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post #1771 of 2239
I just transfer files over FTP to avoid the hassle of moving cords around, but I suppose some people might find the ~60 Mbps transfer rate limit too restrictive for copying multiple HD episodes.
post #1772 of 2239
Goes to 11:

A SATA docking station allows a much faster data transfer rate. Here are the USB and SATA transfer rates:

USB 1.0: 12 Mbit/s (1.5 MB/s)
USB 2.0: 480 Mbit/s (60 MB/s)
USB 3.0: 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s)
SATA 1.0: 1.5 Gbit/s (150 MB/s)
SATA 2.0: 3 Gbit/s (300 MB/s)
SATA 3.0: 6 Gbit/s (750 MB/s)

My docking station is a Thermaltake BlacX Duet eSATA USB Dual Hard Drives Docking Station ST0014U. It supports USB 2.0 (60 MB/s) and SATA 2.0 (300 MB/s), so SATA 2.0 has 5 times the transfer rate of USB 2.0. I can edit and save files much faster. I can also burn them to DVD-R much faster.

Is your name from the movie This Is Spinal Tap? It's so funny when Nigel Tufnel talks about his amplifier: "These go to eleven".
post #1773 of 2239
Hi everybody

i need your help because i would use on my iphone a torrent manager for my tvix

but i can't connect to it
i have my tvix ip, but i'm not sure of the port (6881?9091?..) and the folder

does anyone has already configured a such application?
thanks
post #1774 of 2239
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Originally Posted by Doc Ostrow View Post

Goes to 11:
A SATA docking station allows a much faster data transfer rate. Here are the USB and SATA transfer rates:
USB 1.0: 12 Mbit/s (1.5 MB/s)
USB 2.0: 480 Mbit/s (60 MB/s)
USB 3.0: 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s)
SATA 1.0: 1.5 Gbit/s (150 MB/s)
SATA 2.0: 3 Gbit/s (300 MB/s)
SATA 3.0: 6 Gbit/s (750 MB/s)
My docking station is a Thermaltake BlacX Duet eSATA USB Dual Hard Drives Docking Station ST0014U. It supports USB 2.0 (60 MB/s) and SATA 2.0 (300 MB/s), so SATA 2.0 has 5 times the transfer rate of USB 2.0. I can edit and save files much faster. I can also burn them to DVD-R much faster.
Is your name from the movie This Is Spinal Tap? It's so funny when Nigel Tufnel talks about his amplifier: "These go to eleven".

Thanks Doc and Aleron, I get it now. The docking stations aren't very expensive, but I guess I'll wait and see if I feel like I really need one.

Yes, the day I created my account I was in a hurry just used a phrase from Spinal Tap to be funny. Unfortunately I wish that back in my younger days I hadn't attended so many "goes to 11" events. I'm paying for it now.
post #1775 of 2239
Has anyone used a Harmony remote with this DVR? We had no problems using our Harmony 890 remote with our DirecTv DVR before we cut the cord, but it isn't working as well with the Magnavox DVR (we can turn the Magnavox on/off, but cannot set up anything to record - have to use the Magnavox remote for that). We'll be returning the Magnavox since it only has one tuner and we're thinking about replacing it with a 6620.

And just to confirm, will the 6620 record shows using OTA or cable QAM unscrambled channels? Thank you.
post #1776 of 2239
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Originally Posted by USAWife View Post

And just to confirm, will the 6620 record shows using OTA or cable QAM unscrambled channels? Thank you.
Yes. I never used it OTA but clear QAM was never a problem. If you are lucky to have cable channels with a PSIP I understand you will also get recordings with titles.
post #1777 of 2239
I've had the opposite experience from Joe: mine is used OTA only, and PSIP does cause recorded files to get named with program titles.
post #1778 of 2239
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Originally Posted by USAWife View Post

Has anyone used a Harmony remote with this DVR?

I use a Harmony H659 with no problems. Every button on the original remote is mapped somewhere.

Or you could use your iphone or any other browser.biggrin.gif
post #1779 of 2239
I set up the DVR on Saturday and am now trying to learn its quirks before I post thoughts about it or try to answer any questions. But I have one big one. When watching my local NBC affiliate, I am noticing audio-video sync problems that come and go, based on program it seems. Local news was fine. Today, the Katie Couric syndicated show was bad, immediately followed by the Ellen DeG show, which was fine. I think the local affiliate is 1080i, I have the Dvico set to output 1080p. Could that be causing it? (Although I had it connected to a little 26" LCD yesterday and set at 720p, and I noticed it there, too.)

