is the problem! Many...

Well, I doubt the brand is the problem! Many folks are using WD drives with the DVR+ without issues.

But your particular drive may be starting to fail, I suppose. I'd probably check the drive out...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-25-2015, 03:39 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Yes; it might be theoretically possible but it's...

Yes; it might be theoretically possible but it's not practical. Several specialized components are missing from the 16GB model.

Of course, you could try to use the internal space as merely a case...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-24-2015, 06:32 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Well, I certainly didn't have to wait 30 minutes!...

Well, I certainly didn't have to wait 30 minutes! My guide "normalized" after 5-10 minutes. But it does seem like, if there's any chance of some problem happening, you're the one it will happen to....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-24-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I've tried numerous north Texas Zip codes and...

I've tried numerous north Texas Zip codes and never had the issues Jay had. (And in case anyone's wondering, this was on 114R.) Generally what happened is that the guide data would disappear...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2015, 03:57 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I haven't tried a "cold" reboot...

I haven't tried a "cold" reboot (disconnect/reconnect power), but I have done a couple of warm reboots (hold power button) to clear up the disappearing red LED issue. That didn't help with the PSIP...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
It's a lot faster to change the Zip code than to...

It's a lot faster to change the Zip code than to rescan channels, re-delete unwanted channels, and re-enter manual recordings.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2015, 09:31 AM
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Posted By JHBrandt
You can also force a guide update by changing the...

You can also force a guide update by changing the Zip code in settings. You could alternate between two Zip codes in your area (say, your own and an adjacent one) so you can easily force an update...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2015, 07:36 AM
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Posted By JHBrandt
The latest Homeworxes have reportedly fixed a few...

The latest Homeworxes have reportedly fixed a few longstanding bugs, although the only fix I know about for sure is that Closed Captions now work when playing back recordings.

Be aware the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2015, 07:24 AM
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Posted By JHBrandt
The main difference is that V1 often finds more...

The main difference is that V1 often finds more channels - usually including encrypted channels as well, which you'll probably just want to delete since you won't be able to watch them. But if a QAM...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-22-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Not necessarily. "Missing USB device" means the...

Not necessarily. "Missing USB device" means the PVR doesn't see the HDD at all, which would mean a completely dead HDD. However, if bad sectors exist, the HDD will try repeatedly to read or write...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-21-2015, 07:48 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Hmm.... It's a Vizio TV, and the DVR+ has been...

Hmm.... It's a Vizio TV, and the DVR+ has been reported to have HDMI handshake issues with Vizio. Wondering if pausing the DVR+ is causing some HDMI signal to be sent to the TV that locks it up?...
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