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Old 09-15-2010, 02:38 PM   #106  
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I don't know where you read that. Both the video and the audio comes through the USB connection. You will need some sort of sound card to play the recordings.
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That is so awesome, I think you have saved me some money. I want to playback what I recorded on my pc only, will I still need to buy a sound card or only if I want to play it back on my tv?

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Old 09-15-2010, 06:46 PM   #108  
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If you have a way to hear the audio on your PC, you will be set both for playback on your PC as well as on a TV.
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I guess what I'm not sure about is whether a sound card that comes already in a pc is all I need or does it just depend on the quality of the preinstalled card whether it's capable of playing the audio from the recording. Some of the pc's I'm looking to buy say they already come with pretty good audio in them or do I need to buy my own sound card and install it no matter what in order to hear the audio from the recordings on my pc?
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I use an on board sound card on one of my HTPCs and it does just fine. I'd say don't buy another sound card, you should be fine. As long as you can hear audio from your PC now, you will be able to play the recordings.
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Thanks a lot, I've learned some good stuff and can't wait to get the 1212.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:29 PM   #112  
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I seem to have a strange problem with my 1212. The colors seem off from time to time and the only fix I can figure out is replacing the cables, but I've swapped between 2 sets of cables; the cable seems fine, its either my tivo or my 1212 that's acting as if 1 of the component cables is unplugged (everything has a greenish hue to it.
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If you have some other source to try like a DVD player with component outputs you could try that to determine if it is the 1212 or the tivo.
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I seem to have a strange problem with my 1212. The colors seem off from time to time and the only fix I can figure out is replacing the cables, but I've swapped between 2 sets of cables; the cable seems fine, its either my tivo or my 1212 that's acting as if 1 of the component cables is unplugged (everything has a greenish hue to it.
Everytime that has happened to me, the cables were either not fully seated, or I mixed them up accidentially, which is actually easy to do with the subtle way the supplied component cables are color coded. Just a thought.
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:02 PM   #115  
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I installed my 1212 HD-PVR yesterday. I had plenty of problems but everything is working great now except one thing. My test recording was a tiny piece of a football game from my Dishnet DVR. The artificial turf is brown (like my lawn in winter). The colors are off and washed out. I double checked that connectors were all inserted well and in the proper spots (component). I read a comment at Amazon that someone received a cable with transposed color markings. I find that hard to believe but I'm going to try swapping the blue and green when I get home tonight. Don't have a clue what to do if that doesn't fix it. It sure would be a shame, I really like this unit.
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I installed my 1212 HD-PVR yesterday. I had plenty of problems but everything is working great now except one thing. My test recording was a tiny piece of a football game from my Dishnet DVR. The artificial turf is brown (like my lawn in winter). The colors are off and washed out. I double checked that connectors were all inserted well and in the proper spots (component). I read a comment at Amazon that someone received a cable with transposed color markings. I find that hard to believe but I'm going to try swapping the blue and green when I get home tonight. Don't have a clue what to do if that doesn't fix it. It sure would be a shame, I really like this unit.
It does sound like a cable issue to me. If you are using the feed through connections and it shows up like that on your TV, then it is definately a cable issue.
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The thing is, I'm not unplugging the cables. I've left the cables intact for months and the system decides the cables are connected incorrectly or something.
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Looks like a bad connection was the color problem. I tried crossing blue/green ... no work. Put it back the way it was and all is well now. The HD picture on my 65" Panny is every bit as good as the original and sound sync is great. I couldn't be happier. My system is component video and optical sound from DishNet ViP722 to the PVR, USB to an HTPC I built up. From there it's HDMI to my Onkyo 805 and on to the TV. Play thru is smooth and accurate. I like that my ViP722 outputs simultaneously.
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It was very easy to setup the connections and install the software took less than ten minutes. Really like it except for one thing, sometimes it will just stop recording after 5 minutes or so and i'm not sure why. If I try to start recording again a message says that it can't record because it's being used by another program so I power it off then on and it will work again. Do you know why it stops recording?
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It was very easy to setup the connections and install the software took less than ten minutes. Really like it except for one thing, sometimes it will just stop recording after 5 minutes or so and i'm not sure why. If I try to start recording again a message says that it can't record because it's being used by another program so I power it off then on and it will work again. Do you know why it stops recording?
Have you downloaded the updates? That could be it.

Also while I was recording my home videos from my 8mm camera I noticed the same problem as yours when there would be a gap in the recording and there would be some snow between recordings. The 1212 would stop recording and shut off like yours and get hung up. Had to cycle power just as you said. Apparently if the 1212 does not "see" a video signal it will stop. I fixed it by running the 8mm through a VCR so the VCR would send a constant video signal. If you are recording from a DVR, I would not think that is your cause, though. Check the y (green) cable to be sure it is secure. That is the video signal for component video. The Pb (blu) and Pr (red) are color differential signals, but the 1212 will key on the green cable.
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