How many programs can I set up to record on the CM-7004? (CM7004)

When setting up new programs to be recorded, the maximum number of 'Timers' is 10. 

Please note; Even though the maximum recording schedule 'Timers' is 10, if you continue to set up additional recordings, past 10, it will not record them. After one program recording has completed, you can add another to the schedule.

It is possible to record up to ~20 hours of HD programming on a 128GB USB flash drive that is formatted to FAT32. This amount will vary because each TV station decides upon the bit rate of the Transport Stream. The higher the bit rate, the more storage is used. SD programs do not take up as much storage as HD programming. 

To check the programs that are set up to record;

  • Press DVR button.
  • Select 'Settings'.
  • Press the Yellow button.
  • Now you can see all of the programs that are set up to record. 

Confirm that Time, Date, and Time Zone are set correctly.

There is 1 storage device that we currently recommend for the CM-7004. However, any USB storage device that uses SLC Flash and is formatted to FAT32, should work very well. 

"Sandisk Extreme 500 series. Model# SDSSDEXT-120G " We have tested a number of Solid State storage devices. The Sandisk Extreme 500, 120GB that has been formatted to FAT32, has consistently provided the best results. It uses SLC Flash. The advantage of SLC Flash is that it processes data much faster then standard USB flash drives that use MLC Flash.

*Enabling basic recording capability requires a USB drive (Flash or Solid State), minimum 16GB and maximum 128GB and has been formatted to FAT32. IMPORTANT: The USB drive must be a new, first-time use device in order to be properly formatted for use with ConverterBox.

If you are using a powered antenna or powered antenna preamp in your system, there is a symptom that is becoming common. Symptom, 'I can only record while the TV is turned on.' It's becoming quite common for preamps to operate on 5vdc, and the amp/preamp arrives with a USB power cable. You have a choice to connect the USB power cable to the provided USB wall power adaptor, (Like a cell phone charger) or, you can connect the USB power cable to a USB port on your TV. If you have it connected to the TV USB port, the amp will lose power when you turn the TV off. 

In the scenario above, if you have programs setup to record, and your TV is off, your DVR may get poor or no TV signal. Your recording could be of poor quality or no recording at all.  

Please note; The CM-7004 has been designed as a Digital signal to Analog signal converter. Primarily the CM7004 is used to accommodate older Analog TV's that do not have an HD ATSC tuner, or a  Digital display that does not have an HD ATSC Tuner installed. 

Secondary to that, it will also record TV programs. This is an economy set top box and has limited Recording options


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