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post #28381 of 29213
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Originally Posted by KerryNY View Post


To test this theory, I alternate between using all zeroes and using my correct zip code. I have noticed no difference. The longest trouble-free run so far was with my correct zip code, but only by a few days. I am currently on 00000.

- Kerry

I just ran setup and set the zipcode to 00000 on my test unit. Oddly, I didn't lose my time or lineup. I did lose the guide button. I set it to record daily for thirty minutes so it isn't going to be just sitting there. Still using .21 firmware, host is blank and host id is 0.

post #28382 of 29213
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Originally Posted by KerryNY View Post

To test this theory, I alternate between using all zeroes and using my correct zip code. I have noticed no difference. The longest trouble-free run so far was with my correct zip code, but only by a few days. I am currently on 00000.

- Kerry

Interesting. That suggests that the freeze-ups/restarts are also a function of use.

You mentioned earlier that your DHG is still your only DVR. In my case, most of the heavy lifting has been moved to TiVo.

How many shows are you recording per week? Do watch & record at the same time?

And do you "chase" shows? (I remember that this use to crash my DHG's in the "old" days).
post #28383 of 29213
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

...... I could also buy another TiVo . . .

I just did that yesterday. My son is home from TCU for the summer, so we got another TiVo (#4) to put in his room. I ordered a refurb Premier XL direct from TiVo. smile.gif
post #28384 of 29213
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Originally Posted by mac24 View Post

Interesting. That suggests that the freeze-ups/restarts are also a function of use.

On this forum, I've noticed a wide range of "symptoms" and differences due to the variety of configurations and usage habits. (especially antenna / cable / cableCARD) I also wiped out a bit of info/settings with my "clear NVM" operation, and hard resets. I mostly credit that, and the .13 firmware for my "smoother sailing".

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You mentioned earlier that your DHG is still your only DVR. In my case, most of the heavy lifting has been moved to TiVo.

How many shows are you recording per week? Do watch & record at the same time?

And do you "chase" shows? (I remember that this use to crash my DHG's in the "old" days).

I record 17-20 shows per week. (13 daily/weekly, the rest are TCM movies)

I do watch and record another simultaneously, and I do chasing play as well. Neither of those actions seem to correlate with my lock-ups, but overloading the input buffer did it a few times (entering commands faster than the DHG felt liked processing them). Since the end of TVG data, my crashes usually come on power-up; often with a new cable channel automatically added to my +/- list. (presumably from a cableCARD update) But sometimes the Sony will just reboot itself when I am simply watching a live program without touching any buttons. That one is rare; especially because it is rare for me to watch a live program in the first place. smile.gif

The good news is that all crashes are rare now.

- Kerry
post #28385 of 29213
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Originally Posted by mac24 View Post

Interesting. That suggests that the freeze-ups/restarts are also a function of use.

You mentioned earlier that your DHG is still your only DVR. In my case, most of the heavy lifting has been moved to TiVo.

How many shows are you recording per week? Do watch & record at the same time?

And do you "chase" shows? (I remember that this use to crash my DHG's in the "old" days).

Interesting...rolleyes.gif
Since I have done the change in firmware from .21 to .13 and changed the Zipcode from 12568 to 00000 there has not been one lockup or crash/restart...eek.gif
I do watch recorded programs while I have another being recorded and do fast forward at 90X or just do 1 minute jumps to avoid the commercials with no problems yet!
Cable with cable card no OTA everything is SMOOTH SNAILING.....biggrin.gif
And yes I agree with Kerry, New channels added to the lineup seem to cause the unit to hang, but I have not had any new channels since the changeover...rolleyes.gif
post #28386 of 29213

Cold Reset Update / Power Blink:

 

I did the Cold Reset Thursday at 12:15:05am.   Correction on clock drift:  Approx. 10 seconds per week (not 15).

