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post #61 of 330 (permalink) Old 2008-08-13, 08:41 PM
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Nope, only back into a 9242.
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post #62 of 330 (permalink) Old 2008-08-13, 08:58 PM
 
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Thanks Pinza. lol, I guess you wouldn't be running the RG6 from TV2 on 9242 if you could just run the hard drive add-on to a 6100/6141.
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I assisted with a Home Theatre install last week and there were 2 x HDTV's fed from the same 9242, they were on each side of the same interior wall.

We ran HDMI to the main TV, then Component to the other, along with Composite. If the main TV is not in use he can watch the second TV in HD, if it is in use, he uses the Composite.
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Just got off the phone with Bell Tech support. Found out something I don't like about the external hard drive option. If you move the EHD more than three or four times between 9242 units, the software will re-format the hard drive. They told me about this after they had me move my hard drive for the third and fourth time. The fifth time I moved it, it re-formatted and I lost all the programming I had archieved.
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Just got WD My Book 1TB what is the best way to shut it down when not needed,unplug power cord,usb from 9242, or unplug mini usb from hard drive?Will this cause any damage to either unit.Should I just leave it always on even when not needed thanks.
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I just bought a 750gb acomdata external hard drive and my 9242 says it is not a compatible usb device
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Just got off the phone with Bell Tech support. Found out something I don't like about the external hard drive option. If you move the EHD more than three or four times between 9242 units, the software will re-format the hard drive.
That's ludicrous. Is that 3 or 4 unique 9242 units or simply 3 or 4 moves? I would be shocked to have multiple drives moving between two units in my home and suddenly have the drive re-formatted.



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If you move the EHD more than three or four times between 9242 units, the software will re-format the hard drive.
Sounds very much like a region code "freeze" on a computer DVD player, but there it's done once...
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I assisted with a Home Theatre install last week and there were 2 x HDTV's fed from the same 9242, they were on each side of the same interior wall.

We ran HDMI to the main TV, then Component to the other, along with Composite. If the main TV is not in use he can watch the second TV in HD, if it is in use, he uses the Composite.
Pinza, your the man!

I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but this will perfect for my setup as well.
I have Component output from 9242 running to my projector in basement and then I can run the HDMI output from 9242 up through the floor to LCD TV with RG cable in addition for the rare occasion where both sets will be on with different programming. Thanks again, you've made me really happy with this news.
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That's ludicrous. Is that 3 or 4 unique 9242 units or simply 3 or 4 moves? I would be shocked to have multiple drives moving between two units in my home and suddenly have the drive re-formatted.
Kinda defeats the purpose of archiving if it will do that between previously installed 9242's and pissing off some customers big time!

As another thought on this, wonder if the firmware will now allow the installation of a bigger drive directly inside the 9242 by removing the smaller drive?

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I just installed an external hard drive USB docking station ($40) and a 640GB SATAII hard drive ($90). Total investment is $130 and I get an additional 85 hours of HD storage capacity!
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Excellent idea.

Thanks for that one.

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Oh, and the Bell Store's price of $199 for a 750 GB LaCie drive?

Not bad really.

Pretty good price. I'm impressed.

BTW, anyone interested in EHD with their 9242 should consider what they say about RPMs.

7200 is needed and I would add that a decent buffer of at least 8 mb would be a good idea.

Having edited video for the past couple of years the spin and buffer are pretty important to keep things flowing smoothly.

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Having edited video for the past couple of years the spin and buffer are pretty important to keep things flowing smoothly.
If 7200rpm is a must for it to work, Bell software is less efficient than Vista. Without the actual OS on the drive...
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BTW, anyone interested in EHD with their 9242 should consider what they say about RPMs.

7200 is needed and I would add that a decent buffer of at least 8 mb would be a good idea.

Having edited video for the past couple of years the spin and buffer are pretty important to keep things flowing smoothly.

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So far my Trekstor 1Tb has been working great for playback & archiving and its a 5400 rpm WD Green Drive. So I wouldn't say you "require" a 7200 drive based on my experience.
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