Don't do it.t11rmh said:Anybody got a Sagem PVR? I'm thinking of buying one - the PVR62160T.
You will now be on version 0.4.3MH of the firmware. There is another update coming for this machine, version 0.4.4MH, provisionally set for this weekend if everything is OK. It's supposed to fix the serious slowdown/freezing/reboot bug on long attended recordings.t11rmh said:O.K. Well, I bought one last week and the software was updated on Saturday.
20 recording timers maximum.t11rmh said:PQ is great. I haven't run out of timer program settings yet (what is the maximum)
Yep, just an estimate - it depends on which channel you are recording. For example, recordings from BBC1 can take twice as much room up as recordings from channel five.t11rmh said:It laso reports that there is about 32hrs left on the disk when I have only recorded one hour of stuff? But that just seems to be an estimate. I have the 80gb version.
They're certainly persevering with the OADs, I'll give them that - they just don't seem very good at it. I just hope they don't run out of enthusiasm (or money for the OADs) before it's fixed properly.MancMale said:And at least sagem have been doing regular updates , unlike some makes ..
Channel five transmit at the best resolution of 720x576, but the bitrate is very variable - and often much lower than the main BBC channels.t11rmh said:Also, what you say about channel 5. I do find the PQ on channel 5 the worse of all the main channels. Do they broadcast with lower definition and detail then that requires less bandwith?
I have not noticed any ITV teletext problems ..sparky_paul said:The problem with the Sagems is that we are not talking about small operational niggles. Some of the defects which the box has had have prevented you from making full use of it.
I will be happy if the recording freezing/rebooting issue has been fixed with this weekend's OAD - My 7208T Sagem very rarely freezes ( always make sure there is good air flow ) , ive had the odd reboot but seems to be a strange quirk. Lots of ideas from people as to why this happens but not any repeatable.
no more recordings chopped to 1 hour 50 mins or thereabouts. I regularly record several shows one after another and the box records them in one long block the total of which is way past 1 hour 50 mins . Ive recorded three straight films together off Film4 .. no problems ...
However, there are still issues which are still unfixed after 6 versions of the software and 18 months - teletext on itv still routinely crashes the PVR, for instance.
There are problems on itv teletext, 100 and Sky text.MancMale said:I have not noticed any ITV teletext problems ..
That was a good improvement on the 7200 series - my 6200s, unlike most other PVRs, need an OAD to upgrade the drive, which is ridiculous. Mind you, it's not really worth putting a massive drive in as you are limited to 100 programs on the HDD, and it starts nagging you to delete some at 83.MancMale said:I bought my Sagem 7280T for the TopUpTV access slot and in the forums its says this model is easy to upgrade the Hard drive....I dont have to wait for OAD to change Hard drive ..
Nope you not missing anything. Seems to be a Sagem thing. Quite annoying really. Same thing happens as you look through the recorded list...Otherwise it's not performing to badly.yukioMishima said:howdy
i have the 6240T
not overly happy with it... crashes a fair bit (as indicated above)... though the PQ seems pretty good
i do have one gripe with it (well... more than one... but let's start with this one).... when scrolling thru the epg on the built-in tuner on my toshie the currently active station remains active whilst i scroll... this does not seem to happen with the sagem..... is there a setting somewhere that i am missing?
thanks in advance for any help
That annoys most of us over on the Sagem PVR forum too - we have been asking Sagem to fix this since day one.yukioMishima said:when scrolling thru the epg on the built-in tuner on my toshie the currently active station remains active whilst i scroll... this does not seem to happen with the sagem..... is there a setting somewhere that i am missing?
mahalebi said:Hello forum
I bought a Sagem 62160 for less than £150 two days ago. It's early days but so far I am very pleased with it (considering that I nearly went for a new all-in-one DVD/HDD/Video Freeview system for £600 - which does not have twin tuners). The functionality of the Sagem is more than adequate for me and the user interface, though a little quirky and inelegant, is simple to master. I nearly went for the Humax but :
a) it was £50 more
b) it is far too clunky a unit in my opinion - the Sagem is a good compact size
c) not bothered about not being able to record two channels simultaneously - how much telly can you keep up with?
The Sagem has crashed once during a recording session, and I have no idea why. It's dissappointing to read that the firmware is so buggy, spoiling an otherwise excellent product, but I hope updates will improve the system.
Couple of questions if anyone can help please ?
1. How do you get subtitles ?
2. Do I have to do anything other than just leave the unit turned on overnight to get automatic software downloads ? (I think I'm on 0.3.9).
In conclusion, if the level of bugs does not get worse, I will be delighted with it - I tend to buy the best known electronic brands, but so far this is pretty decent for the money.
The one I bought came with a very early version, 2.2 or something so I couldn't compare. I would update to it as I have had no problems with it yet.mahalebi said:Thank you for that. Is it worth upgrading from 0.3.9 to 0.4.4 ? I've read that this might not necessarily bring great improvements and may even introduce new problems ?
Also forgot to mention to potential buyers that the Sagem picture is excellent, particularly once I had adjusted the RGB output to 'low' through the menus. It also works well with a weak signal strength (my Humax did not work so well with my loft aerial).
Overall still going well. If any future firmware upgrades magically allow the box to record two channels simultaneously, then this box will take a lot of beating.
Glad you got it sorted out.It eventually came up with an er09 and now I can use it and all of my recordings are there! Hoorah
And then I got the update to work fine on Sunday evening so everything is right in the world again. It had recorded everyhting I asked of it (4 x Corrie, 5 x Home and Away Couple of movies, MOTD, The Championship, etc) with no problem.