Originally Posted by RustyHD
Let's not bash the R3310 too bad. I use mine all the time to record OTA HD programs. Using firmware v1.5.4 I do back to back recordings, same or different channel with no problems. I only record from channels that have full indicated signal strength as the recording will stop if signal is lost. There are the few annoying issues that I'm surprised were not fixed, but overall it's really not that bad. v1.8.2 is garbage and never should have been a public release.
As far as the multimedia functions, I use most with no issues. I have networked to a PC and display digital photos, digital videos, have converted old VHS tapes with A/V input and watch DVD files. Also HD recordings are not encrypted, so you can do what you'd like with them. So if DVICO can fix some of the tuner/PVR issues, pretty good box.
I would agree with all of that. What puzzles me is that DIVCO would devote the man-hours to producing 1.8.2 and then not fix the bugs - so it's not even used. Everyone reverted back to 1.5.4. Seems like a waste of resources. If you're going to spend the time producing it, you'd think they'd want to make it usable.
One comment about moving DVD-R content over to the 3310. Converting those DVD files to .mpg format and then moving the .mpg files over to the 3310 works so much better.
1. The 3310 can navigate through a .mpg file better than a native DVD file. You only have fast-forward with the DVD file, but you can jump forward with the .mpg.
2. When selecting the file for viewing what would you rather see:
Bruce Springsteen - In Dublin - Part 1.mpg
Bruce Springsteen - In Dublin - Part 2.mpg
3. With the DVD file, when the first IFO file is finished it puts you back to the file list so you can select another file. With the .mpg file it seamlessly moves you to the next file.
The downside is the time and effort to convert the files. It's worth it for any files that you would be viewing over again multiple times.