Originally posted by mstanl
OK, I have had my LST-3410a for only 2 weeks. Over the past 2 weeks
that unit would not power up all the way 4-5 times. I had to power down
and then power it on again. I think I lost a pre-programmed show because
of this problem. The last few times I had to power on and off many
times before it came up. On the first power up it did not receive any of
the HD stations, had to power off and on agin to fix that.
I have also been having a similar problem. Last night I had it set to record an off-the-aid HD show that was a couple of hours long. The LG didn't stop recording when the show ended, and recorded until the disk was full. It failed to power down, and was locked-up when I checked it this morning. The only remote control command it would accept was power off. Then when powering back up, it was still stuck - no hello message, and unresponsive to the remote control. A complete power off via the power cord was necessary to bring it back. This is probably the sixth or 7th time this has happened in two weeks use.
I called LG service, and they appears very cooperative about sending another one out that they said I should get next week sometime. My concern is whether I will get one that's working right, or another one with similar problems.
Glad I haven't done the larger HD swap yet. I'll probably wait until the warantee is out, and look for a deal on a 250 or 300GB drive during that period.
The unit works fine for OTA - when it's working. For me the cable capabilities are useless since Cox scrambles everything in their digital service, and the analog Cable signal is of less quality than the signals I can get off the air.