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May 23, 2004 12:21:27 AM

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Dear All,

Is there a way to get a list of all the scheduled recordings? The only way I
can do that right now is by going to the Channel Guide and go through all
the days and channels looking for the red dot. This obviously is extremly
inconvenient. The manual doesn't say anything about a feature listing all
the scheduled recordings so I was wondering if there is such a (hidden)
function.

Rob
Anonymous
May 23, 2004 12:21:28 AM

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On Sat, 22 May 2004 20:21:27 GMT, "rob" <rmdiv2001@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Dear All,
>
>Is there a way to get a list of all the scheduled recordings? The only way I
>can do that right now is by going to the Channel Guide and go through all
>the days and channels looking for the red dot. This obviously is extremly
>inconvenient. The manual doesn't say anything about a feature listing all
>the scheduled recordings so I was wondering if there is such a (hidden)
>function.
>
>Rob
>

Better to use 'Replay guide'. That even includes theme channels (very
useful, don't ignore them).

Also, DVArchive lists them (of course you need a computer and
network).

--
Mark Lloyd
http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
May 23, 2004 12:47:35 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

If you look at the Replay Guide it will display all of your shows
whether they have recorded anything or not. For a graphical view, go to
www.dvarchive.org and download the free DVArchive program. It will read
your RTV database and display a full listing both in list and channel
guide format. This is particularly useful if you have more than one RTV
as you can see all the info from all machines at a glance. I have 5
networked RTV units so this is a wonderful way to manage them.
DVArchive lets you save and watch shows and your PC shows up in the
Replay Guide as another RTV. So, if you saved a show to your PC to free
up space on the RTV, you can still watch the show from the PC through
the RTV.

From:rob
rmdiv2001@hotmail.com

> Dear All,
>
> Is there a way to get a list of all the scheduled recordings? The
> only way I can do that right now is by going to the Channel Guide and
> go through all the days and channels looking for the red dot. This
> obviously is extremly inconvenient. The manual doesn't say anything
> about a feature listing all the scheduled recordings so I was
> wondering if there is such a (hidden) function.
>
> Rob
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May 23, 2004 9:58:42 AM

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Bruce & Mark,

Duh!! That was so obvious it was too hard to find.... When I bought the
ReplayTV I immediately installed a 200GB HD and programmed a lot of shows.
Since the list of recorded shows was so long I didn't realize that the shows
that have not been recorded yet are listed at the END of all the already
recorded shows.

Bruce, you have 5 (FIVE!!!) ReplayTVs??!!!! You must watch a lot of TV. I
VERY much like the ReplayTV but unfortunately I have hardly time to watch
TV. By the way, I need like 3 remote controls to handle my ReplayTV, one for
the ReplayTV, one for my TV and one for my amplifier. Are you guys using any
universal remote controls and if so which one? I think the main reason my
wife doesn't use the ReplayTV too much is because it is so cumbersome to use
so many remotes...

Thanks a bunch,

Rob

"BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
news:H%Orc.80$eQ5.3@twister.socal.rr.com...
> If you look at the Replay Guide it will display all of your shows
> whether they have recorded anything or not. For a graphical view, go to
> www.dvarchive.org and download the free DVArchive program. It will read
> your RTV database and display a full listing both in list and channel
> guide format. This is particularly useful if you have more than one RTV
> as you can see all the info from all machines at a glance. I have 5
> networked RTV units so this is a wonderful way to manage them.
> DVArchive lets you save and watch shows and your PC shows up in the
> Replay Guide as another RTV. So, if you saved a show to your PC to free
> up space on the RTV, you can still watch the show from the PC through
> the RTV.
>
> From:rob
> rmdiv2001@hotmail.com
>
> > Dear All,
> >
> > Is there a way to get a list of all the scheduled recordings? The
> > only way I can do that right now is by going to the Channel Guide and
> > go through all the days and channels looking for the red dot. This
> > obviously is extremly inconvenient. The manual doesn't say anything
> > about a feature listing all the scheduled recordings so I was
> > wondering if there is such a (hidden) function.
> >
> > Rob
>
>
Anonymous
May 23, 2004 10:57:19 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

My wife and I do a lot of timeshifting and we like some different shows
that often conflict. The real reason for 5 though, is so we can watch in
different rooms and because I wanted to "stock up" on 5000 series units
w/Commercial Advance. As for Remotes, I like the Home Theater Master
MX700. It learns, has programmable labels and can be configured via a
PC. The MX500 is essentially the same without the PC config option.
Excellent price of $150 on ebay for brand new units. My wife likes the
Harmony Remote, which is configurable online.


