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post #22831 of 25453
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Originally Posted by reggie44 View Post

I set up my Mags downstream form my cable box (time warner) in order to record HD premium channels (sports package).

I set the mags to widescreen aspect but although a HD channel (eg NFL Red Zone) shows full wide screen thru my cable box - when I record it / view it thru my mags I'm getting "shrunken" wide screen - full width but black bars top & bottom. Seems to be proportionally correct but smaller (not full scree)

My cable box doesnt have s-video out - I'm connecting bax to mags w/ coax only

what to do? fixable?

Not fixable the way it should be. Current TW boxes have no option to sent anamorphic out, the correct solution, so you're stuck with the boxing as long as you're stuck with TW - unless you insert a HDMI to composite converter in between the TW box and the Mag's composite inputs. Those I've tried are marginal performers quality-wise, but do enable preserving the aspect ratio without boxing.

Pace TW boxes had an anamorphic out option, but I suspect you might not be able to get one, or want one due to their generally lousy performance/feature set.
post #22832 of 25453
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Originally Posted by reggie44 View Post

Wajo - thanks for all your great work - w/o your help I believe I would have returned my new 535 by now due to its complexity.

Here's my issue - I've read all your stuff about aspect ratio and settings for same. I set up my Mags downstream form my cable box (time warner) in order to record HD premium channels (sports package).

I set the mags to widescreen aspect but although a HD channel (eg NFL Red Zone) shows full wide screen thru my cable box - when I record it / view it thru my mags I'm getting "shrunken" wide screen - full width but black bars top & bottom. Seems to be proportionally correct but smaller (not full scree)

My cable box doesnt have s-video out - I'm connecting bax to mags w/ coax only

what to do? fixable?

 

To record 16:9 WS programs on digital channels via the coax, you need to set the Mag's Video > TV Aspect to "16:9 Wide" and your HDTV to its Wide setting. I think that's all you'll need to do with your current config.

 

However, I'd recommend a different config. you can try if you'd like, where the Mag might be able to record some channels alone instead of being a "slave" to the box (box must be on channel you want to record).

 

First, connect the Mag 1st on the incoming coax, or on one leg of a bidirectional 2-way splitter. The Mag's coax circuit is just a passthrough (and slight amplification) of the incoming signal so the box won't know it's there unless you order PPV/VOD thru the box, which is when you'll need a splitter so the box has a clear path back to the head-end for "ordering" purposes

 

Then, assuming your box does have composite YWR RCA out, run that to the Mag's L1 (AV IN) connector on the back of the Mag. That will record any channels the Mag can't tune by itself. Select that input as the "Source."

 

Then, do an Auto Channel Preset > Cable (Analog/Digital) and see what, if any, channels the Mag can tune by itself. Those you'll be able to record in full 16:9 WS by setting the Mag for Video > TV Aspect > "16:9 Wide". Set your HDTV on it's Wide setting, whatever name that is.

 

In any configuration, if you run composite YWR (if it has that) to the Mag, the box may not output 16:9 WS thru that connection (many don't, esp. Motorola). If so, for those channels that require the cable box to tune, you'll need a filter/converter on the box's output to the Mag that will retain the WS asspect. That converter will ALSO strip CP. Here's just a couple of cheap converters, many more available at higher prices dep. on your PQ "sensitivity."

 

Those converters can also take n HDMI out of the box or a COmponent RGB, so those are options also.,


Edited by wajo - 1/20/13 at 11:03am
post #22833 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

I got 1:24:51
But then I did mine on a PC. smile.gif
I've got the whole series collected and I've only watched season 1. Now that it is over I can settle in and watch the whole thing without interruption -- once I finish Heros.

I hate watching a series during the season when they go on hiatus in December. For people that follow Grimm, can you believe they are having a 4 month mid-season break -- Nov to March. Still no hint when Revolution is coming back. And people who want to see the last 4 episodes of 666 Park Ave have to wait until July. This is why I never watch anything serialized until I have the whole season collected.

Same here - I have all of Fringe, Mentalist, Hawaii 5-0 and a bunch of others to watch from the beginning. That was fantastic for NCIS - now it seems like a major pain to wait a week between episodes. There's always that chance you'll find out a recording is bad, but that hasn't been much of a problem for me so far. I've had some freeze-ups in SOA but so far every rerun I've recorded has had the same glitches as the first time...

