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post #24241 of 25409
My 3576 always complained when I tried a PAL disc.
Recently I tried the so called 'patch' method (which alters the IFO files to say NTSC) on a PAL disc, it produced stuttery video.
I THEN used DVDPatcher to patch the VOB files in a similar manner.

The new PAL discs plays smoothly.
So it's definitely a firmware restriction, not a hardware one.
post #24242 of 25409
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Do you know what the difference is between the 2160 and 2160A? I'm about to get a 2160A but the manual I have is for the 2160. The link in your post doesn't appear to work because it just goes to the very top of page 35 and there's nothing in that top post about this.

A couple of other questions please: Is the 727H or 727V firmware the best to use on the 2160A?

Is the OSD is available on all outputs? The manual doesn't say anything about this, and I searched it for "OSD" and "display" in it. The reason I'm curious is because on one of the other DVR's/PVR's I was looking at only has the OSD available on HDMI out.

EDIT: Before I can go any farther, I just noticed something in the manual that's appears to be huge let down:

"Antenna out is for tuner pass through only. HDD/DVD playback through the RF is not possible."

eek.gif WTF? Is that true? So there is no way a 2160A can be used with an old CRT TV that only has RF-in??

If that's the case, then can the HDMI, component or composite outs on the 2160A be converted to RF? Like maybe putting the A/V out on the 2160A to the composite in on a VCR then using the VCR's RF-out to the TV?

Thanks.

I think the main difference between the 2160 and 2160A is the HDD type.

2160A manual here: http://www.funaiservice.com/manuals/MAGNAVOX/H2160MW9A/H2160MW9A.pdf

I'd go with the 727V firmware. Being able to pre-title timer recordings made it a worthwhile update on my 513.

OSD works on component, composite, S-video, and HDMI outputs.

You can connect it to a TV that only has a RF input by going through a VCR with line inputs, or you can use a RF Modulator. I used a RF modulator for several years to connect a DVD player to my 1960's console TV/stereo. It worked very well. I liked how it automatically switched to the line input when I turned the DVD player on and switched back to the antenna when the DVD player was turned off.
post #24243 of 25409
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Originally Posted by Clint S. View Post

Do you know what the difference is between the 2160 and 2160A? I'm about to get a 2160A but the manual I have is for the 2160. The link in your post doesn't appear to work because it just goes to the very top of page 35 and there's nothing in that top post about this.

A couple of other questions please: Is the 727H or 727V firmware the best to use on the 2160A?

Is the OSD is available on all outputs? The manual doesn't say anything about this, and I searched it for "OSD" and "display" in it. The reason I'm curious is because on one of the other DVR's/PVR's I was looking at only has the OSD available on HDMI out.

EDIT: Before I can go any farther, I just noticed something in the manual that's appears to be huge let down:

"Antenna out is for tuner pass through only. HDD/DVD playback through the RF is not possible."

eek.gif WTF? Is that true? So there is no way a 2160A can be used with an old CRT TV that only has RF-in??

If that's the case, then can the HDMI, component or composite outs on the 2160A be converted to RF? Like maybe putting the A/V out on the 2160A to the composite in on a VCR then using the VCR's RF-out to the TV?

Thanks.
I think the main difference between the 2160 and 2160A is the HDD type.

2160A manual here: http://www.funaiservice.com/manuals/MAGNAVOX/H2160MW9A/H2160MW9A.pdf

I'd go with the 727V firmware. Being able to pre-title timer recordings made it a worthwhile update on my 513.

OSD works on component, composite, S-video, and HDMI outputs.

I appreciate all the info and the link to the PDF:
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OSD works on component, composite, S-video, and HDMI outputs.
Ok, so will you still have the OSD if one of those is converted to RF with the VCR or modulator?

