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Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-03-2015, 03:12 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I saw that. It's probably not much of a threat to...

I saw that. It's probably not much of a threat to $40 boxes like iView and Homeworx, but it does make me wonder why someone doesn't put four iView tuner chips in one box and market an iView-style,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-03-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
I think he meant to type OTT...

I think he meant to type OTT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over-the-top_content), since "OTA app" doesn't make much sense.

Edit: A way "OTA app" might make sense just occurred to me: if CM...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-02-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
Everyone should keep in mind we're a prickly...

Everyone should keep in mind we're a prickly bunch on this thread. I'm mostly delighted with my DVR+, but also quite willing to complain loudly about its shortcomings. Others are probably similar, so...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-02-2015, 05:29 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Yeah but the weird thing is, 31.3 and 31.4 are...

Yeah but the weird thing is, 31.3 and 31.4 are both part of the same transmitter. Just different transport streams.

There are at least two different problems; one is the poor overall signal...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-02-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4,209
Views: 310,436
Posted By JHBrandt
Any word yet on the new, "improved" iView? We've...

Any word yet on the new, "improved" iView? We've stayed tuned for some time now....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-02-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7,718
Views: 827,243
Posted By JHBrandt
More kooky 31.4 shenanigans today: Four of their...

More kooky 31.4 shenanigans today: Four of their Saturday morning cartoons messed up in the same weird way: They played fine from the start of the show until the first commercial break - then,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-01-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
Competition is good. I'd say the DVR+, uh,...

Competition is good. I'd say the DVR+, uh, "encouraged" TiVo to offer that $299 OTA DVR with free service. The HDD is a bit small, but at least it comes with one. The real surprise is that TiVo kept...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-30-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
If everything looks fine while recording, but...

If everything looks fine while recording, but looks bad during playback (or looks bad if you back up into the time-shifting buffer), it could be a drive starting to go bad. But I guess it could also...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-30-2015, 12:04 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
No; "Green" just indicates which of Western...

No; "Green" just indicates which of Western Digital's product lines the drive is sold in. WD makes Green, Red, Blue, and Black drives.

There's not a huge difference. As you might guess, "green"...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-28-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
Yes, the DVR+ is picky about how the HDD is...

Yes, the DVR+ is picky about how the HDD is formatted. I've tried in vain to pre-format a HDD to its liking; if it isn't exactly like the DVR+ wants it, you have to let the DVR+ format it before it...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-28-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,209
Views: 310,436
Posted By JHBrandt
Could have been a poorly shielded HDMI cable. For...

Could have been a poorly shielded HDMI cable. For anyone having interference issues, that's another thing to try: a different HDMI cable, or component cables instead of HDMI. I suppose using cables...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-28-2015, 07:33 AM
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Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
Interestingly, once you press the blue button to...

Interestingly, once you press the blue button to move off the "Recordings" list, you CAN press the left or back button to get to the DVR menu. (Of course it doesn't save you a keystroke anymore, like...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-27-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
Yes, you can tell the DVR+ whether to use the...

Yes, you can tell the DVR+ whether to use the internal or external drive. When you plug in an external HDD, it will ask you if you want to start using it. Just click "confirm" and it will. (If the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-27-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
I should have said "no practical way." Those...

I should have said "no practical way." Those methods work, but with the 1TB model, you have to disassemble it, remove the internal HDD, and plug it into your PC or an HDD dock. Opening the case...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-27-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
I haven't heard of any "new & improved" model in...

I haven't heard of any "new & improved" model in the works. But Channel Master is promising new features via firmware upgrades.

"Linear TV" channels (Internet-based video streams, broadcast on a...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-27-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
Next model? Well, there's a model with a 1 TB HDD...

Next model? Well, there's a model with a 1 TB HDD built in now, but that's all I've heard about.

The 1 TB model is $399 IIRC; rather more than I'd pay. Especially since there's no way to copy...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-27-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,209
Views: 310,436
Posted By JHBrandt
I don't think the OK prompt is the problem. If...

I don't think the OK prompt is the problem. If you aren't there it should just OK itself. That's what mine does.

Your second problem is probably also your first problem. If the signal gets so bad...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-25-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
You could argue it either way. It's not a "bug"...

You could argue it either way. It's not a "bug" in the technical sense of a programming error, but it is a "bug" in the practical sense that large HDDs don't work as a reasonable user would expect.
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Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-25-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4,209
Views: 310,436
Posted By JHBrandt
Are those scrambled channels subchannels of your...

Are those scrambled channels subchannels of your local Ion station by any chance? If so, here's what they are:...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7,718
Views: 827,243
Posted By JHBrandt
They're back on now, but once again a bit of...

They're back on now, but once again a bit of weather knocked K31GL out of commission for most of the morning :rolleyes:
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-24-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
I'm not sure the word "many" is fair ... AFAIK...

I'm not sure the word "many" is fair ... AFAIK the bug you encountered only occurs with certain models of Seagate 2TB drives. If anyone has experienced this with a WD or Toshiba drive or any drive of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-24-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
And as a bonus, he'll get slightly more storage...

And as a bonus, he'll get slightly more storage space for his recordings!
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-24-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 569,951
Posted By JHBrandt
Thanks for posting the model. This is a known bug...

Thanks for posting the model. This is a known bug with some Seagate 2TB drives but I don't think the earlier posters identified the specific model to avoid. Most 2TB drives, including Seagate drives,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-23-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 169,835
Posted By JHBrandt
See if it will work with iView codes. If it...

See if it will work with iView codes. If it responds (even if the buttons are mapped incorrectly) then the iView and 180 use the same codes. If not, they are safe to use together and you could put an...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-23-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 169,835
Posted By JHBrandt
The PHD-VRX will let you watch a prerecorded show...

The PHD-VRX will let you watch a prerecorded show while recording two others, if you use the ext2 file system (not NTFS) - and if it doesn't crash (it's firmware isn't the greatest either). Most...
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