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post #13021 of 25453
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

If you rewind over the dropout, does it still happen at the same spot? If you are feeding an AVR, does it agree that there is a loss of audio? I have never seen this with my 2160A, but it's normal with my Sony DVR. For the Sony, I think it's when the AR buffer is 'commited' to the HD.

When I rewind it it's still there; it is definitely in the recording. Since I don't know what an AVR is, I'm probably not feeding one. The cable goes directly from the wall to the 2160 and component video/RCA audio to the TV.
post #13022 of 25453
Does the audio skip on all channels, or just one?
post #13023 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

Do you have any recordings made prior to Tuesday that you could check?

Are these recordings from the internal tuner or from an external source on L1/L2 input? If internal tuner, cable or OTA?

Have you tried recording a program directly to a DVD instead of the HDD?

Is your audio connection from the recorder to the TV over HDMI or R/W RCA cables?

I checked the most recent recording prior to Tuesday and it was fine. We've also watch several prior recordings and not noticed any problems.

The recordings are from the internal tuner on a digital channel directly from cable. I guess I should try recording an analog channel.

I haven't tried recording directly to a DVD, but that's a good idea.

The audio is connected by RCA cables.

Thanks.
post #13024 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Chuck44 View Post

Does the audio skip on all channels, or just one?

I haven't tried recording on other channels yet, I need to do that. But the audio doesn't seem to skip on that channel on live TV.
post #13025 of 25453
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Originally Posted by _mde_ View Post

I checked the most recent recording prior to Tuesday and it was fine. We've also watch several prior recordings and not noticed any problems.

The recordings are from the internal tuner on a digital channel directly from cable. I guess I should try recording an analog channel.

I haven't tried recording directly to a DVD, but that's a good idea.

The audio is connected by RCA cables.

Thanks.

That shoots down all of my ideas. I was thinking maybe a bad cable box, HDMI cable, or weather related antenna reception or outdoor antenna wiring connections.
post #13026 of 25453
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by _mde_ View Post

I haven't tried recording on other channels yet, I need to do that. But the audio doesn't seem to skip on that channel on live TV.

I'm a great believer in RESETS to solve lots of irritating and inexplicable problems with our DVDRs. I'd suggest you start with Reset #2 here and see if it gets things "in sync" again. If not, try #3, then #4?
post #13027 of 25453
For the last 3-4hrs I've been reading posts and trying to figure out one or two of the most basic questions...


1) Record Ch.X While Watching Ch.Y:
How do I set up my home system (ie. FIOS STB, Magnavox 515, TV, etc.) so that I can record Ch.X from 8pmEST-9pmEST (let's say), while watching Ch.Y at the same time (without the need to record Ch.Y during 8pm-9pm time slot - I would love to record 2 simultaneous shows on the 515, but I'm not going to push my luck)?
NOTE: I've tried placing the Mag 515 1st on Coax daisy-chain, then STB 1st on Coax chain... I've done channel scans this way, that way, and every way to Sunday it feels like... and in the end all I can get the 515 to do is capture the "Source" L1 (input) signal coming directly from the FIOS STB, which means I have to point the FIOS STB to whatever channel/show I want to record and watch that show so the Mag 515 can record via L1 input "Source," making it impossible for me to watch Ch.Y (and maybe even record Ch.Y if possible) since I am being forced to watch Ch.X


2) Recording a Recurring Show:
How do I set the 515 to record Ch.X starting at 10amEST tomorrow/Tuesday, if I'm not going to be home?
NOTE: Saying "TIMER PROG" doesn't work, b/c (remember) that I have to be home watching Ch.XYZ on my FIOS STB to record Ch.XYZ on my Mag 515.
PS: The new FIOS STB boxes/remotes won't let you push the "Record" button to set a the virtual "Record Mode"/schedule so you can then set a corresponding Mag 515 "Timer Prog" to coincide with it. The "Record" button on the FIOS remote (without having a FIOS DVR anywhere in the house) simply let's you set a reminder for a show, but you can't set it to remind you for a recurring show, so I would have to set a reminder for every Tuesday at 10am on my FIOS STB remote so that my Mag 515 actually has something to record during its "Timer Prog" that supposedly coincides with the FIOS STB "Record Mode."


