1. Connect USB cable between the receiver HDD & PC
note: use both USB connections in case the computer doesn’t have enough current to operate HDD properly
2. Change HDD mode from PVR to PC by typing password XXXX
3. PC will be dispalyed on the front LED and Local Disk X will be appeared on the PC screen
note: if the local disk X does not appear, recommend to update the computer window
4. All the files (Firmware, MP3, Record files, etc) in the HDD will be appeared on the PC screen. Any files in the HDD and PC can be copied and paste each other
Iceberg said:so what I am confused on is you have to go into the menu on the receiver to make it work...so I'd have to move the receiver to where the computer is
only way I can see that is the fact you can upgrade the hard drive to 120GBKatrinasucks said:That's not just ugly... It's real ugly.
Why you would leave the drive in the receiver is beyond me.... Why put it in a removable tray if you don't remove it to attach it to the PC?
oh exactly. The instructions confused the heck out of me too(Call me cautious but...) I'd be reluctant to plug it into the PC and the receiver at the same time even though that what the instructions (sorta) say.
yes the cable hooks up to the drive. Right on front there is a plug like what digital cameras haveI'm not one to wantonly disregard the instructions (I normally ignore them, so there!) but if that were my unit, I'd hook up the drive solo before I'd hook it up to both at the same time. (The cable does hook up to the drive tray right?)
true. very true. But there is no software to load on the computer so thats what confuses it more. How can I get my stuff from the drive to the computer with no software for the computer?If you hook it up solo you really risk nothing.... but if something did go wrong only the HD is attached not the $500 receiver. (Again- The cable does hook up to the drive tray right?)
thats word for word of how to transfer from HDD to PC. The next section was how to cut out the commercials and stuff of a program.There is a fundamental problem with the instructions. They say:
>use both USB connections in case the computer doesn’t have enough current to operate HDD properly
AND they say to leave the drive in the receiver. Certainly if it is in the receiver, it would have enough current. How else would it record?
OY! I've heard tales of poor documentation in the FTA world but this is a real winner.
That's the sum total of the documentation huh?
Katrinasucks said:At least it looks like I was right about the 2 USB plugs being for power.
EDIT: Didn't I see a picture of someone removing it from the receiver and hooking it up to the computer? Was that in one of the links on another 6000 thread?
EDIT 2: HA! Ice, check out the bottom right picture.
It answers the question... or not. (notice something missing?)
Iceberg said:only way I can see that is the fact you can upgrade the hard drive to 120GB
Iceberg said:But there is no software to load on the computer so thats what confuses it more. How can I get my stuff from the drive to the computer with no software for the computer?
Iceberg said:I think the translation is whacked on this one
thats word for word of how to transfer from HDD to PC. The next section was how to cut out the commercials and stuff of a program.
On my DirecTivo, if I walk into the room and I see a breaking news story (or game etc) I can rewind 30 minutes by default. (or hack it to be 45min) If I hit record, it will dump the 30min buffer to disk for me.
This is important to me because I'll see something I want to clip and email to a client so I'll often record something that already passed.
(If you've had enough time to play with it...) How do the buffers work on the 6000?
Katrinasucks said:You got me excited for a minute with that 1 hour buffer... But if you can't save that hour it is not nearly as useful. Ya gotta wonder what the enginerers were thinking on that one.
Since it doesn't have any guide data, it doesn't know when the program began. I can understand why they did it like that. I think the guide data is why the Tivo CAN do that.Iceberg said:that is a drawback. I teried to record and it just recorded. I couldnt forward ahead. I had to wait until I wanted to stop the recording.
ShawnSince it doesn't have any guide data, it doesn't know when the program began. I can understand why they did it like that. I think the guide data is why the Tivo CAN do that.
Doesn’t work that way. If I back up 30 minutes and hit record, basically I went back in time 30 minutes and have to watch it as is. I can’t hit forward to move ahead. Only way to get “live” is to hit stop and then the recording stops. You can view “live” via the PIP option. Just hit the PIP and you have live in the corner and what you’re recording on the screen.As a work-around i bet you could rewind into the buffer to where ever you want to record from and fire off the record for x amount of time or however it works. If you have to manually stop it maybe you could FFW to live or the end of the program (whichever comes first).
what do you mean? 99% of the channels do not have any EPG info so that option is useless. I just scanned the satellites and the channels came in. I started at SBS6 and worked my way west to IA7newcentaur said:How good is the channel list and how far in advance will it load channel information?
that I honestly do not know. I am not a computer guru (I turn on my computer and it works)If I want to set up the 60gb laptop HDD that I already have so I can swap it out with the one that comes with the 6000HXC, do you know if I need to load any kind of disk image to the HDD or format it in some special way? Have two HDD would allow mw to remove one to work on at my computer and install the second one so I wouldn't miss any recordings.