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ViP722K - L6.56 Software Experiences/Bugs Discuss

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Ron Barry, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Keybounce

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    "Partial zoom" distorts. It does a 100% width expansion, but only about 50% height expansion.

    "Full zoom" on letterbox shows does a 100% width expansion, and slightly more than 100% height expansion -- the left and right edges fit on screen, but the top and bottom go off the top and bottom.

    What I want: Full zoom that does not make the top and bottom get lost. A partial zoom that correctly maintains the aspect ratio, losing some of the height on SD shows.

    ** What I want: "Automatic zoom", that does nothing on wide HD shows (already full widescreen TV size), full zoom on letterbox, and partial zoom on SD size shows. (That should probably be an option -- some people may want letterbox made bigger, and others left alone.)

    NB: If I'm watching an HD channel in PIP mode, the receiver already adjusts the size/aspect ratio as needed when the picture changes from a wide show to a normal show. Adjusting for letterbox/tall SD doesn't seem to be much harder to me.
     
  2. Keybounce

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    When recording a program out of the buffer, you cannot record only a portion of the buffer.

    Example: At 3:30, I attempted to record a section of a show from 2:40 to 3:00. I rewound to the 2:40 point, and tried to record.

    But there is no way to only save that portion of the buffer.
    Worse, when saved, it is tagged with the name of the 3:00 to 4:00 show.

    I did try to adjust the end time. But instead of turning into a 20 minute recording, it wanted to become an 11 hour, 20 minute recording.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    L6.61 start rolling - wait for it.
     
  4. Keybounce

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    Still 6.58.

    When you are looking at the history of timer events, you cannot click on one, and go to the "timer" for that event. You can for future timer events.

    If something did not record because the disk filled up, it does not automatically reschedule for later (still marked as a repeat event).
     
  5. Keybounce

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    This may be inaccurate, but:

    It looks like there is no way to restart the DVR software without a hard reset and fsck of the drive. In particular, the reset button does not attempt a clean shutdown, and there is no menu command for a clean shutdown.
     
  6. TulsaOK

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    Is there anything at all that you like about your DVR? Anything???
     
  7. Keybounce

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    Still software 6.58

    Tonight at 7 pm, two shows were supposed to record (single mode, not dual).
    Dr. Who started at 7 pm. At 7:20, I stopped it -- it was a repeat.
    The Universe then started recording at 7:20.

    Both tuners were available.
    Space on the hard drive was available.

    Not sure what else to provide.

    ===
    Yes, there are things I like about my DVR:
    1. It doesn't decide at 4 am what will record, and what will be skipped.
    2. It doesn't take 5 minutes to do a "scheduling" pass when I try to change what will record.
    3. It can output to two rooms.
    4. It can record two shows at once.
    5. The TV guide information goes out about 9 days.
    6. The TV guide information can be displayed without interrupting my show, and forcing a pause of the display (loss of show) every 8 hours of advance.
    7. It is pretty easy to search for titles matching the show name your are looking at. Not perfect, but better than a lot of DVR's I've used.
     
  8. Keybounce

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    Tonight, a show marked as "record new only" has a new episode at 9 pm, with repeats on tuesday. The episode tonight was scheduled to record.

    Knowing I was low on space, I said to skip the recording tonight. There are two more showings this week, after all.

    NONE of them became active for recording. "New" apparently means only on the very first showing. If that first showing doesn't record, it will forever skip it.

    Bad, bad, bad.

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    Something else I like about this DVR: It keeps the list of series separate from the list of individual recordings.

    (NB: EVERY ONE of those "Things I like" is something that a prior DVR I've used got wrong. Moxi was the worst, but sadly, I prefer it to Adelphia's. That's how bad Adelphia's was.)
     
  9. TulsaOK

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    Wrong.
     
  10. Keybounce

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    Wrong? Then why did it NOT record the next showing until I manually told it to?

    Maybe there is something else going on with "Record New" recordings. But I have never seen it try to record these except either:
    1. The very first showing, or
    2. Every showing when it has no guide information about that showing.
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    The following is inexcusable:

    Tonight I was watching the end of a show. While watching, I looked over the guide, saw a show I wanted to record, and told it to record.

    DVR went unresponsive for a moment; I hit the DVR button twice to see what was happening. Briefly I saw flash the warning of being low on disk space, and it then disappeared. Now, I know that couldn't have been accurate -- I had well over an hour of space.

    Hitting DVR again, I was then at the schedule. Never saw the list of shows. Saw my two recordings going on (one was almost done, one was just started). Hit cancel to bring up the list of shows.

    Saw the two recordings -- the new one was in HD, and there was only 11 minutes of HD space. (Really 22; the estimate for HD recording is off by a factor of 2.)

    No problem. I was still watching my recording in the upper right corner. I selected the HD recording, and hit "Stop Recording". I wanted the SD version of it.

    Here's what happened:
    1. I was changed from the DVR list with my playback in the upper corner to live display of the show I wanted to stop recording.
    2. My playback show was deleted. There was still PLENTY of space left; there was no need to delete it yet.
    3. The show that I said to stop recording was still recording.

    *BAD*.
    1: Do not delete stuff that I am watching.
    2: Do not delete stuff when there is still 10 claimed minutes of HD, or over an hour of SD space.
    3: Get the time estimate for HD shows corrected.
    4: Do Not Interrupt What I am Watching To Delete It, especially if I chose not to delete shows when you gave me a warning.
     
  11. TulsaOK

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    I do this several times a week and it's never failed to pick up the next airing of a program.
    Also, you need to clean up your DVR recordings. Ten minutes of available space is just asking for trouble.
     
  12. Keybounce

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    Sorry, did not see your response. Odd: While you get the "New"'s to record if the first recording doesn't happen, I don't.

    Here's a possible difference: I explicitly said "skip" on the first showing, because it would repeat this week and I had low disk space. It did not record one of the later shows.

    Do you simply have a case of "There is a scheduling conflict, and priority forces the first episode to be skipped"? If so, then recording the next one to work around the scheduling conflict works, but recording the next to work around a skip instruction does not.
     
  13. Keybounce

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    Today: At 1 pm, I had something scheduled to record. At 12:58, I cleaned up enough space for it to record.

    It did not record. It shows the "red recording light" in the schedule, but not on the front panel, and not in the actual list of shows in the DVR.

    EDIT: Manually saying "Record", and "Record entire event", turns on the red light on the front, but does not change the time remaining, nor displays it in the list of programs on the DVR.
     
  14. Presence

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    Why is this thread stickied to the top? Seems a bit ... outdated.
     
  15. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

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    We tried sticking to the bottom but it didn't work. :)
     
  16. Jhon69

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    Mods is there any way you can setup a L688"sticky" thread for the 722k,please.This is the software upgrade I received this morning.:)
     
  17. Presence

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    Why is this thread still stickied to the top? Is it nobody's job to stay on top of these things anymore?
     
  18. altidude

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    I had to do a front panel reset on my 722k again tonight. The 722k stopped responding to the remote and then the picture just went black. Last night the guide froze on screen. I was going weeks between a forced restart until this firmware arrived and now two days in a row.
     
  19. gschield

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    My 722 freezes every time I try to rewind.
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Cool it down - open a cover, let it work for a week; post results.
     

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