Originally Posted by SeattleSounder
I'm holding out hope for a miracle and won't upgrade to the latest firmware for a couple of weeks/months until I can't stand not having a 14 day guide any more.
Since determining that my DVR+ (version 114R) was going to use PSIP data from now on, I purchased an additional DVR+ that I have updated to version 135R and am using concurrently to see how it works. Here are my observations/frustrations with what I am experiencing with both systems.
(114R-PSIP data) The PSIP data is just not going to work long term with the DVR+. I have one station (NBC) that only shows 10 hours of data sometimes (and that is after I change to that channel to refresh it). Other stations only have 18 or 24 hours of data.
(114R-PSIP data) I like to perform name recordings mostly so that the program description data is included with each of my recordings. Two problems… A)
It seems that more times than not the PSIP data does not show the extra program description information that I was getting before. B)
These types of recordings don’t work unless I go to that channel to refresh that channel’s data all the time otherwise I miss recording programs (like I did last night with The Tonight Show).
(114R-PSIP data) Sometimes I have noticed that when I use the guide and press on the INFO button there is program description data; then when I change to that channel the program description data immediately disappears off of the screen (in the first 2 seconds while I’m watching it) and there is nothing showing when I press the INFO button again.
(114R-PSIP data) I have noticed that when I copy programs to my computer using DVR+ Lister v15.7.3 that the first character of the program description field is dropped. It is not consistent. Different channels, different programs, but the same programs seem to be more prone to this problem than others. The first character is in the program description on the screen correctly.
(135R) Am I correct in saying that a hard drive larger than 2TB won’t use it's entire size with 135R unless I partition it with version 124R first? Can I not just purchase an 8TB drive and partition it with 135R and it will use the entire hard drive space? If this is true, why did they go backwards after 124R and not allow this?
(135R) Didn’t I see somewhere in this forum that Channel Master fixed the 50 item recording limit? I am still experiencing this limit with the new 135R version. Very disappointing and frustrating because I run into it all the time.
(135R-Server data) The guide data is much worse than it was before Channel Master took it over. I am seeing 10 days’ worth of data, but sometimes only one week’s worth of correct data. My local rerun channel just changed their afternoon and nightly rerun schedule and that old schedule is still showing in the second week of guide data. Many more of the programs are also not showing detailed program description information like it did before. Also, the NEW flag is not set consistently on many of the NEW episodes like it used to be.
(135R-Server data) I seem to be having a worse time finding a local zip code that will show all of my guide data than I ever did with my previous version. I went through 20 local zip codes before I found one that worked on most channels. I’ve never had that much trouble before. Why is this still a problem? They've had at least 5 upgrades to fix this issue?
(135R) I have not seen the freezing problem with 135R yet that people on this forum keep talking about. However, I do notice that tasks seem to stutter and delay more. It hasn’t totally frozen yet though (knock on wood). I actually had my version 114R freeze every once in a while so this doesn’t surprise me that it’s not fixed.
(135R) One of the main reasons I hadn’t upgraded my DVR+ version was that I really liked how the Closed Caption button worked. I still don’t understand why they had to change this, but I have found that it is not as big of a deal as I had originally thought. I think I can work with having to use an additional menu to get the CC to work.
Overall, I’m just not pleased with how Channel Master has handled the support of the DVR+ and its commitment to keeping it a viable and usable product for years to come. I know that’s not their goal, but the bad feelings it leaves me with makes me want to never purchase a Channel Master product again. A professional product on the market should not have this many problems.....and don't get me started on them abandoning it for the STREAM+...