RS is still very useful without the box on 24/7 but yes there are some circumstance where you wont be able to make a last minute schedule changeWe've discussed that to death already. RS isn't much use unless your box is on, at least while you're out!
Covenience, always being able to spin back up to 2 hours.Why would anyone leave a box on 24/7?
OK, on the extra energy (not power) consumption, but I'll take that. As for wear on the hard disk, I believe constantly turning it on and off again wears it out more. Stats. over the years on this forum relating to bad sectors and defective disks (as well as my own experience with a couple of hundred drives over the last 20 years) would seem to agree.The extra power consumption, the wear on the hard disc, it makes no sense.
I'm right. I investigated, designed, coded, tested and debugged it. No-one else really has any say against that.And yet, EPGFix was offered as a solution to boxes recording from standby running out of EPG. So what you say contradicts that.
But how was Owen supposed to know that when he posted about the apparent contradiction.I will state categorically that there is NO point installing epgfix if you turn the box off/on at least once a day.
But believe what you like. Just don't complain about other conflicting opinions when they are wrong.
i think it would be helpful if the Wiki notes explained the circumstances where Epgfix would be expected to useful.There is already a Custom Firmware package to fix this problem, Notes here :-
See, the above suggests EPGFix for a box that is failing to update the EPG when recording from standby.There is already a Custom Firmware package to fix this problem, Notes here :-
you would need to ensure the Humax was 'awake' during the channel change time with a reminder or possible the normal nightly 'search' time