Archives for: June 2011, 20

06/20/11

  10:17:34 pm, by The Dreamer   , 610 words  
Categories: Hardware, Storage

TARDIS got a new drive...sort of

So, after I finally replaced the backup drive on gumby...I noticed a strange whining sound, but I couldn't figure out where it was coming from, so I went on to other projects.

Later when I was going to bed, I found it really annoying...so I went to look for the source.

Well, it was emanating from TARDIS....I eventually decided it was probably the external drive, and tried to safe remove and power it off to confirm. I couldn't get it to disconnect, and TARDIS was wanting to reboot after having applied patches but also wanting to know if I wanted to update other stuff.

So, I ended up turning the external drive off hard. That stopped the whine. Eventually, I got things mostly patched and set it reboot and went off to bed.

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  07:01:02 am, by The Dreamer   , 134 words  
Categories: ReplayTV

Just heard the news, ReplayTV is dead.

Important Announcement!

The ReplayTV Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) Service will be permanently discontinued on July 31, 2011. After this date, owners of ReplayTV DVR units will still be able to manually record analog TV programs, but will not have the benefit of access to the interactive program guide. Effective immediately, monthly billing for the ReplayTV service to remaining customers has been suspended.

The industry conversion to HDTV is complete and ReplayTV DVRs are unable to take advantage of the wealth of HDTV programming. Please contact your service provider for current offerings.

Guess my (2) lifetime(s) is about to end.... :..(

Wonder if its just guide data, or if the other services like time setting, activation, IVS are shutting down as well.

Guess I don't need to be looking to replace the drive in one of my lifetime units.

Tags: dnna, replaytv

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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