Originally Posted by LenL
Checked my PALDVR this AM and the time was spot on.
on another matter I changed the DVR to use an external drive using the Rosewill 358 V2 enclosure. Only problem is the drive will spin down if the PALDVR goes into standby. If the drive spins down the PALDVR gets hung. SO I turned off the standby feature of the PALDVR. Is there an issue doing this?
The only concern I can imagine is that if you leave the Pal "on" (green light on) 24/7, you may have issues keeping the EPG up-to-date. Reason is that tuner 1 is always in use (the Pal doesn't know when you're not watching
). I don't know for sure, but I don't think the Pal will use tuner 2 to scan for EPG info. But if your EPG does stay updated (w/o having to surf through all your channels manually every so often), post back and let the rest of us know!
If the EPG becomes a problem, a possible workaround might be to use the "analog pass-through" button instead of putting the Pal in standby. However, analog pass-through might let the drive spin down, which would defeat the purpose. Again, let us know your experiences.
Aside from that, though, you should be fine. Power consumption won't be affected enough to notice (an extra watt or so, according to my measurements with a Kill-A-Watt meter). The internal drive was the big energy hog; with it removed, the Pal should actually be cooler inside than before.
Curious: did you replace the drive, or just move the Pal's existing drive to the external enclosure? I'm wondering whether it's the drive or the enclosure that's causing the automatic spin-down. If it's the drive, it may be possible to fix the problem with a jumper setting or PC-based drive configuration utility.Edited by JHBrandt - 3/10/13 at 1:17pm