I don't get NBC's strategy with these split seasons - Revolution did pretty well in a tough time slot - now they put Deception in that slot and it looks like it's a goner. Why not give it a slot where it has a chance? The canceled Last Resort is getting better ratings...

CC
post #22834 of 25453
wow - thanks Wajo & MrMazda for all the help & suggestions - glad to know Im not crazy afterall - this was driving be nutz -
post #22835 of 25453
Wajo, Thanks a million for all your information. After reading your posts and other information, I purchased the 537 on Walmart site-to-store for a great price. When I got the manual out I was overwhelmed but it was very easy to install and set up. I hooked it up to the TV via HDMI and had to experiment some to find the right combination with my Samsung Smart TV. Thanks again for all your time spent compiling the information that helped me make my decision.

REJ I
post #22836 of 25453
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Originally Posted by REJI View Post

Wajo, Thanks a million for all your information. After reading your posts and other information, I purchased the 537 on Walmart site-to-store for a great price. When I got the manual out I was overwhelmed but it was very easy to install and set up. I hooked it up to the TV via HDMI and had to experiment some to find the right combination with my Samsung Smart TV. Thanks again for all your time spent compiling the information that helped me make my decision.

 

I'm glad you got a Mag and found the right combo with your Smart TV, same as I had to do recently. HDTV settings can make a world of difference in PQ!

 

I hope you enjoy your new DVDR as much as I have mine for the past 6 years or so. 

post #22837 of 25453
Couple hundred movies later on my 537 ...

Caught the Haven fest on SciFi this weekend and decided to cut that to DVD-r so I can store the episodes on my MKV server. First time I've used the burner except for a quickie test when I got the box.

The only way I can get high speed dubbing is to keep the total time down to less than two hours? Add any more and it defaults to real time copy.

... am I missing something here?

I also noticed as I was scanning for index pictures for the first dvd-r I built (it baffles me that I can do that for a dvd and not the hdd) that there's some apparent inaccuracies in the scene delete function. What looked good for commercial cuts on preview in editing missed the mark regularly in the actual delete. Just a frame here and there, but enough to be annoying. I think from here on in I'll just buy the DVDs when they go on sale. For uncut movies, the Maggie is the sh!t, but as is, this dubbing thing is more BS than it's worth to me.
post #22838 of 25453
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Originally Posted by NOSTRADIMWIT View Post

...The only way I can get high speed dubbing is to keep the total time down to less than two hours? Add any more and it defaults to real time copy.

... am I missing something here?...

I'm going to guess you are.

I haven't actually made a DVD in months, but when I was regularly DVD-ing shows, I would use the EP setting and fit four hours, dubbed at high speed, to one DVD.

NEVER had to dub two hours at a time or anything like that.

Why are you thinking along those lines? Has something happened to make you think that?


EDIT:
Yes, the editing cuts are funny little things. I've found that if I want to remove commercials, the only decent way to do it is to dub to DVD....yep...IN REAL TIME.
Trying to high speed dub usually hasn't worked quite right for me. It's almost like the machine can't "stop on a dime" at the edit points, and it misses by a frame or two, and with the edits in place, that "one or two frames off" can mean either getting a bit of the commercial, or missing part of the show itself. The final solution, as mentioned, has been to dub in real time. I only do it for movies, not shows. It's not worth it otherwise.

Edited by gastrof - 1/20/13 at 10:07pm
post #22839 of 25453
Well

My 1220 KLH DVD player is transfering to L2 the front RCA lines of the
Mag 535 Star Trek Sea 1 Remaster
Ep. The Alternative factor.

The KLH is 10 years old this summer.

This is only a TEST.

Man that looks GOOD!!!

Mark
wink.gif

BTW
The Toshiba DR 430 can do this too.
But Not like this!

This is for personal use only.
post #22840 of 25453
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Originally Posted by NOSTRADIMWIT View Post

Couple hundred movies later on my 537 ...

Caught the Haven fest on SciFi this weekend and decided to cut that to DVD-r so I can store the episodes on my MKV server. First time I've used the burner except for a quickie test when I got the box.

