For what it's worth, a little story:
I recently picked up an old 9300T. I reformatted the HDD and did a complete retune (disconnected the aerial lead, ran a re-tune so it found no signals, saved that, re-connected the aerial and ran a further re-tune and saved the results). It worked, but proved to be pretty temperamental. Very slow to respond to commands and if impatient, locked up. Sometimes recorded a program different from that requested. Many programmes looked to be recorded but were not playable. Reformatted again and behaved much the same. All the same old problems.
I decided to put in a 2.5inch 5400rpm HDD I'd got laying around just to try it. Formatted and re-tuned again.
WOW!!! What a difference! Has run faultlessly now for weeks, recording and playing back properly. And so much faster to respond to commands! Really pleased, I am.
Hope that helps somebody.
9300T remarkable improvement(10 posts)
Hi all,Thu 15 Mar 2018 15:48:09 #1 |
Thank you for posting this. I am in a similar position with my 9300 after over 10 years of relatively trouble free use. Reluctant to just throw it out.
I am sure i have an old 2.5" laptop drive lying around somewhere, so when time permits i will try bunging it in with the hope i can salvage this PVR.
Thanks again.Wed 21 Mar 2018 13:01:30 #2 |
Thanks for your response.
I'm sure a 3.5 inch 5400rpm (or faster) would effect the same improvement - doesn't have to be 2.5 inch - that's what I had to hand!
My Hummy continues to work extremely well and I just picked up another, so I'll report back in due course!
Best regards, a4UThu 22 Mar 2018 8:34:08 #3 |
It was a WD3200AVVS 'Green Power'.
Hope that helps?
a4uThu 22 Mar 2018 11:36:13 #5 |
The only drive spare i had was a 2.5" one (just for testing purposes). The HD on mine is a also a WD3200AVVS.
The only problem my 9300T has is not recording scheduled programs. If i power on the unit, about 10 minutes before the scheduled recording starts, it will record fine. BUT, if i leave the unit on standby it will not start to record.
Manual recordings however, work fine.
So i fitted this spare drive, set the unit to default, formatted the drive,& manual channel search.
Will see what happens tonight when it is scheduled to record "Neighbours" (PS....for the wife.)Thu 22 Mar 2018 12:53:25 #6 |
Good luck! I've not seen many reports of failing to 'wake up' to record a scheduled programme.Thu 22 Mar 2018 14:00:38 #7 |
Passed the "Neighbours" test. Will leave this spare drive in over the weekend.......if still ok I will order a "proper" replacement drive.Thu 22 Mar 2018 19:53:16 #8 |
Good news and well done!
a4uThu 22 Mar 2018 22:07:18 #9 |
It seems the celebrations were a bit premature. Been out shopping most of the afternoon & powered up the TV and everything connected to it at 4PM. I noticed that at 17:30 it had not started to record the scheduled program. Had a close look at the LCD screen & noticed the time was displayed as 13:15!
Appears that whatever controls the time has malfunctioned?
Never had this happen before.Fri 23 Mar 2018 19:40:31 #10 |
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