Originally Posted by WackyPacks
No idea why having adding favorites would help my cause, but I set the timer channels in a group 7 and used a few other groups with a single channel that is never used. One would think that having more user settings just means a better chance of corruption.
I would think so too, my suggestion was more towards those that have the Favorites settings invoked like in the case of systems2000. But I suppose anything is worth a shot at this point.
Check your All Channels for unstable channels/subs like I mentioned above.
A couple of other experiments that might be worth trying (do one at a time to eliminate interaction):
Leave a box fully powered up (i.e don't put it in standby and disable sleep timer).
Delete all but the list of channels that you like to timer program (this is a pain in the butt so more of a spare box experiment).
I bet these CECB mfgers don't even care unless it's a rqd function, these kind of options were probably poorly certified (if at all).
You could try emailing the Zinnet people (Zinwell dist/rep) and post it here so us others could copy&modify/email it to them too to inundate them with requests. There's probably a good description of the problem in this thread.
On that note, I emailed them about tuners losing lock (pixelates and signal strength meter levels drop, then 'repairs itself' after retuning the channel). They didn't know what the hell I was talking about and told me to send the boxes back. Well I blew that off because I figured they would send me new boxes with the same problem if they weren't familiar with the problem; I would just be wasting time&money shipping them back.