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WD DVR Expander w/ SA Explorer 8300HD

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Old 01-13-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default WD DVR Expander w/ SA Explorer 8300HD

I recently recieved the Western Digital 500g DVD Expander and have attached it to my Scientific Atlanta 8300HD. The install seems to have gone OK, but now whenever I try to watch recorded content (recorded since I attached the Expander) every minute or so I get freeze frame, audio loss, pixelation for a second or so, then it works normal again. Generally, if I rewind and watch that part again all that stuff goes away, but just happens at a different point in time. This makes watching recorded stuff pretty painful. I also notice that at times full shows are no longer being recorded, only the first few minutes.
I got in touch with WD and they sent me a new drive but I'm having the same problems.
Has anyone encountered this before with this pairing? If so, is there any kind of resolution you know of?

Thanks much for reading this and for any help you could offer.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:12 PM   #2
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Default Same problem

I have the same problem, is there anyone out there that knows how to fix this problem? I am using HDMI cable, some one in another thread said that could be the problem. Isn't it an HDMI cable box??? Please help thanks.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:57 AM   #3
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Default Same problem - any suggestions?

I have same problem... really getting annoying. Seems like the dropped pixels/sound happens right when something important is being said.

I found in most cases, if I hit the rewind and replay the scene, it plays find which indicates it is not in the recording. I use HDMI from DVR to TV.

I tried changing ESATA II cable but that didn't help. My next step will be to try changing from HDMI to Component. Hopefully, someone will post their solution here... I love the extra recording space - but the skipping is getting pretty frustrating.

Using on Scientific Atlanta HD DVR (Time Warner). I may try new DVR - but hate losing all that I've recorded to do so.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:37 PM   #4
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Default Did you ever find a solution to this problem?

Hello,

I have the same problem....I am using an 8300HD with a WD DVR 1TB and I am getting glitches - mostly with HD shows. I changed the esata cable but it did nothing. Strangely, I have another 8300HD with the same WD expander that is working fine.

I was wondering if you ever figured out the cause of your issues.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Rob

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I recently recieved the Western Digital 500g DVD Expander and have attached it to my Scientific Atlanta 8300HD. The install seems to have gone OK, but now whenever I try to watch recorded content (recorded since I attached the Expander) every minute or so I get freeze frame, audio loss, pixelation for a second or so, then it works normal again. Generally, if I rewind and watch that part again all that stuff goes away, but just happens at a different point in time. This makes watching recorded stuff pretty painful. I also notice that at times full shows are no longer being recorded, only the first few minutes.
I got in touch with WD and they sent me a new drive but I'm having the same problems.
Has anyone encountered this before with this pairing? If so, is there any kind of resolution you know of?

Thanks much for reading this and for any help you could offer.
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