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You can connect it to a TV that only has a RF input by going through a VCR with line inputs, or you can use a RF Modulator. I used a RF modulator for several years to connect a DVD player to my 1960's console TV/stereo. It worked very well. I liked how it automatically switched to the line input when I turned the DVD player on and switched back to the antenna when the DVD player was turned off.
Yeah thanks, when I asked about that I started looking for RF modulators and found some, but I just wasn't sure if one would work for this use. From what I've found so far, it seems to be that a VCR's modulator may give the best PQ, because all of the modulators I've seen so far have some bad reviews. That one you linked to is cheaper at Amazon, and it seems to be less liked than two from Dynax (DX-AD116 and WS-007, both around $9-12 shipped).

(If the OSD is still there after modulating) what I'll probably do first is just try the VCR method and see how that works then get a modulator to see if it looks the same. If it does then I won't have to use the VCR since I want to stop using it anyway.

Another thing I just noticed in the 2160A manual (showing the connection to STB's) :

"With this setup:
You can record any unscrambled channel by selecting the channel on the cable/satellite box. Be sure that the cable/satellite box is turned on".


Unscrambled?? If you're using an STB, (which unscrambles premium cable) then you can also record the once-scrambled channels, that are now unscrambled going into the unit, right? I don't see why not because this is what I do now with a VCR.

Thank you again. wink.gif
Edited by Clint S. - 8/30/13 at 5:38am
post #24244 of 25409
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Another thing I just noticed in the 2160A manual (showing the connection to STB's) :

"With this setup:
You can record any unscrambled channel by selecting the channel on the cable/satellite box. Be sure that the cable/satellite box is turned on".


Unscrambled?? If you're using an STB, (which unscrambles premium cable) then you can also record the once-scrambled channels, that are now unscrambled going into the unit, right? I don't see why not because this is what I do now with a VCR.

Thank you again. wink.gif

OK, the word unscrambled could be omitted. But the STB I used and cable card I use do not get me any more channels. I pay for basic cable, which is also in clear QAM. I also pay $13 a month to get some of those channels in HD. So I can watch TNT in 480i or 1080i. One thing the STB does do is change some of the channel numbers. For me it changes ALL the channel numbers.

 

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Forgot to mention. I have a 2160A and 515H, both with 727V firmware. I never use the analog. All cable is local (c).


Edited by JoeKustra - 8/30/13 at 7:55am
post #24245 of 25409
My apologies as I think I posted this in the wrong thread a few minutes ago. Moderator, please delete the other one.

Magnavox 533 Brand New Making Clicking / Ticking Sound

We have had a Magnavox 513 for 3 years and love it. Decided to get another Mag HDD and as the title shows we just purchased a new Magnavox 533 from Walmart and it is making a clicking / ticking sound when it is on. It doesn't matter what you are doing or what screen you are on, whether recording, playback or whatever, the ticking is there. It is very annoying, and with it being brand new, I'm not sure if I want to fool with trying to repair it.

Anyone else having this issue? We will have to return it, but now I'm worried that the next one might do the same thing.
post #24246 of 25409
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My apologies as I think I posted this in the wrong thread a few minutes ago. Moderator, please delete the other one.

Magnavox 533 Brand New Making Clicking / Ticking Sound

We have had a Magnavox 513 for 3 years and love it. Decided to get another Mag HDD and as the title shows we just purchased a new Magnavox 533 from Walmart and it is making a clicking / ticking sound when it is on. It doesn't matter what you are doing or what screen you are on, whether recording, playback or whatever, the ticking is there. It is very annoying, and with it being brand new, I'm not sure if I want to fool with trying to repair it.

Anyone else having this issue? We will have to return it, but now I'm worried that the next one might do the same thing.

 

It could be the fan hitting the cage around it or any number of minor things. You could move the cage slightly to check, but no use taking a chance. I'd return to Walmart and order another one. Odds are pretty good you'll get one w/o strange noises.

post #24247 of 25409
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Originally Posted by Clint S. View Post

Another thing I just noticed in the 2160A manual (showing the connection to STB's) :

"With this setup:

You can record any unscrambled channel by selecting the channel on the cable/satellite box. Be sure that the cable/satellite box is turned on".


