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post #451 of 459 (permalink) Old 2016-03-13, 06:18 PM
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I don't see option for editing my previous post. Anyways it looks like my model is exactly the same as 1212 but I don't see that abbreviation anywhere on the box.

I am OK by having ability to record just one program at the time. We are not watching live TV ever - so that's fine. More troubling will be finding out if I will be able to record one program from Hauppauge and other from HDHomeRun at the same time since I did notice some conflicts in last 2 years using the Shaw's PVR (recording two programs that over lap).
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post #452 of 459 (permalink) Old 2016-03-14, 03:00 PM
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I don't understand - the 5Vdc should be same on way or the other. There should be nothing too smart with their own power supply ? My friend who borrowed me this box couldn't find the PS though.
What were you planning to use for a PS? I don't have this box so I don't know if it has a standard connector. A 5 volt 2 amp PS should work, by I don't know if the electronics on the PVR are especially sensitive to clean power.

I have a Hauppauge 2250 dual tuner internal card and have no trouble recording 2 programs at once with WMC in Windows 7 or 8.1. If I have a third program overlapping by a minute, WMC will delay the start of the third program until one of the previous programs finishes recording.
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I will have to source my basement power supply / cabling storage for a compatible connector + power. Then I will see if it works and how stable it is. I believe nothing should burn out since I wouldn't over voltage it but if things aren't stable I would suspect the power is first to blame. Connector is standard round one, but you know how there is bunch of different thickness ones - I will just have to find a right one.

All I want is to be able to get my wife functionality she is used to. As far as I am concerned the OTA recording and HDHomeRun is more than enough for our household.
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post #454 of 459 (permalink) Old 2016-03-14, 05:42 PM
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Guide Updates Stalled - Daylight Saving Time

NOTICE TO ALL MEDIA CENTER USERS

I noticed that the WMC guide has stopped updating. This happens every time we switch to or from DST. Don't waste time troubleshooting your system - the problem is at the Microsoft server. They usually fix this a few days before the guide data runs out.
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post #455 of 459 (permalink) Old 2016-03-14, 07:10 PM
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I struggled so much trying to get my WMC to keep updating (since my tuner wasn't compatible with digital OTA signal according to MS). It would work once I set it up but then it would download 2 weeks worth of EPG and never do it again. In two weeks I would have to blow the WMC out and set everything up again. Finally it worked when I modified host file (and who knows what else I did to get it to work).

I also had problem with WMC reverting back my strip setup. I had to disable folder's (where this data is held) write permissions to everybody including Admin. Now I can't really open it, but my customized menu strip looks the way I want it.
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post #456 of 459 (permalink) Old 2016-07-31, 03:51 PM
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I just wanted to let everyone know that Microsoft is having a widespread problem with their WMC guide data again and there is an existing feedback report on their connect site. My guide data stops at Aug. 8 at 7PM. I think you have to be logged in to their connect site to see the following link.

https://connect.microsoft.com/site11...etails/2987359
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The guide is updating again. I now have data until Aug 15.
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Microsoft is having another problem with guide data - confirmed at https://connect.microsoft.com/site1145/Feedback. My guide stops at Thursday, Sept. 29.
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Guide data is working again.

I had done a bunch of checking when my guide wasn't updating because I had applied the Win 10 Anniversary Update and had used a backup program to transfer all my series recordings from Win 8.1 to Win 10. I thought I had screwed something up and it turned out it was all Microsoft's fault again.
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