Originally Posted by izzy900
I tried the channel change method to defeat the message channel not in lineup message as posted by WS but could not get the unit to record after going back to the desired channel. So I tried instead to just change the channel, try recording on that channel, then go back to the desired channel and try to record again! Just tinkering you know. Bottom line your none cable card OTA so maybe this issue is mainly on cable card units. And the fact that pulling power cord removing card and then powering up seems to work after I inserted the card back on, I can't complain.
I did another pull plug, wait 1 minute and plug back on method to set the time closer by a few seconds. Unit rebooted and 4 dashes were showing (TVGOS was pulled, NO LISTINGS,NO CLOCK). So I left the unit alone and waited till 4:33:50 AM to power unit up! Stupid me!, I must have been a little groggy when I woke up to power the unit up at 4:33:50 AM and did it at 4:32:50.
So now my clock is off by a minute! I did learn that 4:33 AM seems to be saved in the unit as last good clock time and seems to default to it. However after every unplugging and plugging back on the clock seems to use up 8 seconds of time! EXA 4:33:00 AM, 4:33:08 AM, 4:33:16 so I would consider the next time on the clock would be 4:33:24 AM and would power up at 4:33:24 to get the seconds in sync. I figure as long as the time is embedded during unplug, plug resets I can at least get the clock back within a few seconds. On the issue of getting my cable card channels to recorded manually, the if you can not record change channel and come back to record that channel just does not seem to work in my case! So I just tinkered with the channels I know I want to record from AMC (Walking Dead), USA (Burn Notice), TNT (Falling Skies) not on schedule yet but can record channel and I would set manual recording for 3 weeks ahead! This defeats the I forgot to set my recorder to record that program
What I mean by tinkering with the channels is to tune into a desired channel, try to record on it, if successful set all my recordings for that channel for 3 weeks!. Try random channels that I view, try to record on them and if successful go to desired channel and try recording.Edited by izzy900 - 2/7/13 at 4:22am