Thanks everyone
post #13028 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by _mde_ View Post

When I rewind it it's still there; it is definitely in the recording. Since I don't know what an AVR is, I'm probably not feeding one. The cable goes directly from the wall to the 2160 and component video/RCA audio to the TV.

AVR is Audio Video Receiver. Just a receiver that supports video switching along with audio switching. Usually they have a remote that could fly the Space Shuttle.

Your setup is about as simple as it gets. I'd have to cast my vote to hardware if there are no dropouts until playing a recording. Have you every used the same audio input on your TV with something else, like a DVD player?

I guess I'm hoping it's not the 2160 since I have one too.
post #13029 of 25453
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Originally Posted by clboon View Post

For the last 3-4hrs I've been reading posts and trying to figure out one or two of the most basic questions...


1) Record Ch.X While Watching Ch.Y:
How do I set up my home system (ie. FIOS STB, Magnavox 515, TV, etc.) so that I can record Ch.X from 8pmEST-9pmEST (let's say), while watching Ch.Y at the same time (without the need to record Ch.Y during 8pm-9pm time slot - I would love to record 2 simultaneous shows on the 515, but I'm not going to push my luck)?
NOTE: I've tried placing the Mag 515 1st on Coax daisy-chain, then STB 1st on Coax chain... I've done channel scans this way, that way, and every way to Sunday it feels like... and in the end all I can get the 515 to do is capture the "Source" L1 (input) signal coming directly from the FIOS STB, which means I have to point the FIOS STB to whatever channel/show I want to record and watch that show so the Mag 515 can record via L1 input "Source," making it impossible for me to watch Ch.Y (and maybe even record Ch.Y if possible) since I am being forced to watch Ch.X

You should be able to plug the FIOS cable from the wall into the DVDR and do a channel scan to pick up the lower 50 channels which are the unscrambled clear-QAM locals (FIOS does not transmit any analog). If you can do that then you really want to use a splitter from the wall to the DVDR and the FIOS box -- don't daisy chain through the DVDR. FIOS boxes like to talk back to home base a lot and the DVDR is not bi-directional.
post #13030 of 25453
On my 3575 I am having hard drive problems. I ran the SKIP-013 and got the following error:

HDD HEAD CHECK NG:E27

What does this mean? I have no idea if it reformatted as it did all this overnight, but I lost all my titles but not my programming. This unit still has the original hard drive in it. I can find no mention of this error previously. The DVR works most of the time, but it is as if it is hitting a bad spot, or something, then I have to delete all unprotected titles to get it working again.

The phone support, owners manual, and live chat were all completely useless.
Owner's Manual makes a reference to E27 and an error that it does not display.
Chat says to use the phone number.
Phone number has no information, just says to call a local service center.

So in other words, I'm probably better off just reformatting the hard drive and seeing if the problem returns.

Update:
I replaced the Western Digital HD that came with the DVR with the 160GB Seagate that some of these came with and so far so good. Found it listed as "new" on eBay and it passed the skip 013 test and everything.
post #13031 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by clboon View Post

For the last 3-4hrs I've been reading posts and trying to figure out one or two of the most basic questions...


1) Record Ch.X While Watching Ch.Y:
How do I set up my home system (ie. FIOS STB, Magnavox 515, TV, etc.) so that I can record Ch.X from 8pmEST-9pmEST (let's say), while watching Ch.Y at the same time (without the need to record Ch.Y during 8pm-9pm time slot - I would love to record 2 simultaneous shows on the 515, but I'm not going to push my luck)?
NOTE: I've tried placing the Mag 515 1st on Coax daisy-chain, then STB 1st on Coax chain... I've done channel scans this way, that way, and every way to Sunday it feels like... and in the end all I can get the 515 to do is capture the "Source" L1 (input) signal coming directly from the FIOS STB, which means I have to point the FIOS STB to whatever channel/show I want to record and watch that show so the Mag 515 can record via L1 input "Source," making it impossible for me to watch Ch.Y (and maybe even record Ch.Y if possible) since I am being forced to watch Ch.X