"rob" <rmdiv2001@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:m4Xrc.6845$be.4264@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Bruce & Mark,
>
> Duh!! That was so obvious it was too hard to find.... When I bought
the
> ReplayTV I immediately installed a 200GB HD and programmed a lot of
shows.
> Since the list of recorded shows was so long I didn't realize that the
shows
> that have not been recorded yet are listed at the END of all the
already
> recorded shows.
>
> Bruce, you have 5 (FIVE!!!) ReplayTVs??!!!! You must watch a lot of
TV. I
> VERY much like the ReplayTV but unfortunately I have hardly time to
watch
> TV. By the way, I need like 3 remote controls to handle my ReplayTV,
one for
> the ReplayTV, one for my TV and one for my amplifier. Are you guys
using any
> universal remote controls and if so which one? I think the main reason
my
> wife doesn't use the ReplayTV too much is because it is so cumbersome
to use
> so many remotes...
>
> Thanks a bunch,
>
> Rob
>
> "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
> news:H%Orc.80$eQ5.3@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > If you look at the Replay Guide it will display all of your shows
> > whether they have recorded anything or not. For a graphical view, go
to
> > www.dvarchive.org and download the free DVArchive program. It will
read
> > your RTV database and display a full listing both in list and
channel
> > guide format. This is particularly useful if you have more than one
RTV
> > as you can see all the info from all machines at a glance. I have 5
> > networked RTV units so this is a wonderful way to manage them.
> > DVArchive lets you save and watch shows and your PC shows up in the
> > Replay Guide as another RTV. So, if you saved a show to your PC to
free
> > up space on the RTV, you can still watch the show from the PC
through
> > the RTV.
> >
> > From:rob
> > rmdiv2001@hotmail.com
> >
> > > Dear All,
> > >
> > > Is there a way to get a list of all the scheduled recordings? The
> > > only way I can do that right now is by going to the Channel Guide
and
> > > go through all the days and channels looking for the red dot. This
> > > obviously is extremly inconvenient. The manual doesn't say
anything
> > > about a feature listing all the scheduled recordings so I was
> > > wondering if there is such a (hidden) function.
> > >
> > > Rob
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
May 23, 2004 3:17:52 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On Sun, 23 May 2004 05:58:42 GMT, "rob" <rmdiv2001@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Bruce & Mark,
>
>Duh!! That was so obvious it was too hard to find.... When I bought the
>ReplayTV I immediately installed a 200GB HD and programmed a lot of shows.
>Since the list of recorded shows was so long I didn't realize that the shows
>that have not been recorded yet are listed at the END of all the already
>recorded shows.
>
>Bruce, you have 5 (FIVE!!!) ReplayTVs??!!!! You must watch a lot of TV. I
>VERY much like the ReplayTV but unfortunately I have hardly time to watch
>TV. By the way, I need like 3 remote controls to handle my ReplayTV, one for
>the ReplayTV, one for my TV and one for my amplifier. Are you guys using any
>universal remote controls and if so which one? I think the main reason my
>wife doesn't use the ReplayTV too much is because it is so cumbersome to use
>so many remotes...
>
>Thanks a bunch,
>
>Rob
>
>"BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
>news:H%Orc.80$eQ5.3@twister.socal.rr.com...
>> If you look at the Replay Guide it will display all of your shows
>> whether they have recorded anything or not. For a graphical view, go to
>> www.dvarchive.org and download the free DVArchive program. It will read
>> your RTV database and display a full listing both in list and channel
>> guide format. This is particularly useful if you have more than one RTV
>> as you can see all the info from all machines at a glance. I have 5
>> networked RTV units so this is a wonderful way to manage them.
>> DVArchive lets you save and watch shows and your PC shows up in the
>> Replay Guide as another RTV. So, if you saved a show to your PC to free
>> up space on the RTV, you can still watch the show from the PC through
>> the RTV.
>>
>> From:rob
>> rmdiv2001@hotmail.com
>>
>> > Dear All,
>> >
>> > Is there a way to get a list of all the scheduled recordings? The
>> > only way I can do that right now is by going to the Channel Guide and
>> > go through all the days and channels looking for the red dot. This
>> > obviously is extremly inconvenient. The manual doesn't say anything
>> > about a feature listing all the scheduled recordings so I was
>> > wondering if there is such a (hidden) function.
>> >
>> > Rob
>>
>>
>

