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post #31 of 121
Excellent news. I've never replaced a hard drive so the easier the better. :)
post #32 of 121
How big was the original drive, 120GB or 160GB? Glad to hear success in the upgrade.

Paul
post #33 of 121
120GB is the OEM.

Dave
post #34 of 121
Thread Starter 
Hi,
The drive works just fine. Recorded Survivor All-Stars. It was a scheduled recording, and it came on at the right time, did the recording, and stopped. Picture quality in HD is as good as the broadcast.
Al
post #35 of 121
Thread Starter 
orbitzboy,
The seagate drive is so quiet, that I have to put my ear up to it to hear it running.
Al
post #36 of 121
Quote:
Originally posted by BOBCAT
Recorded Survivor All-Stars... Picture quality in HD is as good as the broadcast.
I watched the same show today on WCCO-DT (CBS-HD) via Comcast HD cable, and it wasn't in widescreen format; nor did it look like HD. Neither did any previous episodes of Survivor.

Are you sure you were seeing it in HD in the Bay area?
post #37 of 121
Anyone try a 250Gb Western Digital drive? (7200RPM 8Mb Cache)? If not, anyone see any problem installing this one, or need any adapters. Sorry, I'm new to this. Will the unit recognize the entire 250Gb, and provide space accordingly, or will it have a limit? Thanks!
post #38 of 121
Thread Starter 
shfawaz
It should work just fine. it will give you around 25 hrs of hd recording time.
Al
post #39 of 121
BOBCAT,

Thanks for the photos and info on the drive. I think I'll drop the 200GB one in mine this weekend.
post #40 of 121
I have the same WD drive in my computer now but I'd hate to lose all the data I have on it to put it in the 3410. Would the 3410 format and clear the drive of any other files?

Paul
post #41 of 121
Quote:
Would the 3410 format and clear the drive of any other files?
This is just my opinion, but I would suspect that the 3410 does some type of disk check to verify if the HDD installed needed to be formatted.

I think you can actually check at the beginning of Scanman1's thread because he put his original drive back in. I'm not sure if he had content on it or not so you may want to ask him (I haven't seen him around in a while).

Troy
post #42 of 121
Thread Starter 
protsch,
Yes, you would loose your data.
There is a format utility in the menu of the 3410. You may need to use it to clear the drive before using it.
You should be able to find a 200-250GB drive for at most $140. surf the net and see what you can find.
If you have a 200GB+ drive in your computer, back up the files and buy a small drive for your computer, then use the large one for the 3410.
Al
post #43 of 121
Well, I am using the drive for HD recording already (which is why it is the big one). Not enough room on any other drives I own. I would be better off buying a totally new one. I think I will wait for some bigger drives to come out before I upgrade.

I assume that if I took out the original drive from the 3410, then I would not be able to read the recorded files with a PC. Is this correct?

Paul
post #44 of 121
Thread Starter 
protsch,
No way in knowing how LG handles the file system on their drive, or if the format is compatible with a windows based machine, but I would not think it would be compatible. You could record 1 program on your 3410, then put the drive in your computer and see if you can read it. It won't damage your drive, so try it. just make sure that you set the drive to slave if you are connecting it to the same cable as your main hard drive in your computer. If you have a unused IDE port, then use it instead.
Be sure to set the drive back to master before reinstalling it in your 3410.
Post your results.
Al
post #45 of 121
Thread Starter 
Hi,
Does anyone know how to change the left side of the guide from the network name to the channel number? Can't seem to find an option to do this.
Al
post #46 of 121
Bobcat -
My 3410A case is a little noisy. I assume it is vibration from the hard drive. It has a slight hum or whine that comes and goes. The metal box can act like a sounding board when this happens.

Do you have any ideas on what I could do to quiet things a bit. Did it look like rubber gromets of some sort would help?

Did the drive you added make the whole box quieter?