 

Only hours later, there would be a power blink.  Squirrel?   This blink was so short, that the oven clock, while it ended up blinking, still kept the correct time.   My DHG?  Frozen clock until I turned it on near 10am, brought up the menu clock, and saw it was 6:00am.  mad.gif

 

Is this typical for the DHGs for not holding up on such short power interruptions?   I will have to get a UPS.   A quick look at some Amazon reviews show some nasty negatives on some of the CyberPower units. eek.gif

 

Does anyone want to chime-in on his or her favorite small UPS units? 

 

 

I ended up resetting the DHG at 12:15:05pm and redid the schedule accounting for the 12-hours behind time.  What a mess.   Nice that it happened on a Thursday, I guess. rolleyes.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

["...get UPS", Correction:  "...get a UPS")

 

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Edited by CleCakYngMfd - 5/13/13 at 3:28pm
post #28387 of 29213
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Originally Posted by CleCakYngMfd View Post

 

Does anyone want to chime-in on his or her favorite small UPS units? 

 

I ended up resetting the DHG at 12:15:05pm and redid the schedule accounting for the 12-hours behind time.  What a mess.   Nice that it happened on a Thursday, I guess. rolleyes.gif

 

Anything on walmart.com for about $60 that you can pickup at the store.

 

I use my microware clock also. Everything else is on a UPS including the small FM amplifier in my attic. The government considers an outage under 6 minutes as minor. Over 6 minutes is major. My electric company has a good web site to monitor an outage. My DHG is on a 1500VA APC with extra battery. This computer and all the little stuff is on a 1500VA CyberPower. It does feel that it should run for 20 minutes a month to let me know it's still working.

 

And then there is my two 2500w inverters. Different story.

post #28388 of 29213
I have been without TVGOS since the 2nd week of November, but have managed to use the Sony DHG 500 to regularly record CBS programming. Last week I made a change in my Dish equipment that means I'll have enought satellite tuners to retire the Sony. Got a Hopper with Sling. It has only one more satellite tuner than the 722 it replaces, but that extra tuner can record the satellite locals for FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS channels at the same time, so it is like having as many as 6 tuners available. Works well for someone like me who watchs a lot of local programming.

The Sony which is on a UPS required another reset last night. After 4 or 5 resets since I lost TVGOS, it is now 4 hours and 13 minutes behind the correct time with the Date being correct. Still usable for recording the prime time slate on CBS, so I think I'll finish recording this TV season on it, then retire it after I have watched all the progamming that is stored on it. Bought it in September 2005, so I've gotten a lot of use out of it. The OTA picture on the Sony looks great and is superior to satellite picture quality. I'd keep using the Sony if TVGOS was available, but the loss of that data means I needed to find an alternative.
post #28389 of 29213
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Originally Posted by CleCakYngMfd View Post

Is this typical for the DHGs for not holding up on such short power interruptions? 

Yes, my DHG could not remain booted up during even the shortest blip in power, even though almost all my other clocks kept going. And like Joe, my microwave has the shortest threshold now that the DHG is on UPS.

- Kerry
post #28390 of 29213
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Originally Posted by KerryNY View Post


Yes, my DHG could not remain booted up during even the shortest blip in power, even though almost all my other clocks kept going. And like Joe, my microwave has the shortest threshold now that the DHG is on UPS.

- Kerry

Well, actually the microwave clock is the only clock that isn't run by batteries except for the one on my oven. Also, the microwave doesn't work until I set the clock, so a power failure can't go undetected for long. I had to go to eBay to find a clock that ran on 115vac so I could track the run time on my inverters. Most modern alarm clocks have a battery backup or can get time from the power line (don't know how but I have one).

 

You'd think Sony could have put a small battery in the DHG. What I wouldn't give for a schematic.

post #28391 of 29213
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Originally Posted by CleCakYngMfd View Post

Does anyone want to chime-in on his or her favorite small UPS units? 

We use APC units both at home and at our business. They include both battery/surge and surge only outlets.

How well the UPS holds up is more a function of the internal battery (which can be replaced) than the unit itself. The APC will run $40-$80 depending on what you want. If you're a clever shopper, good quality batteries can be had for $20-$30.

