They took it upon themselves to develop their own firmware program on the cheap the way they do everything and as a result it is full of bugs. Future Testing When I get some more time I plan to do some more experimenting with this box. It will then give you the option to write the correct partition map to the disk. Cable boxes are finicky. Each recording creates four files. Whenever I turn the TV off, then turn it back on, the cable box reverts from i to p every time.

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I’ll see if that’s true by trying it with a different 8300dc DVR. Join the Explorer E-Club As a member you will receive email surveys to help us gain valuable insight about how our products are used. Other than those two suggestions the only other thing I can suggest is taking the drive out of the enclosure and connecting winvows via regular sata connection. Of course, the DVR may automatically format a new drive regardless of the format already present Boot into windows, then go to your CD rom drive.

Most problems with them can be fixed with a hard reset. Control to stop, pause and fast-forward live television.

Its very annoying moreever I cant even tune-up the video I get one channel right the next channel is not right. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: He also told me that if I can hold out long enough, TWC will enable a port to do data transfers later this summer, in order to address this very problem.


Below is some of the data contained in the packets its sending out.

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As a member you will receive email surveys to help us gain valuable insight about how our products are used. The docs also mention that they are designed to run cool and quite windws an annual failure rate as low as. It just records a grey screen. I believe this works on most SA boxes including the popular, and versions. Windows couldn’t find the drive, so she gave up and plugged it back into the DVR.

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Posted November 25, Or they may use their own format for whatever reason. The mainboard uses all sold state capacitors. While I was exploring the drive’s box for a way to open it I found a small rectangular area that appeared to be a cover.


So what is 8300dhc between the and the ? Posted November 28, Thanks alot for the confirmation and the tip for handling this big PITA.

If the drives are somehow marked with a code so they will only play on a specific DVR, then there’s no reason for a proprietary format for copy protection. Posted December 2, Let me know how that goes! You are correct — I only scanned for FAT tables.

From that point forth it will set itself properly whatever channel you’re on. I have been looking for a way to resolve these problems also.

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Now the DVR doesn’t recognize the drive, and asks to format it. Posted November 26, I just never set up an eSATA drive out of pure lazyness. Occasionally, the second method is the only thing that works if the device is completely locked up.

This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. I can say that it is one of the quietest mechanical drives I have ever heard.

So I lump them.