I’d like to get an idea of how many users we have on this board who have a hdrw720 and what are the main problems they are having.
i purchased my first 720/17 last oct thru costco.com for $200
it’s got the latest 3.2 firmware and it has a Manufacturer date of DEC 04 (you can check the sticker on the bottom for Manu. Date)
This unit suffers from the Guide issues… i would say once every week to 2 weeks once i turn the unit on and attempt to go to the guide… once i hit the button …nothing happens and then the unit lights up red and the machine resets… at that point i can usually turn the machine back on…go back into the guide and the listings are still there… occassionally however sometimes it wipes out the listings (however the scheduled recordings are still there)
Recently i had the hard drive about 90% full and i started noticing little audio glitches and whatnot…so i deleted off a ton of stuff (back down to about 50% full on the Hard Drive) and i do not seem to have playback problems.
Unit 2 i purchased in nov. last year… upgraded to 3.2 firmware and it’s got
Manufacturer date of JAN 05
It’s in a different room in the house. i very rarely have the guide problems with it at all… i’d say once every 4 months or so …it might lock up and reboot…but it’s been pretty smooth… the one issue i have experienced on it however is…
If you am recording a show… and i watch that show delayed (for example a tv show that comes on from 7-9pm …i might start it at 8 and fast forward… OR if i watch previously recorded shows while a tv show is recording and use the fast forward alot…from time to time…the audio will go extremely static sounding … this does not happen all the time.and it seems to be related to a lot of fast forwarding .but the only way to get it to stop is to turn off the 720…as soon as i turn it back on…the programs sound fine again… i have seen the problem listed here on the board and i just have the 720 hooked to a tv…so i believe this to be a 720 problem.
For the record… i am just using basic analog Cable plugged straight into 720 on both machines.
i record probably 10-15 hours of tv each week on the units.
So how many 720 owners are experiencing these problems on a regular basis?
i would be curious to hear what problems and what the Manufacturer date your unit is.
Long post i know…