The DHG, TiVo, SlingBox, and cable spillter/amplifier are plugged into the battery backup. The rest are plugged into surge only.

I like this configuration. There are times when the power has gone out but not the cable signal - and the DVR didn't miss a minute of recording.
post #28392 of 29213
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Originally Posted by mac24 View Post


We use APC units both at home and at our business. They include both battery/surge and surge only outlets.

How well the UPS holds up is more a function of the internal battery (which can be replaced) than the unit itself. The APC will run $40-$80 depending on what you want. If you're a clever shopper, good quality batteries can be had for $20-$30.

The DHG, TiVo, SlingBox, and cable spillter/amplifier are plugged into the battery backup. The rest are plugged into surge only.

I like this configuration. There are times when the power has gone out but not the cable signal - and the DVR didn't miss a minute of recording.

No router/switch? That's what I run off my smaller UPS since even if power fails I want internet access through my DSL and/or cable modem. Surge only is good for sub-woofer and computer speakers.

post #28393 of 29213
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

No router/switch? That's what I run off my smaller UPS since even if power fails I want internet access through my DSL and/or cable modem. Surge only is good for sub-woofer and computer speakers.

Yes the router and cable modem are on a UPS, but that's in the furnace room. I was referring only to the UPS in the TV room (actually 2 rooms).

We have a few of these. My husband was on a job and the company had a bunch of APC's on a pallet marked "to be recycled". He asked if he could take them and was told he could since they "stopped working". He replaced the batteries in 4 units for about $85.00. They all work great.
Edited by mac24 - 5/14/13 at 9:23am
post #28394 of 29213
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Originally Posted by mac24 View Post


Yes the router and cable modem are on a UPS, but that's in the furnace room. I was referring only to the UPS in the TV room (actually 2 rooms).

We have a few of these. My husband was on a job and the company had a bunch of APC's on a pallet marked "to be recycled". He asked if he could take them and was told he could since they "stopped working". He replaced the batteries in 4 units for about $85.00. They all work great.

That's outstanding. My main APC UPS is in the basement with a 50' 12-2 cable to a special outlet. My initial APC didn't have a sensitivity adjustment and was always turning on. The newer black units have better features. Last year I had only 6 minor power failures. This year none, but there is room to grow.

While the "smart" units are better if you really need to know what is going on, I use the Back-UPS since I always turn off my computers when not in use.

post #28395 of 29213
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

That's outstanding. My main APC UPS is in the basement with a 50' 12-2 cable to a special outlet. My initial APC didn't have a sensitivity adjustment and was always turning on. The newer black units have better features. Last year I had only 6 minor power failures. This year none, but there is room to grow.
While the "smart" units are better if you really need to know what is going on, I use the Back-UPS since I always turn off my computers when not in use.

No only do we watch the same shows, Joe, but it looks like we have similar computer habits as well. I had to ask my husband if he was signed in to this thread under the name JoeKustra.

I know we're a bit off topic here, but I think it will help the DHG users to implement a UPS. A DHG battery was deemed unnecessary because it got the time from the broadcast signal and restarts were no big deal in the "old" days. Now, they're a HUGE deal (unless of course you have tapes). With the Izzy method, setting the correct day and time after a reboot takes a week.

I'll bet many out there use a surge protector for their computers and HT components already. A decent UPS will provide as-good or better protection and don't cost that much more.

In addition to you modem and router, my advise is to plug your DVRs and (if present) any cable signal amplifiers and network switches into the battery backup side of the UPS. None of these draw that much power and will keep running for an hour or more. If you're using a desktop computer you could plug that into a separate UPS, but I don't bother (I'd use the laptop).

Don't bother with the TV, receiver, speakers, or any other components. They'll drain the battery too quickly. Plug them into the "surge only" outlets.

I'm up to 9 weeks with no restarts on either DHG. Smooth s[n]ailing !!

