Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The Okanagan, B.C.
Is This Normal for Timers on the 317?
Starchoice sent us a new 317 receiver last week and it does something when it's recording on a timer that I think is odd. I phoned Starchoice about it and they say it's normal...but I don't know...I wanted to ask about it here:
Let's say at 11am I set a timer (or "Auto-Tune" as the 317 calls it) to go to Channel 300 at 1pm. Then I turn the receiver off. It comes on at 1pm, but there are no lights or anything at the front that come on. In fact, the only way I know it's on is to put on the TV to see that it's on. At some point, maybe an hour in or so if it's a longer timer, the red dish light comes on at the front. The same one that lights up when there isn't a signal at all. Don't you think this is weird? Shouldn't the green front light come on?
Starchoice said that this is what it does. It has something to do with the receiver's not needing to put through a true video signal, as typically these timers are used for recording, not for watching. Something like that.
This only happens when the receiver is *off* before the timer starts. So, is this odd, or is it just me?