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  1. From what I'm reading, it'd be O.K. to build my...

    From what I'm reading, it'd be O.K. to build my own esata drive. I don't really need one that's made for the DVR.

    Am I correct in my thinking?
  2. Thread: R10

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    Yea, your right. I was in a hurry. Thanks for...

    Yea, your right. I was in a hurry.

    Thanks for the reply. I'm about to take out the MB from the R10 to see if I can solder it better. Man those power supplies pack a wallop. Made my hair stand on...
  3. Thread: R10

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    R10

    My wife's R10 does not receive a signal. Last time this happened the wire broke from the coax connector, after soldering it, everything worked fine. Well we just moved and guess what, no signal.
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    Still can't get them to swap out my sd-dvr's for...

    Still can't get them to swap out my sd-dvr's for hd-dvr's. But when I called the other day to have my service moved at the end of the month, they did say that I could get one hd-dvr for $99.00...
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    Great, thanks, I'll give that a try. I wouldn't...

    Great, thanks, I'll give that a try. I wouldn't mind paying for a couple of DVR's if they'll replace the other three.
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    Did you upgrade from from SD DVR or HD DVR to the...

    Did you upgrade from from SD DVR or HD DVR to the newer HR21?

    If you got the free upgrade from an SD DVR how did you do it?
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    Regular DVR units. I was hoping they'd help out a...

    Regular DVR units. I was hoping they'd help out a little bit. As everyone knows, once you've gone DVR there's no turning back.
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    I'm trying to get DTV to swap out my 5 DVR's for...

    I'm trying to get DTV to swap out my 5 DVR's for HD DVR's but no luck so far. They want me to payy $299 each. I told the rep you've got to be kidding. That'd be $1200. I then told them that Dish...
  9. Thread: RCA 40gig

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    The version #: 6.3e-01-2-121 All of our...

    The version #: 6.3e-01-2-121

    All of our directtv dvr's have updated after I forced the call.
  10. Thread: RCA 40gig

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    Well surprise, surprise. My son's RCA 40gig...

    Well surprise, surprise. My son's RCA 40gig updated to version 6.3e even though I used the instantcake that was for my Phillips 704.
  11. Thread: RCA 40gig

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    The instantcake and the 40gig that I had pulled...

    The instantcake and the 40gig that I had pulled from my 704 before upgrading that and it work just fine. My son is happy again.

    He's probably not worried about software updates. Well, come 2008 he...
  12. Thread: RCA 40gig

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    Thanks for the quick reply. If the drive is the...

    Thanks for the quick reply. If the drive is the problem, I do plan on a larger drive.

    But first, I just want to make a drive from an old 40gig that I have, just to make sure that it's not...
  13. Thread: RCA 40gig

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    RCA 40gig

    My son's DirectTV RCA 40gig dvr is slowwwwwww.

    This is a non-hacked unit. Whenever he goes into the menus or it reboots because of a power outage, it takes a longgggg time to switch between menus...
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    It's funny, I had a home based computer business...

    It's funny, I had a home based computer business for a number of years. Maxtor was rated #1 had a 3-5 year warranty and Seagate was at the bottom of the heap.

    Now Seagates are rated #1 with a 5...
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    Never mind :o:o:o Turns out that the number 1...

    Never mind :o:o:o

    Turns out that the number 1 sat input had broken. I forgot that when I hooked it up last time that I had to wiggle the coax a little for it to work. The nut had come loose...
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    Wow, the new MFSLive 1.2 copies fast. But,...

    Wow, the new MFSLive 1.2 copies fast.

    But, after doing the copy and putting the new 400 gig in the R10, it just sits there at 0% when trying to aquire the sats.

    The old drive was an 80gig...
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    Thanks, since we have a few DVR's, the wife says...

    Thanks, since we have a few DVR's, the wife says that I can have hers for a few hours to do the copy.
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    Adding 2nd drive to R10

    I bought a 400gig drive to add to our unhacked R10.

    First, let me say that there is too much info here. My head hurts.:confused:

    Can I: Just put the new drive in my pc and issue the command:
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    Help Brain Overload

    :confused: Can someone post a step by step on how to copy movies from my phillips 704 to my PC??? And be able to convert them to play on a PC.:confused:

    I've seached untill I'm so lost that I...
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    Will try again this weekend. I thought that I had...

    Will try again this weekend. I thought that I had used MFSTOOL 2 during one of my attempts but it reported the wrong amount of hours at the end.

    But I didn't use the -r 4 -xzpi command.

    The...
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    Original drive was the Maxtor 40 gig. Target...

    Original drive was the Maxtor 40 gig.
    Target drive is a seagate 250 gig.

    The final message was something like xxxx records in xxxx records out
    Something like that but they were equal numbers.
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    Can't get new drive to work. I copy from original...

    Can't get new drive to work. I copy from original drive to new 250gig using the command:

    dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/hdb bs=1024k

    But when I put the new drive into my phillips 704 it will start to...
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    This happens because of the heat and vibration...

    This happens because of the heat and vibration from the drive. When it heats up it expands and cools down it contracts. Use a Hot Glue gun on all cables.
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