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AFTER 6 HRS RECORDING MESSAGE DISPLAYS NO MORE SPACE LEFT

MESSAGE ALSO DISPLAYS -TIMER PROBLEM DETECTED.MANUAL SAYS IT CAN RECORD UP TO 100HRS OF PROGRAMMING. BUT AFTER ABOUT 7 HRS IT DISPLAYS NO MORE SPACE LEFT FOR RECORDING.

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It is true that the manual says it can record 100 or more hours...but that is at the lowest resolution. You can go to the menu screen and from there go to the recording properties and play around with different recording resolutions that best fit your recording needs. Also, the DVR uses a Hard Drive just as any computer does and within' time it becomes fragmented... that may cause it to record less hours even if you delete recordings. You can format the internal hard drive by going to the main menu screen and press and hold (for about 10 seconds) the OPEN and PLAY buttons on the unit (not the remote). At this time you should see the words FORMAT on the LCD screen and the unit will shut off. Keep in mind that formatting will erase everything on the hard drive so make sure you back up to DVD whatever you want to keep. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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    Gerson War Jun 29, 2008

    For the timer problem. You need to erase the timers currently saved. Do this by going to the timer emnu and individually cancell each timer. Now do a guided setup so that you can input the correct tim zone and date/time. I have come across units that actually do have timer issues ( they just wont keep the correct time) so lets try to rule this out. After everything is set up correctly, try testing the timer to make sure it records at a specified time and date,

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