From what I understand, this is a necessary evil to meet the EU standby consumption mandates of running at less than 1W in standby mode - I believe most other PVRs have the same issue, though the Philips does offer it I think - but then that's about the only thing it's got going for it from my experience!
Thanks for confirmation on the Sony - yes similar to the DS (and most other PVRs I believe) which also has a normal standby and power saving standby - in normal standby, pass through works, but it uses more electricity when in this mode.
Update on Faulty Units. I had to go to John Lewis, God Bless-em, to to exchange the second fauly unit. MIT seemed to be convinced the HDMI fault was with my equipment, because they had not had that fault before.The third unit is working fine.
I think ,I was just unlucky. It does what I need from a PVR i.e. easy set-up and simple to use. I will not use all of the features provided and I have no problem with the handset. At the end of the day I still think it is best PVR for the money.
Yes, John Lewis are great, so good that you bought from them! In actual fact, your normal first port of call with faulty kit should be the retailer as they are the ones you have the contract with. This could have been complicated by the swap MIT did for yours, but fortunately John Lewis have great customer service so I'm glad that wasn't the case and you're happy now.
On the other hand, I'm a bit concerned by MIT's response - have you contacted them since to say you've exchanged the unit with the retailer and everything is now fine, so it clearly wasn't an issue with your equipment? I think it's worth doing if you can spare the time, so they know this is a genuine fault and (a) can hopefully look into the fault and track what caused it and (b) won't fob some other poor user off who might have the same issue in the future!
Just a quick question, when turning the DS on my TV does not switch to that HDMI input I have to manually select it, is this normal?
Sorry for the late reply - since the Digital Stream is not HDMI CEC equipped, it won't supply the switch signal to automatically switch inputs I'm afraid. If this is an issue, you could look at a Logitech Harmony remote which can be setup to send the correct commands so that the it will automatically set the TV to the correct input when you choose the Digital Stream.
However, good idea Batman Boy Wonder will re-program his remotes on off button. Cheers
I have to applaud digital stream for their customer service. I reported the problem with the internal clock and my unit was exchanged within a couple of days at no expense. So far the replacement's clock is working correctly. Very impressed. Little annoyed that I have lost a episodes of 'spiral' which I had not got round to watching. I appreciate you can copy to USB however I didn't have a usb with the required hard drive capacity. In any case excellent service.
Glad things are now sorted
this is a really helpful site, but can anyone advise me on a recent problem with my ds ,
i did the march 2011 update today and now the hd recorded programs on the media section will not play, they start for about 10 secs, then stop and start again, any ideas on how to get them playing normally would be gratefully received.
I'm guessing you're the Julie who has reported this elsewhere (can't go into more detail due to WHF forum rules)? If so, it doesn't seem to be a widespread issue as only a couple of people have reported it so far in the last few weeks since the update came out. My advice at the moment would be to:
1. Report this to MIT tomorrow (when everyone is back to work) - click here to do this.
2. See what advice you get elsewhere. If you're not the same Julie, I'll feedback what I see into this thread anyway so people who are looking here can be updated.
I am very happy with this system but am wondering if anyone has had this problem?
Occasionally when watching channels the screen temporarily flickers or blacks out, it only lasts a couple of seconds at most and then everything is back to normal and the picture is fine.
Was wondering if this may be a fault or if there is anything I can do that may rectify my problem.
Not one I've heard of before - this is just when watching live TV, or recordings, or both? Is there anything going on at that time which might interrupt the signal e.g. some other device connected into the TV / AV amp which is switching on?
Only noticed it with live tv up to now. Dont think there is anything to interupt the signal, would the box being close to my router make any difference? OR i also have a dreambox sat on top of it......maybe this could be causing the problem?
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