Oh, and 24 is coming back so my husband has forgotten about Vegas (and Sarah Jones) already.
Edited by mac24 - 5/14/13 at 12:15pm
post #28396 of 29213
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Originally Posted by mac24 View Post

I'll bet many out there use a surge protector for their computers and HT components already. A decent UPS will provide as-good or better protection and don't cost that much more.

Oh, and 24 is coming back so my husband has forgotten about Vegas (and Sarah Jones) already.

The UPS issue is always subjective. If you have infinite free time then it would be logical to spend zero on a UPS. smile.gif

 

It's nice that Fox is bringing 24 back for a limited run. I will still miss Sarah Jones. All I can say about Fox and ABC programming is that they don't use a lot of disk space. And to stay off topic, it might be a good fall for The CW to kick some butt. So far I can either keep my DHG running or get a better TiVo.

 

Not having a UPS is like driving a car without a spare tire.

post #28397 of 29213

UPS Update:

 

Thanks to all on the UPS posts.  

 

 

I searched and decided on the APC Back-UPS Network 40 [450VA, 257 Watts].  It has been ordered (from Best Buy - I had a Gift Card).  I would have gone for the 350, but that one is not software driven to SHUT OFF THE BEEPING!

 

With thunderbumbers and critters getting fried, plus the state of the Sony DHG, it is a must for me to have this.   This should take care of all the short power blinks and keep my DHG250 going.  biggrin.gif

 

Tonight is reset night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This UPS Runtime for the Sony DHG250 - 37 Minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Updated for correcting UPS Model Image  / Added Link to APC site for this Model - BN4001]

 

 

 

 

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Edited by CleCakYngMfd - 5/26/13 at 12:30am
post #28398 of 29213
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Originally Posted by CleCakYngMfd View Post

UPS Update:

 

Thanks to all on the UPS posts.  

 

 

I searched and decided on the APC Back-UPS 450.  It has been ordered (from Best Buy - I had a Gift Card).  I would have gone for the 350, but that one is not software driven to SHUT OFF THE BEEPING!

 

With thunderbumbers and critters getting fried, plus the state of the Sony DHG, it is a must for me to have this.   This should take care of all the short power blinks and keep my DHG250 going.  biggrin.gif

 

Tonight is reset night

You won't be sorry.

post #28399 of 29213
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

You won't be sorry.

 

Yeah, I have the APC NS 1250 at my command center (computer, monitor, TV, Philips DVR, DigitalStream converter box, Speakers, and an external hard drive). 

 

The DHG is in the living room. 

 

My first UPS was from Sutton Designs.   I got it back in the day for when I had a CRT TV (transformer - needed a true sinewave) plus a computer system and other electronics hooked up to it.  It held up nice until I ran it to death and the batteries partially melted.  eek.gif

 

Should have replaced the batteries much sooner.  Pay attention to the blinking LEDs!   redface.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #28400 of 29213
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Originally Posted by CleCakYngMfd View Post

I would have gone for the 350, but that one is not software driven to SHUT OFF THE BEEPING

Good move. After a few extended power outages, I elected to snip the little beeping oscillator thing. :-)

- Kerry
post #28401 of 29213
Today the power was off for about 2 hours – the electric company. The UPS on just the telephone and internet modem lasted just over an hour.

The DHG is not on a UPS. Date is still correct, but the time is now about 5-6 hours slow. Clock did come back quickly after I turned it on, just off on the correct time. Whoopee!

Now with three power interruptions since the loss of TVGOS, the error tracker page always shows the reset date of 1/1/90 each time – hilarious! And of course the ugly [2] is always there.

If a company like CBS got behind, owned, and supported TVGOS to the hilt, they could “expand” and dominate the OTA market. At the same time bringing out a genuine, up to date, and stellar DVR.
post #28402 of 29213
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Originally Posted by HoustonPerson View Post

....... If a company like CBS got behind, owned, and supported TVGOS to the hilt, they could “expand” and dominate the OTA market. At the same time bringing out a genuine, up to date, and stellar DVR.