I have not noticed the problem on the PBS affiliate. Haven't tried CBS, ABC or Fox yet, gotta get an antenna up higher. smile.gif

By the way, in both scenarios above, the DVR is connected straight to the TV with an HDMI cable. Not a great one, but not a super-cheap one.

I never noticed a sync problem when using Comcast from the source. I haven't tried bypassing the DVR yet and seeing if an OTA antenna connected to the display's QAM tuner clears this issue up, or also shows it.

Any ideas what might be going on?
post #1780 of 2239
Thread Starter 
Sounds like a problem at the station, but if you do notice it happening again, try recording the problematic show to to see if the problem persists on the playback from your drive.
post #1781 of 2239
Are programs out of sync live or in recordings? I have noticed 720p stations' recordings in particular are out of sync, especially if the recording is the first one on that particular channel (meaning the station's folder got created at the same time as the recording started). The simple fix for this is to use the jump forward/back buttons; the AV sync will be correct after jumping in any direction.

I would guess this is caused by the TViX not always starting recordings on keyframes, so the video stream glitches a little at the start of playback and doesn't stay aligned with the audio stream. Jumping fixes the problem, since moving forward or backward requires the DVR to lock onto the nearest keyframe after seeking through the video.

I have never seen live channels go out of sync, though.
post #1782 of 2239
Kei and Aleron, it's nice to see both of you taking the time to reply. Thank you.

As to the sync issue, I was watching NBC (Katie/Ellen) live yesterday when I noticed the problem. (And live on Sunday when I also noticed it on an infomercial.)

Yesterday, I had set it to record Ellen and it came on early enough to capture the last few minutes of Katie. I just reviewed the recording, and the problem is the same: Katie C show out of sync (and no amount of REW-FF fixes it) and Ellen in sync. The good news is, last night NBC local news, national news and prime-time all showed no sync problems. So, I do think this is something my local station is doing, and it doesn't look like it is going to be a major problem.

What is being a major problem? (I admit, I haven't searched this thread yet for solutions):

1. When watching live a program that is simultaneously being recorded, I cannot make the red dot on-screen indicating recording is in progress go away. BE GONE, RED DOT! The red dot does not appear if I go to a different station on the second tuner, but I cannot figure out how to have the same station on the second tuner. (Or, if my attempt to tune to the same station on the second tuner was successful, it is displaying the red dot anyway.)

2. When recording, either on the program being recorded or on the program on the second tuner, I cannot pause or rewind. When I try, it flashes the message "recording" like it is saying, you idiot, you can't do that while I am busy recording.

3. Certain activities, like switching from PVR to live TV, are often causing a transient "pop" in the speakers. Annoying, and I fear that if the AVR is up loud enough, it could damage my speakers.

Despite the issues above, so far I am impressed with this thing, and as soon as I cut the cable cord, it will pay for itself. But no spoilers when the final season of Breaking Bad starts, please!
post #1783 of 2239
  1. The "meatball" is something many people have complained about. The simple way to fix it is if you can't resist watching something at the same time it's recording, watch the program with the tuner in your TV instead of using the DVR's feed, since your TV's tuner won't show the dot.
  2. The timeshifting ability of the TViX is limited. You can't timeshift on the second tuner at all, so if you're recording a program, you can't pause or rewind the second one. This limitation also means you can't pause two channels at once: if you enable timeshifting on channel 2 and then tune to channel 3, the screen will go black as it changes channels, and then you'll be on channel 3. If you rewind the video, you'll jump back to watching what was on channel 2, and then the screen will go black and start showing what you were seeing on channel 3, i.e. the video feed during the channel change was actually recorded exactly the way it appeared on your screen. You can't pause one channel, tune to another, and then tune back to the paused channel to resume the program you were watching; you can only timeshift what tuner 1 is showing. You also can't dump the timeshift buffer to a permanent recording; it's only saved as a temporary file. The only way to engage both tuners is to press the record button or set a timer and change channels once the recording is in progress.
  3. The popping is probably due to the way some programs' audio is muxed, as I've had the problem too, but never consistently. Some shows even generate a pop between scene transitions now and then.
post #1784 of 2239
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

  1. The "meatball" is something many people have complained about. The simple way to fix it is if you can't resist watching something at the same time it's recording, watch the program with the tuner in your TV instead of using the DVR's feed, since your TV's tuner won't show the dot.

