[rs] Remote Scheduling v1

MymsMan

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We've discussed that to death already. RS isn't much use unless your box is on, at least while you're out!
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 change
The merits/costs of running a disk 24/7 have certainly been done to death in many threads
 

prpr

Well-Known Member
Why would anyone leave a box on 24/7?
Covenience, always being able to spin back up to 2 hours.
The extra power consumption, the wear on the hard disc, it makes no sense.
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.
And yet, EPGFix was offered as a solution to boxes recording from standby running out of EPG. So what you say contradicts that.
I'm right. I investigated, designed, coded, tested and debugged it. No-one else really has any say against that.
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.
 

Trev

The Dumb One
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.
But how was Owen supposed to know that when he posted about the apparent contradiction.
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
I was out, and I decided to record Inside The Factory (BBC2 8pm), Inside Monaco (BBC2 9pm), and The Salisbury Poisonings (BBC1 9pm), so I fired up RS. Inside Monaco was already set (which didn't surprise me), but on Wales (802, which did).

Strange, I thought, so I deleted the Wales recording and set up the others via EPG. I checked back 10 mins later and RS reported them as set.

Having got home, Inside the Factory has recorded on BBC2 West, but Inside Monaco and The Salisbury Poisonings are recording on Wales. RS now reports the schedule as for Wales.

What's going on?
 
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