Time to wake up now, HP . . . biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #28403 of 29213
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

Time to wake up now, HP . . . biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

I know it will never happen.
post #28404 of 29213
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Originally Posted by smf_sony View Post

Code:
Stargate SG1     1   1 - hour   episode  uses  0% of disk space (reported)
Wheel of fortune 4  30 - minute episodes uses  5% of disk
Frasier         10  30 - minute episodes uses 14% of disk space
Smallville       2   1 - hour episodes   uses  6% of disk space
Frontline       .6   1 - hour episode    uses  1% of disk space
The unit         4   1 - hour episodes   uses 14% of disk space
Nova             1   1 - hour episode    uses  0% of disk space (reported)
Unknown          6   1 - hour episodes   uses 21% of disk space
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                                              61%

Even adding 6% for the two episodes reported at 0% would only get 67% used.

That entry for Frontline is .6 of a one hour show (39 minutes).

Going to preferences -> system -> system menu shows 4.6% remaining disk space. Add that to 67% and I get 71.6 of the 100% accounted for.

I have live-tv pause time set to maximum (90 minutes).

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Originally Posted by KerryNY View Post

At this point, forget trying to resolve the math. There is an error; whether it is how the disk space is being used, or how it is being reported. I have had my available disk space seem much too low in the past, and there was just one particular program responsible for it. When that was deleted (and the white power button cycled), I got the space back.

So, you might not need to format your drive and lose all recordings, but at the very least, you should delete the SG1 program, and probably perform a front panel reset to see if that changes anything. Losing another hour on the clock should not be a big deal, compared to your current problem.

Through all the various resets I have done to fix problems (and experimentally), I still have a saved recording from over five years ago. There are many things you can try before formatting the HDD. Have hope, but understand you must sacrifice something to solve this.

- Kerry

Well back from vacation and my DHG-HDD250 recorded a one hour program and less then 30 minutes of a second hour program and the status is "disk full." I deleted both recordings and checked the free space and it is setting at 8.4% (after the deletions and up from the 4.6% reported prior to vacation ?!?!?!?!?). I bit the bullet and performed a white button power cycle but that accomplished nothing. When I turned the unit back on (white button again) I still see 8.4% available.

Taking your recommendation to perform a front panel reset (exit and TVG), I checked the current internal time and found it to be at 09:38 + 00:06:00 = 09:44 AM 5/08/04 at Sat May 18 15:26:12 CDT 2013 real time. That's an awkward way to say that I started my stopwatch at 09:38 when the internal clock ticked over from 09:37 to 09:38. So the 6 minutes of stop watch time added to the 09:38 results in the time of 09:44 when I pressed enter on the date command on my UNIX system synced with NTP to discover the current wall clock time of 15:26:12.

I wanted to have a defined point when I pressed the FPR and elected to wait until the Sony internal time was 10:00. To that end, I waited for stopwatch time of 00:21:50 or ten seconds before the Sony 10:00 internal time. I calculated that by adding 09:38:xx + 00:06:00 and 00:16:00 = 10:00:xx. The 00:06:00 and 00:16:00 = 00:22:00 stop watch time.

I pressed the FPR at 00:21:50 and the unit reset from power on state (I did not find any document that specified performing FPR from the power on or power off state so I went with FPR from power on) within three seconds (TV screen blanked). I did not notice exactly when the -- clock display returned as I was looking away at the time. When I did notice the -- clock display return, I used the white button and powered the unit on and checked the recording time and found it to be at 09:52 AM at 15:44:58 (time stamp on digital photo of the recording screen). To calibrate to seconds, I waited until the time ticked over to 09:54 snapped another photo and the photo time is 15:46:42. Calibrating the camera time stamp to wall clock time I see that my camera time stamp is 15 seconds fast (showing 16:09:50 time stamp at 16:09:35 NTP).

Since the date of the internal clock did not change with the FPR (still 5/08/04) and the internal clock is at 09:54 AM at 15:30 (03:30 PM) I elected not to perform the second FPR to freeze the clock and delay pressing the power button until the recorded internal time of 09:54 AM matches the wall clock time 09:54 AM as that will happen Sunday morning and my unit will still be at 09:54 Saturday 05/08/04.

