These machines are slow with annoying remote control receivers.
I have a special spot for Aldi dockets.
I doubt many people are using the TIMER to schedule recordings - that is why I posted my issues with it.
PVR works great if you only want to press RECORD button or use the EPG. I like to use all the features.
The remote has narrowly missed being thrown at the wall many times - the PVR is so slow to respond to it@!
EPG fails to display any programs or only NOW/NEXT most of time. I need to reset the PVR by unplugged unit from mains, for EPG to work for a while! Otherwise I can not reliably schedule any recording. (Signal quality registers about 99 on ABC, SBS and 9 channels and 87-91 on others. Signal is lower due to terrain, so masthead amplifier is fitted.)
PVR refused to do 2nd recording while I was chase-playing other recording (watching current program being recorded from beginning) - displayed message all tuners were in use, when this was not so.
As the calender ticked over to a new month today, ALL WEEKLY recordings changed to 1 JULY!
No response in days to my email to SUPPORT (provided by DGTec!).
My experience with DGTec PVRs is the User Interface is very poor and buggy. So suspect this PVR is same quality as a DGTec - unbelievably poor.
The Firmware upgrade emailed by support was the one already installed - v1.3. Very easy to install via USB. But the instructions were for a different PVR using a serial cable to the PC! Surely they could have emailed the simple instructions for using a USB for upgrades - the wrong instructions just made the process confusing.
I pin up my Aldi receipts and mark the 60day return date. So far I have needed to return all items over $20! My first PVR was an Aldi 1.5 tuner (watch second tuner but not record on 2) - when the Hard Drive became full, it would not play recordings, re-format, or record new recordings!!! It became a disposable PVR! In those days (nearly 5 years ago) I could return it nearly 1 year later for refund - not the 60days. I will return the PVR unless SUPPORT can fix its issues. I was giving Aldi 1 last chance - but it is not worth the hassle to buy electronics from Aldi.
Edited by Green1, 01 July 2011 - 10:38 AM.