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post #2191 of 2203
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

GuruSR;
Do you have and have you tried the original firmware version; 243_23_31?

Off their FTP site;
http://www.epvision.com/HDTVSTB/Documents/PHD-VRX2/PHD_VRX2_firmware-VRX2_243_23_31.zip
post #2192 of 2203
I just got a pair of Iview; a great buy for $40 and much easier to use than the PHD.

On the PHD, I believe that you can have the correct days for M-F recordings if you put in the current day when you program it. To do this you must first say it is a weekly recording and set the current day and THEN change it to weekly. It seems that the listing is then in order
post #2193 of 2203
quote name="docemc" url="/t/1414002/epvision-phd-vrx-vrx2-owners-thread/2190#post_24566856"


A "little" problem; it can't play and record at the same time. OK for my friend who has nothing but I have two things going (more or less).
Does anyone want it for $45+shipping with a transferable 3 year warrenty (factory is 90 days
post #2194 of 2203
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

GuruSR;
Do you have and have you tried the original firmware version; 243_23_31?

Off their FTP site;
http://www.epvision.com/HDTVSTB/Documents/PHD-VRX2/PHD_VRX2_firmware-VRX2_243_23_31.zip

 

I haven't, no.  I may have that one downloaded already, if not, and I need it, I will.  It's been behaving 100% normal again, recording everything so far, nothing missed.  Seems going weekly for recordings and not doing Mon-Fri, cut out a lot of the problems.

 

GuruSR.

post #2195 of 2203
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Originally Posted by docemc View Post

quote name="docemc" url="/t/1414002/epvision-phd-vrx-vrx2-owners-thread/2190#post_24566856"


A "little" problem; it can't play and record at the same time. OK for my friend who has nothing but I have two things going (more or less).
Does anyone want it for $45+shipping with a transferable 3 year warrenty (factory is 90 days

 

My unit does record and play at the same time, had 2 recordings going and was watching a third.  The problem most likely is in your storage media, memory sticks are junk for recording to, SSD USB drives on the other hand, are the cat's meow.

 

GuruSR.

post #2196 of 2203
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Originally Posted by GuruSR View Post

My unit does record and play at the same time, had 2 recordings going and was watching a third.  The problem most likely is in your storage media, memory sticks are junk for recording to, SSD USB drives on the other hand, are the cat's meow.

GuruSR.

I meant the ivew

A "little" problem; it can't play and record at the same time. OK for my friend who has nothing but I have two things going (more or less).
Does anyone want it for $45+shipping with a transferable 3 year warrenty (factory is 90 days
post #2197 of 2203
Hello guys. Thought I would check up and see if anything has changed VRX wise in the last 3 months tonight. After a quick review of the postings... looks like no change. Judging from the manufacturer's web site looks like the original vrx owners have been abandoned now. Last release of f/w was VRX.243.19.20 and its the end of the line for us now eh? I still have the unit plugged in but dont use it much anymore.

One of the few positive experiences I have had with the unit is using it as a media player. I have lots of movies on my lan on my NAS. This the vrx seems to play reliably time and time again provided you have let 24 hours elapse since you put the movies on the NAS... seems to need that much time to get the directory listings correctly... but that I can live with.

I recently found a few bucks to spare and bought myself a refurbished desktop computer for a hundred bucks and plugged into my tv's rgb jack and into the internet/LAN. Best thing I have tried in the last 2 years. Also downloaded some vpn software with a free service and I can now watch streamed shows from around the world by using a vpn terminating in the desired country. Imagine that ... just watch shows and not fart around resetting a pvr over and over. and its free... dont have to pay for a tv guide either. Wow that would smart... pay for a tv guide for a pvr with unstable f/w.

I have also learned that the PC can play any movie on my NAS using Windows Media player just as well as the VRX can... so this kind of seals the fate of the vrx going forward. I have downloaded and tried out XBMC and found it works good as a media player and file cabinet for movies too. If it can reliably handle OTA recordings as it claims then that will be where I go with this. A friend recently lent me his Hauppage USB tuner to try out with my PC and it passed my test. So I may get an internal version for the PC someday.

