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Well basically because I am never sure how long the commercial break is... or if the show resumes right after the opening credits...

FF allows me to scan the commercial break, just in case there is something of interest in there. Like a movie trailer or something that actually provides valuable information.

The 30 second skip ahead doesn't cause any issues...but I inevitably end up 29 seconds into the show once it resumes, and have to skip back again.

This is NOT a new issue with the latest update. I have reported it in the past, but hoped that it would go away. Nor is it a constantly recurring problem, but I have yet to figure out what triggers it when it DOES happen.
 

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4,7 screen

I received the new firmware update last night and I notice on the 4,7 screen that it doesn't show the last channel watched and that only one tuner says it authorized(the one your currently on)and the authorization on the other tuner(last channel watched) shows n/a. Is this normal? Both tuners are showing a high signal strength and I have not had any problems watching one channel and recording another.
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I received the new firmware update last night and I notice on the 4,7 screen that it doesn't show the last channel watched and that only one tuner says it authorized(the one your currently on)and the authorization on the other tuner(last channel watched) shows n/a. Is this normal?
Yes. This is a result of the tuning changes. The background tuner will no longer show this information unless a background recording is taking place.

The signal and Ecb/no reading are still live from the background tuner.
 

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something else i noticed, has anyone else?- was recording two shows last night, one show had the red record light on, the 2nd tuner did not. first show ended and red light went off, 2nd show continued to record and light never came on, although the show did record successfully.
 

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Nope this has never happened on either of my tuners. Possibly just a glitch... But what gets me is when your going to watch a program, and not realize that you have 2 timer events set for that same time. eeerrrrggghhhh
 

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I noticed the new firmware on my system yesterday and so far so good. All the shows recorded and no reboots. Lately, I've been getting 1 phantom recording per day at least. Hopefully it keeps up. :)
 

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something else i noticed last night when watching ncis la- it was sim-subbed from global as it had the global icon in the bottom right corner. up until this point it was always picking up the direct cbs feed. could the firmware have changed something that the 630 is now picking up simsubbing for shows on multiple channels?
 

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Bizarre 630 Behaviour - Woke Up with No Picture

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Well, my 630 did something this morning I never saw before --

We got the firmware update on February 20. Everything seemed fine since then. Last night, we turned off the 630 like usual and went to bed. When we got up, I turned it on and there was no picture nor sound on the TV. At first, I thought I was on the wrong input on the TV, but I wasn't. I went to the input for the 530 and it seemed to be working fine. I think a channel was showing on the 630 display and when I tried to change it, it changed, but it took about 10 seconds in between -- like 280 was 2....8.....0...really slow.

I plugged the 630 in then to our other TV with component cables (it's plugged into the main TV via an HDMI cable). There was still no picture, but there was sound. There was nothing I could do as far as I could tell to generate a picture.

Anyway, not knowing what else to do, we unplugged it for five minutes. When it came back up, there was a picture again. It was on channel 299 and wouldn't move from there at all, no matter what. It wasn't possible to go into options, nothing. Also, on the TV, the display showed channel 299, but the display that normally disappeared after a few seconds wouldn't go away.

So then I did the front button reset. And when it came back up, it was working fine. Everything's there on the playlist and it even started recording a timer recording at 10am on its own.

Honestly, I thought I saw just about everything after the issues I had in prior times with the 530, but this was *really* weird. I don't know what to think. I know it wasn't a power surge as it's plugged into a voltage regulator, which was actually recommended by technical escalation. Anyway, was it some weird signal or something? Did anyone else experience something like this?

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We have had that same thing happen at least twice with our 630 but that was prior to the Update. A soft front button reset returned the machine to working order on both occasions. Has not happened since the update. Maybe it is an uncommon glitch that the update did not address.
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We have had that same thing happen at least twice with our 630 but that was prior to the Update. A soft front button reset returned the machine to working order on both occasions. Has not happened since the update. Maybe it is an uncommon glitch that the update did not address.
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It's funny if that's true, because we never had that happen prior to the update.
 

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No pic or sound

qoute: Well, my 630 did something this morning I never saw before --
We got the firmware update on February 20. Everything seemed fine since then. Last night, we turned off the 630 like usual and went to bed. When we got up, I turned it on and there was no picture nor sound on the TV. At first, I thought I was on the wrong input on the TV, but I wasn't. I went to the input for the 530 and it seemed to be working fine. I think a channel was showing on the 630 display and when I tried to change it, it changed, but it took about 10 seconds in between -- like 280 was 2....8.....0...really slow.


