Saturday night (into early Sunday AM) I upgraded the drive in the 5040 Refurb to 250GB. After all, I'm recording all that HD in Medium...and I'm keeping 4 of each show...that adds up to a lot.
I'm surprised by the number of show requests I get on Poopli for shows I've recording from HD.
When I put the unit back, I put it in at an angle. So that the blue LED would be visible from where I sit....was having trouble telling if it was on or not. So many different reasons why it might not be responding to my remote, etc. Or not getting the expected video output. Need the visual indication to narrow reasons down.
While I was at it, moved the light to the otherside of my rack...and set it inline with the screen (or slightly behind it)....keeps the light from this lamp off of the front. Another improvement....
Meanwhile, the new DVD player is on hold....but I'm still planning a UPS shuffle....
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Somebody may have asked....
Is there any point in using the component outputs to my TV from a ReplayTV, even if I only have just basic cable?
Well, take a look at this...and draw your own conclusions.
The Display is a Samsung HLN4365W1, the show was recorded in Standard from analog cable. The Left image is Component and Right image is S-Video from the same ReplayTV.
The end of this story?
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what the description doesn't say is it's qty. 2
The drives arrived on July 29th (Thursday)....and I had intended to upgrade one per night....and possibly delay until Friday night to start. But I ended up doing both that night.
Haven't decided the fate of the 5508 that I don't own, but I share my apartment with
Leaning towards letting the 160 from my 5160 materialize in it.....but since it is old and I've done 3 or 4 factory resets...and it has had other problems...I'm thinking I want to do a lowlevel format first....except the dos software to do this can't see the firewire adapters on my SFF-PC. I'm hoping the PCMCIA IDE adapter I've recently ordered will.
I'm already thinking of getting another ReplayTV.....
I'm watching much more TV than I did before my RTVs...so I need more to handle conflicts than I did before
My switch back to Time Warner from Adelphia coincided with my first RTV....Sci Fi wasn't available from Adelphia....so that's one area of increase....plus I'm watching other networks much more as well...such as G4TechTV, Lifetime, Bravo, BBCA, HBO/SHO, etc. that I probably wouldn't have ever thought about getting before.
Not sure if it was just the RTVs' fault....I blame IVS. I wouldn't have discovered some of these shows if I didn't see people requesting them
Anyways, I'm scratching my head wondering how I missed a show on Sunday....turns out it was because DVArchive 3.0 flagged the wrong show as the conflict loser (so I have extra recordings of that show, but not the one that actually lost) Otherwise, I could've rescheduled it correctly. The problem was a show that normally is a 8pm, shifted to 9pm....
Of course...when fall rolls around....I can already see that I'm going to have trouble...with all the non-broadcast networks that I also watch now. My four machines were:
1. CBS/PAX, 2. FOX/UPN, 3. NBC/WGN, 4. ABC/Stargate
But, where do I put, PBS, USA, TNT, TBS, SciFi, Bravo, DISN, TOON, etc. I've been sprinkling them about right now....but the conflict situation has been progressively getting worse.
5. is digital cable, and 6. is OTA HDTV....but I guess I'm gonna make 6 standard cable as well now. Though should I share it or not?
I wouldn't mind another box on digital cable....but so far nobody has come out with cablecard STBs yet (but hopefully when they do, it'll be controllable by ReplayTV).
Well, I've been busy slowly upgrading my ReplayTVs....it is a bit of a hitch that I originally only planned to upgrade on RTV per month until I did them all...and that I been doing one about every other week.
Also interesting looking at my recent order history from ZipZoomFly.com
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AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1.666GHz 266FSB 256KB Processor Retail *** Free 2nd Day ***
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02/14/04 Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer
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06/29/03 Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST3120026A 120GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer *** Free 2nd Day ***
With the exception of the 250GB Serial ATA drive...all of those purchases were ReplayTV related. The 120GB drive, the Athlon CPU and memory went to upgrading one of my DVArchive servers. Actually the 250GB SATA drive also contributed....it displaced a 120GB drive that went onto my other DVArchive server.
I went from a TV with just a single video input....to the HLN4365W1 which has lots of inputs....and yet I've run out.....
I knew only having one DVI input was going to be a problem....but I figured I'd get to that bridge when I get the HD941.
In the meantime I'm using Component video....and then I'm using a Component video input for my ReplayTV (use IHVS to get the shows on the other ReplayTV output of the one that I have set to component out, using component eliminates one of the delay factors and makes the lipsync problem tolerable.....). And, another component video input for my ATSC HDTV Tuner.
So, all 3 inputs are in use.
And, now I'm planning to get HDTV from my cable company....but their current box doesn't support DVI....just component video. I guess I could bump the ATSC Tuner once I make the switch....since I won't be using it to watch live HD once I get the service from Time Warner....just for sending the downconverted video to a ReplayTV.
I have plenty of A/V switchers so I'm only using one of the 3 S-Video inputs.
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