Message 39: subtle issue resolved; eHDD spins up
In message #39, I mentioned a subtle issue which I thought involved some new handshaking between the STB and the TV, since the upgrade.
In fact, the delay is caused by the external hard drive spinning up. Since the upgrade, both internal and external both spin down when the STB is turned off. When turned on, the internal spins up slightly faster then the external (a Western Digital SE16 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Cache 8.9MS Hard Drive) causing the delay.
If the STB is off but recording (both HDD's at full speed), there is no delay between the STB and TV upon power-up. Because of this new feature, I wonder if the green drives would now work?