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post #26821 of 29213
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

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Only the SP makes you go though hoops to select just the repeat.

As example, a SP of SyFy's Continuum would be hard since none are new. I does usually handle The Daily Show properly, but not always.

Is this valid? On my TiVo, the season pass defaults to recording both new & repeat episodes. You manually have to change it to only record new episodes. Continuum would record as a season pass just fine from Syfy if you left the default record settings in place.

Mark
post #26822 of 29213
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

I don't know. I had a 32XBR9 that was really a 32V5100 and it didn't have TVGOS. One "feature" of my 32EX700 is that if I disable the program data source of TV Guide, it will still get the time from the internet. I saw a 32EX720 on eBay last week for $500, but it was gone before I could buy it.

I saw that TV, it's 3D with glasses! I think the day they make a 3D TV that does not need glasses to view I will consider buying one. However I did see a 32in Sony model with internet TVGOS and internet apps, and build in 8gig DVR way cool! I am gonna pounce on this one when I can get it at my price!....rolleyes.gif

http://www.aztekcomputers.com/NSX32GT1-SONY-1972779.html
post #26823 of 29213
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Originally Posted by mabuttra View Post

Is this valid? On my TiVo, the season pass defaults to recording both new & repeat episodes. You manually have to change it to only record new episodes. Continuum would record as a season pass just fine from Syfy if you left the default record settings in place.

Mark
If you wanted to managed the duplicates. From the old days I still keep a Word document of weekly recordings. Not that I don't trust computers.
post #26824 of 29213
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Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

I saw that TV, it's 3D with glasses! I think the day they make a 3D TV that does not need glasses to view I will consider buying one. However I did see a 32in Sony model with internet TVGOS and internet apps, and build in 8gig DVR way cool! I am gonna pounce on this one when I can get it at my price!....rolleyes.gif

http://www.aztekcomputers.com/NSX32GT1-SONY-1972779.html
Call me lazy, but the EX700 to 720 have a presence feature that blanks the screen when no motion is detected for a selectable period of time. It will shut off if detects no motion for 30 minutes after that. It's an option I love. It also has a great picture.
post #26825 of 29213
Oh man, you guys are starting to scare me now. The last few posts seem so complex.

Next you will be telling me I have to use Tide Tub Clean in the TiVo so it doesn’t stink!
post #26826 of 29213
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

Call me lazy, but the EX700 to 720 have a presence feature that blanks the screen when no motion is detected for a selectable period of time. It will shut off if detects no motion for 30 minutes after that. It's an option I love. It also has a great picture.

I am just facing reality! TVGOS for my DHG 250 or XBR32 are not coming back! That was the determining feature that convinced me to buy the TV and DVR. I just thought the TVGOS was way superior to any guide a cable box will give. So naturally I will have to migrate up to internet devices and the fact that this TV has a built in dvr is an added plus! sort of like pausing live TV and rewinding to get what was missed!....rolleyes.gif
post #26827 of 29213
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Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

I am just facing reality! TVGOS for my DHG 250 or XBR32 are not coming back! That was the determining feature that convinced me to buy the TV and DVR. I just thought the TVGOS was way superior to any guide a cable box will give. So naturally I will have to migrate up to internet devices and the fact that this TV has a built in dvr is an added plus! sort of like pausing live TV and rewinding to get what was missed!....rolleyes.gif
But does it have a place for your cable card? While it's true that V10 TVGOS can map raw QAM channels, it only has a 24 hour guide. But it does look nice. There must be a thread on the forum where you can get some feedback.
post #26828 of 29213
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

Strange. Without a cable card I recorded many clear QAM shows. I got tired of the warnings so I got the card. If you don't set a Season Pass you can select any episode of any show to record. Only the SP makes you go though hoops to select just the repeat.

As example, a SP of SyFy's Continuum would be hard since none are new. I does usually handle The Daily Show properly, but not always.

On your TiVo, are your QAM channels listed in the program guide or channel lineup? None of mine are. Just my cable company's analog channels (all I am allowed w/o a cablecard). And if the channel is not in the program guide, the TiVo just doesn't let me do either a Season Pass or, as I mentioned, a manual record.

With my DHG, even though the initial channel line up were the analog channels too, I could manually edit them to their HD QAM channel equivalents, and record the shows in HD.
post #26829 of 29213
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Originally Posted by WaltA View Post

On your TiVo, are your QAM channels listed in the program guide or channel lineup? None of mine are. Just my cable company's analog channels (all I am allowed w/o a cablecard). And if the channel is not in the program guide, the TiVo just doesn't let me do either a Season Pass or, as I mentioned, a manual record.

