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2019-10-20 12:47 PM
RuralRouter There was some good discussion on that forum about whether of not an HD of more than 1 TB worked.

When I bought the 1 TB hard drive, the link showed a 1 TB model. I see that the link is no longer valid.
I liked that the e-SATA cable was included at no extra charge in the box.

I looked up my drive on Amazon and saw this:
2019-10-20 12:13 PM
JasperJoe That link takes us to a 2TB drive. Is that supported?
2019-10-20 09:55 AM
630 Quirk or External HD

Starchoice, not exactly what you have experienced. This may be my 630 or the external hard drive I installed back in April. I just love the new HD, but I twice now I experienced a quirk. The playback of a recording results in a blank screen and no audio. I exit the recording and start over; all is fine then.

It has only happened a couple of times with no real loss so the huge benefit of the external HD offsets any very occasional and recoverable quirk.

I am grateful to ipabrewer for posting this recommendation:

Originally Posted by starchoice View Post
Anybody having issues with resuming programs from where they previously left off? I find that when I stop a PVR program and then resume, it starts from the beginning or near the beginning and not where I left off.
2019-10-18 12:49 PM
ExDilbert Shaw may be remapping channels to different transponders. The change should be detected automatically by the receiver but sometimes requires a reboot for the new mapping to take effect.
2019-10-18 09:13 AM
Intermittent signal loss?

Lately we have been experiencing a strange happening. When tuning to channel 231 (ABC Detroit) yesterday, we had no picture or sound. All other Detroit channels were fine.

Looking at the Status screen, the signal level showed -2.3 dB. All other channels showed over 8 dB. We did a soft reboot and the channel came back to life and the dB showed 8.7.

This happened to our 630 and 830 receivers.

Yesterday was ABC Detroit but the other times it would be other US channels. There does not seem to be a particular pattern

Looking for any ideas as to what may be going on here.
2019-09-13 12:54 PM
ExDilbert PVR disks should be kept under 75% capacity to maintain good performance. (That goes for any device with a hard drive.) Over 90% capacity, performance degrades dramatically and may result in recording or playback issues.
2019-09-13 12:38 PM
k801809 At this time, no, sorry. There are no planned updates for the 6XX line of receivers. How full is your hard drive? We definitely find the more recordings, the slower the system will get overall. The 8XX line has a much higher processing power.
2019-09-13 12:34 PM
Originally Posted by k801809 View Post
Sorry, SKIP/Jump actions, FFWD/RWD, etc.
Are you going to do the same for 630's as I have had issues SKIPping forward when something else is recording?
2019-09-13 10:44 AM
k801809 Sorry, SKIP/Jump actions, FFWD/RWD, etc.
2019-09-12 10:57 PM
Billy34 sorry what are trickplays?
2019-09-11 05:37 PM
k801809 Correct, we are rolling out a new software version this week for HDDSR 800s and HDPVR 830s next week. The biggest feature you'll actually notice is the integration of VOD in the Guide. You can press D on applicable programs and networks to search the VOD library to make finding content easier.

You can also now disable Stingray poster album art if you wish to connect to WiFi but save bandwidth there, and you can also press STOP during an in-progress recording to stop recording it (I think someone from here actually suggested that one... maybe it was an email to me.)

Other than that, the usual under-the-hood improvements. You may notice trickplays are lot better while recordings are in-progress, most notably.
2019-09-11 02:18 PM
HowardDoin My 800 receiver says I got a new update overnight?? Says itís 66.25. Accidentally hit the ok button and didnít get a chance to read what was in it.
2019-08-18 10:12 AM
RuralRouter starchoice, I have a 630. I sometimes have to completely exit viewing a PVR program to do something else. I love that it goes back about 30 seconds of the program when I restart the interrupted viewing. Never had a problem with it going back more than the ~30 seconds.
2019-08-17 08:12 PM
starchoice Anybody having issues with resuming programs from where they previously left off? I find that when I stop a PVR program and then resume, it starts from the beginning or near the beginning and not where I left off.
2019-08-16 09:22 PM

One issue I have noticed randomly is that the remote skip forward function acts up on some recordings. The fast forward seems to work fine on these recordings. I haven't seen this on a 630.

A nice to have new feature would be to add some sort of Netflix integration so that I don't have to use my TV remote to access the smart TV integration.
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