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post #1531 of 1609
TITAN TV PROBLEM

The Remote Record button appears to have dissapeared from my TitanTV account, so I can not schedule recordings. Has anyone else had this happen?

Can anyone tell me what to do about it?
post #1532 of 1609
How much longer will we have Zap2it for R5000?
post #1533 of 1609
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Originally Posted by PeterS View Post

TITAN TV PROBLEM

The Remote Record button appears to have dissapeared from my TitanTV account, so I can not schedule recordings. Has anyone else had this happen?

Can anyone tell me what to do about it?

Log in Here:
http://tvlistings4.zap2it.com/iepg/z...artner_id=iEPG
post #1534 of 1609
I have used Zap2It in the past, but prefer Titan as it allows for the "Remote Record" feature (which Zap2It does not have). Is Titan no longer supporting the R5000HD?
post #1535 of 1609
My "Remote Scheduling" button is gone as well. My PVR is set to EyeTV 500.
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post #1536 of 1609
You mean this button?



Still works for me.
post #1537 of 1609
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterS View Post

TITAN TV PROBLEM

The Remote Record button appears to have dissapeared from my TitanTV account, so I can not schedule recordings. Has anyone else had this happen?

Can anyone tell me what to do about it?

I could not launch the program at all if I enable the remote schedule from the software , thought it was ie7, I revert to ie6, still the same.
post #1538 of 1609
Does anyone know what I should set bitrate to for a Dish211? I obviously want best quality but don't want to eat harddrive space if it doesn't even make a better picture. What does Dish Network broadcast at? My playback works on either setting in the R5000 PVR app. I think (might be a psychological thing) that the picture appears better on the higher setting (?), but I cannot tell for sure necessarily
post #1539 of 1609
There is no effect on the video quality with different bit rates. At any rate the video/audio stream is recorded as received. To get a constant rate null data is added to the stream to make it constant. A few players will only properly playback constant rate streams. This is not necessary for the MYHD card and most software players, but is for DVHS recorders and probably other 1394 devices.
John
post #1540 of 1609
Ok, so I've traded in my modified 6000 for a 211 and I can now capture the MPEG-4 stations, and view the resulting captures with Nero Showtime.

Is there a playback solution available yet for the MPEG-4 channels that satisfies all three of the following:

1) Uses a streaming media player rather than a PC for playback
2) Requires no transcoding of the video - it will either play the MPEG-2 transport stream directly, or only requires the H.264 video to be taken out of the MPEG-2 TS container and put into a different container type.
3) Provides DD5.1 output for an A/V receiver

I've seen lots of ways to do two of the three, but not all three together (like you can with a capture from the MPEG-2 channels). Are we still waiting for a streaming player that will play the H.264 streams with no re-encoding and provide DD5.1 output?
post #1541 of 1609
I have a r5000 modded dish 211 receiver that recently stopped functioning. Dish Network promply sent me a replacement receiver which reached me yesterday.

I have tried contacting Nextcomm several times through their website to get the old receiver 's mod swapped into new one but have been unsuccessful so far.
Is it possible to do this by myself. I have to send the old receiver back to dish in next 10 days, but but don't want to lose a rather pricey mod.Please help.

Thanks

Suresh
post #1542 of 1609
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhue View Post

Ok, so I've traded in my modified 6000 for a 211 and I can now capture the MPEG-4 stations, and view the resulting captures with Nero Showtime.

Is there a playback solution available yet for the MPEG-4 channels that satisfies all three of the following:

1) Uses a streaming media player rather than a PC for playback
2) Requires no transcoding of the video - it will either play the MPEG-2 transport stream directly, or only requires the H.264 video to be taken out of the MPEG-2 TS container and put into a different container type.
3) Provides DD5.1 output for an A/V receiver

I've seen lots of ways to do two of the three, but not all three together (like you can with a capture from the MPEG-2 channels). Are we still waiting for a streaming player that will play the H.264 streams with no re-encoding and provide DD5.1 output?


I use a Tvix 4100SH for playing back MPEG 2/4 *TS files from my r5000 modded 211. So far I havent had any problems and seems to work great for this type of setup.

Kevin
post #1543 of 1609
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Originally Posted by kamaths View Post

I have tried contacting Nextcomm several times through their website to get the old receiver 's mod swapped into new one but have been unsuccessful so far.

They've always been responsive to the emails I have sent to r5000sales@nextcomwireless.com. I've always gotten a response back by the following business day. How are you trying to contact them? Any possibility their replies are being caught in your ISPs spam filters?
post #1544 of 1609
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Originally Posted by jediod View Post

I use a Tvix 4100SH for playing back MPEG 2/4 *TS files from my r5000 modded 211. So far I havent had any problems and seems to work great for this type of setup.

