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Dvr docking station

Quite simply cannot get my docking station to record - checked all cable connections etc. Seems to be completly different to that contain on archos tutorial.Can you confirm you can connect to sky ±

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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

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I had the problem that the record feature was not available in or out of the docking station and therefore i could not record. Archos connector on bottom of unit senses a change in the resistance of the device it's docked with and knows if it's the DVR station or not.

Turned out to be a hardware fault - i had to RMA both the Archos and the docking station (while in warranty) and Archos fixed it/them.

That may not help you much.

PS: I think i zapped my DVR station with static one day and that might have been the original cause.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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