Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
1. I have the clock set manually as PSIP clocks aren't even close. PSIP guide uses manual clock setting and works fine.
2. You can manually record regardless of PSIP and guide. You can record ATSC or NTSC channels, pick time, duration, and frequency. For frequency you can do M-F, Sat-Sun, once, weekly etc. If you have your clock set accurately and there is PSIP info, it puts the program name on your recorded file.
3. I have the TVIX box connected Ethernet to my router. You can specify up to 4 shared drives on the same or different computers. Once you figure out the language free symbols, you can copy recorded files to your computer hard drive with the remote. FTP doesn't work on large files, but is good for photos and music. I keep a copy of my digital photos on the hard drive and use FTP to copy them there.
When you copy files, they are large, so it takes a while. Format is *.tp and there are free downloads to convert to *.ts. Then there are programs to remove commercials and convert to MPEG. So you can do whatever you wish with your recordings. It also has AV input which I have a VCR plugged into. Input up converts, so VHS movies look pretty good. Press record and it converts them to MPEG files that you can burn on DVD's.
I don't think there is any computer OS on board. If there is, it would be a version of Linux.