Yeah, I thought of that work-around. I'll just have to split my antenna feed, and hope that doesn't weaken the signal too much.
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post


  1. The timeshifting ability of the TViX is limited. You can't timeshift on the second tuner at all, so if you're recording a program, you can't pause or rewind the second one. This limitation also means you can't pause two channels at once: if you enable timeshifting on channel 2 and then tune to channel 3, the screen will go black as it changes channels, and then you'll be on channel 3. If you rewind the video, you'll jump back to watching what was on channel 2, and then the screen will go black and start showing what you were seeing on channel 3, i.e. the video feed during the channel change was actually recorded exactly the way it appeared on your screen. You can't pause one channel, tune to another, and then tune back to the paused channel to resume the program you were watching; you can only timeshift what tuner 1 is showing. You also can't dump the timeshift buffer to a permanent recording; it's only saved as a temporary file. The only way to engage both tuners is to press the record button or set a timer and change channels once the recording is in progress.

These are not good limitations. I've gotten used to being able to decide on the fly to save the buffer as a recording, and doing all that other stuff. I can't understand why the only way to get hardware with these features is being forced to rent a DVR from TIVO, Dish, etc. I know, you buy a TIVO, but to me paying them a monthly fee is the same as renting it--or maybe worse because of the purchase price.
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post


  1. The popping is probably due to the way some programs' audio is muxed, as I've had the problem too, but never consistently. Some shows even generate a pop between scene transitions now and then.

Sounds right. I've noticed pops often on stations when they go back to network feed after local commercial.
post #1785 of 2239
Are the tuners integrated together as far as surfing through channels? Same goes for the limited Guide. Or are these separate like the VRX?
post #1786 of 2239
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Originally Posted by Goes to 11 View Post

I'll just have to split my antenna feed, and hope that doesn't weaken the signal too much.

I got a cheap amplifier for my antenna and splitting it between my TV and DVR has no ill effects.
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Originally Posted by Goes to 11 View Post

These are not good limitations. I've gotten used to being able to decide on the fly to save the buffer as a recording, and doing all that other stuff. I can't understand why the only way to get hardware with these features is being forced to rent a DVR from TIVO, Dish, etc. I know, you buy a TIVO, but to me paying them a monthly fee is the same as renting it--or maybe worse because of the purchase price.

You can't get TiVo features on non-TiVo DVRs because of TiVo's patents. Most non-TiVo DVR manufacturers get licenses from TiVo to implement the various patented features TiVo has, and those manufacturers only make QAM DVRs for cable and satellite companies. Most OTA DVR options come from overseas (South Korea supposedly chose to use ATSC over DVB so they would be able to sell their TV products in the U.S.), and those companies don't necessarily know which functions Americans expect their DVRs to have. It is true that the TViX lacks many features common in more exotic domestic DVRs, but for someone coming from a VCR background, it excels in all the right areas: it can record two shows at once, and it lets you watch and record at the same time. The latter feature was even added as the result of a firmware update, so the manufacturer came through by providing a highly sought-after function.

While I agree that timeshifting two channels at once and saving the timeshift buffer to a file would be useful, it's hardly a deal-breaker for me, since my main use for a DVR is to make scheduled recordings, and that works far better than it does on a VCR. A DVR like this essentially exists as an enhanced digital VCR: it is designed to make pre-scheduled recordings that you intend to watch later. It is not designed to enhance live TV viewing with things like an extensive program guide and timeshifting on multiple channels to let you buffer and view multiple live programs without having to watch commercials. It has some limited enhancement features for live TV, but you're mostly expected to know what you want to watch ahead of time and when it's on so you can set a timer and then do something else. You just don't need to remember to rewind your tape or to watch your old recordings before you tape over them, anymore. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

Are the tuners integrated together as far as surfing through channels? Same goes for the limited Guide. Or are these separate like the VRX?

