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#57704 22-Feb-2010 15:08
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Hi,

I recently moved to NZ and bought a house with a SKY dish on the roof.  I bought a Yess DVB-S2600U set top box with USB recording capability from Trademe.  It did not like the SKY initially, but a couple of posts on this forum pointed me in the right direction.

However, when I programmed a recording either manually or via the EPG the clock would stop after the recoding.  The next day the date would still be stuck on the previous day. There were a few other quirks, but this one was the showstopper, literally, because it means I can only record one programme before I need to reboot the box.

I contacted the dealer who said the quirks were normal but the clock was not.  He exchanged it for me.  Although the new box seems a bit snappier in its responses to the remote and came already tuned and configured for my SKY dish, the clock issue remains.

There is an old thread on this forum where someone else implied that they had managed to work around the clock issues.  If any one can help, then please let me know.  Otherwise I will have to get a refund.  I don't want to do that because I can't see and similarly priced alternative.

Thanks.

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  #301037 22-Feb-2010 15:49
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If you do end up needing a different brand, think theres quite a few of us here with the Digistar 811U - DVBS with USB recording - has a few little niggles but nothing major as far as Im concerned. Was $120 on Trademe when i picked it up back around September last year.

Plugged it in with my external 160gb drive and away we went :)




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  #301210 22-Feb-2010 20:51
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Good news.  I would rather stick with the Yess if there is a simple fix / workaround, since it will save me the extra hastle, packaging and postage (again), but it is good to know there is an alternative.

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