With my DHG, even though the initial channel line up were the analog channels too, I could manually edit them to their HD QAM channel equivalents, and record the shows in HD.
As with TVGOS, my clear QAM channels (120) are found during a channel scan. No card means no lineup or listings for me. I've never had a cable card in the DHG. On the DHG, I would tune to the channel then hold down the red button to get to the manual recording panel. With the TiVo I would do almost the same except I needed to hit the TiVo button after tuning to the channel. I would get several warnings that the channel I selected was not in my lineup, so I broke down and rented the cable card. I also still get 22 analog channels, so on the DHG I can map the HD networks and still use the listings. That will end soon. Manual recording does not let you have a Season Pass or use "regular" with the DHG (but manual does M - F).
post #26830 of 29213
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Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

Has anybody that has lost their TVGOS/Clock, tried another zipcode to a known station that is still transmitting the TVGOS signal in their timezone, to get some listings and or clock back?....rolleyes.gif

I don't know if I was successful, but on my 32XBR6 I was also getting the 4 dashes like on my DHG, so out of curiosity I change my TVGOS zipcode from 12568 to 19801 DE and got the clock back!
post #26831 of 29213
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

As with TVGOS, my clear QAM channels (120) are found during a channel scan.

Oh, that might be the step I missed. I never did a channel scan on my TiVo. I just accepted, as is, the channel lineup derived from my cable company selection.
post #26832 of 29213
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Originally Posted by WaltA View Post

Oh, that might be the step I missed. I never did a channel scan on my TiVo. I just accepted, as is, the channel lineup derived from my cable company selection.
Good move. I had done a scan when I first bought the unit. After the cable card was installed I saw about 100 channels. That was wrong. I did a rescan with the card and it jumped to 300. Not to mention cable likes to change channels sometimes. My last change was in the summer. The headend that feeds my mother has had several since they are catching up to my lineup.

Last week I was outside my mother's house. I looked up to follow her feed. I saw a 1 to 4 splitter, covered with ice, exposed on the trunk. Below it was a phone box also open to the weather. Makes you wonder.

I probably should have said Sony scan, not TVGOS scan.
post #26833 of 29213
Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

I saw that TV, it's 3D with glasses! I think the day they make a 3D TV that does not need glasses to view I will consider buying one. However I did see a 32in Sony model with internet TVGOS and internet apps, and build in 8gig DVR way cool! I am gonna pounce on this one when I can get it at my price!....rolleyes.gif
http://www.aztekcomputers.com/NSX32GT1-SONY-1972779.html
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

Call me lazy, but the EX700 to 720 have a presence feature that blanks the screen when no motion is detected for a selectable period of time. It will shut off if detects no motion for 30 minutes after that. It's an option I love. It also has a great picture.

Found it cheaper in my price range from Sony Refurb...rolleyes.gif

https://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666273536

Got on waiting list!
It has idle TV standby!
Edited by izzy900 - 2/4/13 at 1:37pm
post #26834 of 29213
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Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

. . . and build in 8gig DVR way cool!

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What are you talking about?
I don't see anything like that in your link ! ! ! ! !

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post #26835 of 29213
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

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What are you talking about?
I don't see anything like that in your link ! ! ! ! !

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I take it refurb is not in your vocabulary?...eek.gif

Check the specs...eek.gif
post #26836 of 29213
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

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What are you talking about?
I don't see anything like that in your link
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I think izzy is talking about the Google (Sony) TV. It has an 8Gb "DVR" used to buffer the input feed for a pause function. My Sony Blu-ray has 2Gb used to buffer streaming internet content or BD extra internet content. It helps my performance when listening to Pandora while online.
post #26837 of 29213
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Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

I take it refurb is not in your vocabulary?...eek.gif

Check the specs...eek.gif

I did. But I don't see anything about a "DVR" of any size!
Joe says maybe you mean "buffer"?
I can understand that we may have a language barrier at play here!
Buffer does not equal DVR!
post #26838 of 29213
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

I did. But I don't see anything about a "DVR" of any size!
Joe says maybe you mean "buffer"?
I can understand that we may have a language barrier at play here!
Buffer does not equal DVR!

