Originally Posted by C. Little
As far as waiting until the entire setup process is complete, that is what I did the first couple factory resets in the past 14 hours as well as at least once had the EHD plugged in from the start of the entire setup process. I had done multiple factory resets before even posting on the AVS Forum. That's why I finally looked for information on the CM support link I posted above because of all the factory resets I had done since Saturday evening. There is where it states: 3. Once the DVR+ is set up and you have a channel displayed on your screen, now plug in your USB hard drive to one of the open USB ports on the back of the DVR+.
Keep in mind at that point the DVR+ has NOT been entirely setup because all you have done up to that point is the channel scan and you have not connected the WiFi nor have you entered any of your internet information. That's why I stated you have to connect the EHD before proceeding further.
After almost 1 year of using the DVR+ for us there is no reason to record a show if it is still within the 2 hour window. If it looks like we will go over the 2 hour window allowed by pressing the pause key then is when I will select to record the previously aired program, which can be done with the DVR+ as long as you have not changed channels.
Thought I'd also mention to others when on the CM support link earlier that CM currently has all their antennas on sale for 20% off thru 7/6/2015. My old RCA antenna is still working fine, but in case anyone else needs a new CM antenna their website states they are on sale.
Parsing words a little more closely, I think we're saying the same thing. On the Q&A link your provided, Channel Master states "We recommend completely setting up
your DVR+ before connecting your hard drive to your DVR+". Later we read that it's completely setup when a channel first displays (when it asks no more questions).
That does not mean the owner doesn't have more to do, such as adjusting the Skip amounts, setting Power options, and Parental Controls, etc. But no way, no how
, you should have to attach an EHD before doing anything that the DVR+ allows to be done. In fact, some folks don't even have an EHD when they first get their DVR+, so what about them? Surely they are going to go snooping around the menu system and change things.
If you cannot successfully attach your EHD after adjusting settings beyond what CM considers a complete setup, and you can duplicate not being able to do that, please report the issue to CM. I would try to confirm it myself if it weren't for having to reschedule everything.
I'd have to be facing Jail Time before considering doing that!