Originally Posted by opieandy
I've had the unit 25 days. Today, the HDD is acting up. One title does not go into preview when it is selected, and will not play from the beginning. I was able to get it to play when I skipped to chapter 3 (15 minutes into the title). However, it's just frozen up at the start. Won't play, won't edit. Can't do anything with it in edit mode. Won't fast forward or skip forward from 0:00. The title was working fine yesterday.
Also, the HDD is slow to 'boot up' tonight, taking a much longer than usual for the first frame of each title to display. The title button is also slow to respond at times. Seems like the HDD is about to crash.
Guess that's why Philips has the long disclaimer about the HDD in the manual. However, that long disclaimer doesn't give you much confidence in the HDD. I am trying to quickly burn these to DVD (this title is 2 days old). Have others had this issue?
The only time I ever had any problems anything like that was when I did multiple title splits on a title and then tried to do scene deletes on the split files. For me, the result was a mess. Scene delete would not work properly, until I deleted all of the title pieces, and another title I had attempted to do scene deletes on while I had those pieces on the HDD.
This occurred when I was trying to test for interaction between title split and scene delete, based on a problem reported by another user.
It is my opinion that there is a bug in title split, and it leaves the files in a state where scene delete may not work correctly, and may cause other problems. I, and others, have warned against using title split followed by scene delete.
Your posts seem to indicate that you routinely mix title split and scene delete. Based on my experience, you you may have to get all the pieces of such titles off of the hard drive before things will become stable.
I now use scene delete exclusively, and the results are completely stable. I would only use title split if I had two programs in a title that I wanted to separate. I would use title split one time on the title, after all of the scene delete work had been done first. I would then immediately dub the two pieces onto a DVD or DVDs and then delete the pieces from HDD.
The only issue I observe is that a few frames from the deleted scene sometimes show up on the DVD version of the title, but I am not creating profession DVDs, so I can live with that. I suspect that I could use the edit features on the DVD to hide them, if I really cared, but I am not about to sit and watch my archive DVDs just to look for such frames.