Unscrambled?? If you're using an STB, (which unscrambles premium cable) then you can also record the once-scrambled channels, that are now unscrambled going into the unit, right? I don't see why not because this is what I do now with a VCR.


Thank you again. wink.gif
OK, the word unscrambled could be omitted. But the STB I used and cable card I use do not get me any more channels. I pay for basic cable, which is also in clear QAM. I also pay $13 a month to get some of those channels in HD. So I can watch TNT in 480i or 1080i. One thing the STB does do is change some of the channel numbers. For me it changes ALL the channel numbers.

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Forgot to mention. I have a 2160A and 515H, both with 727V firmware. I never use the analog. All cable is local (c).
I see, thanks. So can anyone answer that about the OSD? :
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OSD works on component, composite, S-video, and HDMI outputs.
Ok, so will you still have the OSD if one of those is converted to RF with the VCR or modulator?
post #24248 of 25409
I don't think any of these units support output via the RF line.

RF modulators can be surprisingly expensive (unless that has changed in the past few years).
I started out using a VCR with broken mechanical components as a dedicated RF modulator for my 3576.

That sort of circuitry rarely goes bad and you can pick one up at a garage sale or on ebay for a song.

Oh, and the OSD will be visible if you turn it on, no matter how you pass it to your TV. Period.
post #24249 of 25409
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Originally Posted by IndyGirl View Post

My apologies as I think I posted this in the wrong thread a few minutes ago. Moderator, please delete the other one.

Magnavox 533 Brand New Making Clicking / Ticking Sound

We have had a Magnavox 513 for 3 years and love it. Decided to get another Mag HDD and as the title shows we just purchased a new Magnavox 533 from Walmart and it is making a clicking / ticking sound when it is on. It doesn't matter what you are doing or what screen you are on, whether recording, playback or whatever, the ticking is there. It is very annoying, and with it being brand new, I'm not sure if I want to fool with trying to repair it.

Anyone else having this issue? We will have to return it, but now I'm worried that the next one might do the same thing.
I have a 515 and a 513. The 513 is very quiet but the 515 has made a faint clicking noise from the HDD since the day I bought it. It has been used heavily and is still going strong.

If the ticking sound stops a few seconds after selecting the L3 input, it's probably the HDD.
post #24250 of 25409
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

OK, the word unscrambled could be omitted.
They probably mean any channel that the STB has unscrambled for you.
post #24251 of 25409
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Originally Posted by Clint S. View Post

Yeah thanks, when I asked about that I started looking for RF modulators and found some, but I just wasn't sure if one would work for this use. From what I've found so far, it seems to be that a VCR's modulator may give the best PQ, because all of the modulators I've seen so far have some bad reviews. That one you linked to is cheaper at Amazon, and it seems to be less liked than two from Dynax (DX-AD116 and WS-007, both around $9-12 shipped).
I have a Radio Shack 15-2526. The picture looks pretty good on mine. I didn't recommend it because it's a bit spendy.
post #24252 of 25409
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Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

My 3576 always complained when I tried a PAL disc.
Recently I tried the so called 'patch' method (which alters the IFO files to say NTSC) on a PAL disc, it produced stuttery video.
I THEN used DVDPatcher to patch the VOB files in a similar manner.

The new PAL discs plays smoothly.
So it's definitely a firmware restriction, not a hardware one.


Any opinion on how a privately made PAL disc would just up and work (on a Maggie) with no adjustments of that sort?


NEVER MIND. FOUND THE PREVIOUS REPLY ABOUT PRIVATELY MADE VS. STOREBOUGHT DVDs.
Edited by gastrof - 8/30/13 at 2:34pm
post #24253 of 25409
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I don't think any of these units support output via the RF line.
No they don't, we've determined that (post 24243 above). But what I need to know is........
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Oh, and the OSD will be visible if you turn it on, no matter how you pass it to your TV. Period.
confused.gif But not on the RF as you stated above. ?? But according to what I've been told (and it would seem what you said above), since it's not on the RF, then I'm still trying to find out if the OSD will still be visible if the HDMI, component, or composite is converted to RF then that going into the back of the TV's RF-in. Will you still have the OSD?