The only way I can get high speed dubbing is to keep the total time down to less than two hours? Add any more and it defaults to real time copy.

... am I missing something here?

I also noticed as I was scanning for index pictures for the first dvd-r I built (it baffles me that I can do that for a dvd and not the hdd) that there's some apparent inaccuracies in the scene delete function. What looked good for commercial cuts on preview in editing missed the mark regularly in the actual delete. Just a frame here and there, but enough to be annoying. I think from here on in I'll just buy the DVDs when they go on sale. For uncut movies, the Maggie is the sh!t, but as is, this dubbing thing is more BS than it's worth to me.

Wajo's encyclopedia covers the effects of HSD-ing on cut points - he posted the link recently in response to a question.

I try to minimize it by starting cuts during fadeouts and ending during fade-in, just being careful not to cut any dialog. Of course that doesn't work on Syfy where it seems they have already cut the transitions to the bone! But it works great on shows like the NCIS's where every segment starts and ends with a second or two of fade. On FX every seg starts with the TVMA warning, making it easier to get clean cuts...

I never use real-time dubbing, but as I understand it, that would preserve the same transitioning you see when playing from the HDD. Or get good software to edit on a PC and burn from there if you want DVD storage- a lot of work but one pro is ability to us DL disks or even BD if you have a burner...

CC
post #22841 of 25453
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Originally Posted by cc_in_oh View Post

I never use real-time dubbing, but as I understand it, that would preserve the same transitioning you see when playing from the HDD. Or get good software to edit on a PC and burn from there if you want DVD storage- a lot of work but one pro is ability to us DL disks or even BD if you have a burner...
I a nutshell, high-speed dubbing on a DVDR does no re-encoding so actual cuts are made at the closest I-frame which typically come in 1/2 second intervals. Real-time dubbing renders and re-encodes the entire title so the cuts you specify are made in a frame-accurate manner -- but then you suffer the quality degradation of re-encoding -- whether or not you can actually see it is subjective.

A PC editing program like Video ReDo does smart local encoding. When I save a file after editing out the commercials, it does the equivalent of a high-speed dub -- no re-encoding -- until it reaches an edit point. At the edit point it re-encodes a couple frames before and after the edit so you get the cut exactly at the frame you specify but with no PQ damage to the bulk of the title and a fast save time. The smart local re-coding also smooths the playback across the edit point. While the interface and ease of using a PC editor is vastly superior to using a DVDR, it is more work because the only way of getting the title to the PC in the first place is by burning the unedited recording to -RW and doing a sneaker-net transfer. If you only burn off a few titles here and there, it is probably not worth the trouble or the expense of the software to use a PC for editing -- on the other hand, if you burn just about everything you record, the extra time involved in using a PC to process recordings would severely impede you. I guess it's only worth the extra effort of transferring DVDR recordings to a PC if you want to do things that you cannot do on a DVDR -- like burn to DL, in the case of a funai, or author to BD-R.
Edited by Kelson - 1/21/13 at 6:24am
post #22842 of 25453
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Originally Posted by cc_in_oh View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

I got 1:24:51
But then I did mine on a PC. smile.gif
I've got the whole series collected and I've only watched season 1. Now that it is over I can settle in and watch the whole thing without interruption -- once I finish Heros.

I hate watching a series during the season when they go on hiatus in December. For people that follow Grimm, can you believe they are having a 4 month mid-season break -- Nov to March. Still no hint when Revolution is coming back. And people who want to see the last 4 episodes of 666 Park Ave have to wait until July. This is why I never watch anything serialized until I have the whole season collected.

Same here - I have all of Fringe, Mentalist, Hawaii 5-0 and a bunch of others to watch from the beginning. That was fantastic for NCIS - now it seems like a major pain to wait a week between episodes. There's always that chance you'll find out a recording is bad, but that hasn't been much of a problem for me so far. I've had some freeze-ups in SOA but so far every rerun I've recorded has had the same glitches as the first time...

I don't get NBC's strategy with these split seasons - Revolution did pretty well in a tough time slot - now they put Deception in that slot and it looks like it's a goner. Why not give it a slot where it has a chance? The canceled Last Resort is getting better ratings...