I find a universal remote to be completely unsuitable unless it has
learning capability. Those that don't have it usually lack some
important function. Most that do have learning cpability, are still
harder to use than the original remotes. The buttons will be less
conveniently arranged and lack suitable lablels. One that came close
was the (expensive) Philips Pronto. It's very versatile, and can even
connect to a computer (useful for backing up the programming and
syncronizing multiple remotes). However it's touch-screen and these
are hard to use. Seems I have to try an average of 2-3 times to get
any button to work. Touch screens also get dirty very easily (one
reason we don't have many touch-screen computers).


--
Mark Lloyd
http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
May 23, 2004 5:46:39 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

As to remotes: the ReplayTV remote should also handle your TV. I use a
OneForAll remote to control the replay, tv, cd changer, receiver and a
VCR. There are many models of OneForAll remotes. If you go to
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/mboard/rc-one4all/... you can
gets all sorts of useful information.

In article <m4Xrc.6845$be.4264@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
rmdiv2001@hotmail.com says...
> Bruce & Mark,
>
> By the way, I need like 3 remote controls to handle my ReplayTV, one for
> the ReplayTV, one for my TV and one for my amplifier. Are you guys using any
> universal remote controls and if so which one? I think the main reason my
> wife doesn't use the ReplayTV too much is because it is so cumbersome to use
> so many remotes...
>
> Thanks a bunch,
>
> Rob
>
--
Jerry Bank
Trenton, New Jersey
Music is the language of the gods.
Anonymous
May 23, 2004 11:41:00 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

I agree with you on every point. I don't like touch screens,
non-learning remotes are incomplete and others are hard use. I think
you'll like the Home Theater Master MX-500 or MX-700. You can label 8
buttons any way you like and and change what they do by component. You
have 4 "pages" of buttons for each component plus all the standard
buttons. It learns codes easily, has backlighting and the battery life
is good.
My first learning remote was a GE model that they started selling in
1984. After that learning remotes were scarce for many years and I used
some that I bought in Japan that had a revolving drum with write on
labels for each component. I've tried several others over the years but
haven't been satisfied till finding these HTM units.

From:Mark Lloyd
mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx

> On Sun, 23 May 2004 05:58:42 GMT, "rob" <rmdiv2001@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Bruce & Mark,
>>
>> Duh!! That was so obvious it was too hard to find.... When I bought
>> the ReplayTV I immediately installed a 200GB HD and programmed a lot
>> of shows. Since the list of recorded shows was so long I didn't
>> realize that the shows that have not been recorded yet are listed at
>> the END of all the already recorded shows.
>>
>> Bruce, you have 5 (FIVE!!!) ReplayTVs??!!!! You must watch a lot of
>> TV. I VERY much like the ReplayTV but unfortunately I have hardly
>> time to watch TV. By the way, I need like 3 remote controls to
>> handle my ReplayTV, one for the ReplayTV, one for my TV and one for
>> my amplifier. Are you guys using any universal remote controls and
>> if so which one? I think the main reason my wife doesn't use the
>> ReplayTV too much is because it is so cumbersome to use so many
>> remotes...
>>
>> Thanks a bunch,
>>
>> Rob
>>
>> "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
>> news:H%Orc.80$eQ5.3@twister.socal.rr.com...
>>> If you look at the Replay Guide it will display all of your shows
>>> whether they have recorded anything or not. For a graphical view,
>>> go to www.dvarchive.org and download the free DVArchive program. It
>>> will read your RTV database and display a full listing both in list
>>> and channel guide format. This is particularly useful if you have
>>> more than one RTV as you can see all the info from all machines at
>>> a glance. I have 5 networked RTV units so this is a wonderful way
>>> to manage them. DVArchive lets you save and watch shows and your
>>> PC shows up in the Replay Guide as another RTV. So, if you saved a
>>> show to your PC to free up space on the RTV, you can still watch
>>> the show from the PC through the RTV.
>>>
>>> From:rob
>>> rmdiv2001@hotmail.com
>>>
>>>> Dear All,
>>>>
>>>> Is there a way to get a list of all the scheduled recordings? The
>>>> only way I can do that right now is by going to the Channel Guide
>>>> and go through all the days and channels looking for the red dot.
>>>> This obviously is extremly inconvenient. The manual doesn't say
>>>> anything about a feature listing all the scheduled recordings so I
>>>> was wondering if there is such a (hidden) function.
>>>>
>>>> Rob
>>>
>>>
>>
>
> I find a universal remote to be completely unsuitable unless it has
> learning capability. Those that don't have it usually lack some
> important function. Most that do have learning cpability, are still
> harder to use than the original remotes. The buttons will be less
> conveniently arranged and lack suitable lablels. One that came close
> was the (expensive) Philips Pronto. It's very versatile, and can even
> connect to a computer (useful for backing up the programming and
> syncronizing multiple remotes). However it's touch-screen and these
> are hard to use. Seems I have to try an average of 2-3 times to get
> any button to work. Touch screens also get dirty very easily (one
> reason we don't have many touch-screen computers).
>
>
> --
> Mark Lloyd
> http://go.to/notstupid
> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>
> "It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
> paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
> anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
May 24, 2004 1:35:43 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On Sun, 23 May 2004 19:41:00 GMT, "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com>
wrote:

