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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 12:02:24 AM

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I get a clicking noise and the please wait screen, unplugging doesn't change
it so i assume the hard drive needs replacing.

My unit is a 5060 and I'm not sure what size hard drive to buy to give me at
least that or more is fine. Thanks for advising me.

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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 12:32:47 AM

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> The only thing stopping you is the amount of $$$ you want to spend on a
> replacement.
>
> I recommend the Seagate HD's, as they come with a 5 yr Warranty. The
> Hitachi's have a 3 yr warranty.
>
Unfortunately, Seagate lost a lawsuit for copyright infringement on
acoustic management, so you cannot set this on their drives. They are
quite a bit noisier than Maxtors. Maxtors and WD have 3 yr warranties in
oem packaging and are quieter. I also believe 400g Hitachis do not work
in Replays, while Maxtors will.
Anonymous
December 28, 2004 2:36:05 AM

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"General Kireiko" <douglas@panix.com> wrote in message
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> madison <madisonxnospam@pacbell.net> wrote:
> : I get a clicking noise and the please wait screen, unplugging doesn't
> change
> : it so i assume the hard drive needs replacing.
>
> : My unit is a 5060 and I'm not sure what size hard drive to buy to give
> me at
> : least that or more is fine. Thanks for advising me.
>
> Almost any hard disk will do. I have successfully installed a 160 GB
> Hitachi and a 160 GB Seagate in my RTV 5040's. Painless procedure.
>
> Rule of thumb is 1 hr per GB at Standard.
> 2 hr per GB at Medium.
> 3 hr per GB at High.
>
> The only thing stopping you is the amount of $$$ you want to spend on a
> replacement.
>
> I recommend the Seagate HD's, as they come with a 5 yr Warranty. The
> Hitachi's have a 3 yr warranty.
>
> Download a fresh image from the links available at the AVS Forums (I
> recommend the one that is at the FACTORY RESET condition), and
> get yourself a copy of RTVPatch. You'll be up and running within an
> hour.
>
> And FYI, do the initial setup via modem. If you do NOT do the initial
> setup via modem, you cannot switch to it later should you move and
> not have broadband at your new location. Your RTV only acquires
> the 1-800 number for getting local number when you go through the first
> time setup.
>
> -Doug
>
>

Thank you I'll get a Seagate. And if it's 160 I'll get 160 hours of
standard recording if I understand you correctly which is quite a bit more
then my current 60 hours.

I also thank you for the setup by modem advice I would not have thought of
that and just hooked up the network connection.

My only question now is (I have 2 hardrives in my computer I assume I have
to disconnect the one that does not have the XP os on it (that would be the
slave drive) and connect the new one) do I run RTVpatch first and that will
tell me how to use the image file to reformat the new drive? I'm a bit
worried about these steps. And AVS forum is all posts I don't see a section
for downloads.

I am guessing RTVPatch_2.4.exe is the one I download for Windows xp os
but can you give me link for the image I'll need? I'm not sure what I'm
looking for.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1...
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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 3:48:11 AM

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> I recommend the Seagate HD's, as they come with a 5 yr Warranty. The
> Hitachi's have a 3 yr warranty.

You can't really generalize by brand in this way. You have to look at
the specific model and sometimes even the specific serial number to
determine your warranty coverage.

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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 4:07:00 PM

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Tony D wrote:
> Unfortunately, Seagate lost a lawsuit for copyright infringement on
> acoustic management, so you cannot set this on their drives. They are
> quite a bit noisier than Maxtors. Maxtors and WD have 3 yr warranties in
> oem packaging and are quieter. I also believe 400g Hitachis do not work
> in Replays, while Maxtors will.

In my limited experience (six or seven drives of different models),
Maxtors are indeed quiet, but get noisy (rotation/bearing noise, not
seek noise) after a few months. I'm about to replace the noisy, but
still functioning, 100GB Maxtor on my ShowStopper with a 120GB Seagate.

Every WD drive I've ever come into contact with (on the order of dozens,
ranging from 400MB ATA to 4GB Wide SCSI to 160GB Ultra ATA or whatever
it's called) has been noisy right out of the box.

The Seagates I've had (four so far) have been quiet out of the box and
remain so (so far--knock on wood).

IBM/Hitachi drives have been a mixed bag for me--some deskstar IDE
drives have been quiet and remained so for years, while other units of
the same model were always noisy. The IBM-vintage Travelstars I've seen
(also on the order of dozens) have been quiet for a while, but got
*very* noisy over time. I haven't used any Hitachi-vintage ones yet.

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Anonymous
January 5, 2005 7:13:04 AM

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General Kireiko wrote:
> mcp6453 <mcp6453@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> : I'm confused. The message above says, "Use rtv_5k_FactoryReset_140.zip
> : which can be found at: http://rgb.cc/replaytv/images/replay/50xx/"
>
> : That's a 288MB file! RTVPatch referred to in the Word document at that
> : location is 72KB. What is the 288MB file used for?
>
> The .zip file is a zipped image of the ReplayTV Operating System, at a
> state that the OS is at when you plugged your RTV in the first time.
>
> RTVPatch is an application which will put the .rtv image file (after
> you uncompress the image) onto a new hard disk, making it ready for
> use in your ReplayTV.
>
> RTVPatch needs an image (the big ass file) in order to make a hard drive
> usable in a ReplayTV.
>
> -Doug
>

Okay, then what is 5040_530510190.zip? There are several files on that
page with 5K or 5040 in them. Let's do it this way. I need to put a new
drive in my 5040. Are RTVPatch and rtv_5K_FactoryReset_140.zip the only
two files I need?
Anonymous
January 8, 2005 7:34:56 PM

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General Kireiko wrote:
> mcp6453 <mcp6453@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> : Okay, then what is 5040_530510190.zip? There are several files on that
> : page with 5K or 5040 in them. Let's do it this way. I need to put a new
> : drive in my 5040. Are RTVPatch and rtv_5K_FactoryReset_140.zip the only
> : two files I need?
>
> The other files there are different (earlier) versions of the operating
> system. You can use any of those earlier images. The Factory Reset image is
> the latest one available. The other images, however, are not
> in a state of readiness. Meaning, if you are to use one of them (I did
> in the past) your machine will not be usable immediately after you
> connect the new hard disk. Since the image you are using is still *active*,
> it will compare the clock on the RTV Mobo to the timestamp on the image, and
> go through some other diagnostics (the subscription info isn't going to
> match) and it's gonna say that it's broken. (This is normal). You have
> to use your remote, and do a factory reset (3-8-2-ZONES), and then you'll
> be at the state the "Factory-Reset" version is at.
>
> To quickly answer your question, the only files you'll need are:
> 1. rtv_5K_FactoryReset_140.zip (or any of the other big ass files- you
> only need one.)
> 2. RTVPatch
> 3. WinZip (or some other zip utility to uncompress #1. Unzip the image
> before you use RTVPatch)
>
>
> The rtv_5K_FactoryReset_140.zip is the latest version of the software (well,
> the latest one that images are readily available for) and is in the state
> you want your image to be in when you install your new HD.
>
> Your RTV will get a software update during one of its net connects.
>
> You may also want to do the initial setup via modem and not Ethernet. An
> RTV only learns the 800 number during the intial setup. If you do not
> teach it this number (by chosing modem), you will not be able to use the
> RTV with a modem should you move and you do not have broadband available.
> You can change to Ethernet after the initial setup. And if you choose to
> act on this recommendation, DO NOT plug in the ethernet cable until the
> unit has finished setting itself up.
>
> -Doug
>


Thanks, Doug. I may try this this weekend.
!