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post #16771 of 25416
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

There is a DST setting, you must have turned it on.

Still using Auto Clock Manual on your OTA DTV FOX channel?

Every get into one of those moods where you ask "why"? Why is there a setting for DST when you have selected auto clock? Why does the setting for DST still work when you have set a manual clock? Stupid questions, I know.

And if you get time from the PSIP, shouldn't that set the clock?

Anybody from AZ or HI with a comment?

With clock set to off, my 515H DST turned off as expected. On 3/4/12 it will switch again. I have faith.
post #16772 of 25416
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

Every get into one of those moods where you ask "why"? Why is there a setting for DST when you have selected auto clock? Why does the setting for DST still work when you have set a manual clock? Stupid questions, I know.

And if you get time from the PSIP, shouldn't that set the clock?

Anybody from AZ or HI with a comment?

With clock set to off, my 515H DST turned off as expected. On 3/4/12 it will switch again. I have faith.

The PSIP System Time Table is based on GMT and time zone. GMT does not observe any DST offset. More PSIP STT info at ATSC Standard A/65 (pdf document). See section 6.1 and Annex A.

AZ and HI residents likely turn the DST setting off.
post #16773 of 25416
W/O DST set for ON there would be an 11 hour window where the clock would be off by an hour until the next auto clock set. I have DST set on ON even though I manually set my clock. I only do it every couple of weeks, why would I want my clock to be wrong in between those times?

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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

Every get into one of those moods where you ask "why"? Why is there a setting for DST when you have selected auto clock? Why does the setting for DST still work when you have set a manual clock? Stupid questions, I know.

And if you get time from the PSIP, shouldn't that set the clock?

Anybody from AZ or HI with a comment?

With clock set to off, my 515H DST turned off as expected. On 3/4/12 it will switch again. I have faith.
post #16774 of 25416
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

Anybody from AZ or HI with a comment?

In Hawaii here, always just set DST off on anything and never have a problem. Of course, for live material from the mainland/network you have to reset your schedules.

Now, it used to be that for normal broadcast shows, we were always a week behind. The locals would add in their own ads so that by the time the local 10:00 PM news came on it was about 10:15. Since they went to satellite we are on the same day, but delayed to match Central time. They slowly reduced the number of extra ads, then one local started advertising no more extra ads, and that got everyone else into line so now pretty much everything starts on the hour / half-hour as expected. Makes scheduling recordings much easier.

scott s.
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post #16775 of 25416
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Originally Posted by scott967 View Post

In Hawaii here, always just set DST off on anything and never have a problem. Of course, for live material from the mainland/network you have to reset your schedules.

Now, it used to be that for normal broadcast shows, we were always a week behind. The locals would add in their own ads so that by the time the local 10:00 PM news came on it was about 10:15. Since they went to satellite we are on the same day, but delayed to match Central time. They slowly reduced the number of extra ads, then one local started advertising no more extra ads, and that got everyone else into line so now pretty much everything starts on the hour / half-hour as expected. Makes scheduling recordings much easier.

scott s.
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Thanks. I really appreciate the feedback. When I lived in CA, the start times were not so precise either.
post #16776 of 25416
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

The PSIP System Time Table is based on GMT and time zone. GMT does not observe any DST offset. More PSIP STT info at ATSC Standard A/65 (pdf document). See section 6.1 and Annex A.

AZ and HI residents likely turn the DST setting off.

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Originally Posted by BIGA$$TV View Post

W/O DST set for ON there would be an 11 hour window where the clock would be off by an hour until the next auto clock set. I have DST set on ON even though I manually set my clock. I only do it every couple of weeks, why would I want my clock to be wrong in between those times?

Thank you both for your information. I does seem that it doesn't matter where you live or how you get the time, the switch depends on the date you have selected. My Sony DHG, which runs on UTC TVGOS, shows my next transition on 3/4/12. Last week the guide showed 1am twice. Logical but strange.
post #16777 of 25416
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

Thank you both for your information. I does seem that it doesn't matter where you live or how you get the time, the switch depends on the date you have selected. My Sony DHG, which runs on UTC TVGOS, shows my next transition on 3/4/12. Last week the guide showed 1am twice. Logical but strange.

There were two 1 AMs. At 2 AM, Sunday Morning, the time went back to 1 AM. The networks had to fill in an extra hour of programming.
post #16778 of 25416
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Originally Posted by bodhi78 View Post

Search for "version" or "FW VERSIONS" on the first page. You can find answer to most of the questions on 1st page's table of content.

Looked through the first page of this thread and manual and did not find anyplace that told how to check the Firmware version on the DVR. I found all about upgrading the firmware but not checking on which version is installed.

