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Forum: SageTV Downloads & Instructions 05-19-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 372,863
Posted By JustFred
An earlier post reported: Unless I've...

An earlier post reported:


Unless I've misunderstood, "Failed setting the Infrared Transmitter Port! Please ensure that the USB-UIRT is connected" should only occur if USB-UIRT were selected for...
Forum: SageTV Downloads & Instructions 05-19-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 372,863
Posted By JustFred
It's not clear from your posts exactly how you've...

It's not clear from your posts exactly how you've configured Sage to control the DirecTv box... a) USB-UIRT? b) serial port? c) network interface (ethernet)? d) other? Chapter 5 of the SageTv...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,756
Posted By JustFred
I realize that when most folks on these forums...

I realize that when most folks on these forums say "PlaceShifter", they're referring most often to the lightweight **software** client that ran on a PC. But technically, the original developers of...
Forum: Hardware Support 05-13-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By JustFred
Don't get hung up on the "hardware encoder"...

Don't get hung up on the "hardware encoder" aspect. The purpose of the encoder was to convert "old school" analog inputs (i.e, composite or component) to a digital signal. Since the advent of...
Forum: Hardware Support 05-12-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 217
Posted By JustFred
Without knowing exactly which city you're in,...

Without knowing exactly which city you're in, it's pretty hard to give a useful answer. Cable systems in different cities aren't necessarily configured the same. Best way to find out: temporarily...
Forum: SageTV EPG Service 05-10-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By JustFred
Don't be worried that you don't see channels...

Don't be worried that you don't see channels numbered 2-1, 11-1, 26-1. Those channel numbers won't show up in the Guide when there are like-named channels that also exist via your cable provider. ...
Forum: SageTV EPG Service 05-10-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By JustFred
Sounds like you've got the configuration setup...

Sounds like you've got the configuration setup correctly now. Just be patient with getting the EPG. It sometimes takes more than an hour to download. And even without SD, your local stations...
Forum: SageTV EPG Service 05-09-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By JustFred
From the detailed explanation, I see several...

From the detailed explanation, I see several issues:

1. Before messing with Sage, first use the HDHR Setup Program to do a channel scan for the HDHR OTA tuner.

Then, within Sage, there's this:...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-28-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By JustFred
Be aware that USB-UIRT can't be used...

Be aware that USB-UIRT can't be used simultaneously by both a 32- and 64-bit program. Shut down Sage before launching eventghost or lrnhelper.

Did the USB-UIRT driver install correctly? Open up...
Forum: SageTV Software 04-27-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By JustFred
The registry change can be made while Sage is...

The registry change can be made while Sage is running, but Sage needs to be restarted to pick up the new value. No need to reboot the entire PC.
Forum: Hardware Support 04-20-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By JustFred
Setting up a VPN avoids opening ports on the...

Setting up a VPN avoids opening ports on the router. Be aware that a VPN requires a substantial amount of CPU horsepower to encrypt the data stream. One downside to running the VPN on the average...
Forum: SageTV Software 04-20-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By JustFred
Window's TaskManager can be used to determine how...

Window's TaskManager can be used to determine how much memory is free, and how much memory is consumed by specific applications. That might give an idea if room is available to increase Sage's heap...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-20-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By JustFred
I'm assuming that you actually do have a modem,...

I'm assuming that you actually do have a modem, as opposed to a ISP-provided gateway (which is a combo modem+router). There's no need to get into a modem; there's nothing a customer can configure in...
Forum: SageTV Software 04-20-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By JustFred
Given your other posts in various threads, I'm...

Given your other posts in various threads, I'm thinking the most likely cause of spinning circles is insufficient memory. Exactly which version of Sage is running? v9.1.10 and newer used more...
Forum: SageTV Software 04-19-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By JustFred
Have a look at Sage's System Info screen and post...

Have a look at Sage's System Info screen and post what's being reported for JVM Heap Size (Used/Total/Max). If the info in your sig accurate, I'm *almost* willing to bet a roll of toilet paper that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,337
Posted By JustFred
That's a HUGE assumption. The source reports that...

That's a HUGE assumption. The source reports that data "... comes from publicly available plan data from more than 2,000 internet service providers ..." and "If a provider has indicated that they...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,337
Posted By JustFred
Depending on your current ISP, those email...

Depending on your current ISP, those email accounts might still remain usable (for free) even though you switch to a different ISP. It's true of the old Bells and Comcast. In my case, I dumped AT&T...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-02-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,132
Posted By JustFred
It depends. It **might** refer to having only...

It depends. It **might** refer to having only used 1% of the max. Wear Leveling cycles available. It's time to read the manual and learn about SMART. A good place to start is clicking on CDI's...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-01-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,132
Posted By JustFred
I run several 8TB, 10TB and 14TB drives that have...

I run several 8TB, 10TB and 14TB drives that have been shucked, but they're used for backup purposes, not as a primary data store. These drives really aren't designed/intended to be spinning...
Forum: Hardware Support 04-01-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,132
Posted By JustFred
Maybe (or maybe not). But one simple way to get...

Maybe (or maybe not). But one simple way to get indication that those problems are due to a failing disk is to install a program that runs as a service and periodically queries the S.M.A.R.T status...
Forum: Hardware Support 03-28-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By JustFred
Adding the new Prime#2 while continuing to use...

Adding the new Prime#2 while continuing to use Prime#1 normally means there was no need to remove Prime#1's assignment data from sage.properties. Simply add Prime#2 assignment info to the properties...
Forum: Hardware Support 03-28-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By JustFred
Has the pc been rebooted after completing step 2?

Has the pc been rebooted after completing step 2?
Forum: SageTV Software 03-27-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By JustFred
It might also be useful to tell us which capture...

It might also be useful to tell us which capture device (tuner) is involved. (Although we often enjoy a good mystery :) )
Forum: Hardware Support 03-27-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By JustFred
My recollection is that SageDCT doesn't look for...

My recollection is that SageDCT doesn't look for any files; it does network discovery to find tuners.

It's not clear what steps have been taken so far.

Generally:
1. Connect tuner to network...
Forum: Hardware Support 03-27-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By JustFred
In the HDHR Installation guide, in the section...

In the HDHR Installation guide, in the section for software installation, are detailed steps for running the HDHR Setup software on the PC. This s/w is likely already installed, since you've already...
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