2) Recording a Recurring Show:
How do I set the 515 to record Ch.X starting at 10amEST tomorrow/Tuesday, if I'm not going to be home?
NOTE: Saying "TIMER PROG" doesn't work, b/c (remember) that I have to be home watching Ch.XYZ on my FIOS STB to record Ch.XYZ on my Mag 515.
PS: The new FIOS STB boxes/remotes won't let you push the "Record" button to set a the virtual "Record Mode"/schedule so you can then set a corresponding Mag 515 "Timer Prog" to coincide with it. The "Record" button on the FIOS remote (without having a FIOS DVR anywhere in the house) simply let's you set a reminder for a show, but you can't set it to remind you for a recurring show, so I would have to set a reminder for every Tuesday at 10am on my FIOS STB remote so that my Mag 515 actually has something to record during its "Timer Prog" that supposedly coincides with the FIOS STB "Record Mode."


Thanks everyone

I don't think you can program recurring reminders with the FIOS STB. You'd have to manually enter each one.

I have a 513 connected to FIOS. The 513 is able to receive and directly record my local channels directly from the FIOS cable without the use of the FIOS STB. In my FIOS market area this includes CBS, ABC, NBC, two different PBS stations, MY Network, FOX, CW, MIND, and some others that I never watch.

I put a splitter on the cable from the wall with one coax from the splitter to the FIOS STB and the other coax from the splitter to the "antenna in" on the 513.

The 513 is connected to the TV with coax from the "antenna out" on the 513 to the "antenna in" on the TV. This connection is only used to allow the TV tuner to receive C-QAM (unscrambled cable channels). I also have the 513 connected to the TV with HDMI cable for viewing the 513 output.

The FIOS STB is connected to the TV with component (R/G/B) and audio (R/W) cables. I also connected composite video (Y) and audio (R/W) cables from the FIOS STB output to the 513 L1 input for recording channels that require the STB.

With these connections I can watch any C-QAM cable channel on the TV regardless of what channel the FIOS STB or 513 is tuned to. I can watch any channel on the FIOS STB while recording any C-QAM channel on the 513. I can record any channel from the STB on the 513 while watching any C-QAM channel on my TV tuner. The only thing I cannot do is tune two different channels at the same time that require the STB.

Programming the FIOS C-QAM channels into the 513 took some figuring out. I discovered there are several channel conflicts with FIOS in my market area (Philadelphia). It seems FIOS maps several channels to the same virtual channel number range and the 513 "auto channel preset" routine doesn't know how to handle it. I had to clear all the channels from memory and use "manual channel preset" to program only the DTV channel numbers that carried the channels that I wanted in memory. For more info see my post here. Please note, the SiliconDust website link in that post works for the FIOS channels in my market area. Some forum members have reported it to be inaccurate for their cable providers, but I don't recall any of them having FIOS.
post #13032 of 25453
bodhi78,

I did what you suggested to move the physical DVD Video_TS folder to my separate Hardrive.

It partially worked for me.

I think part of the reason I say partial is because I have more then one show on the original DVD which is a +RW. And BTW as long as I do not edit out commercials my Mag, does not allow me to Finalize a +RW.

When I try and run the Video_TS folder thru XBMC it get three choices. I get the original Mag Menu with in this case two shows to select from. If I click on one of the two it plays audio for the show but the video is frozen with a stretched version of the Mag Menu on the screen.

If I instead select one of the other two choices the show plays fine but all split titles are messed up. If I split title one up after recording using Mag edits I do not see the titles split in XBMC.

I think it would have worked great if I had just one title on the original physical DVD.

I did find out that XBMC also has a option called play as a DVD so I will give that a try.
post #13033 of 25453
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonB2 View Post

bodhi78,

I did what you suggested to move the physical DVD Video_TS folder to my separate Hardrive.

It partially worked for me.

I think part of the reason I say partial is because I have more then one show on the original DVD which is a +RW. And BTW as long as I do not edit out commercials my Mag, does not allow me to Finalize a +RW.

With edited video on a +RW disc, have you tried Disc Edit > Make Edits Compatible?
post #13034 of 25453
Wajo, That option is grayed out. It only is available on a +RW if you hid commercials. For splitting titles it is grayed out.
post #13035 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

I don't think you can program recurring reminders with the FIOS STB. You'd have to manually enter each one.

