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Anonymous
June 1, 2004 1:31:44 PM

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OK, so I got myself a refurb 5040 and really like it. I'm enjoying the
commercial skip feature. At some point I will add a second unit, and I'm
assuming that by then the 5040 refurbs will be gone. But here's my
question -- Even though the 5504 doesn't have the commercial skip feature of
the 5040, does it mark the commercials so I could still edit them out using
ReVue and then stream them back to the 5504 from from video server (running
DVArchive) minus commercials?

Thanks and Regards,

Margaret

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Anonymous
June 1, 2004 9:47:53 PM

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I don't know about the commercials being marked, but if the reason for
waiting is budgetary, you could pick up another unit now for $99 and
wait till later to activate it.

From:Margaret Wilson
twokatmew@nospam.msn.com

> OK, so I got myself a refurb 5040 and really like it. I'm enjoying
> the commercial skip feature. At some point I will add a second unit,
> and I'm assuming that by then the 5040 refurbs will be gone. But
> here's my question -- Even though the 5504 doesn't have the
> commercial skip feature of the 5040, does it mark the commercials so
> I could still edit them out using ReVue and then stream them back to
> the 5504 from from video server (running DVArchive) minus commercials?
>
> Thanks and Regards,
>
> Margaret
Anonymous
June 1, 2004 9:47:54 PM

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Yes, the reason is budgetary. The only problem with waiting to activate it,
is that if I get a defective unit, I won't know it till after the 90-day
warranty is up....

Regards,

Margaret


"BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
news:D j3vc.6420$Ha2.3150@twister.socal.rr.com...
> I don't know about the commercials being marked, but if the reason for
> waiting is budgetary, you could pick up another unit now for $99 and
> wait till later to activate it.
>
> From:Margaret Wilson
> twokatmew@nospam.msn.com
>
> > OK, so I got myself a refurb 5040 and really like it. I'm enjoying
> > the commercial skip feature. At some point I will add a second unit,
> > and I'm assuming that by then the 5040 refurbs will be gone. But
> > here's my question -- Even though the 5504 doesn't have the
> > commercial skip feature of the 5040, does it mark the commercials so
> > I could still edit them out using ReVue and then stream them back to
> > the 5504 from from video server (running DVArchive) minus commercials?
> >
> > Thanks and Regards,
> >
> > Margaret
>
>
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Anonymous
June 1, 2004 10:41:18 PM

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You'd have a few days use to ensure that it's not DOA but you're right
to be concerned longer term. However, the first unit I ever had, a
2020, was a gift and it was about 2 years before I first installed it.
Turned out to be DOA! I called and explained that I had never opened the
box and they agreed that since it had never been registered it was still
"new" and swapped it out for a 3030 under warranty. Of course, that was
the old company and I don't know how they'd handle it now.
There's always ebay.

From:Margaret Wilson
twokatmew@nospam.msn.com

> Yes, the reason is budgetary. The only problem with waiting to
> activate it, is that if I get a defective unit, I won't know it till
> after the 90-day warranty is up....
>
> Regards,
>
> Margaret
>
>
> "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
> news:D j3vc.6420$Ha2.3150@twister.socal.rr.com...
>> I don't know about the commercials being marked, but if the reason
>> for waiting is budgetary, you could pick up another unit now for $99
>> and wait till later to activate it.
>>
>> From:Margaret Wilson
>> twokatmew@nospam.msn.com
>>
>>> OK, so I got myself a refurb 5040 and really like it. I'm enjoying
>>> the commercial skip feature. At some point I will add a second
>>> unit, and I'm assuming that by then the 5040 refurbs will be gone.
>>> But here's my question -- Even though the 5504 doesn't have the
>>> commercial skip feature of the 5040, does it mark the commercials so
>>> I could still edit them out using ReVue and then stream them back to
>>> the 5504 from from video server (running DVArchive) minus
>>> commercials?
>>>
>>> Thanks and Regards,
>>>
>>> Margaret
Anonymous
June 1, 2004 11:32:24 PM

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Yes, a 5500 series machine does mark the commercials. In fact, if you stream
a show from a 5500 to a 5000, the commercials will automatically skip as if
it had been originally recorded on the 5000. And when watching on the 5500,
commercials will skip if you press the -> button as soon as the commercial
block starts. The 5500 just won't automatically do it for you.

Bye.

"Margaret Wilson" <twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote in message
news:c9i0fs0qaf@news4.newsguy.com...
> OK, so I got myself a refurb 5040 and really like it. I'm enjoying the
> commercial skip feature. At some point I will add a second unit, and I'm
> assuming that by then the 5040 refurbs will be gone. But here's my
> question -- Even though the 5504 doesn't have the commercial skip feature
of
> the 5040, does it mark the commercials so I could still edit them out
using
> ReVue and then stream them back to the 5504 from from video server
(running
> DVArchive) minus commercials?
>
> Thanks and Regards,
>
> Margaret
>
>
Anonymous
June 2, 2004 7:36:40 AM

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Margaret Wilson wrote:
> OK, so I got myself a refurb 5040 and really like it. I'm enjoying the
> commercial skip feature. At some point I will add a second unit, and I'm
> assuming that by then the 5040 refurbs will be gone. But here's my
> question -- Even though the 5504 doesn't have the commercial skip feature of
> the 5040, does it mark the commercials so I could still edit them out using
> ReVue and then stream them back to the 5504 from from video server (running
> DVArchive) minus commercials?
>
> Thanks and Regards,
>
> Margaret
>
>
Late model 50XX and 55xx are identical in all respects except serial
number. You can always tell a 55XX that is is a 50XX through wirns.
Anonymous
June 2, 2004 9:39:10 PM

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What exactly is Wirns? I've managed to figure out DVArchive, RTVTools and
ReVue, yet I can't seem to find any info on exactly what Wirns is. ????

Regards,

Margaret

"Tony D" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Margaret Wilson wrote:
> > OK, so I got myself a refurb 5040 and really like it. I'm enjoying the
> > commercial skip feature. At some point I will add a second unit, and
I'm
> > assuming that by then the 5040 refurbs will be gone. But here's my
> > question -- Even though the 5504 doesn't have the commercial skip
feature of
> > the 5040, does it mark the commercials so I could still edit them out
using
> > ReVue and then stream them back to the 5504 from from video server
(running
> > DVArchive) minus commercials?
> >
> > Thanks and Regards,
> >
> > Margaret
> >
> >
> Late model 50XX and 55xx are identical in all respects except serial
> number. You can always tell a 55XX that is is a 50XX through wirns.
Anonymous
June 3, 2004 12:55:53 AM

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And you can't hear the fan at all on the 55XX models.
Anonymous
June 4, 2004 5:34:16 AM

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Margaret Wilson wrote:

> What exactly is Wirns? I've managed to figure out DVArchive, RTVTools and
> ReVue, yet I can't seem to find any info on exactly what Wirns is. ????

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