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RF modulators can be surprisingly expensive (unless that has changed in the past few years).
I started out using a VCR with broken mechanical components as a dedicated RF modulator for my 3576.
No they're pretty cheap, (post 24243), but I suppose they are some that are much more expensive.

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That sort of circuitry rarely goes bad and you can pick one up at a garage sale or on ebay for a song.
Yeah, you missed post 24243, please take a look. I have been using a VCR. I may use it for an RF modulator (or get a stand-alone) if I'll still have the OSD coming out if its RF-out.
post #24254 of 25409
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

OK, the word unscrambled could be omitted.
They probably mean any channel that the STB has unscrambled for you.
Ok.

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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

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Originally Posted by Clint S. View Post

Yeah thanks, when I asked about that I started looking for RF modulators and found some, but I just wasn't sure if one would work for this use. From what I've found so far, it seems to be that a VCR's modulator may give the best PQ, because all of the modulators I've seen so far have some bad reviews. That one you linked to is cheaper at Amazon, and it seems to be less liked than two from Dynax (DX-AD116 and WS-007, both around $9-12 shipped).
I have a Radio Shack 15-2526. The picture looks pretty good on mine. I didn't recommend it because it's a bit spendy.
Is that one auto-switching/auto-sensing? Is that even wanted or should one be manually controlled? The negative reviews I've read on the auto-switching kind always say the picture keeps going on and off, like the sensing part of them isn't working properly.
post #24255 of 25409
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Originally Posted by Clint S. View Post

No they don't, we've determined that (post 24243 above). But what I need to know is........
confused.gif But not on the RF as you stated above. ?? But according to what I've been told (and it would seem what you said above), since it's not on the RF, then I'm still trying to find out if the OSD will still be visible if the HDMI, component, or composite is converted to RF then that going into the back of the TV's RF-in. Will you still have the OSD?

To be clear, NOTHING is sent over the RF by the Maggie except a slightly boosted version of what goes in. To say it doesn't output the OSD is splitting hairs. It's not outputting video or audio either.

All other outputs smack the OSD on top of the outgoing image. You can process it any way you like and it won't change the image coming out. So yes, you will still have OSD if you convert the signal from HDMI to morse code and back to RF. It'll still have the OSD painted in.
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No they're pretty cheap, (post 24243), but I suppose they are some that are much more expensive.
Yeah, you missed post 24243, please take a look. I have been using a VCR. I may use it for an RF modulator (or get a stand-alone) if I'll still have the OSD coming out if its RF-out.

I recommend the VCR. Good RF modulators used to be really expensive (as in more than 10 times that price). I'd be wary of cheap ones.
Can anyone vouch for these low cost versions? Also if you need MTS stereo for your TV, you may need to keep looking.

Edit: Derp. I just realize I was thinking about RF DEmodulators... which are quite expensive and VCR are a good alternative.

Although watching for quality still applies. I bought a Philips branded Modulator (supposedly quite good) shortly after getting my 3576 and it had bad noise on the output.
The MTS comment still applies...
Edited by DoctorM - 8/30/13 at 10:52pm
post #24256 of 25409
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No they don't, we've determined that (post 24243 above). But what I need to know is........
confused.gif But not on the RF as you stated above. ?? But according to what I've been told (and it would seem what you said above), since it's not on the RF, then I'm still trying to find out if the OSD will still be visible if the HDMI, component, or composite is converted to RF then that going into the back of the TV's RF-in. Will you still have the OSD?

To be clear, NOTHING is sent over the RF by the Maggie except a slightly boosted version of what goes in. To say it doesn't output the OSD is splitting hairs. It's not outputting video or audio either.