I have a 513 connected to FIOS. The 513 is able to receive and directly record my local channels directly from the FIOS cable without the use of the FIOS STB. In my FIOS market area this includes CBS, ABC, NBC, two different PBS stations, MY Network, FOX, CW, MIND, and some others that I never watch.

I put a splitter on the cable from the wall with one coax from the splitter to the FIOS STB and the other coax from the splitter to the "antenna in" on the 513.

The 513 is connected to the TV with coax from the "antenna out" on the 513 to the "antenna in" on the TV. This connection is only used to allow the TV tuner to receive C-QAM (unscrambled cable channels). I also have the 513 connected to the TV with HDMI cable for viewing the 513 output.

The FIOS STB is connected to the TV with component (R/G/B) and audio (R/W) cables. I also connected composite video (Y) and audio (R/W) cables from the FIOS STB output to the 513 L1 input for recording channels that require the STB.

With these connections I can watch any C-QAM cable channel on the TV regardless of what channel the FIOS STB or 513 is tuned to. I can watch any channel on the FIOS STB while recording any C-QAM channel on the 513. I can record any channel from the STB on the 513 while watching any C-QAM channel on my TV tuner. The only thing I cannot do is tune two different channels at the same time that require the STB.

Programming the FIOS C-QAM channels into the 513 took some figuring out. I discovered there are several channel conflicts with FIOS in my market area (Philadelphia). It seems FIOS maps several channels to the same virtual channel number range and the 513 "auto channel preset" routine doesn't know how to handle it. I had to clear all the channels from memory and use "manual channel preset" to program only the DTV channel numbers that carried the channels that I wanted in memory. For more info see my post here. Please note, the SiliconDust website link in that post works for the FIOS channels in my market area. Some forum members have reported it to be inaccurate for their cable providers, but I don't recall any of them having FIOS.

KenF,
Thanks so much for the response. I'm going out to buy a splitter now, then I'll try erasing/re-storing the CHANNELS into the 515 again >>> I think you may of revealed one of my main problems when you speak of your CHANNEL PRESET issues here - I've run the AUTO CHANNEL SCAN about 12x, and the 515 picks up nothing every time regardless of where on the Coax it is placed, so then the result is that when I press the 515's remote Ch+/- buttons, all it does is flip through the INPUT SOURCES (ie. L1, L2, L3, etc.).

I'll try splitting the parent coax (coming out of my wall) and running one of its Siamese children Coax cables to my 515, and then the other Siamese twin Coax cable to the FIOS STB, then re-run the 515 CHANNEL search, and see what happens.

Thx again,
:boon
post #13036 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

AVR is Audio Video Receiver. Just a receiver that supports video switching along with audio switching. Usually they have a remote that could fly the Space Shuttle.

Your setup is about as simple as it gets. I'd have to cast my vote to hardware if there are no dropouts until playing a recording. Have you every used the same audio input on your TV with something else, like a DVD player?

I guess I'm hoping it's not the 2160 since I have one too.

The circumstantial evidence certainly pointed to the 2160 at first, but last night I observed the skipping while watching live TV. That, combined with the fact that no one else has reported this problem, makes me think it is probably in the broadcast (or more likely, the cable company's delivery of the broadcast).

I have more testing to do, but I'll report back if I have reason to suspect the 2160 again.
post #13037 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonB2 View Post

If I instead select one of the other two choices the show plays fine but all split titles are messed up. If I split title one up after recording using Mag edits I do not see the titles split in XBMC.

I think it would have worked great if I had just one title on the original physical DVD.

I did find out that XBMC also has a option called play as a DVD so I will give that a try.

You need to get a mag with a hardrive and do your editing on the hard drive and then just record the edited version to RW. Then rip that on your computer.
post #13038 of 25453
Hi All,

I purchased a Sears 1150 portable power unit. These are useful devices with both 12 Volt and 110 Volt AC power, as well as a tire pump, jump start cables, and a 22 A-Hr user replaceable battery. I have use the inverter to power a number of different things in the house.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...1988000P?mv=rr

I had hoped to use this as a UPS for my 3576. However, to make a very long story short, when I plug the 3576 into the Sears inverter, the output voltage goes to zero. Surprisingly, if I plug a cheap inverter into the 12 Volt supply on the Sears, and then the 3576 into the inverter, it keeps the dvr running and therefore I do have a workaround. I believe that something in the 3576 triggers disconnection the AC power from the Sears inverter. However, this has become a puzzle I am curious to solve and I am out of things to try. I have already tried the following:

1. I compared the waveforms from the Sears and the cheap inverter on an oscilloscope, and they are almost identical. The voltages are within about a Volt.
2. I tried swapping the way the plug from the 3576 goes into the inverter, effectively swapping hot and neutral connections.
3. I tried removing all of the video/audio/antenna connections from the 3576 in case one of these was grounding the chassis.

