Originally Posted by ALP
I discovered late yesteryear that my "new" 5710 has the rewind problem (it goes to the beginning of the file when I push rewind). Has anyone figured out what actually causes this since apparently only some units have this problem? Wajo, You said one or your three units has the problem. Do you know if it is the unit (the actual box) or is it the remote that has the problem? I find it very interesting that you say the unit with the problem depends on location. What is different about the two locations? In particular what other gear is around the unit in the two different locations?
I would really like to figure this out since rewind is very important to me. I use the unit almost exclusively for time shifting OTA broadcast shows. We watch them and delete them. For this reason (unlike if you archive programs) I do not edit out commercials. I just skip through them as we watch the show. Of course, sometimes the skip over shoots the beginning of the next scene after the commercials and I have to rewind to the start of the scene, so not having a rewind function will really slow me down when watching shows that we have recorded.
Does switching the remote code stop the problem?
I haven't found any specific reason for my one unit REWinding OK or to beginning dep. on where I use it. We didn't use REW on that unit, instead we would use the Replay button to incrementally move backwards from an overshoot... it has several time settings that might suit your needs? The bad unit was in our LR system where we had several other DVDRs in line, but that shouldn't affect playback. I didn't change remote codes when I moved it to the Bdrm but that might be a thing to try. I also didn't do extensive
testing to see if I could find an answer.
Otherwise, I suspect that the REW error is why your unit appears to be prev. used. I can't say the source of the problem will ever be found so it might be prudent for you to return your unit... a pain, I know?
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Update: I did some tests on 2 of my 3 5710's to see if I can find any reason for the REW problem. I recorded one of my OTA antenna stations that was "pixelating" (macroblock smears) and found that show exhibits the problem at any REW speed... goes back to 0:00:00 even on REW speed 1.
I played other titles on that same machine that showed NO pixelating/smearing and they REW normally at any speed.
I also tried FF and that same bad title would stop FF randomly. I could get it to move again by pressing the FF button again to up the FF speed to the next number.
Although my tests seem to suggest a FF/REW "sensitivity" to PQ, these are still just "cursory" tests and not conclusive by any means.