I fired up DHG-SonyTime.xls and rescheduled all my shows. I started my stop watch at the Sony tick over from 10:28 to 10:29 then entered 10:30 in DHG-SonyTime.xls and waited until my stopwatch ticked over at 1 minute and pressed the enter key. My new start time for an 18:30 recording is 12:37 and stop time for the 30 minute Wheel of Fortune program is 13:07. My previous schedule for Wheel before the FPR was 12:46 to 13:17 (one minute fudge on the start time).

The result of the FPR was to drop 10 minutes from the previous internal clock time. The reported free space now stands at 14.1%. So the FPR accomplished recovering some of the missing free space on the hard disk (going from 8.4% to 14.1%) but I'm still missing 19% (100% - 67% - 14% = 19%).

Your recommendation to delete the SG1 program shown at 0% and recorded before the loss of TVGOS in November 2012, has not been followed. This recording has existed while my free space has slowly decreased from 23% to 4% (and now returned to 14% with the FPR) while I have been recording and deleting "unknown" shows since the loss of TVGOS.

I may transfer all the "unknown" recordings to DVD and then delete them to see what effect that will have on the free space. I'm not sure when that will happen but I'll post back with the results.
post #28405 of 29213
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Originally Posted by smf_sony View Post


Well back from vacation and my DHG-HDD250 recorded a one hour program and less then 30 minutes of a second hour program and the status is "disk full." I deleted both recordings and checked the free space and it is setting at 8.4% (after the deletions and up from the 4.6% reported prior to vacation ?!?!?!?!?). I bit the bullet and performed a white button power cycle but that accomplished nothing. When I turned the unit back on (white button again) I still see 8.4% available.
I may transfer all the "unknown" recordings to DVD and then delete them to see what effect that will have on the free space. I'm not sure when that will happen but I'll post back with the results.

Hopefully you do not have a bad disk......rolleyes.gif
But if you decide to perform a full recovery (reformat using 9012 menu to original settings) after you burn your recorded programs to DVD, may I suggest...cool.gif
1. My FPR method (Post #26312) to get your clock in sync (right time wrong day, or leave unit off till noted DOW on recording screen to have correct DOW..rolleyes.gif.
2. Set your zipcode to 00000 (disables TVGOS from searching for any garbage post TVGOS)...eek.gif
3. Downgrade Firmware from .21 to .13 (Defeats Not In Cable Lineup Message while trying to record certain channels)...eek.gif
Your unit should have stability without any crashes or resets post TVGOS.....wink.gif
I have not had any crashes/unresponsive DHG since I took these steps......wink.gif
Oh by the way if you do not have a UPS backup system get one, so you do not have to repeat any of the resets to get the clock back.....eek.gif
You should be Smooth S(n)ailing after that.....rolleyes.gif

http://www.avsforum.com/t/537711/sony-dhg-hdd250-500-official-thread/26300_50
Edited by izzy900 - 5/20/13 at 5:46am
post #28406 of 29213

The 10-pound (Net Weight) APC Back-UPS Network 40 (Model BN4001, 450VA 257Watts) arrived on Tuesday.  

 

The APC Back-UPS box was factory-sealed.   Upon opening, the room filled with a factory-fresh electronic odor.  redface.gif

 

The User Manual lists the Output Voltage (on battery) at 115VAC +/- 8%, while the box shows 120VAC. confused.gif

 

The Output Transfer Time is listed as 6ms Typical, 10ms Maximum.  Gee, I hope that is fast enough for the DHG! rolleyes.gif

 

I connected the negative cable to the Sealed, Lead Acid (SLA) RBC114 battery.   I did not see any sparks, despite the User Manual stating, “It is normal for small sparks to be seen when the battery cable is connected to the battery terminal.”    I wonder if that means the battery is/was weak? confused.gif

 

The UPS came with an RJ-45 cable.  There are RJ-45 connectors: Network “In” and “Out”.   There is a ‘Service Port’, but the manual states ‘Not to Connect’ anything to it.  I am not sure, but can I ‘talk’ to this UPS and change parameters (like the beeping) or not?   It did not come with software.   I will look into this. 