On the first link I posted to Joe it does say DVR 8gig, obviously it is not a real DVR just a pause feature, just in case you have to you know what! That kind of like the new car radios that allow you to backtrack on something you missed! Even I figured that out, technically its a recorder, but not one to record shows, just to pause, backtrack to see something you missed, you know...wink.gif
post #26839 of 29213
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

I did. But I don't see anything about a "DVR" of any size!
Joe says maybe you mean "buffer"?
I can understand that we may have a language barrier at play here!
Buffer does not equal DVR!
I think it's like the DHG "Memory Pro Stick". Marketing getting too far ahead of themselves. The original link from Aztec does say "DVR 8GB". Then again, they did leave out MPEG-2 support. That should be fun.
post #26840 of 29213
Media Player Supported File Format

AAC/MPEG4-AAC : Yes
GIF : Yes
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC : Yes
JPEG : Yes
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer) : Yes
PNG : Yes

On Sony Refurb specs tab..rolleyes.gif
post #26841 of 29213
Marketing specs have been linked to brain abnormalities. Careful. biggrin.gif
post #26842 of 29213
Nuff said, DHG TVGOS Abby normal..not working.rolleyes.gif
post #26843 of 29213
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Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

Nuff said, DHG TVGOS Abby normal..not working.rolleyes.gif
SOP. But you gotta read this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1283216/official-sony-internet-tv-nsx-ddgt1-thread/0_50#post_19364185
The Rovi reference is great.
post #26844 of 29213
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

SOP. But you gotta read this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1283216/official-sony-internet-tv-nsx-ddgt1-thread/0_50#post_19364185
The Rovi reference is great.
Hey Joe thanks for the link! rolleyes.gif I will review it tomorrow after work..rolleyes.gif
Very well played Joe!
Edited by izzy900 - 2/4/13 at 5:07pm
post #26845 of 29213
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Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

I saw that TV, it's 3D with glasses! I think the day they make a 3D TV that does not need glasses to view I will consider buying one. However I did see a 32in Sony model with internet TVGOS and internet apps, and build in 8gig DVR way cool! I am gonna pounce on this one when I can get it at my price!....rolleyes.gif
http://www.aztekcomputers.com/NSX32GT1-SONY-1972779.html
Found it cheaper in my price range from Sony Refurb...rolleyes.gif

https://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666273536

Got on waiting list!
It has idle TV standby!

I HOPE YOU AREN'T CONSIDERING ANOTHER SONY PRODUCT ????!!!!!!
post #26846 of 29213
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Originally Posted by speedlaw View Post

I HOPE YOU AREN'T CONSIDERING ANOTHER SONY PRODUCT ????!!!!!!
Sony would still be making DHG's if not for TIVO's lawsuits. I can't blame Sony for that! Yet we are considering buying TIVO's! If Rovi did not bail out of supporting TVGOS OTA/Cable we wouldn't be having this conversation!....wink.gif
post #26847 of 29213
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Originally Posted by speedlaw View Post

I HOPE YOU AREN'T CONSIDERING ANOTHER SONY PRODUCT ????!!!!!!

Absolutely! One screwup doesn't ruin the brand. Unless you're speaking of a politician.
post #26848 of 29213
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Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

If Rovi did not bail out of supporting TVGOS OTA/Cable we wouldn't be having this conversation!....wink.gif

+1
post #26849 of 29213
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Originally Posted by izzy900 View Post

On the first link I posted to Joe it does say DVR 8gig, obviously it is not a real DVR just a pause feature, just in case you have to you know what! That kind of like the new car radios that allow you to backtrack on something you missed! Even I figured that out, technically its a recorder, but not one to record shows, just to pause, backtrack to see something you missed, you know...wink.gif

Well, we have people here for the past two months calling the DHG "a brick". I'd have to say that the DHG (even without TVGOS) is more of a DVR than this "DVR 8gig" that you're trying to get people excited about!
post #26850 of 29213
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

Well, we have people here for the past two months calling the DHG "a brick". I'd have to say that the DHG (even without TVGOS) is more of a DVR than this "DVR 8gig" that you're trying to get people excited about!

Don't worry, it's discontinued. There is something incestuous about Google and Sony being combined anyhow. Here's a poetic if harsh comment:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1195962/official-dvico-tvix-m6620n-hd-atsc-qam-tuner-topic/1800_50#post_22923449

BTW, I have one but I'm not desperate enough to use it.
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