Originally Posted by smintn
...Another annoyance is, I had one station go off the air later today and it basically stopped the unit from responding to any pressed remote buttons the dvr would not chsnge channels. I kept pressing the power button on the remote and at what seemed to be at least a minute the unit powered off.
I have had similar problems with channels that have poor reception. As soon as I try to select one of them, the DVR+ locks for a long time (i.e., it does not respond to any key presses). Eventually, it does respond though.
This seems to be a specific instance of a more general problem -- the DVR+ does not seem to manage multiple tasks very well. In computer terms, it does not seems to do a good job at multiprogramming or multitasking. For example, when you press keys too fast, the DVR+ often ignores some of those key presses (i.e., it does not buffer its input). You can cause that problem with the menu bar. After clicking the Menu button, click the scroll key a few times very quickly. The DVR+ will ignore your clicks until it is done displaying each animated icon. At that point, when it is ready for the next key, your earlier, unprocessed clicks will have been ignored. The Guide has similar problems. Even channel navigation (e.g., scrolling up and down) could be improved by removing the delays (for example, several scroll-up clicks should be processed almost immediately, with only the last click causing a slight delay as the channel is tuned).