I'm not entirely sure what "integrated" is supposed to mean, but the presence of the second tuner is essentially hidden from the user. The only way to activate tuner 2 is to tune to another channel while tuner 1 is busy recording (not timeshifting). There is no way to specify which tuner should be used to record each program, and there is no way to know which tuner is being used to record what when two recordings are in progress; one must assume that "Rec1" is using tuner 1 and "Rec2" is using tuner 2. If the first recording ends before the second, one would also assume that "Rec2" (which now becomes "Rec1") is still using tuner 2, since switching tuners mid-timer would cause a gap in the recorded file.
post #1787 of 2239
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I'm not entirely sure what "integrated" is supposed to mean
I should of used the term "seamless" as in the design for the Sony and TiVo, unlike the ePVision where there are two separate Guides, two separate tuner channel listings.
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There is no way to specify which tuner should be used to record each program
I was assuming each tuner has the ability to have both channel maps so two OTA or two CATV channels can be recorded at the same time.
post #1788 of 2239
You can save the timeshift buffer, it is in the folder \\VENUS\tvixhd1\PVR\livepause

The M6620 hides this folder, but you can see it using a PC.
post #1789 of 2239
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Originally Posted by Mr.H View Post

You can save the timeshift buffer, it is in the folder \\VENUS\tvixhd1\PVR\livepause

The M6620 hides this folder, but you can see it using a PC.

Mr. H--

Very good to know, but what do I do to cause the buffer to be saved? Hit pause (or record) on the remote?

Then, using the PC can the contents of the hidden folder be copied to a different folder on the M6620 wehre they can ve viewed like any other recording?

Thanks.
post #1790 of 2239
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

I got a cheap amplifier for my antenna and splitting it between my TV and DVR has no ill effects.
You can't get TiVo features on non-TiVo DVRs because of TiVo's patents. Most non-TiVo DVR manufacturers get licenses from TiVo to implement the various patented features TiVo has, and those manufacturers only make QAM DVRs for cable and satellite companies. Most OTA DVR options come from overseas (South Korea supposedly chose to use ATSC over DVB so they would be able to sell their TV products in the U.S.), and those companies don't necessarily know which functions Americans expect their DVRs to have. It is true that the TViX lacks many features common in more exotic domestic DVRs, but for someone coming from a VCR background, it excels in all the right areas: it can record two shows at once, and it lets you watch and record at the same time. The latter feature was even added as the result of a firmware update, so the manufacturer came through by providing a highly sought-after function.

While I agree that timeshifting two channels at once and saving the timeshift buffer to a file would be useful, it's hardly a deal-breaker for me, since my main use for a DVR is to make scheduled recordings, and that works far better than it does on a VCR. A DVR like this essentially exists as an enhanced digital VCR: it is designed to make pre-scheduled recordings that you intend to watch later. It is not designed to enhance live TV viewing with things like an extensive program guide and timeshifting on multiple channels to let you buffer and view multiple live programs without having to watch commercials. It has some limited enhancement features for live TV, but you're mostly expected to know what you want to watch ahead of time and when it's on so you can set a timer and then do something else. You just don't need to remember to rewind your tape or to watch your old recordings before you tape over them, anymore. wink.gif
I'm not entirely sure what "integrated" is supposed to mean, but the presence of the second tuner is essentially hidden from the user. The only way to activate tuner 2 is to tune to another channel while tuner 1 is busy recording (not timeshifting). There is no way to specify which tuner should be used to record each program, and there is no way to know which tuner is being used to record what when two recordings are in progress; one must assume that "Rec1" is using tuner 1 and "Rec2" is using tuner 2. If the first recording ends before the second, one would also assume that "Rec2" (which now becomes "Rec1") is still using tuner 2, since switching tuners mid-timer would cause a gap in the recorded file.

Now that you've told me about others licensing the TIVO features, I get it. For years I avoided getting a DVR, thinking my VCR was quite good enough. About 5 years ago I got a DVR from Comcast, and thought: how did I ever live with out this? Now I need to mindshift again and think of this as a digital VCR, with the added ability of being able to rewind live TV (if I'm not recording anything).

As for videoBruce's question about the dual tuner, I think what he is getting as it hooking an antenna feed to one tuner, and a CATV feed to the other. Since the M6620 has only one coax input, no dice. Besides that, in my area Comcast has digitized everything so that you need a converter box for everything except the 4 major networks. You can still get them using a QAM tuner, but that's it, so videoBruce's idea mostly wouldn't work anyway.
post #1791 of 2239
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Originally Posted by Goes to 11 View Post

Very good to know, but what do I do to cause the buffer to be saved? Hit pause (or record) on the remote?