All other outputs smack the OSD on top of the outgoing image. You can process it any way you like and it won't change the image coming out. So yes, you will still have OSD if you convert the signal from HDMI to morse code and back to RF. It'll still have the OSD painted in.
Ok good, thank you.

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No they're pretty cheap, (post 24243), but I suppose they are some that are much more expensive.
Yeah, you missed post 24243, please take a look. I have been using a VCR. I may use it for an RF modulator (or get a stand-alone) if I'll still have the OSD coming out if its RF-out.

I recommend the VCR. Good RF modulators used to be really expensive (as in more than 10 times that price). I'd be wary of cheap ones. Can anyone vouch for these low cost versions? Also if you need MTS stereo for your TV, you may need to keep looking.

Edit: Derp. I just realize I was thinking about RF DEmodulators... which are quite expensive and VCR are a good alternative.

Although watching for quality still applies. I bought a Philips branded Modulator (supposedly quite good) shortly after getting my 3576 and it had bad noise on the output.
The MTS comment still applies...
No I don't need MTS.

As for vouching for cheaper versions: Like I mentioned (bottom of my last post*, I think you missed that) the reviews are unfortunately mixed. The first one I looked at, while a great overall rating, the neg's all say the same thing. Is this the Philips you have or had? Looks like it may be a little better than that RCA/Audiovox. See the paragraph in this post that starts with "Yeah thanks".
http://www.amazon.com/Dynex-DX-AD116-Compact-RF-Modulator/dp/B006K1R3TY/ (For reviews only)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dynex-RF-Modulator-WS-007-Signal-Converter-/200948027688
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dynex-RF-Modulator-DX-AD116-/121084757720

*What about this: (Referring to your Radio Shack model) "Is that one auto-switching/auto-sensing? Is that even wanted or should one be manually controlled? The negative reviews I've read on the auto-switching kind always say the picture keeps going on and off, like the sensing part of them isn't working properly."

Thanks.
post #24257 of 25409
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*What about this: (Referring to your Radio Shack model) "Is that one auto-switching/auto-sensing? Is that even wanted or should one be manually controlled? The negative reviews I've read on the auto-switching kind always say the picture keeps going on and off, like the sensing part of them isn't working properly."

Thanks.
The RS one is auto switching. I didn't think about that being a problem but it might not be what you want. It would switch to the Maggie every time a timer recording starts. It works fine for DVD players since they never turn themselves on and off.
post #24258 of 25409
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*What about this: (Referring to your Radio Shack model) "Is that one auto-switching/auto-sensing? Is that even wanted or should one be manually controlled? The negative reviews I've read on the auto-switching kind always say the picture keeps going on and off, like the sensing part of them isn't working properly."

Thanks.
The RS one is auto switching. I didn't think about that being a problem but it might not be what you want. It would switch to the Maggie every time a timer recording starts. It works fine for DVD players since they never turn themselves on and off.
I'll have to think about that, thanks. I believe all the ones I've seen so far are auto.
post #24259 of 25409
Speaking of the RF pass-through on the 515, has anyone had it go out on them? Suddenly, my Vizio 32" isn't getting my antenna feed, which goes through the 515. Maggie gets antenna fine.
post #24260 of 25409
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Speaking of the RF pass-through on the 515, has anyone had it go out on them? Suddenly, my Vizio 32" isn't getting my antenna feed, which goes through the 515. Maggie gets antenna fine.

Bad cable? Bad connector? Can the Vizio tune a VCR on CH3 or CH4?
post #24261 of 25409
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Speaking of the RF pass-through on the 515, has anyone had it go out on them? Suddenly, my Vizio 32" isn't getting my antenna feed, which goes through the 515. Maggie gets antenna fine.

Bad cable? Bad connector? Can the Vizio tune a VCR on CH3 or CH4?

