If you happen to be watching something in the buffer delayed but not recorded, when that switch happens, your buffer is gone and you miss the end of the program! I only enable 1080i and have the box upscale. I would call Rogers and ask them to figure it out. Has anyone else had this problem? Anyone else seen anything like this? How about a firewire hard drive, will that work? I absolutely can't wait until there is some decent competition in the home entertainment business. This is the reason competition is a good thing. Not being sure if the 8000 has similar limitations as the Tivo, this may or may not work. It's also possible that the outlet you are trying to hook up the box to may not be active.
We tried deleting a ton of stuff on it which it let us delete but it would not schedule new recordings even single show recordings. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. I'm sure if Scientific Atlanta wanted it to be as good as Tivo they certainly could have done so, but apparently they chose their own path. When he put the new box in it worked fine for about 30-seconds. No way that I know of to adjust the timeout period or disable it. I finally got into each room and the fish tank channel 3, is coming into the upstairs.
That means I will be using composite-out from the cable box, into it. I have been having a problem where the screen flashes black every 10 sec or so, this only happens with the component output. Really confusing this video extraction thing. Able to connect with component cables without a problem. Any ideas on a way to fix this? The cable company needs to ground the cable to the same place the electric circuit is grounded at your house. I was able to keepo watching the show, seamlessly, until the end. One thing to watch out for, though: Once you set this up, the cable box will need to switch resolutions to match the source signal.
I have tried splitting the cable, one end going into the rogers box, the other going into the sony dvr, still nothing works. So when you switch it you have to toss whatever's on it. I think from looking at the back of the back of the unit, this will plug right in: Thanks for the links. How do you have the box connected? I then thought about Linux since I have Ubuntu 11. .
Today is day 7 and still no call. I may be doing something wrong, or perhaps the Firewire port has been disabled at some point through the years. Then my box reboot and it was working fine. I have spent hours on my own trying to find a way. Cajieboy, if you think the 8300 is easy, you should see Tivo. Any help or pointers you could give me would be much appreciated.
For awhile it seemed to work, but soon was shutting down at night and essentially freezing the Tivo and sometimes freezing itself again. In my head, I was already chastising Dell. Time Warner, in their infinite wisdom or patronizing view have decided that their customers are too dumb to work this out, so they have completely disabled the ability to change resolutions. I finally got this to work using Ubuntu. If you use a different carrier, yes you lose your recorded info. The menu and info bar will only show up in a 4x3 ratio.
Originally posted by: Whoozyerdaddy Thanks. Hope you found a solution, I haven't. The box resets itself from 4x3 strech to 4x3 sidebar on its own. There is a reason you cannot do this - or if you can, its likely a mistake or will someday be closed. If you've selected the series recording option, you can tell it when to start, when to stop, how many channels, one channel only, first run episodes so you don't record repeats etc. Standalone mode means that there is no return signal getting back to the Rogers Head End.
Lately I go through command stacking where you press the controller keys and they stack together. I emailed their corprate office and i recieved an email back that it takes time to look into these situations and I should just be patient. I don't consider this hacking by any stretch. Next time we fast forward or rewind, we have to go through the sync process all over again. I think that system works with Tivo. This is where test-mpeg2 resides.
Very frusterating, had a tech out and he replaced the unit and it still does it. Or, am I killing myself from the start? However only have one component hook up on monitor and would like to use that for my dvd player. The connector has copper or some other metallic contacts, you cannot pass an optical signal through this. It worked, but choppy video and sound. If you don't download it's tar from the web and extract it wherever. Every time I'll have to make a mental note and fast forward to where I left off which is a huge waste of time, not to mention aggravating. This started a few months ago, suddenly stopped over the Christmas break, then started again yesterday.
There is also a large amount of hum in the audio. One Sunday of football will eat all of that. Time Warner changed the box and the cable guy told me that it must be a problem with my tv. I'm not wanting to copy anything, I just want to expand space. This is why you can't take the drive out and copy the info from it.