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The scheduler will not work

I can real time record just fine using the docking station. I have sync'd the docking station with the cable box and the archos remote control will turn the cable box on and off. Customer service was worthless. Is there a "mystery" setting that I have missed. PLEASE HELP!! This is a fantastic player but I would like to use the scheduler function as that I paid alot for the DVR docking station.

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Check the power pack for the DVR station and see if theres a green light still lit. I've had two power packs for the DVR station fail. This will cause the syptoms your seeing.

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YOU NEED TO GO TO SETTINGS ANDCHANGE THE PLAY MODE TO PAL FORMAT

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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Hi,

That's what the DVR does. All you need to do is play whatever program you would like on your cablebox/DVR and hit record on your archos. It will record it like any program.

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Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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I think the problem is that you have not got the unit set for your sky box. Put your archos into the dvr this should allow you to enter into the record button then press menu and settings and this will allow you to select different settings , i don't have sky but my first to settings are set to "auto", i have tried changing to something else and i lose the signal. Hopefully this is what you are experiancing. Good Luck

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Transfer file to Archos 5 using usb port on DVR Station Dock

On your Archos 5 go into tools -> Files and you should have two Archos 5 tabs. Change one to your USB stick and the other to the Archos 5 and copy and paste. I have not tested this, but this should work.  Good Luck. 
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