>I agree with you on every point. I don't like touch screens,
>non-learning remotes are incomplete and others are hard use. I think
>you'll like the Home Theater Master MX-500 or MX-700. You can label 8
>buttons any way you like and and change what they do by component. You
>have 4 "pages" of buttons for each component plus all the standard
>buttons. It learns codes easily, has backlighting and the battery life
>is good.
> My first learning remote was a GE model that they started selling in
>1984. After that learning remotes were scarce for many years and I used
>some that I bought in Japan that had a revolving drum with write on
>labels for each component. I've tried several others over the years but
>haven't been satisfied till finding these HTM units.
>

That sounds like something worth checking out. Thanks.

>From:Mark Lloyd
>mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx
>
>> On Sun, 23 May 2004 05:58:42 GMT, "rob" <rmdiv2001@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Bruce & Mark,
>>>
>>> Duh!! That was so obvious it was too hard to find.... When I bought
>>> the ReplayTV I immediately installed a 200GB HD and programmed a lot
>>> of shows. Since the list of recorded shows was so long I didn't
>>> realize that the shows that have not been recorded yet are listed at
>>> the END of all the already recorded shows.
>>>
>>> Bruce, you have 5 (FIVE!!!) ReplayTVs??!!!! You must watch a lot of
>>> TV. I VERY much like the ReplayTV but unfortunately I have hardly
>>> time to watch TV. By the way, I need like 3 remote controls to
>>> handle my ReplayTV, one for the ReplayTV, one for my TV and one for
>>> my amplifier. Are you guys using any universal remote controls and
>>> if so which one? I think the main reason my wife doesn't use the
>>> ReplayTV too much is because it is so cumbersome to use so many
>>> remotes...
>>>
>>> Thanks a bunch,
>>>
>>> Rob
>>>
>>> "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
>>> news:H%Orc.80$eQ5.3@twister.socal.rr.com...
>>>> If you look at the Replay Guide it will display all of your shows
>>>> whether they have recorded anything or not. For a graphical view,
>>>> go to www.dvarchive.org and download the free DVArchive program. It
>>>> will read your RTV database and display a full listing both in list
>>>> and channel guide format. This is particularly useful if you have
>>>> more than one RTV as you can see all the info from all machines at
>>>> a glance. I have 5 networked RTV units so this is a wonderful way
>>>> to manage them. DVArchive lets you save and watch shows and your
>>>> PC shows up in the Replay Guide as another RTV. So, if you saved a
>>>> show to your PC to free up space on the RTV, you can still watch
>>>> the show from the PC through the RTV.
>>>>
>>>> From:rob
>>>> rmdiv2001@hotmail.com
>>>>
>>>>> Dear All,
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there a way to get a list of all the scheduled recordings? The
>>>>> only way I can do that right now is by going to the Channel Guide
>>>>> and go through all the days and channels looking for the red dot.
>>>>> This obviously is extremly inconvenient. The manual doesn't say
>>>>> anything about a feature listing all the scheduled recordings so I
>>>>> was wondering if there is such a (hidden) function.
>>>>>
>>>>> Rob
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>> I find a universal remote to be completely unsuitable unless it has
>> learning capability. Those that don't have it usually lack some
>> important function. Most that do have learning cpability, are still
>> harder to use than the original remotes. The buttons will be less
>> conveniently arranged and lack suitable lablels. One that came close
>> was the (expensive) Philips Pronto. It's very versatile, and can even
>> connect to a computer (useful for backing up the programming and
>> syncronizing multiple remotes). However it's touch-screen and these
>> are hard to use. Seems I have to try an average of 2-3 times to get
>> any button to work. Touch screens also get dirty very easily (one
>> reason we don't have many touch-screen computers).
>>
>>
>> --
>> Mark Lloyd
>> http://go.to/notstupid
>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>>
>> "It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
>> paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
>> anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
>

