Originally posted by PhillyC
The 3410A has fortunately been performing very well for me. It seems that a couple of people here have received lemons and I hope that LG will stand by their product.
The only other complaints seem to be from those folks who wanted/expected TiVo type operation. Since TiVo functions were not intended, this is not a defect of the unit. It would appear that the 3410A is proving to be generally reliable, or we'd be hearing a whole lot more complaints.
I didn't expect TiVo type operation and carefully researched what I thought this unit would do. Unfortunately the implementation and my experience has been less than ideal. I'm having a lock-up issue where I often have to unplug to get back to normal operations. I'm exchanging the unit and hopefully that is just a defect.
However, I had also expected to be able to use both the OTA tuner and the Cable tuner inputs (for the unscrambled signals). Unfortunately the unit has been set up to allow Cable - OR -
OTA, but not for BOTH
in a fully functional mode. My cable signal video quality is not as good at the local OTA signal. Therefore I would prefer to receive these OTA, and get other stuff off cable. Can more or less do this with the OTA stations that are HD, but if I tell the system I have Cable it disables the SD OTA tuner input, and defaults to only using the cable tuner input for SD. If I tell it I don't have cable then the cable input (and no guide) is useless.
Another problem - last night I had to unplug to get it back working. When It came back up, I wanted to instantly record something off the AV1 input that my cable box feeds into. It wouldn't let me do that, because the time wasn't set. It wouldn't let me set the time because it wanted to get the time from the guide, or it wanted me to delete a program previously scheduled to record. I couldn't get the guide to come up to delete anything scheduled, so finally unplugged the cables from my cable box and connected them into my old VCR!
Very frustrating - I really want this unit to work. Tuner is good, Guide if fine, operating like a VCR is fine with me, but the shortcomings are a pain. I'm hoping the exchanged unit I'm expecting won't have the lock-up problems I'm currently experiencing.
Unfortunately, I don't think I would recommend this unit.