CC

I wasn't aware that Grimm would be off for so long. Assumed this was the normal hiatus during the busy holiday season, return in January. As for Revolution, NBC's strategy is to keep it paired with that Singing competition show. They may have been afraid that without it as a lead in, it may not have performed as well.  Both should return in March. 

 

And to avoid going too far off topic,  using the Mag 2160's digital tuner to record these to the hdd is really, really.....swell.  rolleyes.gif

post #22843 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Westly-C View Post

I wasn't aware that Grimm would be off for so long. Assumed this was the normal hiatus during the busy holiday season, return in January. As for Revolution, NBC's strategy is to keep it paired with that Singing competition show. They may have been afraid that without it as a lead in, it may not have performed as well.  Both should return in March. 

I believe Revolution is coming back on March 25. Fortunately, I neatly filled out a DVD-R with the last 3 episodes before the BIG hiatus. Last Resort....last episode goes on the 3575 on Thurs, then I burn it and the other 2 post-holidays episodes to DVD and re-watch the entire season. A lot to think about in that series.... Word I read is that the producers and writers got enough of a warning about the impending axing that they were able to write some sort of a resolution to the series in the last episode. Or wait? Did I read that here?... wink.gif
post #22844 of 25453
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Originally Posted by doswonk1 View Post

I believe Revolution is coming back on March 25.
So it is a four month hiatus like Grimm. If I were watching it as it played I would lose interest in it and not bother watching when it came back. That happened with LOST. One of these days I should watch the last two seasons and finish up that series.
post #22845 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

I a nutshell, high-speed dubbing on a DVDR does no re-encoding so actual cuts are made at the closest I-frame which typically come in 1/2 second intervals. Real-time dubbing renders and re-encodes the entire title so the cuts you specify are made in a frame-accurate manner -- but then you suffer the quality degradation of re-encoding -- whether or not you can actually see it is subjective.

A PC editing program like Video ReDo does smart local encoding. When I save a file after editing out the commercials, it does the equivalent of a high-speed dub -- no re-encoding -- until it reaches an edit point. At the edit point it re-encodes a couple frames before and after the edit so you get the cut exactly at the frame you specify but with no PQ damage to the bulk of the title and a fast save time. The smart local re-coding also smooths the playback across the edit point. While the interface and ease of using a PC editor is vastly superior to using a DVDR, it is more work because the only way of getting the title to the PC in the first place is by burning the unedited recording to -RW and doing a sneaker-net transfer. If you only burn off a few titles here and there, it is probably not worth the trouble or the expense of the software to use a PC for editing -- on the other hand, if you burn just about everything you record, the extra time involved in using a PC to process recordings would severely impede you. I guess it's only worth the extra effort of transferring DVDR recordings to a PC if you want to do things that you cannot do on a DVDR -- like burn to DL, in the case of a funai, or author to BD-R.

It depends on your setup. I have a 515 connected to my "good" TV and use it as much as I can for stuff I watch soon after editing. The overflow goes on a 2160A and 3576 on an old tube TV, so I edit & dub to DVD+RW, rip to NAS and watch on WDTV-Live, or archive for later viewing. A lot of it is just for my wife, who loves not having to mess with disks. Managing the library takes a fair amount of computer time, but very little "me" time. Hopefully hard drive prices will continue to fall faster than I can fill them up, and even maintaining a backup of everything is becoming marginally feasible...

CC
post #22846 of 25453
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post #22847 of 25453
My Magnavox MDR535H/f7 update.

Transfer of Fringe From Mag 535 HD to Maxell -R. Very Good play back on Mag.Play back

Test # 2 Playback on 2 year old LG-530BD Very Good.

Test # 3 Playback on 9+ year old KLH KD-1220 Good to Very Good.Using a newer RCA lines---Yellow Line COAX.

This was the last 2 episodes Of Fringe Recorded in HQ on Mag535HDD.Transfer on same unit to Maxell -R DVD disc
recorded in SP.

The LG BD playback looks 720p to me.
After all it does upconvert to 1080P,that is the LG BD player.

Mark
smile.gif
post #22848 of 25453
Sort of off topic ... join the crowd, right?

Caught the Haven fest on SciFi last weekend, dubbed the episodes to DVDr and am in the process of ripping them to MKV for storage on the PC. Using MakeMKV, I get the following error ...

IFO file for VTS #1 is corrupt, VOB file must be scanned.

