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  1. BigFella

    New Firmware for Star Choice Receivers Next Spring!

    Sounds GREAT! I've been looking forward to this for a long time. I sure hope the new software will be stable. The last update was a VAST improvement over the previous software and stable too. Now all I want is external hard drive capability (I know, never completely satisfied)!
  2. BigFella

    starchoice pvr receiver

    I agree with Grandpa and Lern - The 530 pales in comparison to the Dish 622/722 functionally speaking, but it gets the job done. One failed on me (a week or two after the warranty expired) but they did replace it for the cost of shipping the replacement 530. The first several months with the old...
  3. BigFella

    DVR 530 front display VERY dim

    You may have a bum unit. The display on my 530 (second one) is easily viewable under daylight conditions.
  4. BigFella

    Star Choice Digital Basic Questions

    My recent experience with the 530 has been without problems. I believe that is is primarily due to the software update we had several months back. Prior to the software update there were many issues, but my 530 has been very stable lately.
  5. BigFella

    Line Input on *Choice DSR-530

    Success! The camera I have plugged into the front input works just fine. Not much is said about this input in the manual, but passes the video and audio from the little security camera I have plugged into it. I use the "input" button on the remote to switch back and forth between the 530 DVR...
  6. BigFella

    Star Choice Digital Basic Questions

    I agree it's way too expensive... I got a healthy rebate at the time - I think about $250 - and I ebayed some other home theater stuff to subsidize the cost. I purchased it around the time I lost my distant nets from Dish. I wanted to record network HD programming (what we watch primarily when...
  7. BigFella

    Star Choice Digital Basic Questions

    The 530 HD-DVR. All the receivers in our house are DVR's - we have no patience for live TV anymore:D.
  8. BigFella

    Star Choice Digital Basic Questions

    I did the same for the same reasons (only SC supplements my Dish subscription). We're on the west coast and use SC to time-shift network HD out of Detroit. We don't view much else on SC, so Digital Basics is perfect for us.
  9. BigFella

    Line Input on *Choice DSR-530

    Thanks for the response and link Hiker - I'll give it a shot...
  10. BigFella

    Line Input on *Choice DSR-530

    Anyone know how to access the line 1 input on the front panel? I've gone through the owners manual and I can't find the instructions to switch to it. Can you access it, or was it put there for "future use" and never activated?
  11. BigFella

    Need Expressvu\SC landlord won't allow another dish install

    Ice, Does OTARD apply here? It doesn't sound like he's up against an HOA - It sounds to me like he is renting a single family home from an individual landlord who doesn't want modifications done to his home.
  12. BigFella

    SC530 setup issues

    I don't think Jumbo is correct. I have a 530 with the new guide and mine only goes out 48 hrs or so... Slightly OT, am I the only one having problems receiving Fox 11 HD out of Detroit?
  13. BigFella

    Problem with New Starchoice Software

    Green Frog - I'm in north LA county and I'm getting a much stronger signal than you with a 75cm elliptical dish. Usually a 9-9.5 ecbno with a DSR530 and the new guide. Sounds like your tree is a problem or you need to re-peak, or both.
  14. BigFella

    New SC guide

    I finally received the update last night! Yep, no 14 day guide, search, or most of the other goodies outlined in post #1 (unfortunately). It looks like "Scrooloose" was absolutely correct in post #6. I appreciate the current update, but I'm really looking forward to the day the features in the...
  15. BigFella

    New SC guide

    Thank you for your responses! I know you haven't had much time to play with it, but can you tell us if you've noticed any missing features relative to the original post (the 8 hi-lite features)? In particular, does the guide go out 14 days and is it searchable?
  16. BigFella

    New SC guide

    Fantastic! I don't have yet (maybe because I have a 530?):( How does it look and function? Reports please!
  17. BigFella

    New SC guide

    Anybody get this yet?
  18. BigFella

    New SC guide

    Thanks Satellite Expert! I have a 530 - Knocking on wood....
  19. BigFella

    New SC guide

    Any news on this update?
  20. BigFella

    New SC guide

    Thank you Satellite Expert for the great info! All of the features I've been looking for but don't currently have for my DSR530 guide. Searching, series record, more info and 14 days! :D GREAT!
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