Mine did the same thing this morning. Power light came on, but no pic or sound. I could change channels, but still no pic or sound. Checked the input setting on tv, no problem. Hooked component cables up to another tv input, still no pic or sound. Pressed and held the power button on for 10 sec on the receiver, and all went back to normal. Go figure. Watched the news for an hour, then turned everything off. 6 hours later, turned the 630 on, and again, same dam problem. Power light on indicating power to receiver, but no pic or sound. wtf??? Twice in one day????? Fixed it again by pressing power button down for 10 seconds, then everything came back to normal. (unit is at new firmware 4.06) Not a very good start with new "tested" firmware.
 

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Mine did the same thing this morning. Power light came on, but no pic or sound

Now I'm afraid to turn my 630 off.....

I did notice pixilation on a show that I recorded Tuesday night on Global SD.. (okay, it was Glee, alright?). There was a second recording taking place at the same time (NCIS) that I haven't viewed yet. The night was incredibly clear so weather should not have been a factor. Maybe I just need to avoid Global Toronto.

Has NOBODY else experienced the black screen of death while fast forwarding through commercial breaks? OR lost their progress bar until resetting?
 

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Pixilization/fracturing

It wasn't just global toronto with this problem i had it on channels 76,77,177and 111 yesterday. The weather was clear in my area as well so weather at the receiving end was not the problem. As noted previously in another log this problem appears to be cyclical in nature. For the week or so befor i got the 410 upgrade there was very little of this problem. I hope it does't take SD as long to solve this problem because my patience is wearing very thin.
 

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630 crashed last night while I was watching/recording The Daily Show. It was the only recording going on at that time.

The 15 minutes I had recorded before the crash were gone once it restarted.
 

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Locked Tuner

I had an interesting thing happen last night.

We were watching a "catch up" recording of American Idol, but when the time hit 8pm when the live show should have ended, the red tuner light stayed on.

We continued watching the Idol recording until it finished without a problem.

However, at about 9pm the tuner light went off. There was nothing on the PVR list that was recording while the red light was on, and no recordings suddenly appeared after 9pm.

It seems there may be some programming in place to detect a locked tuner and reset it?

(running 4.06)
 

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Hi,
no picture nor sound on the TV.

The Hans
Same here last night. no picture and intermittent sound. it would give audio for a few seconds and then nothing. Not sure how it started I just got the call to come up to investigate. Thought the same as The Hans made sure TV was on correct input. it was. so I tried changing channels, going to the guide menus etc and no response. did a front pannel reset and it came back fine. first time this has happened it was reasonably stable before the update. I just hope it was a one off and wont become an issue.
 

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630 died .. after upgrade?

I have a funny feeling that my 630 received the update last night because when I went to watch Idol, I had a black screen and sound only. The recording scheduled for 8pm never happened, and only a power reset this am brought the 630 back to life. Luckily I had a 2nd HD receiver to watch the show, and my 10 year old DVD recorder to catch it. That's right, the 10 year old machine still works but the 1 month old 630 already croaked.

I called tech support, they said don't worry about it. Hmmm, a $400 piece of equipment only a month old died and I shouldn't worry about it. Maybe I'll worry about it next time it doesn't record a show and switch to Bell as much as I hate their customer service, their equipment choices seem better, and do support External HDD's. Or maybe I'll just turf satellite all together, get an HD antena and save about $1,000/yr. Now that sounds like a good idea.

Now that Starchoice is Shaw ... I wonder how long before they just go the way of that other hi-def format that isn't blu-ray.

If they want happy customers ... they should allow people to control when their updates occurr ... because as anyone in software knows, not every upgrade is 'bug-free' and we should have a choice when we upgrade.
 

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I dont think your 630 has died. I think it is just needs a reboot. As posted here numourous times, the reboot will/should restore any problems after the upgrade. I think the analogy was to a windows machine, they often need a system restart after an upgrade.
 

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I'm not a big fan of the comparison to a windows computer. The combinations and permutations of hardware and software is astronomical on a computure. In comparison, the PVR is a simple device with fixed hardware, controlled software and limited input from owners. A reboot once every couple of months I'm okay with but not to the frequency experienced here by many. I don't have to reboot my computer daily just to keep it operational. My point is that the PVR is a controlled environment. There shouldn't be the number of problems we've seen on this board and a reboot really isn't a solution.

Now having said that, the last few weeks before I got the 4.06 upgrade I had taken to rebooting as I walked out the door in the morning and even then I missed the occasional recording. I've stopped that since I received the upgrade on Monday and so far haven't missed a recording. There are still a few glitchs but this seems to be a better firmware version than .13. Lets hope SC can up the frequency of firmware patchs and solve some of these outstanding issues. Other vendors with similar technology seem to be able to do so.
 
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