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Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-27-2015, 08:28 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I'm guessing boogerhead may not have his...

I'm guessing boogerhead may not have his posts-per-page set to the forum default. That's always a risk when posting links to other posts here.

Here's wiscojim's link, fixed so it works regardless...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-27-2015, 08:22 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I don't think the recommendation exists to avoid...

I don't think the recommendation exists to avoid overheating, but it could be (at least partly) to avoid running hot for an extended period. Any amount of heat can shorten the life of electronic...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-27-2015, 02:24 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
That may sound crazy, but it wouldn't surprise...

That may sound crazy, but it wouldn't surprise me. Perhaps the LED issues weren't caused by something within the DVR+, like the inactivity standby setting, but instead by something hinky with the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-26-2015, 07:33 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
The LED issue is very sporadic, and I haven't...

The LED issue is very sporadic, and I haven't seen it lately. But ej_eddie's post is intriguing: I'm not sure why that setting would matter, but I do have my DVR+ "inactivity standby" (in settings /...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-26-2015, 12:52 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
On both 114R and 124R I've had frequent episodes...

On both 114R and 124R I've had frequent episodes of the red LED not being on during a recording. DVR+ working fine otherwise.

They claimed to fix this in 124R but it still happens. However, in at...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-25-2015, 08:02 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
One of the biggest frustrations with these boxes...

One of the biggest frustrations with these boxes has been their susceptibility to RFI from an attached HDD - which pretty much defeats the purpose if you lose the signal any time you try to record...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-25-2015, 07:42 PM
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Views: 177,651
Posted By JHBrandt
STILL did not work for me.[/QUOTE] It does...

STILL did not work for me.[/QUOTE]

It does seem like they broke it even worse in HW180 versions 9 and 10.0. From the previous post it seems that in 10.1 they put it back the way it was :rolleyes:...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-25-2015, 07:39 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Well that confirms it. This bug is still in all...

Well that confirms it. This bug is still in all boxes and all firmware versions. :(

Not terribly surprising though. To the extent they're working on any bugs at all (which is probably not a very...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-25-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 10,181
Posted By JHBrandt
Well, I think that's a little harsh. If M$...

Well, I think that's a little harsh.

If M$ changes the IP address of any of their servers, then yes, eventually the new IP address will percolate through the Internet and into your PC, and your...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-25-2015, 02:10 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Thanks mickinct and lanb! OK, so HW180...

Thanks mickinct and lanb!

OK, so HW180 firmware V10.0 still has the DD 5.1 bug. Lanb has V10.1, but I don't know if he has an AVR to test DD 5.1 with.

They probably didn't fix it in V10.1...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-25-2015, 12:22 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
It does help. As I noted earlier, the last HW150...

It does help. As I noted earlier, the last HW150 I bought also supported clear QAM (although I have nothing to test it with). So apparently Mediasonic is now shipping these boxes with clear QAM...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-25-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Yes, but as Aleron Ives mentioned, due to a bug...

Yes, but as Aleron Ives mentioned, due to a bug it's not exactly straightforward:



AFAIK all these boxes (HW150, HW180, iView 3200, iView 3500, eMatic, etc.) have this bug. But I don't have a...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-25-2015, 11:33 AM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Well, the remotes for the DTVPal and Channel...

Well, the remotes for the DTVPal and Channel Master CM-7000Pal are identical (except for color; Dish's is silver and CM's is black). Channel Master just took Dish's remote and rebranded it. So if you...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-24-2015, 12:34 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I don't have the HW180STB but I do have the very...

I don't have the HW180STB but I do have the very similar HW150PVR and the Channel Master DVR+. I can tell you that both of these boxes do what they're designed to do reasonably well.

The Homeworx,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-24-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 10,181
Posted By JHBrandt
It seemed to update my episode titles (I haven't...

It seemed to update my episode titles (I haven't bothered changing descriptions), but I didn't run it for that purpose. I only ran it because my guide downloads had stalled out (twice) and I noticed...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-23-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By JHBrandt
Yeah, I'm using Win 7. I do have Win 8 (Pro, with...

Yeah, I'm using Win 7. I do have Win 8 (Pro, with WMC) if I have to go that route, but I haven't booted it up in over a year, and it's not worth the inevitable hair-pulling just to fix this one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-23-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 10,181
Posted By JHBrandt
Me too; on Me-TV I had a week of generic...

Me too; on Me-TV I had a week of generic descriptions, then a week of good episode titles & descriptions; and now they've gone back to the generic descriptions again :mad:

I've found that I can...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-22-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,329
Posted By JHBrandt
Feature request for the next DVR+ Lister version:...

Feature request for the next DVR+ Lister version: Could you look at making the controls more readable if the text size (in Control Panel / Display) is set to "Larger - 150%"? It's nearly impossible...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-22-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 10,181
Posted By JHBrandt
Frustratingly, I'm seeing episode-specific...

Frustratingly, I'm seeing episode-specific descriptions on my DVR+ for shows where WMC only has a generic description. Both use Rovi.

I tried downloading the guides again, but no change....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-22-2015, 03:31 PM
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Views: 177,651
Posted By JHBrandt
So everything is the same; yet the V9 files still...

So everything is the same; yet the V9 files still won't play? That's very strange.

Try this: take one of the recordings that won't play and rename it on a PC, changing the ".mts" to just ".ts,"...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-22-2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
As WiscoJim noted, I hope you didn't buy the new...

As WiscoJim noted, I hope you didn't buy the new DVR+ remote for your Pal! It's not a universal remote and only the On/Off/Input/Volume/Mute keys can be reprogrammed for another device.

But if you...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-22-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9,483
Views: 649,527
Posted By JHBrandt
Looking at the new CM remote more closely, I'm...

Looking at the new CM remote more closely, I'm noticing several little differences from the old "slim" remote:


As just noted, there aren't separate "Audio" and "CC" buttons. My guess is that...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-22-2015, 02:22 PM
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Views: 177,651
Posted By JHBrandt
OK so it's not the file system; everybody's using...

OK so it's not the file system; everybody's using NTFS. Whew!

Still, something must be different between V9 and V10, and none of these boxes is doing anything fancy when recording: just combining...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-22-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,827
Views: 177,651
Posted By JHBrandt
That's great. So the eMatic uses NTFS, same as...

That's great. So the eMatic uses NTFS, same as the HW150.

I only asked because of this:... which implies that the HW180 doesn't use NTFS (or FAT32). I can't imagine why you couldn't share files...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-21-2015, 07:10 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Thanks for the review, and the photo. These...

Thanks for the review, and the photo. These aren't bad remotes and the ability to program an audio device, as well as separate on/off buttons, are unexpected bonuses.

As you noted, separate on/off...
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