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Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-27-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By QAM
Was about to send the unit off to the recycle...

Was about to send the unit off to the recycle center when I decided to perform major surgery, so to speak. Took it to the workbench where I removed the power supply and fashioned an external A/C...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-22-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By QAM
Latest Update: ------------------ FYI, my...

Latest Update:
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FYI, my iView died a peaceful death last night... not totally unexpected..... after all "I told you so".


Did a post mortem on the HDD by playing the .mts...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-21-2015, 08:08 PM
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Posted By QAM
Hardly, as HDD is brand new 3.5". If the drive...

Hardly, as HDD is brand new 3.5". If the drive were failing, the PVR would detect a "missing USB device" and prematurely halt the timed recording, which is not what is happening. Symptoms are not...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-21-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By QAM
Have owned the 3500STBII for over a year now, so...

Have owned the 3500STBII for over a year now, so time for a brief review:


USB port issue solved with use of USB extender cable, so not an issue any more. Power supply issue (eventually couldn't...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-02-2014, 07:31 AM
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Posted By QAM
Just to make things clear to everyone, I assume...

Just to make things clear to everyone, I assume the last writer ONLY records SD (480p) programs/channels, so ANY generic USB thumb drive will do. (a one hour recording of a 480p program will take up...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-17-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By QAM
you may want to look into the iView 3500STBII...

you may want to look into the iView 3500STBII (see topic thread in this forum). I believe it has pause capability, and no subscription required. You need to supply your own HDD/Flash drive. not...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-22-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By QAM
FWIW, a couple reviews to think about: ...

FWIW, a couple reviews to think about:


http://www.cnet.com/products/tivo-roamio-ota/

...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-25-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,804
Posted By QAM
TiVo Roamio OTA DVR

TiVo Roamio OTA DVR detailed for cord-cutters (with a catch)



Found this SlashGear article:

...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-20-2014, 07:29 PM
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Posted By QAM
Are both the CBS (RF12) channel and the PBS...

Are both the CBS (RF12) channel and the PBS channel being broadcast at the same resolution (ie 1080, 720, 480), SD or HD?


If not, then recording the HD 1080 channel will require more disc...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-20-2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By QAM
If signal is marginal using rabbit ears or loop...

If signal is marginal using rabbit ears or loop antenna, try an inexpensive in-line RF amplifier between the antenna and DVR/TV. Just a little bit of signal gain can make the difference between a...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-17-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By QAM
Get the 3500STBII (has a superior remote) ...

Get the 3500STBII (has a superior remote)


Yes, externally powered HDD is the way to go


Jury is out on USB socket... Better to loop the USB cable from HDD under the unit to put tension...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-30-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By QAM
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by satpro http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465875/iview-3500stb-tuner-dvr-owners-thread/3240#post_24776221)

Also is it NTFS or...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-30-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By QAM
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by satpro http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465875/iview-3500stb-tuner-dvr-owners-thread/3240#post_24776061)

How is the external...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-30-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By QAM
Just throwing this out there to see if any...

Just throwing this out there to see if any others have seen this. After 6 months+ of flawless OTA recording on my 3500STBII (with factory original V7 FW and external 2.5" HDD) I found that I now...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-12-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By QAM
FYI, this may be old news, but iView has posted...

FYI, this may be old news, but iView has posted on their website a NEW firmware update for the 3500STBII dated 3/10/14:

usbupgrade_all_flashAA.bin

Says it's "Version 10/13" (whatever that...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-26-2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By QAM
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mdavej http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465875/iview-3500stb-tuner-dvr-owners-thread/3000#post_24412108)

A 2.5 SSD would be...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   02-28-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,777
Posted By QAM
Quote:Originally Posted by nfaunt...

Quote:Originally Posted by nfaunt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18196623)

I just purchased my box and it worked fine for a day. Now, nothing...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   02-17-2010, 02:45 PM
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Views: 3,839
Posted By QAM
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smi...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif Simple enough... first thing you need to do is capture the "analog video" signal into your PC. A simple device I found was a Hauppauge Video...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   11-08-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 647,961
Posted By QAM
Quote:Originally Posted by phildaant...

Quote:Originally Posted by phildaant http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17490058)

Hello.

Does anyone know why Zenith DTT900 (4/2008) converter...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   08-28-2009, 01:51 PM
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Posted By QAM
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smi...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif Cool! starting to see some "audio only" subchannels on my DTV CECB. Only saw this before on digital cable, but my DTT900 handles the OTA...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   07-29-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,320
Posted By QAM
Quote: Originally Posted by qam on sale...

Quote:

Originally Posted by qam
on sale at fry's for the next few days $49.99 - $40.00(coupon) = $9.99 net cost.

Originally Posted by vmalhotra
$69.99


Nope, in-store price is $49.99 (is...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   07-26-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,320
Posted By QAM
On sale at Fry's for the next few days $49.99 -...

On sale at Fry's for the next few days $49.99 - $40.00(coupon) = $9.99 net cost.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-05-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,666
Posted By QAM
Stumbled across this DTV Converter in the Target...

Stumbled across this DTV Converter in the Target web site, the KWorld SA-290Q DVI External ATSC/QAM TVBox

http://us.kworld-global.com/main/pro...=10&prodid=176...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-22-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,367
Posted By QAM
Quote:Originally Posted by catmother...

Quote:Originally Posted by catmother http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15821622)

Interestingly, Fry's no longer shows the Airlink ATVC102, only...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-04-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 647,961
Posted By QAM
Well it finally happened to my March 2008 DTT900...

Well it finally happened to my March 2008 DTT900 box, a "blue screen of death", or rather a register dump to the screen and subsequent hang-up. It was quite exciting, to say the least. Wasn't there...
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