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 :-
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
Update.... setting a reminder for daily 24 hours causes RS to send me a recoding conflict email. I'll ignore them for now
Just to clear this up: based on observations of the behaviour of a HD-FOX (one tuner, and only one simultaneous recording), it seems a reminder schedule only "blocks" at its start time. After that, new reminders or recordings which start before the end of the original reminder schedule time are not treated as conflicts by the HD-FOX. This could mean the RS algorithm is too aggressive. (Recording schedules "block" for their whole duration.)
I tried a password reset and haven't received an email yet so there may be a problem with the registration and reset emails.OK Thanks. Setting up was fine and said email had been sent. Re-registering found existing account and requesting lost password again said email sent but nothing was received. Not sure what else to try except perhaps registering with a different email?
I take it you've checked the usual suspects, such as the spam folder? It's also possible for ISPs to filter out "suspect" emails before they even get to your inbox - as I discovered when trying to arrange a funeral: emails with "funeral" in the subject line just vanished!nothing was received