 

Besides checking/changing cable (incl. center conductors), the Mag is designed to pass the signal thru whether plugged in or not. Plugged in it slightly amplifies the signal to your TV (or cable box). Unplugged it still passes the signal thru but now the amplifier is a "drag" on the signal and should look ~30dB worse.

 

I've never read or heard of anyone not seeing the signal passed thru at all... not sure what that could be.

 

I'd connect a new, good coax direct to TV and check out the TV's ANT IN coax input first.

post #24262 of 25409
Could anyone please tell me where I can find the differences between the 513, 515, 2160, 2160A and 53x models? I searched the first page of this thread for difference and compar and all I could find was the differences in the 53x models (which I learned is just the HDD size). Am I to understand that with the 727 FW update at least the 2160, 513 and 515 would all be the same (except for HDD size)? If so, then that leaves the question of the differences between those, and the 53x models, because even on page 587 it does not explain the differences between the 53x and 2160A/513/515 after the FW update. It only says the 2160A, 513 and 515 would operate the same which still leaves the differences between them and the 53x.

Thanks.
Edited by Clint S. - 8/31/13 at 11:05pm
post #24263 of 25409
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Clint S. View Post

Could anyone please tell me where I can find the differences between the 513, 515, 2160, 2160A and 53x models? I searched the first page of this thread for difference and compar and all I could find was the differences in the 53x models (which I learned is just the HDD size). Am I to understand that with the 727 FW update at least the 2160, 513 and 515 would all be the same (except for HDD size)? If so, then that leaves the question of the differences between those, and the 53x models, because even on page 587 it does not explain the differences between the 53x and 2160A/513/515 after the FW update. It only says the 2160A, 513 and 515 would operate the same which still leaves the differences between them and the 53x.

Thanks.

 

The first four generations of these units, 3575/3576/2080/2160, have PATA architecture and HDDs. The next four gens, 2160A/513/515/53x, have SATA architecture and HDDs,

 

Here's a comparison chart of the SATA units prior to the 53x Series with their own FW (without the SuperFW 727V update).

 

SuperFW 727V update is only for the 2160A, 513, and 515's with older FW. (515's can have four diff. FW versions, 724/726/727/729... 727V is for 515 units with the two older versions.) There is no FW update available for the 53x Series units... the 53x models have the same features as the 515 and operate like a 515 with 727V FW. 53x models also increase number of HDD titles from 600 to 999.

 

Here's the help file for checking FW updates, SKIP 123 Step 1 only.

 

Here's the help file on the SuperFW 727V update.

post #24264 of 25409
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Originally Posted by Clint S. View Post

Could anyone please tell me where I can find the differences between the 513, 515, 2160, 2160A and 53x models? I searched the first page of this thread for difference and compar and all I could find was the differences in the 53x models (which I learned is just the HDD size). Am I to understand that with the 727 FW update at least the 2160, 513 and 515 would all be the same (except for HDD size)? If so, then that leaves the question of the differences between those, and the 53x models, because even on page 587 it does not explain the differences between the 53x and 2160A/513/515 after the FW update. It only says the 2160A, 513 and 515 would operate the same which still leaves the differences between them and the 53x.


Thanks.

Here's a comparison chart of the SATA units prior to the 53x Series with their own FW (without the SuperFW 727V update).
Thanks for the reply.

Yeah I saw that, that's what I was referring to when I said "....because even on page 587 it does not explain the differences between the 53x and 2160A/513/515 after the FW update. It only says the 2160A, 513 and 515 would operate the same which still leaves the differences between them and the 53x."

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SuperFW 727V update is only for the 2160A, 513, and 515's with older FW. (515's can have four diff. FW versions, 724/726/727/729... 727V is for 515 units with the two older versions.) There is no FW update available for the 53x Series units... the 53x models have the same features as the 515 and operate like a 515 with 727V FW. 53x models also increase number of HDD titles from 600 to 999.
Ah. So after the FW updates they all have the exact same features? If so, sounds like the best ones to get is the 2160A or 513/515, whatever is cheapest.