--
Mark Lloyd
http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
May 24, 2004 10:04:17 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

rob wrote:
>
> Dear All,
>
> Is there a way to get a list of all the scheduled recordings?

I use replaySchedule. It will generate a HTML file of all the
scheduled recordings. Conflicts and the conflict winner are
shown in color.

Your Replay(s) will need to be on a network with your computer
and you will need XMLTV too.

http://replayguide.sourceforge.net/replaySchedule/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xmltv/

I have a scheduled task set to run every week so it's all done
automatically for me.

DVArchive also has a "Upcoming Shows" display:

http://www.dvarchive.org

HTH,
--
Bill Cochell

"Don't you see what it's like in this deranged Waring Blender of
a world?! Every day is an agonizing ordeal, like balancing a pot
of scalding water on your head while people whip your legs and
butt..." - Duckman
Anonymous
May 24, 2004 4:41:37 PM

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I think that if you try some of the relatively inexepensive learning
remotes from OneForAll ( I use the model 8910) you will find it can do
just about everything you want and is reasonably priced. I think that I
paid about $25 for it. The keys are a little stiffer than on the ReplyTV
remote, but it does so much more.

In article <g77sc.1025$wO4.313@twister.socal.rr.com>, brNOSPAM@hawaii.com
says...
> I agree with you on every point. I don't like touch screens,
> non-learning remotes are incomplete and others are hard use. I think
> you'll like the Home Theater Master MX-500 or MX-700. You can label 8
> buttons any way you like and and change what they do by component. You
> have 4 "pages" of buttons for each component plus all the standard
> buttons. It learns codes easily, has backlighting and the battery life
> is good.
> My first learning remote was a GE model that they started selling in
> 1984. After that learning remotes were scarce for many years and I used
> some that I bought in Japan that had a revolving drum with write on
> labels for each component. I've tried several others over the years but
> haven't been satisfied till finding these HTM units.
>
--
Jerry Bank
Trenton, New Jersey
Music is the language of the gods.
Anonymous
May 24, 2004 5:13:02 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On Sun, 23 May 2004 19:41:00 GMT, BruceR <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote:

> I agree with you on every point. I don't like touch screens,
> non-learning remotes are incomplete and others are hard use. I think
> you'll like the Home Theater Master MX-500 or MX-700. You can label 8
> buttons any way you like and and change what they do by component. You
> have 4 "pages" of buttons for each component plus all the standard
> buttons. It learns codes easily, has backlighting and the battery life
> is good.
> My first learning remote was a GE model that they started selling in
> 1984. After that learning remotes were scarce for many years and I used
> some that I bought in Japan that had a revolving drum with write on
> labels for each component. I've tried several others over the years but
> haven't been satisfied till finding these HTM units.
>

I have to disagree. I have a Philips Pronto and think it's great. I love
being able to hit "watch something" then hit "TV" and have it do
everything for me. I also like being able to control my lights by using
icons that show the lights and/or locations of them within/outside the
house, etc. You can't do that without a large screen.

