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post #31 of 332 (permalink) Old 2008-11-20, 04:45 PM
 
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I wish Pace PVRs didn't have that '87 electronics retro look to them...

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post #32 of 332 (permalink) Old 2008-11-20, 08:15 PM
 
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I was talking about firewire device drivers for PC. Are you saying that you need different firewire device drivers for PC in order to download video from Tahoe to PC then ones for Motorola box? If that's the case would you mind point us in the right direction to download these drivers?
More info here.
http://home.comcast.net/~exdeus/stbfirewire/
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I was talking about firewire device drivers for PC. Are you saying that you need different firewire device drivers for PC in order to download video from Tahoe to PC then ones for Motorola box?
No, this was my fault. I thought he was referring to the 1394 drivers inside the set top box. Sorry.

You are right, the same Windows and/or Linux driver can be used.

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So were do we find the factory info on the Aspen?

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There is no info on any Aspen DRV anywhere on the website. Only the press release from May mentions anything to do with "Aspen", and it's not clear if and where it fits into the companies product matrix.
Aspen is part of a family of MPEG-4 set top boxes and DVRs (these include Apache and Aspen Embedded (aka TDC776D)). Basically, these are the next generation DVRs (where the first generation was the Tahoe DVR family).

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So were do we find the factory info on the Aspen?
Could you clarify your request for me? What type of information are you looking for?

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You can see a picture of the Aspen here:

http://www.compton.net/digitaltv/digitalterminals.html

It definitely has a much nicer look to it than the 775, and it's physically smaller.
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A bit OT, but in that link, I have no idea why they say:
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WIth dual tuners and an onboard 160 GB hard drive, the Aspen can record up to 60 hours of standard definition programming or 10-15 hours of HD programming
because HD is usually about 8 GB/hour, so you should get about 20 hours, even more if there are 3 channels per QAM, even taking into account some of the drive taken up by IPG and the fact that 160 GB doesn't actually give you that amount of accessible drive...

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heh, you would expect them to over state the recording capacity if anything. Perhaps there is more over head losses than you assume though.
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20 hours is doable, our 160 GB drive in our current 3416 is almost always near capacity and it usually adds up to around 20 hours of HD content.
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Could you clarify your request for me? What type of information are you looking for?
User Manuals, specifications, inputs and outputs, that sort of thing. I have been to the Pace website and seen the single comment about the Aspen and related boxes and, like others here, am left wondering where the info for these is. Shouldn't it be on the website like the other consumer boxes are?

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ditto here
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Roast... thats why Pace includes the IR "eye" My Tahoe is in another room.
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Aspen is part of a family of MPEG-4 set top boxes and DVRs (these include Apache and Aspen Embedded (aka TDC776D)). Basically, these are the next generation DVRs (where the first generation was the Tahoe DVR family).
Next generation.. with a 160gb drive? Geeze!

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A bit OT, but in that link, I have no idea why they say:
because HD is usually about 8 GB/hour, so you should get about 20 hours,
The numbers are based on a higher end bitrate of ~20 mbps. Its true that most content is a variable bit rate with bursts and the effective # is lower than that, but its a safe starting point number.

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