None of these work, and Sears has been of no help. I suspect that Xantrex makes the device for Sears and maybe their engineers know what is going on.

Anyone who has opened up their Philips have an idea what in the power supply might be triggering this behavior? Anyone have any other things to try?

Other than this problem, the Sears unit is extremely handy.

Paul
post #13039 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by _mde_ View Post

The circumstantial evidence certainly pointed to the 2160 at first, but last night I observed the skipping while watching live TV. That, combined with the fact that no one else has reported this problem, makes me think it is probably in the broadcast (or more likely, the cable company's delivery of the broadcast).

I have more testing to do, but I'll report back if I have reason to suspect the 2160 again.

Were you watching live TV using the TV's tuner or through the DVR's?

You mentioned you use RCA cables for audio. I've had audio problems with poor (oxidized?) RCA connections in the past which I correct by reseating the connection. These problems tend to be intermitent. The evidence you've presented suggests this isn't the problem though.
post #13040 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by _mde_ View Post

The circumstantial evidence certainly pointed to the 2160 at first, but last night I observed the skipping while watching live TV. That, combined with the fact that no one else has reported this problem, makes me think it is probably in the broadcast (or more likely, the cable company's delivery of the broadcast).

I have more testing to do, but I'll report back if I have reason to suspect the 2160 again.

I had a similar audio skip with my local OTA CBS station some time back.
It turned out to be the station, not my equipment.
post #13041 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbal2000 View Post

Were you watching live TV using the TV's tuner or through the DVR's?

You mentioned you use RCA cables for audio. I've had audio problems with poor (oxidized?) RCA connections in the past which I correct by reseating the connection. These problems tend to be intermitent. The evidence you've presented suggests this isn't the problem though.

I was watching through the 2160's tuner, but immediately switched to the TV tuner when I heard the skipping and caught it at least once on the TV's tuner.
post #13042 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Chuck44 View Post

I had a similar audio skip with my local OTA CBS station some time back.
It turned out to be the station, not my equipment.

And so far I have only observed it on the digital PBS station. Maybe I should ask if anyone in the Twin Cities area has observed this on TPT 2 this week? (No need to reply if the answer is No.)
post #13043 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by _mde_ View Post

I was watching through the 2160's tuner, but immediately switched to the TV tuner when I heard the skipping and caught it at least once on the TV's tuner.

If you experienced the skip on your TV then the 2160 is not the source. It's something they have in common--cables or the signal itself.
post #13044 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by fyfchu View Post

Hi All,

I purchased a Sears 1150 portable power unit. These are useful devices with both 12 Volt and 110 Volt AC power, as well as a tire pump, jump start cables, and a 22 A-Hr user replaceable battery. I have use the inverter to power a number of different things in the house.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...1988000P?mv=rr

I had hoped to use this as a UPS for my 3576. However, to make a very long story short, when I plug the 3576 into the Sears inverter, the output voltage goes to zero. Surprisingly, if I plug a cheap inverter into the 12 Volt supply on the Sears, and then the 3576 into the inverter, it keeps the dvr running and therefore I do have a workaround. I believe that something in the 3576 triggers disconnection the AC power from the Sears inverter. However, this has become a puzzle I am curious to solve and I am out of things to try. I have already tried the following:

1. I compared the waveforms from the Sears and the cheap inverter on an oscilloscope, and they are almost identical. The voltages are within about a Volt.
2. I tried swapping the way the plug from the 3576 goes into the inverter, effectively swapping hot and neutral connections.
3. I tried removing all of the video/audio/antenna connections from the 3576 in case one of these was grounding the chassis.