--
Bob in CT
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Anonymous
May 24, 2004 5:30:11 PM

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On Mon, 24 May 2004 13:13:02 GMT, Bob in CT <ctviggen.x@adelphia.net>
wrote:

>On Sun, 23 May 2004 19:41:00 GMT, BruceR <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote:
>
>> I agree with you on every point. I don't like touch screens,
>> non-learning remotes are incomplete and others are hard use. I think
>> you'll like the Home Theater Master MX-500 or MX-700. You can label 8
>> buttons any way you like and and change what they do by component. You
>> have 4 "pages" of buttons for each component plus all the standard
>> buttons. It learns codes easily, has backlighting and the battery life
>> is good.
>> My first learning remote was a GE model that they started selling in
>> 1984. After that learning remotes were scarce for many years and I used
>> some that I bought in Japan that had a revolving drum with write on
>> labels for each component. I've tried several others over the years but
>> haven't been satisfied till finding these HTM units.
>>
>
>I have to disagree. I have a Philips Pronto and think it's great. I love
>being able to hit "watch something" then hit "TV" and have it do
>everything for me. I also like being able to control my lights by using
>icons that show the lights and/or locations of them within/outside the
>house, etc. You can't do that without a large screen.

The flexiality of the Pronto is good. There's also the ability to
transfer to/from a computer. Of course, there's also problems, like
the way touch screens get dirty very easily. And I never got used to
having to try 3 times or more to get a button to work.

--
Mark Lloyd
http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
May 24, 2004 5:32:58 PM

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On Mon, 24 May 2004 06:04:17 -0700, Bill Cochell
<bcochell@po_TUDE_box.com> wrote:

>rob wrote:
>>
>> Dear All,
>>
>> Is there a way to get a list of all the scheduled recordings?
>
>I use replaySchedule. It will generate a HTML file of all the
>scheduled recordings. Conflicts and the conflict winner are
>shown in color.
>
>Your Replay(s) will need to be on a network with your computer
>and you will need XMLTV too.
>
> http://replayguide.sourceforge.net/replaySchedule/
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/xmltv/
>
>I have a scheduled task set to run every week so it's all done
>automatically for me.
>
>DVArchive also has a "Upcoming Shows" display:
>

And it's a LOT easier to set up than that complicated thing. It even
works over your LAN, so you can check the schedule and select shows
for recording from and computer on your network.

> http://www.dvarchive.org
>
>HTH,

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Anonymous
May 24, 2004 10:55:26 PM

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On Mon, 24 May 2004 13:30:11 -0500, Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx>
wrote:

> On Mon, 24 May 2004 13:13:02 GMT, Bob in CT <ctviggen.x@adelphia.net>
> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 23 May 2004 19:41:00 GMT, BruceR <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I agree with you on every point. I don't like touch screens,
>>> non-learning remotes are incomplete and others are hard use. I think
>>> you'll like the Home Theater Master MX-500 or MX-700. You can label 8
>>> buttons any way you like and and change what they do by component. You
>>> have 4 "pages" of buttons for each component plus all the standard
>>> buttons. It learns codes easily, has backlighting and the battery life
>>> is good.
>>> My first learning remote was a GE model that they started selling in
>>> 1984. After that learning remotes were scarce for many years and I used
>>> some that I bought in Japan that had a revolving drum with write on
>>> labels for each component. I've tried several others over the years
>>> but
>>> haven't been satisfied till finding these HTM units.
>>>
>>
>> I have to disagree. I have a Philips Pronto and think it's great. I
>> love
>> being able to hit "watch something" then hit "TV" and have it do
>> everything for me. I also like being able to control my lights by using
>> icons that show the lights and/or locations of them within/outside the
>> house, etc. You can't do that without a large screen.
>
> The flexiality of the Pronto is good. There's also the ability to
> transfer to/from a computer. Of course, there's also problems, like
> the way touch screens get dirty very easily. And I never got used to
> having to try 3 times or more to get a button to work.
>

The touch screen does get dirty. The buttons are a known problem --
called "dirty codes." Also, some items, such as a Dish receiver can learn
"short" codes. The codes themselves can be changed to "long" codes (I've
done this myself). However, this takes a person who likes to do this, and
this points out the worst about the Pronto -- it takes a boatload of time
to get to work right.

