Originally Posted by TPeterson
You must be missing something, as basic ATSC recordings via scheduler have been working reliably under WinXP for several years. Are you exiting the FusionHDTV app after each recording (setting is in the Tray app Fusion Agent)? Why aren't you sleeping the PC when it's not in use?
What did you use for playback when you were seeing A/V lipsync issues? This is usually a station or a player (not FusionHDTV) issue these days, but rarely happens--and I've never seen a second's mismatch on a TS recording.
I am exiting the FusionHDTV app each time. Not sleeping the PC because I figured that adds another variable to an already not-working scheduling system. Sync issues may be because I playback with zoomplayer, or because the CPU is underpowered (something I recently discovered - underpowered CPU won't fail outright when you throw a TS at it that's too much - just gets desynched).
To say I'm furious at the gall of DVICO to continue releasing products while never fixing their existing ones is an understatement. I'm a software developer; this is not a hard problem to solve, and yet DVICO doesn't seem to bother. My fusionHDTV recorder seems to record "when it feels like it". I can find no pattern to what it records and what it skips. I have several programs set up to record daily, Mon-Fri, and recording is spotty at best.
I find this very frustrating because the app, if it worked as advertised, would meet my needs. Is there any other free software that will function similarly (record per schedule)? I really don't want to spend my money purchasing a copy of beyondtv or sagetv--both are overkill for me--because DVICO is incompetent at solving 30 year old computer problems.
Is there a checklist of common causes for this? Is it worthwhile to file a support ticket with DVICO?
Is there a way to turn on logging so the app can at least tell me when it TRIED to start up, and why it did/didn't work?