None of these work, and Sears has been of no help. I suspect that Xantrex makes the device for Sears and maybe their engineers know what is going on.

Anyone who has opened up their Philips have an idea what in the power supply might be triggering this behavior? Anyone have any other things to try?

Other than this problem, the Sears unit is extremely handy.

Paul


I would be looking for references for any other UPS shutting down like that when plugged into certain devices. I.E.- I doubt that this is an isolated incident.
post #13045 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by fyfchu View Post

Hi All,

I purchased a Sears 1150 portable power unit. These are useful devices with both 12 Volt and 110 Volt AC power, as well as a tire pump, jump start cables, and a 22 A-Hr user replaceable battery. I have use the inverter to power a number of different things in the house.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...1988000P?mv=rr

I had hoped to use this as a UPS for my 3576. However, to make a very long story short, when I plug the 3576 into the Sears inverter, the output voltage goes to zero. Surprisingly, if I plug a cheap inverter into the 12 Volt supply on the Sears, and then the 3576 into the inverter, it keeps the dvr running and therefore I do have a workaround. I believe that something in the 3576 triggers disconnection the AC power from the Sears inverter. However, this has become a puzzle I am curious to solve and I am out of things to try. I have already tried the following:


Paul

My guess: Your diehard has protection circuitry that is looking for feedback. The 3575 may not be sending any "signals/resistence" and thus your diehard just sits there. The inverter is not that demanding and since the DC output is continuous there is no problem. What if you hooked up a power strip that checked for grounding? It may give back enough resistence to keep the juice flowing.
post #13046 of 25453
My guess: Your diehard has protection circuitry that is looking for feedback. The 3575 may not be sending any "signals/resistence" and thus your diehard just sits there. The inverter is not that demanding and since the DC output is continuous there is no problem. What if you hooked up a power strip that checked for grounding? It may give back enough resistence to keep the juice flowing.

Hi Timtofly,

I plugged it in to a power strip and plugged an incandescent light bulb into the same strip. Plugging in the 3576 killed the power in the strip.

Thanks for the idea.

Paul
post #13047 of 25453
[You need to get a mag with a hardrive and do your editing on the hard drive and then just record the edited version to RW. Then rip that on your computer.]

Sounds like a good idea to me

fyfchu,

Have you tried plugging any other electronic devices into the Sears 110AC inverter besides the 3575?

And you do not think it is just too much load on the built in AC inverter which is making it cut off? I would think there is some start up current associated with the 3575 that you not experience with the incandescent bulb.

At any rate your problems will be solved in a few years when the battery in that unit dies and you price a replacement Don't ask me how I know.
post #13048 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonB2 View Post

[You need to get a mag with a hardrive and do your editing on the hard drive and then just record the edited version to RW. Then rip that on your computer.]

Sounds like a good idea to me
...

That's what I always do. I did not have any problem playing the Video_TS folders. Even ripping to ISO is almost as fast as copying the folder. But I don't do this very often, only for some recorded programs that I like to save, once in a while.
post #13049 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonB2 View Post

[You need to get a mag with a hardrive and do your editing on the hard drive and then just record the edited version to RW. Then rip that on your computer.]

Sounds like a good idea to me

fyfchu,

Have you tried plugging any other electronic devices into the Sears 110AC inverter besides the 3575

And you do not think it is just too much load on the built in AC inverter which is making it cut off? I would think there is some start up current associated with the 3575 that you not experience with the incandescent bulb.

At any rate your problems will be solved in a few years when the battery in that unit dies and you price a replacement Don't ask me how I know.

The 3575 is the first device that doesn't work.
post #13050 of 25453
Quote:
Originally Posted by fyfchu View Post

The 3575 is the first device that doesn't work.

Very strange. My 2160A always runs off an APC UPS. I hope you bought the Sears unit to use with your car, since its seems to have a problem with the 3575. There is a device, Kill-A-Watt, that might help you figure out what is wrong. Having a low load might be the issue, but I have a 7 watt night light plugged into my 1500VA UPS and it doesn't mind. It's usual load is the 2160A, Sony 32EX700, two Sony DHG-HDD250 DVR, and a few other items. I have another APC UPS + battery pack for the computer with a run time of about four hours. I have significant power problems.
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