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Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-23-2014, 02:01 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Oh well! KDAF was crossed up again until 4 pm...

Oh well! KDAF was crossed up again until 4 pm when it corrected.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-22-2014, 06:53 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Last night and now the KDAF 33.2 & 33.3 guide...

Last night and now the KDAF 33.2 & 33.3 guide info is in correct order. Seems fixed.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-20-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I checked my Zenith converter box and a Samsung...

I checked my Zenith converter box and a Samsung TV as well as my Sony TV, all OK. Just the Pal DVR exhibiting this glitch.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-20-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
'Pal DVR has the info switched right now. Green...

'Pal DVR has the info switched right now. Green Acres 33.2 and Inspector Clouseau 33.3 are reversed. But tune direct with my Sony TV, NOT reversed.

Addendum: after 4:30 , all appeared OK with the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-19-2014, 07:05 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Doing that here too. Stargate and WKRP guide...

Doing that here too. Stargate and WKRP guide info are swapped!
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-19-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Finally got to try that just now. Did it again...

Finally got to try that just now. Did it again while watching local Ch 5 news. English-only, nothing else to switch to. But what did bring back the audio was using channel Up and Down with the tuner....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-14-2014, 10:27 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I learned the hard way that placement in what...

I learned the hard way that placement in what should logically be good spot doesn't necessarily work. Example is the antenna and tripod I bought in 2007, bolted it to the roof in a nice clear...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-13-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
The audio weirdness with Ch 5 continues... ...

The audio weirdness with Ch 5 continues...

Just changed channel to 5.1 to watch the news at 11 AM. First commercial for "Dalworth Carpet" has no audio. Regular news program audio is OK.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-10-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Check your schedule or your eyeballs! :) Shows...

Check your schedule or your eyeballs! :) Shows up on tomorrow's Ch 8 schedule at 2:30.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-10-2014, 02:27 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
"..freezes and restarts often. Might be...

"..freezes and restarts often. Might be repairable with different firmware or hard drive.." That statement could come back to haunt him with the money back policy.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-10-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Noticing this week, several times during local...

Noticing this week, several times during local 11-12 noon news on KXAS the local NBC affiliate, no audio on some commercials. OK during the news. Right now 3rd or 4th silent commercial, then when...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-09-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I just looked at the guide for all the DFW...

I just looked at the guide for all the DFW stations including our PBS affiliate KERA 13. No problem here. KERA is one of the few that actually provides several days of programming guide info. I set...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-06-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Only time I see that is when I select record on...

Only time I see that is when I select record on the current program, it is in real time, and it asks to extend end time, record entire event, or create manual timer. Creating a manual timer best I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-06-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Found it. Setup>DVR Default Options> then you...

Found it. Setup>DVR Default Options> then you can edit start early and late times. Unfortunately these are already set to start 1 min early and end 2 min late so apparently not effective with the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-06-2014, 02:15 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Not seeing that in any of the menus. Please...

Not seeing that in any of the menus. Please advise as to the whereabouts of this function.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-06-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Darned DST error did mess up my timers, even...

Darned DST error did mess up my timers, even thought they looked fine before the events were supposed to occur. One is set for weekly 9 to 10PM, the other set to 10-11PM, both 21.2 MeTV to record Man...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-03-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Both my 'Pal DVRs clocks are back to correct...

Both my 'Pal DVRs clocks are back to correct time. A one day error event? (Maybe that's normal...) I just noticed it and went back to edit my timer events to the correct time after changing the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-02-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7,510
Views: 808,615
Posted By ed_in_tx
I see KSTR is showing about 12 hours of...

I see KSTR is showing about 12 hours of programming guide info right now.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-02-2014, 05:22 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Yep sure enough. I noticed last night the clock...

Yep sure enough. I noticed last night the clock was a minute fast but still had the hour correct. Had been pretty accurate all summer.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-01-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Well, there's always the old freeze mist* and a...

Well, there's always the old freeze mist* and a hot air gun method of trying to find the problem area or component.

(*Or a can of gas duster held upside-down.)
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-29-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
That will be great if it keeps on running and no...

That will be great if it keeps on running and no random resets. The seller will likely be happy to close the case. Had that one been opened up before? Wonder where the metal filings came from.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-26-2014, 05:59 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Do you suspect it needs solder reflowing under...

Do you suspect it needs solder reflowing under the BGA ICs?
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-24-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By ed_in_tx
It was $5 a month extra for locals at the time,...

It was $5 a month extra for locals at the time, in Spring 2010 when I basically had to sign up with Dish when Mike Mountford at NPS sold us Digicipher big dish subscribers out to his buddy Charlie E....
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-24-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By ed_in_tx
A few years ago now, I made a programming change,...

A few years ago now, I made a programming change, upgraded the package and dropped one optional channel, and suddenly I had locals (and paying for them) which I was opted out of before in my old...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-24-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By ed_in_tx
Just $10 a mo more for what the standard mode is...

Just $10 a mo more for what the standard mode is nowadays. Less incentive to refer anyone too. Reminds me of how in the UK with their TV license, they charge more for a "colour" TV license than a...
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