I have a samsung blue ray player that does streaming netflix and vudu so been wondering if i can hook the blur ray player into the dvr to reocord what is streamed on netflix or vudu?
post #16779 of 25416
Thread Starter 
See 8b on 1st page, it's in English.
post #16780 of 25416
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

See 8b on 1st page, it's in English.

found it after i posted it. Does this use dual layer disc cause all i have. My laptop does dual layer?
post #16781 of 25416
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Originally Posted by dagger666 View Post

found it after i posted it. Does this use dual layer disc cause all i have. My laptop does dual layer?

On 1st page

6. DUBBING... Using internal drives for making copies.
a. Dubbing HDD>DVD>HDD... Finalizing... Empty Title/Space
b. Essential Info on Recording and Dubbing... RTD, HSD, RTR
c. DVD Info - Buying & Using
post #16782 of 25416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

The PSIP System Time Table is based on GMT and time zone. GMT does not observe any DST offset. More PSIP STT info at ATSC Standard A/65 (pdf document). See section 6.1 and Annex A.

AZ and HI residents likely turn the DST setting off.

Yes, I have the DST turned off. The only thing I have to remember is that FX shows here adjust with the DST so I have to change the programmed recording time. Why only FX and not USA, for instance, I don't know.
post #16783 of 25416
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Originally Posted by dagger666 View Post

found it after i posted it. Does this use dual layer disc cause all i have. My laptop does dual layer?

It can play DLs but it cannot record on them.
post #16784 of 25416
Does anyone here know if there was a UK version of the 2080 called the 810?

Someone posted elsewhere that they have a Magnavox "HDD" recorder and gave that as its model number.

They're looking for a replacement remote and I'm wondering if a 2080-515 type remote might do the trick for them.
post #16785 of 25416
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Originally Posted by dagger666 View Post

I have a samsung blue ray player that does streaming netflix and vudu so been wondering if i can hook the blur ray player into the dvr to reocord what is streamed on netflix or vudu?

The Samsung Blu-Ray player applies CGMS-A copy protection to the composite analog output signal when streaming video from services like Netflix or Vudu. The Philips/Magnavox recorders will not record a copy-protected signal. You can of course filter out CGMS-A with a video processor such as you can find discussed in other threads here, but composite video recording quality wouldn't be nearly as good as the original anyway.
post #16786 of 25416
I'm using my my Magnavox 515 to record film transfers. The problem I'm having is that after I record from the harddrive to the DVD and finalize it, the DVD pauses between chapters instead of playing it as one clip. It's very annoying to watch it freeze every 3 minutes. Also, I can edit the top title but not the bottom one. Any suggestions on how to solve these problems?
Thanks
post #16787 of 25416
Thread Starter 
Turn off auto-chaptering in the Recording menu.

If it's really 3 minutes, there is no auto-chaptering at 3-min. intervals. Might be from source... which is what?
post #16788 of 25416
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Originally Posted by Johnnyvip View Post

.... the DVD pauses between chapters instead of playing it as one clip. It's very annoying to watch it freeze every 3 minutes. Also, I can edit the top title but not the bottom one. Any suggestions on how to solve these problems?
Thanks

Sounds like you are getting separate titles not chapters. Chapters should not produce a slight pause but separate titles will generally pause for a brief second.
post #16789 of 25416
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Sounds like you are getting separate titles not chapters. Chapters should not produce a slight pause but separate titles will generally pause for a brief second.

Scene deletes within a title will create slight pauses at the edit points, in addition to putting chapter marks at those points. But yes, chapter marks added automatically during recording or added manually will not cause pauses.
post #16790 of 25416
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Originally Posted by dare2be View Post

Scene deletes within a title will create slight pauses at the edit points, in addition to putting chapter marks at those points....

Good point I didn't know a scene delete would create a chapter, is their a way to have this not happen maybe delete the chapter after it's been created? I don't know if I'd really like a chapter mark at every scene delete point.
post #16791 of 25416
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Good point I didn't know a scene delete would create a chapter, is their a way to have this not happen maybe delete the chapter after it's been created? I don't know if I'd really like a chapter mark at every scene delete point.

Yes, just manually delete the chapter. I do all my scene deletes first, then go to the last chapter and do all my chapter deletes from the end to the beginning in rapid succession as Wajo has described somewhere on here. Then I put in the chapter marks where I see fit. Keeps things clean and avoids "chapter interference" from two chapter marks being inadvertently too close together.
post #16792 of 25416
This forum is huge so this may have been asked before. Can you finalize DVDs' to autostart with the 1st program instead of starting with the disc menu? (I have the 513 model.) If so, how??
post #16793 of 25416
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Originally Posted by gary-in-dc View Post

This forum is huge so this may have been asked before. Can you finalize DVDs' to autostart with the 1st program instead of starting with the disc menu? (I have the 513 model.) If so, how??

