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Old 02-16-2006, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Possible Issue: Home dock wont record M-F schedule?

Several people have reported that M-F recordings are not working. I have never had an issue and I’ve had M-F recordings since Day 1 of Stern and never had an issue. I think I’ve even had a M-F recording since around early December of the nightly news and it’s worked basically well. BUT I only have a Car dock.

Than there are numerous reports that some people just cant get the home dock to record reliably even with the 5 minute gap.

So I’m starting to wonder if perhaps there is not an issue where the home dock doesn’t wake for M-F recordings.

Can people with the home dock please post their experience so we can try to nail down if the M-F and Home dock unreliable issues are related??

A couple recent threads talking about the issues:

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=38365

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...=369651#369651
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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See this thread too.
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=38427

Maybe my problem is related. Been having problems all week with my M-F recordings in the home dock. Worked fine in the car.
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:09 PM   #3
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Arrrgh, my S50 missed the HSS show this morning (after a pretty good track history). What this indicates to me is that really do need to power reset the car dock AND separate the S50 from it, rather than just power reset the thing as an entire unit. Very fussy this thing is... [/yoda]

(just wanted to share- I know your topic is more referring to a home dock issue)
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:27 PM   #4
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Default After 3 finger reset mine did not work

One time when doing 3 finger reset, I noticed that the content management recording schedule was still there. The next morning the 6am schedule did not start.

I deleted it and created another one of the same time and it worked the next day.
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:31 PM   #5
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Ah yes, I think I've heard of something similar in a topic here. If you've had the time reset or deleted/reloaded your channels, then your prior schedules (for the channels that you updated) may not work. You then need to re-enter a new schedule to replace the old one.

I may have misunderstood this, but I do recall something like this that may be applicable here.
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:51 PM   #6
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Ah yes, I think I've heard of something similar in a topic here. If you've had the time reset or deleted/reloaded your channels, then your prior schedules (for the channels that you updated) may not work. You then need to re-enter a new schedule to replace the old one.

I may have misunderstood this, but I do recall something like this that may be applicable here.
I think we’re wondering away from the topic of Does M-F work or not in the home dock but….

The bug that causes the dog screen freeze up can in fact screw the scheduler at the same time. I used to think it’s the channel reset to clear the dog screen freeze that fired the scheduler but after it happened again I noticed the scheduler gets fried before you even reset channels. At other times the scheduler reverts all the channel numbers to 255 and since there is no channel 255 it wont do anything. In both to fix the scheduler.


Anywho-

Can people with the home dock confirm if they can or can not use M-F recordings?
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:38 PM   #7
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I did a M-F recording of Stern on my Home Kit, set in 5 1-hour blocks from 6a-11a. I left the unit on overnight (as I had to do with the car kit) and it recorded OK. My times did re-set on my scheduled recordings the first time I used the home kit, so I had to re-enter the schedules.
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:49 PM   #8
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I wonder if it is possible for the time settings between a car dock and a home dock can be in conflict and cause subsequent problems for scheduling?
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:47 PM   #9
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I've had the home dock for about 2 weeks. I set up M-F scheduled recordings in 1 hour blocks for the Stern replay starting at 9PM and then transfer the s50 to my car dock and listen on the way to and back from work.

All worked well the first few times. I would wake up in the morning and see that the unit had shut down fine and I was able to replay the recordings. About the fourth time I tried, when I went to get the s50 out of the home dock in the morning, the s50 itself did not seem to be on (it was not lit up) but the home dock had its lights on. However, the s50 itself was rather warn to the touch. Interestingly, repeated attempts that same moring at turning the s50 on (by itself or in the car dock) were not successful.

At that point, I called Sirius support, described the problem to them and they informed me that they would ship me a new s50 and home dock. Later, on the way home from work I tried to turn on the s50 and what do you know, it turned on!

I've attempted to do scheduled recordings in 1 or 2 hour blocks since then and it is very flaky. Last night, only the first hour of Howard was successfully recorded. This morning the home dock's lights were still on but not the s50's, which this time was not warm to the touch.

All in all, I'm very dissapointed with scheduled recordings. I'm wondering if the replacement home dock will be any better?
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Had you been collecting MyChannel music the day/evening before your unsuccessful scheduled program?
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I received the home dock last Friday. I set-up two M-F schedules. One was for 6:00am-7:30am on Channel 100. The second was for 11:00pm-1:00am for the replay on 100. For some reason I noticed it turned on Saturday night at 11:00pm (which is obviously a problem for a M-F recording). It recorded fine Monday through Thursday morning of this week. I checked this morning and it did not record last nights (Thursday) scheduled recording nor did it record this mornings (Friday) recording.

Any ideas?
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Does it indicate the correct current date as the default when you go to make a new scheduled program?
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Had you been collecting MyChannel music the day/evening before your unsuccessful scheduled program?
I'm not sure since I am unfamiliar with this. Could you elaborate?
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Pretend like you are scheduling a new program. When you first see the settings screen, there should be a date entered in as default. That date should correspond with today's date. Naturally, you can go in and change that date to whatever you want, but the date that appears there by default is what your S50 "thinks" the current date is. If that date is wrong, then naturally it won't be able to execute your desired schedule as you set it. That's my theory, at this point.

EDIT: Oops! I thought you were the other guy, and I was answering as if he was asking what I posted to him.

For you, it is frequently observed here and myself personally, that the dock can get glitchy after doing what it does for a few days. It has also been observed that cutting and then restoring power to the dock will "reboot" it or refresh it, which will allow it to work normally for a time (until you next need to refresh it). It has been hypothesized that doing a day's or a few days worth of recording will necessitate a refresh (usually, you notice this because it has crashed right at the moment your scheduled program was to begin)- that includes it just sitting there collecting MyChannel music, if you happen to be tuned to a music channel. It will usually capture all of your MyChannel session just fine, but it will likely crash when the next sheduled program occurs.

So my workaround solution (until "they" get around to fixing this issue) is to not collect MyChannel music in the time before your scheduled program. If you do, then reboot the dock (also separate S50 from dock and then redock) prior to when you leave it unattended to automatically capture the next scheduled program.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:23 PM   #15
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Anywho-

Can people with the home dock confirm if they can or can not use M-F recordings?

I "can" use the m-f recording on the homedock, although it has only worked 1 day as I just got my homedock from circuit city yesterday. But I also just did a channel reset a few days ago.
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