The case of the missing shows....
Hi! I'm new to this forum...however I've been using forums since 2002. Back during the boxing week sales, I purchased an iomega select desktop hard drive to use as an ehd with my 9242 receiver. After the install everything seemed to work perfectly well. I archived a bunch of stuff that our family wanted to preserve favorite shows and we were able to archive and playback normally. Recently though, I went in to the ehd to see what I had and noticed that everything that we had in there had disappeared. Poof no more recordings and the disk was showing 133 hours left (Standard HD recording time for a 1TB ehd).
First off...I would like to make sure that I am posting in the right place.
Second...I called Bell TV support and they said that the problem is most likely my iomega and to contact them. Now, I no dummy when it comes to this stuff.
I am in fact a computer geek and have been for over 25 years....no spring chicken here. I am president of my own independent computer services company and have installed our internal network and I know how to install all sorts of devices including EHDs. I know that the 9242 reformats the EHD so that it can be used with its own file system which is similar to a Llinux based OS. So my question is....what happened to my shows? I unplugged and got the standard error message: "a external HD device was disconnected"and reconnected it. Then I proceeded to archive another group of shows with no problem; to archive and play back. So I know that the drive is working correctly.