Originally Posted by snowdog 88
You should be able to adjust the time as long as it doesn't overlap with another scheduled recording.
Your TV has nothing to do with recording, regardless if its on or off. The DVR will record a schedule regardless if its on or off, but if its left on, it will not turn off automatically when the recording is finished.
IIRC, a hour of a SD recording is about 600 MB, more or less depending on the channel's bit rate and scheme. (Constant or Variable). HD is much more, like 3 or 4 GB, so your 2 GB drive (assuming its empty) will likely be filled in 1 hour.
If you do get a bigger flash drive, it would be a good idea to buy a name brand one that supports USB 3.0. Although the DVR doesn't support USB 3.0, this will help ensure that the drive's controller can write at USB 2.0 speeds faster compared to non-USB 3.0 drives. This only becomes a problem when recording HD channels as slow write speeds will cause corruption.
I've always seen the on screen recording indicator on my eMatic. You should be able to confirm if your show is recording by looking at the USB flash drive's access light, if it has one. In my case, I have an external hard drive with no light attached to mine, so to confirm, I have to listen for the "clicking" of the actuator arm for the read/write heads.
When the Ematic was recording I had the recording message on my tv in the upper lift corner. The flashdrive light was also flashing.
Originally Posted by JHBrandt
Could you give us more details, please? How exactly did your attempt "fail?" Did you get an error message? What was it?
BTW the "controls" to make time adjustments are just the number buttons on the remote. You don't scroll the hours or minutes; just move the cursor to the digit you want to change and type over it.Start time 00:00; end time 02:00. Make sure the date is correct!
BTW, if you try to set daily or weekly recordings that cross midnight (e.g., start time 22:00, end time 00:00; or start time 23:00, end time 01:00) you may run into the "midnight bug." If you have any other recordings scheduled for the same day the recording starts, the eMatic will incorrectly report a conflict with that recording. Workaround is to set the midnight-crossing recording first, then set the others. The eMatic will allow both recordings to be set if you do them in that order.I understand, but realize that 2GB is not a lot of space for video! It's less than half the size of a DVD. It may hold an hour or less, even at SD. If your channels' bit rates are low you may get two or even three hours, but that's unusual.You're probably correct. Those subchannels are usually SD.8 recordings on a 2GB drive? At least some are probably incomplete. You should at least watch them in FF to see.
So I tuned to the channel I wanted to record a show(s) on, then pressed EPG. I scrolled down to the the show(s) I wanted to record, pressed ok. For each recording I confirmed and exited.
Prior to the scheduled recording I tuned to the channel. At the recording time the recording message indicator message appeared, the screen flashed to the channel, and the recording message was in the top left corner. When the first recording ended the message repeated, the tv flashed a slightly different message, but no recording indicator.
Sorry but I couldn't see the message because I don't were my glasses for tv watching, just movie theaters.
So for adjusting the recording times, I move the cursor < >, then press the desired # buttons? Sounds promising, I try it out today.
Like I said these recordings are for old shows, and they are on late (12AM-2AM). I watch them when they air, or the next day if I can record them. The 8 that I "recorded", were watched when they aired. So I didn't need them, and deleted them w/o watching them.