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4100 audio dropouts

I purchased a 4100 December 2005; the optical audio suffers from rather frequent audio dropouts, once every 5-10 minutes, although very short in nature, they are very annoying. I will switch from optical to analog and see if the problem persists.
Do any other ExpressVu units suffer the same optical audio glitch?
 

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mine had the same problem. The 4100 is the model with thus when the audio is Dolby digital. It may be from interference from other electronics it is sitting close to (like sitting on top of a tv for example).
 

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CAK0 said:
Greg,

Can you tell us which "adjustments" you made that changed your SD picture from "pretty soft" to something you are "very happy" with. I keep wondering whether there is something more I can do. Thanks
The only thing I can think of that might have made the biggest difference is the picture "mode" I was in. I have Normal, Movie, Pro, and one other I can't think of right now.

I put it into PRO mode, which gave me much more saturated color, and then I worked with that for brightness, contrast, color, tint, etc.

In the end, I had a better picture. I can't really tell you why in a technical sense, but I'm satisfied with the picture now.

P.S. Sorry to take so long to answer you. :-(
 

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4100 audio dropouts

As a follow-up to my previous post (optical audio suffers from audio dropouts): this does not happen with analog audio. As to the location of the unit, it sits in a rack all by itself.
 

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DD 5.1 drop outs

You would think with all of us having this problem they would have worked out the bugs. Then, sent out an update to fix the issue .
 

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4100 Receiver- Missing Channels

I bought a 4100 in November at my former residence. I have since moved, and connected my receiver to the pre-existing dish. The 4100 works fine... except I am missing channels. These missing channels don't even exist on my guide. I have about a 80 signal strength, although I am sure this has nothing to do with the missing channels. I have already attempted to re-set the receiver.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
 

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Channels you subscribe to will disappear or "expire" if you leave the dish disconnected from the receiver for an extended amount of time (days). Plug in the phone line and then visit channel 188 (the channel ordering page) and then select a channel package that you already subscribe to. If you do not subscribe to anything in the list then call up customer service and request to have the channels refreshed because you are missing channels after the receiver was unplugged for days while you moved.
 

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Can anyone tell me what the 4100 is worth to buy outright? I just can not stand sitting on the phone with bev. I'm looking for a receiver to connect to my pc. This looks like a good fit due to it's small footprint. Having said that, is the digital audio issue widespread?
 

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I managed to find three 4100's for sale (new customer) for $99 each. This was about three weeks ago and they're VERY hard to find now. I'm not using the DD output though so I can't comment on that.

-Mike
 

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Thanks. Strange they would be so much though. Bell's got the 4120 on for $99.00. Maybe that's with a contract?

One more thing, can someone please explain the difference between an express vu receiver and a dish network receiver?
 

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I believe that $99 is the standard price today at least. You might find one of the older receivers for less though. I purchased the receivers only (4100), not the 4120.

Dish network is an American Satellite company like Bell. Both Bell and Dish use Echostar receivers. They run different software though and, as far as I know, are not interchangeable. I'm certain Bell wouldn't activate a Dish branded receiver.

-Mike
 

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I saw these receivers going for $35 on E-Bay and there was a bid for them for free too.

I'm almost wondering if I should rent this thing seeing as it's only $2.50 a month, I just bought it however.

Is there any new changes with the software yet?

PS Do they charge existing subs regular price to rent these receivers?
 

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Synch problems

Just got a 4100 last weekend. After installing it we have noticed the unit is out of synch. The audio is about 15 frames to 1 seconds behind video. Checked our PVR and seem to have similar problems there as well. Asnyone had experience with sych problems? I spoke to BEV, they had me unplug and reset the units. Doesn't seem to work though.
 

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Just in the last week, I've noticed very slight audio delays on some channels, but it is not consistent and certainly nowhere near as bad as yours.
 

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It comes and goes. It happens so infrequently that I hardly notice it when just watching without looking for it.

For you, I'd get a new box.
 

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Ya, but its happening on 3 boxes. Only one of them is new. Just called expressvu and they want me to check my signal to make sure its over 75%. I'l do that later tonight when i get home. They say the dish may have moved and they want $75 to come out and fix it. I say if the dish moved I would have no signal period and it was a bad install in the first place.
 

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I think that is garbage. They don't send the audio and video out in separate streams, as far as I know.

You either get it or you don't.

Sorry, I can't help you.
 

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Using the bev 4100 with toshiba RD-XS34 dvd recorder

Hi, does anyone know what the best way is to use a Toshiba RD-XS 34 dvd recorder with a Bell expressvu 4100 receiver for recording. Is there an IR code that you can use for the dvd recorder to start the recording to work with the 4100? If anyone has any experience with these 2 systems please let me know. It's a real pain setting the both up for recordings. Thanks
 
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