Hi! I got my 3576H about a year ago, and I'm quite happy. I used mostly the analog tuner until the start of June. It's working pretty well still, but I have just a few questions for you guys
1 If I don't want to watch channel 2.3 and want to remove it from the list of scanned channels, does that remove 2.1 and 2.2 too? It seems so for me and I don't like that.
2 Has there been a new version of the firmware in the last 12 months or so? There was one more than 12 months ago, but it predated the version on my machine. It works well but I still see so many areas for improvement, I really hope there is new firmware. i''ve tried to read all the posts for the last year, but I haven't found this topic. Maybe I missed it.
3 FYI When recording, I would lose, every day, about 5 seconds 10 or 20 seconds at the start of the recording, so for the show I record where the first 30 seconds matter, I start the recording 1 minute early. I don't care if there 5 seconds missing before my program starts. This one is not a question.
I just wanted to point out the issue.
4 When recording an OTA show with a lot of talking, I notice that I miss a word every day or two. Every 5 or 6 days it's a word that matters and I replay my recording (to the harddrive) but I still can't get the word. I was using SLP mode, so I swttched to the next slower mode. It didn't really seem to help. Do you think the next slower or the slowest would avoid that problem, or is it the OTA?
5 I went to the Philips website to look for new firmware and it didn't even have the 3576 model. It stopped with an earlier model. Is there some other company or website that now supports the 3576
6 These Copy Protectin flags you keep talking about. I record OTA. Are the flags visible to me too?. I haven't noticed anything. I record to the hard drive exclusively, although I expect I will want to copy something to a DVD eventually.
7. FYI I wanted to remind everyone with an analog tv that you can take the co-ax output from the DVDR and send it to an RF modulator (which costs about 20 dollars) and that will convert it to channel 3 (or 4, your choice?) and then you can route more cable to your tvs.
You don't have to use AV jacks on your tv, especially on my tvs which don't have them. The RF modulator came probably from Amazon and it turns on automatically when the DVDR goes on, then turns off 20 seconds after it turns off. It has 4 buttons to choose outputs, but I just use one output, then I split the signal to go to 8 tvs in different rooms (including one bathroom and the unfinished attic.) It's actually much simpler now than it was, because I can only change the channel in one place. Used to be I had to remember if a tv was on channel 3 or not, which tv got better reception for which channel.