It does the rips, but takes a lot longer. No rush - slap a disk in and go read a book or something. Point is, Funai is apparently playing with the DVD format as well? Wonder what that does for "universal" reading ... I'll have to check that out on what I got here.

I also get "offset errors" ripping my old Pannie disks, so I guess Funai isn't the only one playing fast and loose with the standard. MakeMKV does a nice job of working around those too ... I've only had a couple disks that it couldn't work with. I highly recommend the program for anyone looking to convert to MKV for permanent storage on a hard drive other than the Maggie.

Speaking of which ... 193 movies and counting on the 537, with 366 hours left on the meter at SPP. Gotta love them big drives!

PS ... I mentioned earlier being a bit disgruntled about what looked to be a 2 hour limit on fast dubbing. Come to find out, it was a dOH! moment for me. Last few episodes I dubbed, I happened to notice that the default recording speed was set to LP instead of my usual SPP. dOH! Then again, you'd think the Maggie would be smart enough to know that if the movie was recorded at SPP, it would dub at SPP. Double dOH!!
Edited by NOSTRADIMWIT - 1/22/13 at 9:32pm
post #22849 of 25453
I have a 3575H.

Lately, when I press the Power (or technically Standby button), the unit will stop the recording that is in progress.

I did a hard reset (Skip 1 2 3) and it still has this issue.
post #22850 of 25453
Thread Starter 

 

 

For Canadian Buyers

 

A Reviewer on Walmart.com just posted his experience in getting a Mag to his Canadian address, and I added his story to the help file, as follows:

 

Originally Posted on Walmart.com by VictoriaDTVUser, Victoria, BC, Canada, 1/23/13

 

[Advice for people who have a friend or relative in the U.S., or a seller, who will ship to them in Canada via the U.S. Postal Service.]

As readers will know it is impossible to find a HDD+DVD recorder in Canada, Wal-mart doesnt sell these north of the Border and Panasonics are only in Europe and Asia now. Thanks to a friend in the US I was able to import the 1TB unit just before Xmas and I have no regrets! A couple of words of advise:

If you buy one in the USA and ship it north, use the USPostalService instead of UPS! Why? With UPS you can expect $50 for brokerage fees. I ended up paying $91 on top of the (very affordable) Walmart price due to Canadian Sales Tax (HST applied at the border) and the brokerage fees. Save the brokerage by shipping via USPostal (why? its a NAFTA thing: exempt if it goes US postal to CANpost).

 
post #22851 of 25453
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Originally Posted by gummydmilo View Post

I have a 3575H.

Lately, when I press the Power (or technically Standby button), the unit will stop the recording that is in progress.

I did a hard reset (Skip 1 2 3) and it still has this issue.

I think the Mag has to be on during a recording. After recording is done, the Mag will shut itself off (I THINK -- I'm not sure, though).
post #22852 of 25453
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Originally Posted by gummydmilo View Post

I have a 3575H.

Lately, when I press the Power (or technically Standby button), the unit will stop the recording that is in progress.

I did a hard reset (Skip 1 2 3) and it still has this issue.

Why would you turn the 3575 off during recording?
post #22853 of 25453
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Originally Posted by TicTocMan40 View Post

After recording is done, the Mag will shut itself off

A big gripe I have with most recorder timers is that they don't at least offer an option to automatically stay powered up when a timer recording is finished. A warning that it intends to shut down is useless if not being watched during, which is opposite the primary use case for recording by timer. The way providers siamese programs, the seconds between are too precious to ever waste fumbling for another remote and waiting for the unit to shutdown and start back up on reentering the viewing area. How hard can it be to offer an option to power down only in response to a power button?
post #22854 of 25453
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Originally Posted by TicTocMan40 View Post

I think the Mag has to be on during a recording. After recording is done, the Mag will shut itself off (I THINK -- I'm not sure, though).
You're right, except the 3575 is a Philips, not a Mag. smile.gif
post #22855 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Chuck44 View Post

You're right, except the 3575 is a Philips, not a Mag. smile.gif

Oops. Read the numbers wrong.
post #22856 of 25453
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Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post

A big gripe I have with most recorder timers is that they don't at least offer an option to automatically stay powered up when a timer recording is finished. A warning that it intends to shut down is useless if not being watched during, which is opposite the primary use case for recording by timer. The way providers siamese programs, the seconds between are too precious to ever waste fumbling for another remote and waiting for the unit to shutdown and start back up on reentering the viewing area. How hard can it be to offer an option to power down only in response to a power button?

