|2008-05-04, 03:46 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2008
Can a 6000ís timer control a DVR LG- LRA-850?
My Expressvu 6000 controls my Sharp VCR fine using the VCR code for Sharp in the 6000 VCR setup. Iím trying to replace my VCRís function with a DVR LG- LRA-850, but canít get my 6000 to make my DVR record. Is this not possible from a 6000? Is my only option to create duplicate timers on the DVR?
If I replace my DVR with a HDD DVR, will I have the same issue and have to create duplicate timer recordings? Will the timer recording work with 4100s?
How well do HDD DVRs work with Expressvu receivers versus Expressvu PVRs?
I searched through the forums for 6000 or LRA-850 info but couldnít find what I was looking for.
I hope someone has some experience with some of this. Thanks in advance.
|2008-05-06, 11:54 AM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ottawa, ON - Sharp Aquos 52" LCD - Bell 9200, 4x5900, 3x3100, E50 DVD-R, Harmony 880, Garmin C550
I can't answer your specific questions, but I can comment on the general ones.
When possible, look for a unit that is specifically mentioned in the manual if you are concerned about compatibility. Success by replacing the unit with another will be the same crap-shoot as to compatibility unless you get one on the list.
The 4100 is newer, but I'm not familiar with the unit and it may not have the capabilities you need (?). If it does, then it may have more support.
Having to set duplicate timers I think is fairly common. I haven't explored it in a while, but I'm pretty sure that is what I have to do with my Panasonic DVD-R but I use the PVR for normal record/playback and use the DVD-R for archiving, which I don't do through timers.
"How well do HDD DVRs work with Expressvu receivers versus Expressvu PVRs?"
Depends on what you are expecting to do. For "normal" record and playback, the PVR works quite well (see various threads with known bugs though). Obviously, you lose the option to burn to DVD for archival storage.