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  Reply # 255148 12-Sep-2009 10:37
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Cheers, will try it later for the V8 racing :)




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  Reply # 255226 12-Sep-2009 17:47
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Seemed to work this time :)
Pity you cant see what youve already marked for recording tho...




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  Reply # 255243 12-Sep-2009 19:32
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xpd: Seemed to work this time :)
Pity you cant see what youve already marked for recording tho...


Just look in the EPG. Anything you have marked for recording will be highlighted in grey.

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  Reply # 255265 12-Sep-2009 21:48
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Just be aware that the LAST programme timed into your timer (i.e. the one with the highest number) controls the duration (length) of all timed-in programmes before it. Therefore, be sure to have the longest programme nearest the end!!

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  Reply # 255449 13-Sep-2009 20:17
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OK - I have finally got around to purchasing one of these units and should have it in a day or two. I want to set up up for a twin satellite system using either a dual lnb or plate holder for two lnbs. however, the infamous Cordlessman (pete) on trademe has suggested that the diseqc on these units are fake and don't work. Can anybody confirm if it works or not?

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I have just picked up one of these yesterday.
For less than $100 it seems to go very well. Have it hooked up to my 900mm satellite dish via a Motec motor. This is using diseqc 1.2 - so Petes comments that this funcion is fake is complete rubbish.

Only one strange event so far. I have this connected up to a Onkyo AV receiver. When I change inputs and then come back to the input with Digistar its in timeshift mode - so there maybe some IR conflicts here.

Have used old 120G IDE hard drive in USB enclosure. Used program Swissknife to refornat drive to FAT32. Seems to be working well.

Have not tested out all the functionality yet - but so far its all good.  Smile

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  Reply # 255514 14-Sep-2009 09:00
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farcus:
xpd: Seemed to work this time :)
Pity you cant see what youve already marked for recording tho...


Just look in the EPG. Anything you have marked for recording will be highlighted in grey.


Nope, nothing showed as a different colour to anything else. It did record tho so obviously it accepted it.




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  Reply # 255517 14-Sep-2009 09:19
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xpd:
farcus:
xpd: Seemed to work this time :)
Pity you cant see what youve already marked for recording tho...


Just look in the EPG. Anything you have marked for recording will be highlighted in grey.


Nope, nothing showed as a different colour to anything else. It did record tho so obviously it accepted it.


On double checking I think you are right - although I did see it hilighted in grey somewhere..

I have a further question about this unit.
it doesn't appear to have a file manager that I can see.
How do you delete watched programs form the hard disk?
Do you need to move the hard disk to a computer in order to delete files?
Is there a way to do this within the unit itself?

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  Reply # 255522 14-Sep-2009 09:26
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IIRC (not at home atm) preview the recorded show - it gives the option to delete there.




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  Reply # 255575 14-Sep-2009 13:17
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TheOrganist: Just be aware that the LAST programme timed into your timer (i.e. the one with the highest number) controls the duration (length) of all timed-in programmes before it. Therefore, be sure to have the longest programme nearest the end!!



This is quite annoying, does anyone know a quirky work around to prevent this?  Or any news on a newer firmware to correct this?

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  Reply # 255581 14-Sep-2009 13:35
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I might start getting a FAQ/Troubleshooting guide together... nice little units but poorly documented :)





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  Reply # 255597 14-Sep-2009 14:42
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Yes, the updated software would be helpful. It is a while since the previous release, they (?) might fix the obvious things. My one also freezes on the channel change if the signal is weak/distorted (In the case with SBS with quality <30%, the picture became pixelated and if you press "up" or "down the channel" buttons, the receiver freezes almost once in 2 cases, only off-on switch on the back helps).
Regarding the anonymous manufacturer: ezonecomputers store calls it "SOHO Digistar DSS-811U Digital Satellite Receiver With PVR" (SOHO Brand). I wrote to the customer service of that shop asking about details of the manufacturer or firmware updates, but no response so far...

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  Reply # 255598 14-Sep-2009 14:48
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keniya: Yes, the updated software would be helpful. It is a while since the previous release, they (?) might fix the obvious things. My one also freezes on the channel change if the signal is weak/distorted (In the case with SBS with quality <30%, the picture became pixelated and if you press "up" or "down the channel" buttons, the receiver freezes almost once in 2 cases, only off-on switch on the back helps).
Regarding the anonymous manufacturer: ezonecomputers store calls it "SOHO Digistar DSS-811U Digital Satellite Receiver With PVR" (SOHO Brand). I wrote to the customer service of that shop asking about details of the manufacturer or firmware updates, but no response so far...


I would assume that this is the manufacturer

http://dgstb.com/

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  Reply # 255604 14-Sep-2009 15:11
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At least its in English..... pity about the "?oming soon.." all over the site




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  Reply # 255618 14-Sep-2009 15:37
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farcus:
I would assume that this is the manufacturer

http://dgstb.com/

They might be, but I found quite suspicious that they dont have the PVR feature even in the latest model listed (D-800).

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  Reply # 255672 14-Sep-2009 17:48
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Just found that the unit doesn't switch channel automatically UNLESS it is recording! Just in the timed programme area, you can say "start time only" but set the recorder to off. Doesn't work.

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