If you don't want the unit to automatically turn off when the timer recording is complete all you have to do is chase play the timer recording in progress.
post #22857 of 25453
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Originally Posted by NOSTRADIMWIT View Post

Sort of off topic ... join the crowd, right?

Caught the Haven fest on SciFi last weekend, dubbed the episodes to DVDr and am in the process of ripping them to MKV for storage on the PC. Using MakeMKV, I get the following error ...

IFO file for VTS #1 is corrupt, VOB file must be scanned.

It does the rips, but takes a lot longer. No rush - slap a disk in and go read a book or something. Point is, Funai is apparently playing with the DVD format as well? Wonder what that does for "universal" reading ... I'll have to check that out on what I got here.

I also get "offset errors" ripping my old Pannie disks, so I guess Funai isn't the only one playing fast and loose with the standard. MakeMKV does a nice job of working around those too ... I've only had a couple disks that it couldn't work with. I highly recommend the program for anyone looking to convert to MKV for permanent storage on a hard drive other than the Maggie.

Speaking of which ... 193 movies and counting on the 537, with 366 hours left on the meter at SPP. Gotta love them big drives!

PS ... I mentioned earlier being a bit disgruntled about what looked to be a 2 hour limit on fast dubbing. Come to find out, it was a dOH! moment for me. Last few episodes I dubbed, I happened to notice that the default recording speed was set to LP instead of my usual SPP. dOH! Then again, you'd think the Maggie would be smart enough to know that if the movie was recorded at SPP, it would dub at SPP. Double dOH!!

Scott967 suggests copying the DVD to HD to speed up scanning. Why would you go read a book? Unless your computer is pretty old you should be able to do whatever you want while scanning and saving (well maybe not play Skyrim) - but browsing, email, Excel etc aren't be noticeably affected at all on my system.

HSD is only limited by the capacity of the disk, e.g. a 42-minute edited EP recording with no chapter marks is about 700MB, so HSD will dub 6 to a disk. Note that the Mag may tell you they won't fit because it assumes some cushion for chapters (I think), but if you dub all but the last title then it will let you add the last one. It may also allow HSD, but with a warning that they may not fit. With all chapters removed, I have never had a dub run out of space - I've had disks with only 2 or 3 seconds left...

I don't understand your last comment - HSD-ing IS whatever mode you recorded at. The mode can only change if real-time dubbing...

CC
post #22858 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

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Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post

A big gripe I have with most recorder timers is that they don't at least offer an option to automatically stay powered up when a timer recording is finished.

If you don't want the unit to automatically turn off when the timer recording is complete all you have to do is chase play the timer recording in progress.

Automatically means not having to push more buttons after selecting in a setup menu to stay on after timer record completion and setting a timer, as in not needing to be there at any point during the timer recording process, still on as when left, upon return to viewing area after indeterminate absence, as when left on without a timer firing while absent.
post #22859 of 25453
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Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post

Automatically means not having to push more buttons after selecting in a setup menu to stay on after timer record completion and setting a timer, as in not needing to be there at any point during the timer recording process, still on as when left, upon return to viewing area after indeterminate absence, as when left on without a timer firing while absent.
I agree, but it should be a simple option like "always on". Some DRVs work that way now. I wonder how people here would feel when they check the run time on their HDD and see 50k hours.
post #22860 of 25453
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Originally Posted by gummydmilo View Post

I have a 3575H.

Lately, when I press the Power (or technically Standby button), the unit will stop the recording that is in progress.

I did a hard reset (Skip 1 2 3) and it still has this issue.

Interesting, our Maggys will always Power Off if you press the Stand By button, even if they are recording. I'm not sure if this also happens with a timer recording.
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Originally Posted by cc_in_oh View Post


I don't understand your last comment - HSD-ing IS whatever mode you recorded at. The mode can only change if real-time dubbing...

CC

In my case HSDubbing will only has been available with HQ and SP recordings. I'll check that.

Also, is there any good news about New Models from our Funai friends?
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