Isn't the unit supposed to change to the channel specified in the schedule and start recording? Would it better if the unit was off (standby) when the recording is supposed to start?
Yes and it doesn't matter.
Pre formatting before ext/2 was 6 megabits (or whatever the tech jargon is). After the formatting, it was up to 23 or so .
6 MB/s is the NTFS file system, 23 MB/s is the ext2 file system as discussed in post #2
When I try to record a signal that is SD 480, it stretches the recording into a very squeezed display. Is there a workaround that will allow me to watch an SD 480 so that it is a near mirror copy?
Change your aspect to "Normal".
I have a DVD recorder that is hooked up to the box's composite out.
Why?? Take the recording off the HDD, xfer it to your PC with the ext2 drivers installed and edit and burn the recording to a DVD, again as discussed in post #2
I hooked my infrared headphones to the composite audio out, and the sound quality was just as good as the TV's composite audio out. It's not 5.1, though.
That would be the analog audio out. Composite refers to video. With headphones, how could it be anything other than two channel stereo? Where is your audio system?
As many problems as this has, due to the poorly written firmware, it surely isn't a POS.