 

The “Quality Assurance Test” took place on 10/23/2012 at 1:09am.   Everything listed “Passed”, including “Set Alarm Control – Disabled”.  mad.gif

 

The UPS has been charging since Tuesday afternoon. 

 

 


 

UPS Installation and Cold Reset Update: 

 

I installed the UPS, plugged-in the TV, DVD Player, Cable Box, and the TV into the Surge side of the UPS, and plugged the DHG into the Surge + Backup side of the UPS.   (I cannot believe the Cable Box says, “500Watts Max”!  Can that be right?)

 

The DHG Cold Reset took place at 12:13:05AM this morning.   I need to clean-up some disk space.  I was down to 16% remaining earlier Wednesday evening. 

 

Click this link to see Estimated Runtimes with the Sony DHG250 (45 Watts) with these 3 UPS units

 

 (http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=29&tab=compare&flush=1&list=BN4001;BE450G;BE350G&totalwatts=45)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Corrected/Fixed Links: Compare APC Back-UPS BN4001, BE450G, and BE350G runtimes with the Sony DHG250 at 45Watts]

 

[Note: BE450 has USB Port and is labeled, "PowerChute" and comes with a USB cable -  The BN4001 has the same USB Port - however, it labeled,"Service Port" and does not come with a USB cable.]

 

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Edited by CleCakYngMfd - 5/23/13 at 4:46pm
post #28407 of 29213
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Originally Posted by CleCakYngMfd View Post

I installed the UPS, plugged-in the TV, DVD Player, Cable Box, and the TV into the Surge side of the UPS, and plugged the DHG into the Surge + Backup side of the UPS.   (I cannot believe the Cable Box says, “500Watts Max”!  Can that be right?)

 

Estimated Runtime with the Sony DHG250 (45 Watts) on this UPS:  37 Minutes. 

 

 (http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=29&tab=compare&flush=1&list=BN4001%3BBE350G&rid=BE350G&subcatid=5&totalwatts=45)

 

 

Very nice. You can sleep better now. I would suggest: plug the TV into the battery side unless you're like some people that leaves it on when not home. That way you will have some illumination to find the flashlight and TV's remote to turn it off when the power fails. If the UPS was larger I would have everything on the battery side. A while back I had a DHG, TV (ccfl), AVR, and a few smaller item on my one 1500VA backups. I decided to test it and left it running. It took 90 minutes before shutdown. With an LED TV it would be longer. With just the DHG connected I ran for three hours once before I gave up.

 

Unless your cable box has a power outlet, I doubt 500w is correct. I understand some people have checked out a Kill-A-Watt from their public library. I bought one a few years ago.

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Very nice. You can sleep better now. I would suggest: plug the TV into the battery side unless you're like some people that leaves it on when not home. That way you will have some illumination to find the flashlight and TV's remote to turn it off when the power fails. If the UPS was larger I would have everything on the battery side.

I like the idea of using the TV for temporary illumination. I keep my TV and DVD recorder on the UPS, as well as the DHG. That is so a power outage won't ruin a dub in progress.

- Kerry
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The DHG Cold Reset took place at 12:13:05AM this morning. 

Congratulations on the UPS. At my job, the network cable allows the UPS to communicate with my computer, and perform an automatic hibernate / shutdown procedure on the connected computer. It uses a program called "PowerChute", and yes — it does allow me to disable the beep. I think you can download PowerChute from APC.

Also, is there a reason you didn't want to do the reset at 12 sharp (or earlier)? Or did something just prevent you from getting to it on time?

- Kerry
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I like the idea of using the TV for temporary illumination. I keep my TV and DVD recorder on the UPS, as well as the DHG. That is so a power outage won't ruin a dub in progress.

- Kerry

Only items not on a UPS are the printer, sub-woofer, computer speakers and laptop charger. Life is aggravating enough.

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