I own a Motorola Dual Tuner PVR - DCT6412 - III . I am having a problem with the recording on my unit . I can record a current program in progress only . It will not record any single FUTURE programs nor any serial programs that I have set up . I should say that it was working fine for the past year and all of a sudden developed this problem . The little red light comes on to indicate that the recording has started at the appropriate time but nothing gets recorded. I have gone to the channel that is supposed to be recording and when I hit the OK button on the remote it should indicate a recording is in progress but all I get is a message that says " One moment please this channel should be available shortly " and the screen is black ( no picture ) . I had a friend come over with his unit to
determine if it was a line problem from the provider that was causing the problem or if it was my unit that was faulty. His unit works perfectly so it is definitely a problem with my unit .The provider tried several times to resend the signal to see if it would correct the situation but that did nothing to correct it . I contacted Motorola Tech dept. and they indicate it is likely a problem with one of the tuners . Where can I bring this unit for repair in Windsor , Ontario , Canada as the provider ( Cogeco ) will not help in any way as the unit is no longer under warranty . ?
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Re: Motorola Dual Tuner PVR 6412-III ( HD )
If you cannot get it repaired, note that it has a 120GB disk-drive -- very small when compared to the latest model (500GB), and note that the disk-drive probably is approaching 10 years old -- doomed to "fail" soon. Replace it, and add an external-SATA "Expander" to add another 1000GB of storage of recordings.
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You will need a tv tuner dongle that plugs into the usb port. These are available from all good PC stores. They do these for all formats of TV so you would be able get one that decodes cable and you would have the added benefit of being able to use your laptop as a PVR so you can record your favourite programs straight to your laptop.
That machne does not have a bluray drive & that is the simple reason why you can not play a blu ray disc. This is what your drive supports.
Plays Standard or multiregion DVD's & Audio CD's. Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi. No Bluray or HD DVD,
If you were sold the machine as a bluray laptop then take it back & demand your refund.
Your laptop has Tv Tuner card and if it takes TV input via cable , you get a S-Video / DVD cable to regular cable converter and use the laptop as a video recorder - if you are in US , any Radio Shack will be able to help you with the cables