No option to start play with 1st title. Only thing available in that regard is auto-play of +R DVDs, as described here.
post #16794 of 25416
Happily running the 515 firmware on my "V2160A"

Next task ... convince the CFO we need a 515

Z
post #16795 of 25416
Bought 515...hooked up to TWC Moto box via S video/L1.
TW Moto box is HDMI to Sony HDTV. Prior to purchasing the 515, I made VHS copies directly from the TW cable box of anything (regular/VOD/NHL Center Ice, etc) w/o any issues (other than the VHS tape PQ quality we know and love). Last night decided to see how great the HDD was, so set up to record a hockey game. All went well for alomost 2.5 hours then all of a sudden, my HDTV screen went BLACK....I quickly switched to another channel and the game was showing. I went back/forth a few times changing the channel to see if the game I wanted to record was back and finally after about 15 minutes, it returned. I read the link about the importance of the connections when dealing w/HDCP, HDMI, etc...and the example of the 'black screen' but I am not sure this applies. The recording was GREAT....until the drop to black screen.
If anyone was watching the Colorado/NY Islanders game last night and about the 6 minute mark of the 3rd period the screen went BLACK, please advise. I am not sure if this was simply TWC losing the Colorado feed (or NHL Center Ice losing it) or if finally something alerted TWC that I was recording the game on 515 HDD....again, I have many VHS tapes from past seasons of taping directly from the cable box to VHS via S video and never a problem.
post #16796 of 25416
Thread Starter 
Re: you success with VHS tapes, the VCR didn't have HDMI connection to the TV. Is your 515 set up with same VCR connections (non-HDMI) or something else?
post #16797 of 25416
Same connections....SVideo out from cable box to SVideo in @ VCR.
VCR to HDTV is simply a single video cable, as i run the R/L audio to my amplifier for the sound from VHS.....no HDMI at all (other than HDMI from cable box to HDMI IN @ SOny HDTV).
515 conect via Video/R/L cables from HDTV to L1/E1 on back of 515.
Perhaps this was just a fluke.......will be doing more recording as I get more comfortable w/515 and start burning some 8X Verbatim DataLife Plus +R's.

Was @ Fry's and saw some Verbatim Digital Movie 8X DVD+R & -R. Has anyone ever tried any of these?
post #16798 of 25416
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Originally Posted by JSull View Post

Same connections....SVideo out from cable box to SVideo in @ VCR.
VCR to HDTV is simply a single video cable, as i run the R/L audio to my amplifier for the sound from VHS.....no HDMI at all (other than HDMI from cable box to HDMI IN @ SOny HDTV).
515 conect via Video/R/L cables from HDTV to L1/E1 on back of 515.

Samsung & Scientific Atlanta Bright House boxes shut off video out via other ports whenever HDMI is connected to a TV. IIRC its Pace boxes do the same. Could be your Moto box is older and only doing that part time, maybe by design.
post #16799 of 25416
Spring last year BHN converted its box software from offering "timers" to offering "reminders". At that time it disabled the ability for all outputs to be enabled 100% of the time. Even with screen saver and similar settings to "conserve energy" disabled, it became impossible to record a complete program while away for an extended period, meaning its box not having received any remote signals.

After a certain period of receiving no input the box puts a curtain over the bottom of the screen with message "press any key to continue watching this program". After a short time, that curtain is replaced by nothing but black, and no audio. That time is less than a minute, but nevertheless prevents an entire program from being captured by the recorder. Obviously those asleep or away at work cannot press any key to prevent this interruption.

Eventually I found a workaround. By setting a reminder for some other program on some other channel that begins before the program actually desired, with reminder set for the program actually wanted as well, the interruption could be avoided for at least an hour long recording. For marathon recordings, there was no solution short of hiring someone to baby sit the remote.

Last software update eliminated the workaround. Now, even with the box off, and turned on via its "ON" timer only a few minutes before the reminder timer fires, the reminded program nevertheless suffers the same interruption. IOW, the period of no button presses counts only real button presses, and the fact that the box wasn't even turned on until just before reminder firing is disregarded in computing the interval of no use.

Now if one wants to record a complete program off Bright House on a Funai, one must actually be there and press BHN remote buttons, even it if means interrupting work for a trip home or setting an alarm to be awakened in the middle of a night's sleep.

Naturally BHN has a solution - use its its own additional monthly cost DVR.

Anyone who has BHN and hasn't noticed this, please complain to BHN nevertheless, or this won't likely ever be fixed. Even if you have noticed and it doesn't bother you, please complain anyway. I've been complaining at least once a month for 18 months. Obviously that hasn't been enough.
post #16800 of 25416
Thread Starter 
If you got a BHN DVR, where would you select a program to record and what key on the remote would you press to do an "instant" recording of something you see on TV. IOW, does the box command the DVR to record a certain program at a certain time, or is that all done thru the DVR (separate interface?). Does the DVR have its own tuner, program guide, Record options, etc. or is it a slave to the box? Does your remote for the box alone have a REC or Record button?
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