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USB recording + time setting

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    batteryman

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    A couple of queries on the HB 1100s

    1. Which usb devices are compatible for recordings - portable drives only or can usb memory sticks be used?

    2. Where does the box pick up the real time signal? I had one working on Freesat the other day without a network connection and the epg was 1 hour out, showing 12.00 at 13:00. All the programmes were correctly timed in real time but the epg timings were 1 hour out. Is there somewhere in settings to reset the time to BST?

    Tue 20 Aug 2019 19:03:34 #1 |
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    USB memory sticks cannot be used. In any case the time shift buffering would rapidly use up the write limitations of a usb stick and lead to early failure.

    Surprised the box needs a network connection to maintain the epg time. The other boxes other than software updates work OK without a network connection though of course without IP delivered content.

    Perhaps the box not being connected to a lnb overnight is the issue rather than the missing network connection. A few simple tests should find out if it's the missing lnb connection overnight that's the cause of the anomally.

    Tue 20 Aug 2019 20:43:00 #2 |
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    grahamlthompson - 3 mins ago  » 
    USB memory sticks cannot be used. In any case the time shift buffering would rapidly use up the write limitations of a usb stick and lead to early failure.
    Surprised the box needs a network connection to maintain the epg time. The other boxes other than software updates work OK without a network connection though of course without IP delivered content.

    The extra day of epg content presumably is added overnight I guess that's the issue rather than the lack of internet connection the day after the required housekeeping was transmitted.
    Perhaps the box not being connected to a lnb overnight is the issue rather than the missing network connection. A few simple tests should find out if it's the missing lnb connection overnight that's the cause of the anomally.

    Tue 20 Aug 2019 20:49:12 #3 |
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    Sounds like it wasn't on the lnb long enough to synchronise the clock - it was only a few minutes.

    Wed 21 Aug 2019 18:23:04 #4 |
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    batteryman - 1 hour ago  » 
    Sounds like it wasn't on the lnb long enough to synchronise the clock - it was only a few minutes.

    More likely the time required to refresh the epg to the cached copy from the full serial epg data carried on whatever transponder tuner 1 is using.

    Every transponder that carries transponders on the freesat epg carries the full epg in the same way that Freeview- boxes do. It takes about 30 seconds or so to refresh the cached epg.

    Wed 21 Aug 2019 19:56:04 #5 |

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