The software v182 is now out for 1 month. It's clear that the Expressvu External Hard Drive 9242 HD PVR is not stable at all in this first version. Many reported on having troubles including me. Here are a few bugs reported:
- Unable to play from the EHD
- Unable to restore back program to the 9242 HD PVR from the EHD
- The EHD becomes disconnected. Must do a reset(press power 10 sec. on the 9242 HD PVR) to be able to see it again
Even with all this bugs, I decided anyway to fill my LaCie 750GB with programs/movies(mostly HD). Since it was a test, I did not mind losing the content. The theoretical hours in HD was 100hrs.
The last time I checked the number of hours in HD, I already had 99h30 or so of programing on it excluding the SD(20hrs+). I had to select all and then deselect the SD to see how much hours I had. I recorded more since because I had 150+ hours in my last select all. I did not check for HD or SD at that time.
Today, I finally was able to reach that goal by filling the EHD to capacity with maybe 15 minutes still left.
But here is the kicker: I can't see my recording because the 9242 HD PVR is rebooting every time I try to access the EHD menu. Now, I'm stuck with a EHD that's fill to capacity or a brick.
So, even if it's Sunday, I decided to call Bell and at least report this possible new problem. While I was talking to the tech, he confirmed that a new version was being tested because I asked him. It was not a surprise to me. Hopefully, this will correct the previous bugs and my new bug too. I will update this post if I get news from them.
Don't be shy to report problems too. That's the only way for them to get corrections done. It's my programmer side talking here but If I don't know that something is wrong, how can I fix it?
If you have filled your hard drive to capacity(any size), you may want to leave a comment if it worked or not. This may help others and the tech to discover a pattern. .
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