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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2011, 03:26 PM
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Posted By relentlesscactus
Hi, I don't know if this is the correct forum,...

Hi, I don't know if this is the correct forum, but it was the only one with "reception".

I'm in Davis. Iget my reception through broadcast digital antenna. Fox 40 sucks. Others OK.

I live by...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-09-2011, 02:57 PM
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Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
I have a 2160-A and just read about the 515....

I have a 2160-A and just read about the 515. Holy crap. Of course I will buy one.

Is there any way to transfer all my files from my 2160 to the 515 directly? Like, without burning them all to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-20-2010, 10:38 PM
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Posted By relentlesscactus
I Posted this a few days ago and got no reply....

I Posted this a few days ago and got no reply. [It has become worse, tonight a 30 minute show froze 17 seconds into the recording. That's three recordings in a row, ruined]

REPOST

Philips...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-19-2010, 12:32 AM
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Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
My 3576 Philips had a file with the freeze on...

My 3576 Philips had a file with the freeze on playback problem on its very first recording -- something described by others here.

Tonight while recording an hour show on timer, at 45 minutes the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-28-2009, 07:01 PM
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Posted By relentlesscactus
I'll try again -- Is there a way to auto set the...

I'll try again -- Is there a way to auto set the clock on a Philips now that there are no analog stations? Is there still a time signal out there on an analog channel?
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-28-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
Just used 11:57 procedure with Fox channel with...

Just used 11:57 procedure with Fox channel with 2160a after months without and it worked like a charm! Thanks so much for documenting that!

Now question -- since my Philly 3576 can't get digital...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-23-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
I saw someone else had an E2 error. I got a...

I saw someone else had an E2 error.

I got a 3576 last summer, which I paid DEARLY for ($400) because at the time I knew they were no longer in production, and hadn't yet found the 2160A. I waited...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-02-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
DDD. In the "Titles" menu, show not only "NEW",...

DDD. In the "Titles" menu, show not only "NEW", but also "VIEWED" for when the entire show has been watched. The model for this is iTunes, which shows a DOT for "new" and a number "1" if a podcast...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-29-2009, 04:23 PM
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Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
As a bottom feeder (I won't pay monthly fees,...

As a bottom feeder (I won't pay monthly fees, never will and and never have), am I the only one here who uses Broadcast Only and am rather wondering if all this cable digital stuff would be better...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-26-2009, 11:26 AM
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Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
Even better than manually suspending would be to...

Even better than manually suspending would be to have a programming guide and interface that would only record programs that are 'new'. I don't know if this is even doable but it would be awesome!
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-25-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
Ability to leave a repeat program in the...

Ability to leave a repeat program in the recording list, but temporarily have it not record -- Mitsubishi VCR recorders had this in last models -- hit STOP and an X appeared next to the program --...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-21-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
Re: Cable & Analog -- duly noted. I'm a...

Re: Cable & Analog -- duly noted. I'm a broadcast only person.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-21-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
AAA. Give us the choice in Settings of what...

AAA. Give us the choice in Settings of what speed to do the auto-start recording in.

[Reason: I am a bottom-feeder so I record everything in SLP (way better than old analog) so SP is just a...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-21-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
Yes, I meant DVD+R, DVD-R I'm using 10.5.6...

Yes, I meant DVD+R, DVD-R

I'm using 10.5.6 Leopard; it SEEMS to be only when you do the insert and auto DVD start -- though I haven't tested it but on once + and once - since it crashes the whole...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-20-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
I tried to use Scene Edit to cut the ads off the...

I tried to use Scene Edit to cut the ads off the very start of a program, to get the index picture to actually be the first scene so as to better identify the program. But it seems impossible to get...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-20-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
I burned a CD-R a few weeks ago from the 2160A,...

I burned a CD-R a few weeks ago from the 2160A, finalized it, put it in my Mac iBook, it opened DVD Player, went to full screen, played a blip of the DVD, and froze my Mac. I don't mean it froze DVD...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-20-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
AA. Ability to edit out sub-channels from the...

AA. Ability to edit out sub-channels from the channel up/down list.

BB. Take the input 1, input 2, input 3 out of the channel up/down list, since there is already a separate button for those.
...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-15-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
Quote:Originally Posted by wajo...

Quote:Originally Posted by wajo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17356379)

Sorry, that's the way it works... delete any channel and you delete...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-14-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
Subject: Omit Sub-Channels on 2160A I'm...

Subject: Omit Sub-Channels on 2160A

I'm obviously missing something obvious on tuning. I cannot get rid of subchannels I don't want in the channel line-up. How do you get rid of them? All I can...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-08-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
Nice try, but firmware ain't the same animal.

Nice try, but firmware ain't the same animal.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-08-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
Turns out my housemate is a computer science...

Turns out my housemate is a computer science major already hired out with a job at a major brain employer summers and upon graduation, and quite a genius at hacking into systems. I described the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
I thank you for the answers to #2 & #3, though I...

I thank you for the answers to #2 & #3, though I really expected answers to #1 and #4 first and haven't heard so I'm repeating here:

1) I have a 2160A with the E19 problem. Can one format disks...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-07-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By relentlesscactus
I got the answers on the questions I didn't...

I got the answers on the questions I didn't think I'd get answers for, but not on the ones I thought I would, so I'll re-ask #1 & #4:

1) I have a 2160A with the E19 problem. Can one format disks...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-06-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
You guys are rather protective of your leader...

You guys are rather protective of your leader around here. My sense is no need, he seems to take a few jabs without bleeding and with humor.

A few questions:

1) I have a 2160A with the E19...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-29-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,133
Posted By relentlesscactus
SUBJECT: Long term storage of shows on swappable...

SUBJECT: Long term storage of shows on swappable HDD.

After reading about recording a Gazillion shows when you are Jail, and all the people with multiple HDD drives, and why not to use DVD for...
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