No real pressure to rush ahead with the tuner card though as I have so much content to watch from the internet I dont have enough time to check it all out. Watched BBC last night. I was on youtube last week with the pc rig and found a guy who created an index to over 200 world war II movies. My neighbour saw that and said hey... I pay Netflix for the same thing you have free. So thats it for now. Explore and enjoy some alternatives.

Best of luck to all. Time to move on.

Ed
post #2198 of 2203
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Originally Posted by GuruSR View Post

Seems going weekly for recordings and not doing Mon-Fri, cut out a lot of the problems.

GuruSR.
Interesting discovery - have you tried daily recordings?

If daily recordings work OK, you could just use daily in lieu of Mon-Fri. You'd get a couple of unwanted extra recordings each week but you could just delete them; probably easier than setting up a weekly recording five times (Mon. through Fri.) for each Mon-Fri show.
post #2199 of 2203
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Originally Posted by JHBrandt View Post

Interesting discovery - have you tried daily recordings?

If daily recordings work OK, you could just use daily in lieu of Mon-Fri. You'd get a couple of unwanted extra recordings each week but you could just delete them; probably easier than setting up a weekly recording five times (Mon. through Fri.) for each Mon-Fri show.

 

I did something similar, I did 1 program for Monday to Friday set Weekly.  Setting it daily would be a hassle.  Since all of my programs are weekly, this way, there is no corruption with other types of programs.  Just meant more work to set it up.

 

GuruSR.

post #2200 of 2203
I like over the air ATSC broadcast channels, however within 10 years broadcasters could switch to 100% Internet based streaming. I hope ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and FOX decide not to sale their TV spectrum back to the government.
Wheeler Suggests Broadcasters Should Migrate to the Internet.

QUOTE:

"Some in the broadcast industry fear the FCC is using these new rules as a way to strong-arm broadcasters into giving up their spectrum in the upcoming incentive spectrum auction. Broadcasters are being asked to voluntarily sell their spectrum back to the government, which will then sell the spectrum to wireless broadband providers. The FCC is still working out the rules for the auction, which is scheduled to take place by mid 2015."

http://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-chairman-offers-plan-to-save-broadcasters/
post #2201 of 2203
Thread Starter 
The wireless industry has gotten way too much spectrum. They haven't begun to fully use what they already have.
Let them take away from the vast wasteland from 225-400 MHz first. Talk about big government. mad.gif
post #2202 of 2203
I'm pretty underwhelmed by Wheeler's proposal. For most folks, moving local TV to broadband Internet would mean providing it via cable - which means cable would mostly be "competing" with itself. "Do you want to watch Shark Tank on cable or on cable Internet?" Big choice.

But then, Wheeler was a lobbyist for both the cable and wireless industries. Both would benefit from broadcast TV going away: cable would lose their biggest competitors, and wireless would get all that spectrum.
post #2203 of 2203
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Originally Posted by JHBrandt View Post

I'm pretty underwhelmed by Wheeler's proposal. For most folks, moving local TV to broadband Internet would mean providing it via cable - which means cable would mostly be "competing" with itself. "Do you want to watch Shark Tank on cable or on cable Internet?" Big choice.

But then, Wheeler was a lobbyist for both the cable and wireless industries. Both would benefit from broadcast TV going away: cable would lose their biggest competitors, and wireless would get all that spectrum.

Yes, absolutely. Wheeler plans to save broadcasters by doing away with broadcasting? That's counterintuitive at best, and blatantly subversive at worst. Broadcasters don't own the content that he would have them deliver over the Internet. Broadcasting is a delivery system that competes with cable and Internet. Everything else is going wireless these days, which makes sense because wireless technology eliminates much costly infrastructure, so why do we want to eliminate the oldest wireless technology we have? It's just a spectrum grab. If broadcasters give up their licenses, they're left with nothing of real value.
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