A post from a couple weeks ago in the M4100 thread in the Digital Media Player forum stated that there were still problems with 720p H.264 playback. Do you have any issues with 720p H.264-encoded content captured on your R5000?
post #1545 of 1609
How many people with (1) or more R5000-HD Modified Dish 211 recievers reliably use SageTV for all their event scheduling?

If so, what is your prefered method of playback of R5000-HD Modified Dish 211 captured MPEG4 H.264 files?
post #1546 of 1609
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Originally Posted by mkerdman View Post

How many people with (1) or more R5000-HD Modified Dish 211 recievers reliably use SageTV for all their event scheduling?

If so, what is your prefered method of playback of R5000-HD Modified Dish 211 captured MPEG4 H.264 files?

I use HTPC with Haali splitter and CoreAVC pro and Mediaplayer Classic.
post #1547 of 1609
Hey everyone,
I'm interested in the R5000-HD for E* or D* and am not satisfied with the information on the nextcom website; I feel their info is a little lacking. I am hoping I can find the answers I'm looking for here. Here are my questions:

1. Is the R5000-HD a hardware modification to the STB? I think it must be but its not exactly clear on the website, as the "manual" only talks about software.

2. Can I send my 'leased' or 'rented' box to have the modification made, such that I can have it removed and no one is the wiser if/when I have to turn my box back in, or do I have to send in a box I own?

3. Can anyone provide photos of what the hardware modification looks like (external STB images showing connections (USB, etc), and internal STB images showing hardware mods)?

4. How does the output exactly work? I understand it goes to the PC and is whipped up to MPG by the software, but what is output? Is it from the tuner currently being displayed by the STB, or on a second tuner (if a 2 tuner box)? Or either or both? I hope this is clear what I mean.

5. Am I right in thinking the STB can only output to the pc 1 program at a time, even if it has multiple tuners, for example to Sage? Would a second 'tuner' in Sage require a second STB?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

-DT
post #1548 of 1609
Answers below,

Quote:
Originally Posted by devilstaco View Post

Hey everyone,
I'm interested in the R5000-HD for E* or D* and am not satisfied with the information on the nextcom website; I feel their info is a little lacking. I am hoping I can find the answers I'm looking for here. Here are my questions:

1. Is the R5000-HD a hardware modification to the STB? I think it must be but its not exactly clear on the website, as the "manual" only talks about software.

Yes

2. Can I send my 'leased' or 'rented' box to have the modification made, such that I can have it removed and no one is the wiser if/when I have to turn my box back in, or do I have to send in a box I own?

The modifications are permanent. You can send in a box you own, or you can purchase premodded box from Nextcom

3. Can anyone provide photos of what the hardware modification looks like (external STB images showing connections (USB, etc), and internal STB images showing hardware mods)?

Don't have available, but externally all you see is an additional USB plug.


4. How does the output exactly work? I understand it goes to the PC and is whipped up to MPG by the software, but what is output? Is it from the tuner currently being displayed by the STB, or on a second tuner (if a 2 tuner box)? Or either or both? I hope this is clear what I mean.

Each modded tuner outputs 1 program - has one tuner


5. Am I right in thinking the STB can only output to the pc 1 program at a time, even if it has multiple tuners, for example to Sage? Would a second 'tuner' in Sage require a second STB?

Not sure I understand your question exactly. But each box outputs 1 program. If you have 2 boxes, for instance, you can record 2 programs.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

-DT
post #1549 of 1609
The r5000 modification is not permanent. Nextcom can make a modification to a leased box such that it leaves no holes in the chassis or other externally visible marks. Nextcom will remove a modification for free, if I remember correctly. They will move a mod to new hardware for $100.
post #1550 of 1609
I was having some problems with my new R5000 and I was using a Via chipset so I picked up a NEC PCI card and now I get serious buffering issues. It just maxes out. The card installed itself in XP, seems to be called Standard Enhanced PCI to USB controller, so I am assuming I get USB2.0, but this seems like a USB1.1 problem. Any ideas on how to fix this?
post #1551 of 1609
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Originally Posted by autoboy70 View Post

I was having some problems with my new R5000 and I was using a Via chipset so I picked up a NEC PCI card and now I get serious buffering issues. It just maxes out. The card installed itself in XP, seems to be called Standard Enhanced PCI to USB controller, so I am assuming I get USB2.0, but this seems like a USB1.1 problem. Any ideas on how to fix this?