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Anonymous
May 24, 2004 10:55:27 PM

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On Mon, 24 May 2004 18:55:26 GMT, Bob in CT <ctviggen.x@adelphia.net>
wrote:

>On Mon, 24 May 2004 13:30:11 -0500, Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx>
>wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 24 May 2004 13:13:02 GMT, Bob in CT <ctviggen.x@adelphia.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On Sun, 23 May 2004 19:41:00 GMT, BruceR <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I agree with you on every point. I don't like touch screens,
>>>> non-learning remotes are incomplete and others are hard use. I think
>>>> you'll like the Home Theater Master MX-500 or MX-700. You can label 8
>>>> buttons any way you like and and change what they do by component. You
>>>> have 4 "pages" of buttons for each component plus all the standard
>>>> buttons. It learns codes easily, has backlighting and the battery life
>>>> is good.
>>>> My first learning remote was a GE model that they started selling in
>>>> 1984. After that learning remotes were scarce for many years and I used
>>>> some that I bought in Japan that had a revolving drum with write on
>>>> labels for each component. I've tried several others over the years
>>>> but
>>>> haven't been satisfied till finding these HTM units.
>>>>
>>>
>>> I have to disagree. I have a Philips Pronto and think it's great. I
>>> love
>>> being able to hit "watch something" then hit "TV" and have it do
>>> everything for me. I also like being able to control my lights by using
>>> icons that show the lights and/or locations of them within/outside the
>>> house, etc. You can't do that without a large screen.
>>
>> The flexiality of the Pronto is good. There's also the ability to
>> transfer to/from a computer. Of course, there's also problems, like
>> the way touch screens get dirty very easily. And I never got used to
>> having to try 3 times or more to get a button to work.
>>
>
>The touch screen does get dirty. The buttons are a known problem --
>called "dirty codes."

What "dirty codes"? I've used codes learned from several devices as
well as built-in codes and codes from the internet. I even tried all
this with THREE different Pronto units. NO button ever worked
reliably. A different touch-screen remore (Marantz) had this same
problem,

I've also used a lot of remotes with real buttons (preprogrammed,
universal, and learning). None of them worked near this badly.

> Also, some items, such as a Dish receiver can learn
>"short" codes. The codes themselves can be changed to "long" codes (I've
>done this myself). However, this takes a person who likes to do this, and
>this points out the worst about the Pronto -- it takes a boatload of time
>to get to work right.

--
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http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
May 25, 2004 12:32:56 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On Mon, 24 May 2004 14:43:55 -0500, Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx>
wrote:

> On Mon, 24 May 2004 18:55:26 GMT, Bob in CT <ctviggen.x@adelphia.net>
> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 24 May 2004 13:30:11 -0500, Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, 24 May 2004 13:13:02 GMT, Bob in CT <ctviggen.x@adelphia.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Sun, 23 May 2004 19:41:00 GMT, BruceR <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I agree with you on every point. I don't like touch screens,
>>>>> non-learning remotes are incomplete and others are hard use. I think
>>>>> you'll like the Home Theater Master MX-500 or MX-700. You can label
>>>>> 8
>>>>> buttons any way you like and and change what they do by component.
>>>>> You
>>>>> have 4 "pages" of buttons for each component plus all the standard
>>>>> buttons. It learns codes easily, has backlighting and the battery
>>>>> life
>>>>> is good.
>>>>> My first learning remote was a GE model that they started selling in
>>>>> 1984. After that learning remotes were scarce for many years and I
>>>>> used
>>>>> some that I bought in Japan that had a revolving drum with write on
>>>>> labels for each component. I've tried several others over the years
>>>>> but
>>>>> haven't been satisfied till finding these HTM units.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I have to disagree. I have a Philips Pronto and think it's great. I
>>>> love
>>>> being able to hit "watch something" then hit "TV" and have it do
>>>> everything for me. I also like being able to control my lights by
>>>> using
>>>> icons that show the lights and/or locations of them within/outside the
>>>> house, etc. You can't do that without a large screen.
>>>
>>> The flexiality of the Pronto is good. There's also the ability to
>>> transfer to/from a computer. Of course, there's also problems, like
>>> the way touch screens get dirty very easily. And I never got used to
>>> having to try 3 times or more to get a button to work.
>>>
>>
>> The touch screen does get dirty. The buttons are a known problem --
>> called "dirty codes."
>
> What "dirty codes"? I've used codes learned from several devices as
> well as built-in codes and codes from the internet. I even tried all
> this with THREE different Pronto units. NO button ever worked
> reliably. A different touch-screen remore (Marantz) had this same
> problem,
>
> I've also used a lot of remotes with real buttons (preprogrammed,
> universal, and learning). None of them worked near this badly.