Thanks,
Tim
post #47 of 121
Thread Starter 
Hyrax,
My unit is totally quiet. It was quiet with the original drive. The drive caddy has plastic insulators that the screws go through to mount it to the chassis. Check the screws that hold the drive to the chassis, they may be loose. The hard drive may be bad, so when you have the case open listen to the drive. If it is noisy, you can ether return the 3410 for an exchange, or just upgrade to a larger drive. Also, make sure that the power supply isn't whats whining. BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE LETHAL VOLTAGES EXPOSED ON THE POWER SUPPLY BOARD!
The Seagate 200GB drive is so quiet, that you can't hear it unless you put your ear up to it. The drive can be had for under $140, and will give you 21hrs of hd or 40 hrs of SD recording time.
Al
post #48 of 121
Quote:
Originally posted by BOBCAT
...The Seagate 200GB drive is so quiet, that you can't hear it unless you put your ear up to it. The drive can be had for under $140, and will give you 21hrs of hd or 40 hrs of SD recording time.
Al
I guess my hearing is a little better. I can hear mine when the room is quite. It is not so loud that I can hear it when watching something. I don't hear case vibrations.
post #49 of 121
Bobcat-
My unit is usually fairly quiet and I'd say it it usually makes less noise than a VCR. Like umr, I can definitely hear the HDD when there is nothing else turned on. Two or three times I've heard a resonance that I was able to almost eliminate by putting my hand on top of the unit. It does sound like it is originating in the HDD area of the unit, but I'm not sure - I'll open the box and see if it is coming the power supply, I don't want to mess with a bad PS.

Thanks for your help.
post #50 of 121
My 3410A made a huge amount of noise when I turned it on the first time. The whole case was vibrating and stopped if I applied light pressure to the top of the unit.

All I had to do was position it a little differently and it's been very quiet since. Check that your box is positioned on a level surface so that the feet all make good contact.
post #51 of 121
Thread Starter 
Hi, Hyrax & PhillyC,
Just remembered that I may have had the same problem. I found that the chassis was not sitting on all 4 of the feet on a flat suffice. It rocked on the opposing corner feet. I solved the problem by loosening the screws on the cover while it was sitting on a flat surface. Then the chassis sat on all 4 feet. I then tightened the cover screws. You might want to try this.
The chassis may have not been sitting flat when the cover was screwed on at LG, so the chassis was warped when the cover screws were tightened.
Al
post #52 of 121
I can hear the drive spinning up when I turn it on and off but nothing terrible. All my feet don't touch either. Nice Quality Control.

Now that I've had it almost a week, I already wish I had a bigger HDD. Don't really want to take it apart yet. Plus I have found out that Firebus is working with the unit. Well playback works anyway. Still testing the recording.

Paul

Paul
post #53 of 121
Has anyone here thought that the unit could support more than 1 HDD?

Has anyone successfully recorded QAM-256 cable HD?
post #54 of 121
have recorded comcast cable QAM for the last few days. has worked fine for me with no issues.
best,
chris
post #55 of 121
Quote:
Originally posted by CCONKLIN1
have recorded comcast cable QAM for the last few days. has worked fine for me with no issues.
best,
chris
CCONKLIN1,

This is interesting. Can you tell me what connections you are using and which Comcast box?

Did you split your cable with one feed going to the Comcast box and the second feed bypassing the box and going directly to the 3410A?

Did you also connect the Comcast box to the LG AV1 composite in jacks?
post #56 of 121
Maybe this can give you 800 gigs? Select which drive you want to use before powering on, and if you want to switch to a different hard drive, you just shut back down and restart.

5 page review
trios
post #57 of 121
Quote:
Originally posted by bass4040
Maybe this can give you 800 gigs? Select which drive you want to use before powering on, and if you want to switch to a different hard drive, you just shut back down and restart.

5 page review
trios
I would hate to think of what would happen if someone were to press one of the buttons on that thing while the 3410 was running! Well, actually it is obvious what would happen, a $1000 mistake.
post #58 of 121
Quote:
Originally posted by bass4040
Maybe this can give you 800 gigs? Select which drive you want to use before powering on, and if you want to switch to a different hard drive, you just shut back down and restart.

5 page review
trios
I think the major problem is that the box passes power to all three drives, and switches the input signal depending upon which drive you want to use. I would be concerned with the fact that the power supply in the 3410 was designed to only power one drive, and providing power to three drives might exceed the limits and cause power supply problems or component failures in the 3410.

Of course I would also not want to try switching drives with power on.
post #59 of 121
You could buy an external 2 drive case w/ it's own powersupply.
post #60 of 121
Thread Starter 
mkerdman,
I didn't try 2 drives.
In the Review post, scan1man said that the 3410 didn't see the 2nd drive when he tried it. 1 large drive seems to work fine. For every 100GB you get about 10hrs of HD recording time.
Al
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