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post #1531 of 2203
Its not the batteries. It happens with both the supplied remote and my Logitech remote.
post #1532 of 2203
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Originally Posted by bowmanvillejim View Post

Its not the batteries. It happens with both the supplied remote and my Logitech remote.

Have you tried recycling the power?
post #1533 of 2203
I've powered off to no avail. Next I will pull the power cable and do a full reset.
post #1534 of 2203
I did. I've even unplugged the power. Still not working. This device appears to be a good idea poorly executed. The programming seems to have been done by someone in high-school.
post #1535 of 2203
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Originally Posted by bowmanvillejim View Post

I did. I've even unplugged the power. Still not working. This device appears to be a good idea poorly executed. The programming seems to have been done by someone in high-school.

Try re-flashing the firmware.
post #1536 of 2203
Thread Starter 
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This device appears to be a good idea poorly executed.
I've said that for a year now.
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The programming seems to have been done by someone in high-school.
Nah. Just a 3rd party that didn't have a clue about what a DVR should do when marketed for the US. wink.gif
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We actually are not just some engineers doing our designs in the oversea location by ourselves. In fact, all our key engineers worked for US design firms, US side TV manufacturers and EPG companies for many years (10 years+ at least). We are really good what we are.
post #1537 of 2203
Thread Starter 
Ask for a swap if the re-flash doesn't fix it. It seems to be the DVR itself, though why only one button doesn't respond is beyond me,
post #1538 of 2203
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Originally Posted by bowmanvillejim View Post

I did. I've even unplugged the power. Still not working. This device appears to be a good idea poorly executed. The programming seems to have been done by someone in high-school.

You are 100% correct. It came to market without being tested and without getting feedback as to all the issues before mass marketing. You and the rest of us are the testers of this product. The company should be sued for false advertising as the product does not perform up to the hype or promise given it on the website. If this company was reputable it would not sell any more units until most of the issues that were identified by the initial owners were fixed. Instead it keeps selling units with a myriad of issues.
post #1539 of 2203
Thread Starter 
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It came to market without being tested and without getting feedback as to all the issues before mass marketing.
Yes to the 1st part, no to the 2nd. If you read back to last summer you would know that they were told it wasn't ready to go to market as of late spring '12. There were so many issues, I didn't know where to start. Some were corrected, 95% were not.
As I have stated before, it is far improved, but still not there. At least 1/4, if not 1/2 of that list are, or should be relative simple fixes that they refuse to address.
post #1540 of 2203
The odd thing is that the Select button works in various submenus but not in the Guide. I will try to re-flash the firmware over the weekend and see what happens. Working in the IT field I'm quite used to software not performing the way it has been marketed to. I find this little experiment interesting but it is disappointing that they aren't addressing the issues.
post #1541 of 2203
Thread Starter 
It's not suppose to! You press record to schedule a recording.
I remember reading you mentioned something about the guide before, but I kinda forgot about it..
post #1542 of 2203
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

It's not suppose to! You press record to schedule a recording.
I remember reading you mentioned something about the guide before, but I kinda forgot about it..

Is this in response to my post ???
post #1543 of 2203
Thread Starter 
Yes.
post #1544 of 2203
I never mentioned anything about recording. The issue I have is that the select button has no effect while I scroll thru the Guide. (ie I scroll thru and decide I wish to watch ch 5.1 I cannot use the select button to actually choose that channel. )

If I was to select "Menu" and go into the sub menus there for managing the Master List etc then the select button works.
post #1545 of 2203
Thread Starter 
Same answer, it's not suppose to.
The select button works, but not in all functions, not so different than other TV like devices. All is ok.
post #1546 of 2203
no I don't think so. Are you saying that when you open the guide and scroll down to a new channel that you do not press SELECT to change to that new channel ?

Are we expected to only use channel and and channel down to move to a new station ?
post #1547 of 2203
Using the "GoTo" and the "Exit" buttons allow me to select the channel I am previewing in the guide.
post #1548 of 2203
I will do more testing tonight. Maybe Im the problem. LOL
post #1549 of 2203
works now. Searched for 44 and found it.
Thanks
Petali
Oakville
post #1550 of 2203
Thread Starter 
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no I don't think so. Are you saying that when you open the guide and scroll down to a new channel that you do not press SELECT to change to that new channel ?
Are we expected to only use channel and and channel down to move to a new station ?
1. Yes, think so,
2. Correct,
3. You can also just enter in the whole channel number and press select. wink.gif

petali;
You need to refresh our minds. I didn't pickup on "44" until I read your last post 27 posts back.
Did you use the "Find Channel" function, or did you just enter in "44"?

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Edited by videobruce - 5/19/13 at 5:10am
post #1551 of 2203
I entered 44 and it found CITY. It also auto (scanned) when I tried again. Great reception...... lousy at recording. Probably me. How to format, what to use, how to record, how to playback....
Petali
Oakville
post #1552 of 2203
Thread Starter 
If you go into the menu to the "Find Channels" screen, then enter an active physical channel number, say 14 for WUTV (29), it will then show the main and sub channel below. It's a powerful tool to determine what each physical channel number has for virtual channels. Except for CIII (ch. 41) all of yours only have a main channel, so it wouldn't mean much, but not so here, especially on CATV systems. wink.gif

Have you completely read the owners manual with all the updates? You need to download the manual and the three separate updates to have the entire set of instructions. I believe what you get with the unit is only a quick start guide.
post #1553 of 2203
What is the minimum size of Flash drive that I need to record 4 hours of HD or 4 hours of SD? What should the correct format? If it has to be ext2 how do I do that? My VRX says "recording" when I press recording but when I try to play back it states no device present...
Petali
Oakville
post #1554 of 2203
A 32 GB flash drive would theoretically have enough capacity for 4 hours of HD recording, but you shouldn't be using a flash drive at all. It's possible that the PHD-VRX doesn't recognise your flash drive as a valid recording device. You should get a USB HDD if you plan to make recordings on a regular basis, as a flash drive has neither the speed nor the durability necessary for use in a DVR.
post #1555 of 2203
Thread Starter 
petali;
I believe flash drives are only FAT32. As Aleron stated, flash drives are a real bad idea. Cost pre GB is ridiculous. wink.gif
Please re-read posts 2, 4 & 5.
Edited by videobruce - 5/21/13 at 6:47am
post #1556 of 2203
You can format a flash drive to any filesystem you want, but it still won't work in a DVR.
post #1557 of 2203
Is USB 3.0 acceptable in this DVX? I don't know the difference. Can you recommend any of these drives here?
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/category/hard-drives/1084.aspx

Peter
Oakville
post #1558 of 2203
As long as the drive has the standard USB plug and can operate in USB 2.0 mode, it should work. USB 3.0 is faster than USB 2.0, but the speed is unnecessary in a DVR. Newegg usually has a good selection of hard drives combined with many users' reviews of each model.
post #1559 of 2203
Thread Starter 
post #1560 of 2203
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Originally Posted by petali View Post

Is USB 3.0 acceptable in this DVX? I don't know the difference.

I am using a USB 3.0 2TB 7,200 RPM hard drive just fine on the PHD-VRX. The PHD-VRX USB ports are only USB 2.0, however USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. If you have a USB 3.0 port on you PC and plan on transferring HD recordings to your PC then USB 3.0 is much faster.
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