Hello all. This is my first post to the board, but I’ve been reading it for the past couple of days intently and haven’t seen anyone else post with this problem.
Two days ago I tried to upgrade my Gateway AR-230 to the latest firmware to hopefully cure a couple of reliability problems. Mainly, timed recordings being cut off before they finish and occasionally, when record is started (not timed), the recorder would simply stop for no apparent reason.
Went to the Gateway site (which by the way doesn’t carry this device any longer) found the updated firmware, downloaded and try to install. No matter what I did, it was no use, it would recognize the firmware. After a google search, I came upon a thread on this board that mentioned that the AR-230 was actually an LVW-5001 rebranded. I then proceed to d/l the 1180 firmware and drive upgrade firmware from the Lite-On site, burned it on to a CD-RW and voila both firmware upgrades took without a problem and rebranded the screen to the Lite-On screen
Now here’s the problems I noticed (actually my wife did since she timer records about 5 different shows every day). The 16X FF is not as fast as it was prior to the upgrade. I couldn’t tell, but she uses the thing every night to watch her shows and she says she notices the difference. And since upgrading it the day before yesterday, it failed to record two of the five shows, much to her dismay (and mine!). It failed the first night, recorded all five the second night, then failed the same two shows the third night.
Does anyone else have this problem and if so, is there a solution to remedy this? I have been banished to the couch for “messing with the recorder” (her words) and must find a solution before Monday, when here shows are on again. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for listening