Then, using the PC can the contents of the hidden folder be copied to a different folder on the M6620 wehre they can ve viewed like any other recording?

It depends on how you have the TViX configured. You can set it to use the buffer all the time (which would cause more wear and tear on your HDD by recording every single thing you watch on every channel, even if you're just surfing), or you can set it to only start buffering when you press the pause button.

Judging by the path Mr. H provided, he is using SMB to view the timeshift file, but FTP would probably work, too. I would assume you would need to transfer the file to your PC and then transfer it back to the TViX into the MOVIE folder to make it viewable normally. I also don't know how the transfer would behave if data is still being appended to the file, and if the temp file gets automatically deleted when you press the stop button, you wouldn't be able to transfer it after you're done writing to it.
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

I was assuming each tuner has the ability to have both channel maps so two OTA or two CATV channels can be recorded at the same time.

You can't use OTA and CATV at the same time, period. The DVR behaves like most TVs and has an "Air" / "Cable" toggle in the options menu. If you want to switch from one type of broadcast to another, you have to do a full channel scan and wipe out your channel list, so even having an A/B switch to switch between sources won't work in a practical fashion. Note that this an assumption based on what I've seen in the menus; I don't have a QAM source to test the functionality.
post #1792 of 2239
Yes, I'm using SMB. The "livepause" folder contains a TP file called dtvLivePause_R00.ts. You can copy or move this file using SMB, FTP, etc., or do what I just did and rename the folder to "not-livepause" and then the 6620 will see the folder. I played back the dtvLivePause_R00.ts file and it was a timeshift of the 121212 concert from last year!

If you rename, or delete the livepause folder the 6620 will create a new one the next time you timeshift.
post #1793 of 2239
Thread Starter 
Hi All. I just received word from my local Ion Network contact that they believe they have fixed the problem with their stations. I'm not sure yet if the changes have been implemented nationally, but the our local stations have working PSIP. Please try and report back any problems you may experience.
post #1794 of 2239
Great news, Kei! I recall you posted earlier that you sent ION a TViX so they could analyse what was causing it to crash. Were they in fact doing something non-standard and naughty with their PSIP, or is the TViX software to blame? If you can confirm that your units no longer crash when ION is in the channel lineup, I might be brave enough to add the network into my channel list again, although I don't know if/when KKPX (ION San Francisco) might implement the changes.
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Goes to 11:

For all the reasons noted previously, I never timeshift (pause live TV) unless it's a show I don't really care much about and I'm expecting to catch up to the live feed by the next commercial.

I just playback the file being recorded (with the .R00 extension). The negatives of this are once you reach the point in the recording where the file was when you started playing it, you must stop and start again then jump back to that spot.

But the positives... Two shows recorded; walk away when you want; come back when you want; start 20 minutes later and skip commercials; nothing is lost since it actually recorded the file; no hamburger.
post #1796 of 2239
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Originally Posted by dornanu View Post

Goes to 11:

For all the reasons noted previously, I never timeshift (pause live TV) unless it's a show I don't really care much about and I'm expecting to catch up to the live feed by the next commercial.

I just playback the file being recorded (with the .R00 extension). The negatives of this are once you reach the point in the recording where the file was when you started playing it, you must stop and start again then jump back to that spot.

But the positives... Two shows recorded; walk away when you want; come back when you want; start 20 minutes later and skip commercials; nothing is lost since it actually recorded the file; no hamburger.

Dornau:

But one of the negative reasons noted above was that if you set the M6620 to always start buffering,* extra wear & tear on the hard drive. If I am understanding you correctly, you are always recording everything you want to watch, but then instead of watching live, you start watching the recording (for my example here, lets say you start watching 10 minutes after the program started live) and then are always catching up to present time by speeding through commercials? If that is correct: 1) isn't it putting just as much wear & tear on the drive? but 2) does it get rid of the red dot? If so, I'm willing to put the wear & tear on the drive, not to see the red dot. But then again, I watch a lot of shows I don't give a hoot about recording, and I don't see the red dot if I'm not recording them.