You're doing something wrong. I've learned codes from at least 10
different remotes (I own a VCR, two satellite receivers, a DVD player, a
preamp, a receiver, two TVs, and other stuff, and I've used the same
remote for my friend's equipment, too), and I have a problem with a code
for a button every once in a while on a remote. So, I might have to
relearn one button per several remotes. Did you learn with the Pronto
connected to the computer? This is a common source of errors. Moreover,
the Pronto includes a database of codes for a ton of equipment -- I just
prefer to learn my own codes.


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Anonymous
May 25, 2004 12:32:57 AM

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On Mon, 24 May 2004 20:32:56 GMT, Bob in CT <ctviggen.x@adelphia.net>
wrote:

>On Mon, 24 May 2004 14:43:55 -0500, Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx>
>wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 24 May 2004 18:55:26 GMT, Bob in CT <ctviggen.x@adelphia.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, 24 May 2004 13:30:11 -0500, Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Mon, 24 May 2004 13:13:02 GMT, Bob in CT <ctviggen.x@adelphia.net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, 23 May 2004 19:41:00 GMT, BruceR <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I agree with you on every point. I don't like touch screens,
>>>>>> non-learning remotes are incomplete and others are hard use. I think
>>>>>> you'll like the Home Theater Master MX-500 or MX-700. You can label
>>>>>> 8
>>>>>> buttons any way you like and and change what they do by component.
>>>>>> You
>>>>>> have 4 "pages" of buttons for each component plus all the standard
>>>>>> buttons. It learns codes easily, has backlighting and the battery
>>>>>> life
>>>>>> is good.
>>>>>> My first learning remote was a GE model that they started selling in
>>>>>> 1984. After that learning remotes were scarce for many years and I
>>>>>> used
>>>>>> some that I bought in Japan that had a revolving drum with write on
>>>>>> labels for each component. I've tried several others over the years
>>>>>> but
>>>>>> haven't been satisfied till finding these HTM units.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I have to disagree. I have a Philips Pronto and think it's great. I
>>>>> love
>>>>> being able to hit "watch something" then hit "TV" and have it do
>>>>> everything for me. I also like being able to control my lights by
>>>>> using
>>>>> icons that show the lights and/or locations of them within/outside the
>>>>> house, etc. You can't do that without a large screen.
>>>>
>>>> The flexiality of the Pronto is good. There's also the ability to
>>>> transfer to/from a computer. Of course, there's also problems, like
>>>> the way touch screens get dirty very easily. And I never got used to
>>>> having to try 3 times or more to get a button to work.
>>>>
>>>
>>> The touch screen does get dirty. The buttons are a known problem --
>>> called "dirty codes."
>>
>> What "dirty codes"? I've used codes learned from several devices as
>> well as built-in codes and codes from the internet. I even tried all
>> this with THREE different Pronto units. NO button ever worked
>> reliably. A different touch-screen remore (Marantz) had this same
>> problem,
>>
>> I've also used a lot of remotes with real buttons (preprogrammed,
>> universal, and learning). None of them worked near this badly.
>
>
>You're doing something wrong. I've learned codes from at least 10
>different remotes (I own a VCR, two satellite receivers, a DVD player, a
>preamp, a receiver, two TVs, and other stuff, and I've used the same
>remote for my friend's equipment, too), and I have a problem with a code
>for a button every once in a while on a remote. So, I might have to
>relearn one button per several remotes. Did you learn with the Pronto
>connected to the computer? This is a common source of errors. Moreover,
>the Pronto includes a database of codes for a ton of equipment -- I just
>prefer to learn my own codes.

Maybe you didn't read all my post. The problem applies to ALL CODES,
not just ones I "learned" and ALL touch-screen BUTTONS, including
those that do something other than transmit codes. It applies to THREE
seperate Pronto units, as well as an unrelated touch-screen remote.
This is a lot more than ONE thing not working!

--
Mark Lloyd
http://go.to/notstupid
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"It is a curious thing that every creed promises a
paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for
anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
!