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I would like a list of all the problems the members here are having with the Sony HD-100.


If you can find the time to list them, (or just copy and paste) anything negative about this unit, I would be thankfull.
 

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My only remaining problems are:


1) Fan too loud (51db).

2) No local guide info.

3) Music breaks up occasionally on the digital music channels.


Other than those issues, I really like it very much.


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Philips CDR880 CDR, Sony SAT-HD100 & B50 DBS, Phase Linear 8000 Turntable

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I second complaint number two above. I don't listen to much of the music so I can't say one way or the other about number three. And I must be one of the few people in the whole world that does NOT have a problem with the fan. It's on all the time, yes, but it's not overly loud in my opinion. Of course, my PC is in the same room and its fan drowns out the HD-100 fan....




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no OTA guide info (it's the receiver, not the broadcasters).

try doing a digital channel re-scan. Doesn't always work.

often slow channel change / re-lock..



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Output mode toggle- no discrete IR commands to change output directly- you have to go through a toggle process


[This message has been edited by markrubin (edited 08-14-2001).]
 

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My only real remaining complaint is no OTA/cable guide info; I'm concerned that nobody has heard anything from Sony on this (unlike the dropout issue, which got a lot of attention). I (literally) removed the fan noise problem!
 

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There is no OTA DTV in my area and the local analog I just watch the local news so I'm not bothered by a lack of guide info.


The last problem on my list is the fan noise. When I'm in my media room I'm usually making noise so it is not a problem all the time.


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I have the Samsung SIR-T150 and it's programming guide does not work for the most part. Sometime PBS or WB may show something at the current time slot. Thus, I believe it may be a Broadcasters issue that will be solved in the future.
 

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In addition:


Inability to extract Station ID from PSIP stream, everything shows up as DIGT and can't be changed manually.


PSIP channel numbers change from scan to scan, sometimes will be on the remapped channel, sometimes on the UHF channel.


Cannot properly handle multiple subchannels on the same frequency. Sometimes it continually flips between subchannels, in other cases it shows the wrong programming with the wrong subchannel.


No way to manually add a station by tuning to it, must do a scan.


Media Window doesn't show picture except for Standard def DirectTV channels. Coupled with the lack of APG, it makes the guide pretty useless for anything other than basic DirecTV.


As mentioned above, no implementation of the APG, they rely on PSIP instead which no-one is really broadcasting.


Maybe not a bug, but annoying:

No way to find out whats coming up next without changing the current channel as you surf the guide. I want to keep the video/audio for the program I'm watching while selecting what I want to watch next. In fact the whole thing is backwards, the Index function shows what else is on now and thats where I want it to change channels, the Guide is where I'm planning ahead and don't want it to change.


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My biggest issue is the low tolerance for a signal lock on distant off air stations. My SONY has trouble staying locked on any signal below 80 out of 100.


I was receiving no program guide info until this week when my local ABC affiliate began experimenting with his PSIP encoding in an attempt to get all the STB's working regardless of the brand. I now receive program title and time and an occasional description. They said they will continue tweaking with the feedback they receive from this forum. I no longer blame SONY alone for this problem.


e-mail your local chief engineer and offer to help.
 
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