This is from Nextcom's site regarding USB card compatibility:

USB PCI Cards:
In general, USB PCI cards using NEC chipsets usually provide consistent results. Certain Asus motherboards using AMD processors have been reported as problematic. Intel motherboards with embedded USB controllers give consistently excellent results. These are some of PCI cards that have been reported to give good results:
Adaptec AUA-4000A (NEC chipset)
PPA 3-port, model 1073 (ALI chipset)
QPS 3-port, model QU2NPCI (ALI)
InTek 5-port, model TK-P5U212 (NEC)
This list is by no means complete and other cards may also provide good results. A certain amount of trial and error may be required. Also note that manufacturers have been known to substitute chipsets in the same model card depending on availablility.
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post #1552 of 1609
Yeah, I picked up an IOGear PCI USB2.0 card at Frys. I could see through the packaging so I knew it was the NEC chipset. However, this still didn't work. Should I keep trying other cards?
post #1553 of 1609
Quote:
Originally Posted by autoboy70 View Post

Yeah, I picked up an IOGear PCI USB2.0 card at Frys. I could see through the packaging so I knew it was the NEC chipset. However, this still didn't work. Should I keep trying other cards?

I use the the builtin usb 2.0 on my NF4 motherboard. Is your PCI bus overloaded or something else interfering? This shouldn't be that sensitive.

thx
mike
post #1554 of 1609
It took me a couple of different PCI USB boards - even with approved chipsets - before I got one that worked.
post #1555 of 1609
I'm using a Compaq-branded combo USB 2.0 and Firewire PCI card, and it has worked perfectly with the R5000 in a couple different PCs. It has an NEC controller chip on it.
post #1556 of 1609
Hello,

I currently use a Dish 6000 receiver and a 169time system to record MPEG2 to DVHS, and some modified SVHS, tapes. My LNB went out on my Dish 500 dish so it may be time to upgrade to the R5000. My concern is when going to MPEG4 exclusively if it makes my DVHS players unusable for new movies. I know that I can record MPEG4 to both a hard drive and to DVHS BUT can I ever play back the DVHS tapes and use a computer based MPEG4 decoder??? I was told that I might be able to play the DVHS tapes and watch them through my PC, which would be connected to my R5000 of course. I do trust the support I've received from the Nextcom fellow but I would like to hear from someone who has actually gotten the DVHS MPEG4 tapes to play and if you're fully satisfied with the output.

Or, is it possible to convert the R5000 .TS streams (I think that's what they'll be) from a hard drive to MPEG2 files, then output them somehow through firewire so I can record to DVHS?

With the number of HD channels available on Dish Network, 32 plus, I don't want to pass on the low price they're currently offering. The only thing that concerns me is that once I go MPEG4 there's no going back to MPEG2.

Has anyone tried to record MPEG4 (Divx?) to DVHS tape and been able to play the tapes for viewing in 1080i???

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Roger
post #1557 of 1609
Another option...just capture MPEG4 to PC and author to DVD media. An HTPC or PS3 can play it back. Maybe other devices as well; I don't know. That's what I do...run the TS files through TSRemux (freeware), trimming the beginning & end parts (keeping just the program or movie), to generate a Blu-ray structure. Burn that to DVD media using Nero & the PS3 auto-recognizes it as AVCHD & autoplays it fine. Or, you can generate another TS file, or M2TS file, instead of Blu-ray.

You can convert MPEG4 to MPEG2 using Nero Recode or a similar tool, but a powerful PC is needed, and it takes hours. Not worth it IMHO.

Not all Dish channels are MPEG4. So, what you capture from HBO & HDNet are still easy-to-manipulate MPEG2.
post #1558 of 1609
Thread Starter 
Free DVR software (SageTV and Multi source versions) with the purchase of a new R5000-HD modification or pre-modified receiver. Qualified purchases will receive refund/credit.

Clearance: DirecTV pre-modified Mitsubishi SR-HD5, take $150 off. These units may not be stocked after this.

Special purchase: Take $75 off the price of a new pre-modified Dish 211 receiver (quantities very limited).

Orders placed on or before Jan 1, 2008 or while inventory lasts.
post #1559 of 1609
Quote:
Originally Posted by kamaths View Post

I have a r5000 modded dish 211 receiver that recently stopped functioning. Dish Network promply sent me a replacement receiver which reached me yesterday.

I have tried contacting Nextcomm several times through their website to get the old receiver 's mod swapped into new one but have been unsuccessful so far.
Is it possible to do this by myself. I have to send the old receiver back to dish in next 10 days, but but don't want to lose a rather pricey mod.Please help.

Thanks

Suresh

You did the mod to their receiver. What do you think they are going to say when they see the insides of THEIR receiver have been tampered with Even if this mod is removable and I am not sure it is there will be evidence of where the mod was integrated.
post #1560 of 1609
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Originally Posted by Sundance View Post

You did the mod to their receiver. What do you think they are going to say when they see the insides of THEIR receiver have been tampered with Even if this mod is removable and I am not sure it is there will be evidence of where the mod was integrated.

Wasn't a problem for me... Nextcom did the switch.
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