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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Rich

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    Well, I guess no one else has a spare HDD laying around to prove their point. I do and I just put it in a docking station and rebooted the HR that had a 2TB with about 20-30 SLs on it prior to putting the small HDD on it.

    The small HDD had about five SLs on it. Still had those same SLs on it when it came up on the HR. To make this clear: It did not pick up one SL other than what it had on it. I took that HDD out and rebooted with the 2TB back in the external device. Then I took a blank HDD and put it in the docking station and rebooted. It came up with 0 on the ToDo list and 0 on the Series Manager list. To make this clear: It did not pick up one SL the 2TB had on it.

    What more proof do you need, or do you think I just spent a half hour proving what I knew to be true for nothing?

    I'm trying to be nice about this, but you are wrong.

    Rich
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Exactly pre-described result ! :)

    You spent your time for nothing for sure. It was just memory blackout ... It's happening sometimes when you are not young anymore. ;)
     
  3. Lord Vader

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    You're not being nice; you're being ridiculous. How can you tell me I'm wrong when I know what happened with my setup??? I was there. I should know.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    He is being nice. What you are saying happened is not possible. He even took the time out of his day/evening to prove it.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Brain fart. :D
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    No, all he proved is that it didn't happen with his setup. He must prove that it didn't happen with mine. All I know is what happened when I attached my external drive.
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    Then you're a miracle worker. It's physically impossible for it to have happened because the Series Links are stored on the hard drive. If you replace the hard drive, where the Series Links are stored, they go away plain and simple.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2768270#post2768270

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2767049#post2767049

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2264744#post2264744

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2042931#post2042931

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1920760#post1920760

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1542480#post1542480


    And there are a bunch more where that came from....
     
  8. Jason Whiddon

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    World is flat... No its not... Yes it is... No its not...

    :)

    Ive done 3, and Ive never seen that behavior once, so I just think it's not working as you think it is.
     
  9. P Smith

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    Is there anyone seen such "miracle" ? :)

    Please raise your hand [post here] !
    All other [normal ppl] please skip the call. ;)
     
  10. Lord Vader

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    I never said it was a miracle.
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    If it happened then it is...
     
  12. weattv

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    Maybe someone's just having fun with us?

    FWIW, the Series Manager and To Do List are always different on our two FAP's and our internal HR20-100 drive. We've had to partly rebuilt each when switching from one drive to another several times the past month.
     
  13. dbuchthal

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    I'm planning to get an external drive for my DVR and I notice that the Antec MX-1 is no longer readily available, so I'm thinking about getting the TT BlacX that folks are recommending. The only eSATA BlacX available at Newegg these days is the Duet, which handles two hard drives. I would guess that if you plug in two drives, the HD DVR will just ignore one and use the other. Does the TT BlacX Duet work well or should I poke around for the non-Duet version?
     
  14. Jason Whiddon

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    I don't think the duet would work. I bought my blacx at amazon.
     
  15. nsolot

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    +1

    With Amazon Prime, mine arrived 1 biz day. ~ $38
     
  16. Rich

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    No, I was being nice. Trying to hold back from what I really want to say now, too. Can't. "Ridiculous"? After I took the time to make sure I was right about something I knew damn well I was right about in the first place? And you have the gall to call ME ridiculous?

    You were there? You should know? You should know better than to post as you've been posting. When so many knowledgeable members tell you you're wrong, it's time to take a step back and rethink your stance on this subject.

    Before a Mod steps in, I'll leave it at that.
     
  17. Rich

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    Oh, no. He's not having "fun" with us. He's dead serious. And dead wrong. And he won't admit it.

    Rich
     
  18. David Ortiz

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    I believe he is mistaken, as what's described just isn't possible. I thought this post was interesting.
     
  19. Jason Whiddon

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    :grin:
     
  20. Rich

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    Rather hypocritical, no? But hardly surprising. What do you suppose the excuse will be when he opens that link?

    Rich
     

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