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MattF

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I know if I have a feed up I can just hit record but is there a way to set a timer to record a future feed. I was gone all day yesterday and wanted to record a golf feed that was not up yet. I tried to just hit record but the Linkbox would not record when no signal was present, I was hoping I could just fast forward until the feed was up. Is there a way set a timer to record?
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First put Linkbox on desired channel to record
Then click Menu
System
Timer Setting
.....then pick one of the 8 to preset, and click it
Timer Mode
.....set to once or daily
Recording
.....set to on
Wakeup Date
.....set date of event
Duration
.....set time length of event
Save

Note:
I've never used this so I don't know if it works or not?
Calling the Wakeup Date that, instead of just Date, may suggest it needs to be OFF for it to work?
I do not know, so I suggest to try it and see!
GOOD LUCK !!!

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Al, thanks for answering for Matt.

The timers work pretty good.

One problem with timer recordings is the clock on the 9000 Linkbox models.

If you set the clock manually, then it will loose about 5 minutes a day.

So in their efforts to try and resolve this, they added an option to where when you are in the time setting menu and if you have the receiver connected to your internet service, either hard wired or wireless, you can Hit the RED Button on the remote and active UTC to where the receiver will set the clock from the Internet.

This works alright, until you are changing channels and if you land on a channel that is trasmitting the Time and the Date, as the receiver can pick up that data and change the clock, as many times a channel that is transmitting that data, will not have our correct time.

In your case Matt, if you set up the clock to get the time from the Internet, you can use this UTC option to set the clock and then be on the channel that you are going to want to record, then you should be fine.  Another option, even if it is not that great, is to keep the clock set manually and set the time on the day that you are wanting to do a timer recording.

It is frustrating that I have 30 year old VCR's that can keep time and a new receiver that can't.  I have expressed concerns about this many, many times to Linkbox, but have never gotten a fix.  Of course I have to keep in mind that most all receivers are marketed for Europe and they have no problem with picking up the correct time from the channels that they use the receivers for and most of their channels also transmit the EPG.  Our market is just not any where close to the size as other markets, so still have to deal with the options that we get.

I am a hobbyist like most people here, that got into the business to support my own habit and while there are many things I would like to see, have grown to accept and work with what we can get.  Still always looking and asking for more, but understand what the market is.

Thanks,

Rick

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Like Rick said you can grab the time by turning UTC on, setting your time zone, and then press the red button to grab the correct time.  I have use the timers and I have always left the receiver on as upon booting up the time can change.

I grab the time by using the above process and then shut UTC off.  Then go to timers and select the start time, duration, and channel to record.  

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Just a thought on the "Time" problem;  Europe uses 220/50, and we in the US use 110[120]/60.  I'm wondering if that might play into the time keeping problem?  Jess out in California
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Quote:
Originally Posted by voomvoom
First put Linkbox on desired channel to record
Then click Menu
System
Timer Setting
.....then pick one of the 8 to preset, and click it
Timer Mode
.....set to once or daily
Recording
.....set to on
Wakeup Date
.....set date of event
Duration
.....set time length of event
Save

Note:
I've never used this so I don't know if it works or not?
Calling the Wakeup Date that, instead of just Date, may suggest it needs to be OFF for it to work?
I do not know, so I suggest to try it and see!
GOOD LUCK !!!

Al


Awesome Al! Thanks for taking the time to type out step by step instructions, much appreciated!
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I would have to run a wire from my modem, across the house to hook up internet. I have used the Wi-Fi dongle but I need that port for my external hard drive. I will just reset the time and turn off the UTC when I want to record something, plus I always add extra time on both ends when I record, so a few minutes here or there won't matter.
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