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Forum: Remote Control Area   05-19-2009, 11:40 AM
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Posted By scottydunlop
Yes, that looks like it could do the job. Does...

Yes, that looks like it could do the job. Does anyone know how many timer programs I can have in there? I downloaded the manual, and it doesn't describe how many timers can coexist at once.
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-19-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By scottydunlop
looks like the rs only supports 1 event to be...

looks like the rs only supports 1 event to be programmed at a time... pretty funny stuff!! any other options other than the sony? hard to imagine no other remotes that have timer programs... but I...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-19-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By scottydunlop
the radio shack remote looks like it could do...

the radio shack remote looks like it could do the trick!
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-19-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By scottydunlop
yes, if only it were so easy. The local cable co...

yes, if only it were so easy. The local cable co does not have a DVR, nor do they have a guide available... so yes, I could buy an old TiVO and manually record, but I have a box that can record the...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-18-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,301
Posted By scottydunlop
I'm looking for a remote that can change an...

I'm looking for a remote that can change an analog cable box with timer macros - looks like this device is the only one out there than can change "at 8pm to channel 29", so I can use a DVR/DVD...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-18-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By scottydunlop
Hi all, Quick background - I'm moving...

Hi all,

Quick background - I'm moving temporarily into the Caribbean, and the cable system there is using antiquated equipment from the early 90s. Scientific Atlanta 8600/8610 boxes without...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-15-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Once I have verified what sort of signal is...

Once I have verified what sort of signal is coming direct via the RF, I'll let everyone know... a Plan B, if that mysterious box doesn't materialize would be appreciated!!
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-15-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Good point. I'll ask them to do that ASAP just...

Good point. I'll ask them to do that ASAP just to verify that the company co is not full of it... although the person there I spoke to, is their head technician. But, yes, $5 a box per month is...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-15-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,504
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Posted By scottydunlop
The issue here re: US mandates, is that this is...

The issue here re: US mandates, is that this is not in the US, but the Caribbean, so, they're a good 10 years behind it seems like.

Hopefully I can get a box with the RCA output too...failing...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-15-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,504
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Posted By scottydunlop
Hi Wajo, Here's a new wrinkle -- for...

Hi Wajo,

Here's a new wrinkle -- for "special cases" they have "special SA 8600 boxes with RCA outputs + RF"... how I get one of those is anyone's guess, but before I start prepping my organs for...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-15-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,504
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Posted By scottydunlop
It would seem like my issue is that the local...

It would seem like my issue is that the local cable co scrambles all channels, and the STB they have only has RF/Coax connects.

All I really wanted this device for (other than DVD upconvert) was...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-15-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Well, local co says no timer programming on the...

Well, local co says no timer programming on the box directly... yikes, sounds like I've got the wrong unit for their setup!
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-15-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
I guess the SA 8600 could have an auto record...

I guess the SA 8600 could have an auto record function through it's EPG... but nobody seems to know, and finding information about this old box is tough.

Before I send the box back, is anyone...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-15-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Hi DigaDo, Thanks for the response - wow,...

Hi DigaDo,

Thanks for the response - wow, that's a lot of setup!! So, for my utility, what result should I expect?

Will the magnavox only record what channel the STB is on?

If that's the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-15-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Thanks again for your near-instant response. ...

Thanks again for your near-instant response.

So, if I'm reading that link correctly, it'll record whatever is on the screen from the STB at that time (although I don't have a line connect) , but...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-15-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Ooohboy.. well I haven't mailed it down there...

Ooohboy.. well I haven't mailed it down there yet, but once I do, no way of getting sent back to wallyland... can anyone verify or check their setup, simply by using coax out of their currenl STB to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-14-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Hey Wajo - So, I've got my box and will be...

Hey Wajo - So, I've got my box and will be trying to get instructions to my friend. The cable co. says ALL channels are scramlbed (all 40 of them, including premium :-) , and "output is on channel...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-12-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By scottydunlop
Thanks. Just to clarify, all of the guide data...

Thanks. Just to clarify, all of the guide data for this provider's lineup is on TVGUIDE.com, once I select the appropriate country location.

I guess none of those companies use TVguide data for...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-12-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
How very true about the cable co. So, the...

How very true about the cable co.

So, the worst case for me is that with just one coax out from the STB, it can still record channel X at Y time for Z duration? I just won't be able to watch and...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-12-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Hmm... in the "bust" scenario, would this be...

Hmm... in the "bust" scenario, would this be just like a really dumb VCR - ie. the Magnavox unit won't be changing the channel for me, I'd have to manually change the STB channel, for it to record...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-12-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Appreciate the fast replies! I'm a bit confused...

Appreciate the fast replies! I'm a bit confused about the part about the line connection from the STB to the DVDR - as the STB only has a 1 output - coax - won't that have to go to the TV directly?...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-12-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Excellent. To confirm/clarify - The STB...

Excellent.

To confirm/clarify - The STB there is a SA 8600, so just coax in and out. From looking at those diagrams, it would seem to work as : Cable Feed in to DVDR, coax out from DVDR to "In"...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-12-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 467,244
Posted By scottydunlop
Quick story - moving overseas temporarily, no...

Quick story - moving overseas temporarily, no DVR from cable co. No Tivo service here. NTSC and US power - currently SD cable through a scientific atlanta box to the TV. I just want to use this to...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-12-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By scottydunlop
Ok, here's the situation, hoping some experts...

Ok, here's the situation, hoping some experts can help me.

Temporary move to Caribbean island of Saint Kitts -- no DVR service. They use a set top box from Scientific Atlanta, and I can even find...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   09-29-2005, 10:23 AM
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Views: 146,227
Posted By scottydunlop
Very helpful. How far is the setback of the...

Very helpful. How far is the setback of the screen from where the stand needs to be? I saw someone else asked about a 6" distance is that accurate? I am over 250 miles to the nearest store that has...
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