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Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2009-10-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 120
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Posted By Mendel
As a matter of fact... YES! :p One of my...

As a matter of fact... YES! :p

One of my sons phoned up, 2~3 weeks back now, saying he'd noticed the green bar was gone. I've been meaning to post and/or check this thread.

So, if any Shaw...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2009-04-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
"However, after recording, my DCT6200 will behave...

"However, after recording, my DCT6200 will behave abnormally and eventually hang and I have to remove the firewire cable and unplug the power of DCT6200 to recover it"

Regarding the above, I've...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2008-12-14, 11:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,611
Posted By Mendel
Adiabatic, you are right on that. My son has...

Adiabatic, you are right on that. My son has tried the switch to rgb but finds it degrades our picture too much. Our TV is a Samsung LCD with "backlight LED", and the switch to rgb degrades the black...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2008-12-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,611
Posted By Mendel
We've been noticing the green bar issue as well,...

We've been noticing the green bar issue as well, plus a sort-of crease in the picture, about 2" from the left vertical edge, for the past couple of months or so. Just a heads up:

Yesterday I think...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2008-09-13, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mendel
Ok, I hooked up an extra cable it's an RCA style...

Ok, I hooked up an extra cable it's an RCA style which I believe is "Digital Coaxial". We were using it with our last DVD player, in conjunction with the 3 prong Component Video cable. I gather...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2008-09-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mendel
57, thanks for the link, I'll read through it. I...

57, thanks for the link, I'll read through it. I suspect if I switch to component video connection (and get the settings changed correctly in both the amp and DVD player) I will get rid of the...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2008-09-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mendel
"Does it make a difference if the DVD is turned...

"Does it make a difference if the DVD is turned on before the receiver? (some kind of handshaking problem?)"

No, though I suspect it's something like that. I'm thinking to also try a non-HDMI...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2008-09-12, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mendel
Audio CD playing but not audible unless TV is on

I've just got a new DVD player, the Panasonic DVDS54K. It's connected by HDMI cable to my Onkyo TX-SR875. There's also a Motorola DVR going into the Onkyo via HDMI. What's happening:

If I turn on...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-01-13, 11:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Did a test CapDVHS recording of one of the 2 the...

Did a test CapDVHS recording of one of the 2 the high-def movie, and converted dvd format via SVCD2DVD, same issues as described above.

I'm wondering if it's my hardware somehow. Anyone recording...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-01-12, 11:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
My firewire cable is by Comprehensive, is 25',...

My firewire cable is by Comprehensive, is 25', which is supposedly pushing it, but works fine. Well, worked fine. It continues to do fine on the analogue channels, so I don't think there's a problem...
Forum: Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion   2008-01-07, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Mendel
What are the symptoms of resetting? (I have the...

What are the symptoms of resetting? (I have the 6416 III)
Forum: Shaw Cable   2008-01-05, 12:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,103
Posted By Mendel
1. Where you are located: Coquitlam, BC 2. What...

1. Where you are located: Coquitlam, BC
2. What digital set top box you are using: Motorola DCT6416 III
3. When the problem occurs: audio drops out, every 5~10 minutes
4. What channels are...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-30, 04:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
In case it would help anyone diagnose: ...

In case it would help anyone diagnose:

Whenever I make a DVD conversion from one of these Transport Streams of late, in the converted output the video pauses for the first few seconds, while the...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-29, 10:55 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
I'm also able to record transport streams, though...

I'm also able to record transport streams, though it's a little spotty, either live or recorded digital channels, but dvd's make from the ts have shifted (forward) audio. The transport streams play...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-28, 11:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Yeah, things are not "right" still. I see 0x00 on...

Yeah, things are not "right" still. I see 0x00 on some channels. Then a few minutes later, see 0x02 on the same channel. Recording is spotty, and not as it used to be. I once again connected to a...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-28, 03:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Around 8 pm (west coast) the 2 high def movie...

Around 8 pm (west coast) the 2 high def movie channels in our area were: 0x00, and I'd assume recordable via firewire, but I didn't try (hockey game on). At 11 pm, they're both 0x02 again, and not...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-28, 12:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
:p Same thing here: CCI is showing 0x00, at least...

:p Same thing here: CCI is showing 0x00, at least for the first high def movie channel (hockey game on, my son's not allowing any further checking). :p
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-27, 03:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Poggy, re Bond: I was able to record Dr No (to...

Poggy, re Bond: I was able to record Dr No (to the pc, from DVR hard drive, via Firewire), and convert the transport stream to a DVD with minimal problems. But with subsequent From Russia with Love,...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-26, 06:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Following is an excerpt for Wikipedia article...

Following is an excerpt for Wikipedia article "How to use a Motorola DVR/Configuration". It explains the 5C status being set to "no", and indicats that in that case you need to check D06>CCI status...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-25, 01:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Mmm, tried (without success?) posting a response...

Mmm, tried (without success?) posting a response with a link. I think that's not allowed for me, not sure. Anyway, for anyone following this, try Googling:

Shaw Cable Begins Blocking IEEE 1394...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-25, 01:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Found the following, very interesting, today's...

Found the following, very interesting, today's date (Christmas Day!):

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/306610

Perhaps someone more in the know can interpret in depth. My take...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Mine as well says "copy free" on next line. Very...

Mine as well says "copy free" on next line. Very telling: both digital and non-digital stations all have the same settings. There must be some other factor, methinks :confused:
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-24, 02:23 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Flimpy, good (and not good) to hear someone else...

Flimpy, good (and not good) to hear someone else is experiencing the same problem. BTW, are all the digital channels unlocked for viewing just now, in your area, regardless of what you've purchased?...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-24, 01:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
These statistics: 5C IMPLEMENTATION: NO ...

These statistics:

5C IMPLEMENTATION: NO

COPY CONTROL: COPY FREE

Show for all of the following:

Channel 3 CBUT (Vancouver CBC, analog channel) <CapDVHS recording ok
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
To update: I unplugged everything, took the dvr...

To update: I unplugged everything, took the dvr over to the computer and hooked it up via an alternate six foot firewire cable. There's no difference. Non-digital channels record with CapDVHS, no...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Thanks all for the links and suggestions, I'll...

Thanks all for the links and suggestions, I'll continue to trouble shoot. The high def movie channel (for instance) shows:

5C IMPLEMENTATION: NO

COPY CONTROL: COPY FREE

It could be a combo...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-12-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 40,495
Posted By Mendel
Can't record any digital channels on Shaw via Firewire - help please.

I'm a Shaw Cable subscriber in the Coquitlam, BC area. I've been taking transport streams from my Motorola DCT6416 III DVR hard drive over to the computer with firewire, CapDVHS and the...
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