*In the same vein, one of the things I've gotten used to with my Comcast DVR is rewinding whenever I suddenly feel like it. For example, I realize I have just been daydreaming and missed something important, I rewind and watch again. If I set the M6620 to only start buffering when I hit pause, not possible, right? But, possible if I have buffering always on. So, I might be willing to wear out a few hard drives for that convenience. Although, then perhaps recording everything IS the better option. Same wear and tear, and can walk away and finish watching tomorrow if I want.
Edited by Goes to 11 - 1/30/13 at 5:23pm
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Originally Posted by Goes to 11 View Post

Dornau:

But one of the negative reasons noted above was that if you set the M6620 to always start buffering,* extra wear & tear on the hard drive.

No I don't use the buffering. I just set to record the shows I want to watch through the PSIP guide. Or if the show is already running, press the record button and it will automatically select the option to record the rest of the show. Then I go to Movie mode and playback the file. In reality, I'm probably watching yesterday's recordings while recording new shows today.

I don't worry about wear & tear due to writing to a harddrive. It's not like a flash drive (unless you're actually using an SSD?). Hard drive failure MTBF is usually measures powered up time so write or don't write, it will still die about the same. A 2TB drive on sale is $70. Sad to say but I expect the TViX to die long before the drive.

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Originally Posted by Goes to 11 View Post

but 2) does it get rid of the red dot? If so, I'm willing to put the wear & tear on the drive, not to see the red dot. But then again, I watch a lot of shows I don't give a hoot about recording, and I don't see the red dot if I'm not recording them.

Yeah, you're playing back a file off the harddrive, no red dot.

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*In the same vein, one of the things I've gotten used to with my Comcast DVR is rewinding whenever I suddenly feel like it. For example, I realize I have just been daydreaming and missed something important, I rewind and watch again. If I set the M6620 to only start buffering when I hit pause, not possible, right? But, possible if I have buffering always on. So, I might be willing to wear out a few hard drives for that convenience. Although, then perhaps recording everything IS the better option. Same wear and tear, and can walk away and finish watching tomorrow if I want.

Again, not buffering, record the show through the guide then playback the file even as it still recording. You can pause, FW, REW, skip fwd, skip back, everything. You just have to stop when you hit the point the recording was at when you originally started playing. Yes, you can definitely just walk away and come back later.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

Great news, Kei! I recall you posted earlier that you sent ION a TViX so they could analyse what was causing it to crash. Were they in fact doing something non-standard and naughty with their PSIP, or is the TViX software to blame?

They really didn't go into details about how it was fixed, but there was nothing done to the TViX software so I assume they fixed a problem on their end. It helped that they had one on had in the process of troubleshooting the problem. smile.gif Not saying they were doing anything wrong, but they are the only station that is doing something different in broadcasting MPEG-4 OTA.
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If you can confirm that your units no longer crash when ION is in the channel lineup, I might be brave enough to add the network into my channel list again, although I don't know if/when KKPX (ION San Francisco) might implement the changes.

I confirmed that the changes were nationwide so the results in SFO should be the same as LA. I'll update after I try it for a week, hopefully others that had the shutdown problems will do the same and comment.
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I would like to thank you kie Clark for sending ion the tvix so they could work on this problem, it very rarely happens here where I'm at in Oregon but last weekend it got so bad for the first time I deleated the ion stations for the night, next day it was fine, and to look on here today and see that you and ion has been working on this is great!!!!! I don't expect much any more in the way of improvements but every time I look into this box the more I found it could do. And apparently things are still getting fixed , thanks again.
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The "meatball" is something many people have complained about.
Nice term, stupid feature.Ok to appear for a few seconds and/or to have a "red dot" on the front panel, but real brain dead to keep it on screen throughout the recording.
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You can't use OTA and CATV at the same time, period. The DVR behaves like most TVs and has an "Air" / "Cable" toggle in the options menu. If you want to switch from one type of broadcast to another, you have to do a full channel scan and wipe out your channel list, so even having an A/B switch to switch between sources won't work in a practical fashion.
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As for videoBruce's question about the dual tuner, I think what he is getting as it hooking an antenna feed to one tuner, and a CATV feed to the other. Since the M6620 has only one coax input, no dice.
Yep, I completely forgot about this just having one RF input. frown.gif
I'm also use to using three different DVR's that do have two inputs and separate memories. Definitely got spoiled with what should be necessities. wink.gif

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Edited by videobruce - 1/31/13 at 5:56am
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