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Here's the help file for checking FW updates, SKIP 123 Step 1 only.
That reminds me, in some post around here you have "SKIP 123 Step 1" linked, but it doesn't go anywhere of any relevance. I had asked about that but no one ever replied to that. Do you know where that may be, to what that is supposed to be linked? Ok I found it, it's on the FW info page you linked above, the text is:

4. Check and write down the BE Version currently on your machine, using the SKIP 123 procedure described here.

Click that link just above and you see it just goes to the top of page 35.

Thanks.
post #24265 of 25409
Thread Starter 

When I click on that link you say goes to top of pg 35, it goes to the correct post on pg 24. I'm using Firefox browser. All bets are off if you're using IE.

 

Edit: Post #703 is the correct post #, regardless of no. of pages displayed. Posts deleted after this moment in  time will change that number.

 

I've noticed LOTS of times when clicking on a "Last Post" link in a forum list, it takes me to the top of the page that post is on... unfortunately.


Edited by wajo - 9/1/13 at 9:51am
post #24266 of 25409
In both Chrome and IE it does that. That doesn't make any sense because I can click links that specifically link to posts without any problems (on either browser), so I don't know why that one is different. So which is the correct page and post #? (As for the page # being different, that may have to do with the layout we select). But I notice that URL is a bit different, it has "user" on the end and I haven't seen links like that before. Also, URL's with "#" in them are usually most tricky and don't always go to the correct location.

Verify please? wink.gif ...........
Ah. So after the FW updates they all have the exact same features? If so, sounds like the best ones to get is the 2160A or 513/515, whatever is cheapest.
post #24267 of 25409
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In both Chrome and IE it does that. That doesn't make any sense because I can click links that specifically link to posts without any problems (on either browser), so I don't know why that one is different. So which is the correct page and post #? (As for the page # being different, that may have to do with the layout we select). But I notice that URL is a bit different, it has "user" on the end and I haven't seen links like that before. Also, URL's with "#" in them are usually most tricky and don't always go to the correct location.

Verify please? wink.gif ...........
Ah. So after the FW updates they all have the exact same features? If so, sounds like the best ones to get is the 2160A or 513/515, whatever is cheapest.

 

I'm sorry, I don't know what to tell you about the links. Best I can do now is give a link to that entire help file rather than a specific "subject" in the file. You can click the Jump Link at the top to go to SKIP 123 procedure, or just scroll down the page.

 

I did have someone else who said one of my links went to top of 1st page of the Sticky thread, but he wasn't waiting until the actual destination "settled in." For some odd reason, the new AVS SW has to go to the top of 1st page before "finding" the actual post on a diff. page. Make sure you wait until everything settles down and is no longer "searching."

 

I said before that, after updating an older SATA unit with SuperFW 727V. they OPERATE the same, but they still won't have ALL the "features" of the 515, specifically the remote and longer backup time. However, you could get a 515 remote (see pg. 1 Section 11), basically leaving only the longer backup time different.

 

If you want a better remote with an older unit, I'd recommend the Philips SRP5107 Learning Remote described here... or, of course, your own choice of universal learning remote.


Edited by wajo - 9/1/13 at 8:10am
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Something is screwed up with the forum, I have lost all formatting and can't quote. I have to go now anyway, but that first link you just gave worked fine. I'll read over the rest of your post, and thank you again. wink.gif
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Something is screwed up with the forum, I have lost all formatting and can't quote. I have to go now anyway, but that first link you just gave worked fine. I'll read over the rest of your post, and thank you again. wink.gif

This forum is always screwed up. Some days are worse than others.
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4. Check and write down the BE Version currently on your machine, using the SKIP 123 procedure described here.
Click that link just above and you see it just goes to the top of page 35.
When I click that link it goes to post 601 which is unrelated to anything regarding skip 123.
I'm using FireFox.
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