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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 2008-07-25, 02:08 AM
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Nightly reboots are E*'s solution to poor quality software. Disabling them will make the receiver unstable over time. The 9200 was the same way after it's introduction. If you disable the nightly restart, do it manually every few days (by holding down the power button.) Standby can also cause issues. Some PVRs are unstable if standby is enabled. It's not a stretch to imagine that some may become unstable if it is disabled (maybe due to lack of nightly reboots.)
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 2008-09-06, 06:04 PM
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Cool E661 Watching Program While EPG Downloading

Given the odd things that happen with E661, I want to ask if any of you have had any odd things happen if you are actually watching a program at the time the EPG is downloading.

After reading the prior posts and searching for an answer, I have verified that my PVR is set to disable the standby mode.

I often want to watch recorded programs at the time the EPG downloads (yes I am a night
guy) but have been afraid to do so since E661 arrived.

I'd appreciate any insights and/or suggestions you all may have.

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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 2008-09-06, 06:13 PM
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Cool Previous Post Idiot Mistake Sorry

Apologies for posting the previous item marked E661. I obviously am in the wrong forum. I think what happened is that I did a search about my issue for my PVR 5900 and E661 software and found this thread and just clicked to post without realizing I was in the 9242 forum and not the 5900 forum.

Again, I apologize. I certainly never intended to double post or to bore you guys with my problem on my digital PVR.

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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 2008-10-20, 05:18 AM
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Wow... digging up bones here with this "old" thread.

Has anyone seen this problem get resolved yet? I tried this past weekend to use my HTPC to start recording shows again, simply because I want to be able to watch my recorded shows upstairs in the master bedroom on our laptop.

I read the posts above, and "I Want My HDTV" says to disable the nightly updates and do it manually every couple of days. I looked for this, and there's no option.

Here's what I tried this past weekend:
1) disabled STANDBY timeout... no luck
2) changed the update time to something during the day (10am) to see if it would recognize that live TV was being watched and that the system was NOT idle for more than a few minutes. I changed the channel, BTW, just before the update time, and guess what? Receiver powered itself off.

SO - no luck here with getting any of this shut off... has anyone developed or gotten a solution to this? I have moved this one back to the bedroom (single tuner mode now...) and am using my 6141 instead for the HTPC. It does NOT shut off... two days straight!
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 2008-10-20, 08:24 AM
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The system update should not be disabled. I agree that it should be "beter" than it is, i.e. simply update when the unit is off anyway.

Just create timers for the shows you want to record either auto-tune to use your HTPC or direct to PVR.
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