The steps for the HDD reset on Wikibooks is not 100% correct. Power off. Press SELECT once and a menu page will appear with d01 highlighted. Do not press SELECT a second time. Then press the proper keys in the sequence of 1 - 3 - 1. Clr will apprear on the LED. Press SELECT and the box will reset.
I found a second link which also describes the steps. Thanks for the warning but since this is published information from multiple sources, and I have not disassembled the box, I would not consider this tampering.
I recorded one program to see if the fast forward is better. It went from one extreme (very slow) to the other extreme (very fast).
Before HDD reset:
Pressing fast forward one time would move no faster than play. Pressing a second time would go faster and then pause, go faster and then pause. The pattern would repeat. I suspected fragmentation which is the reason I wanted to format the drive to start clean. I have two DVR boxes and the pattern is the same on both. It is very annoying.
After HDD reset:
I recorded one program after a reset on one box. Pressing fast forward one time will skip ahead by about three minutes so now it is easy to jump farther than I want. I have not decided which is worse. I will record more and continue testing.
Thank you for the suggestions. A last resort is to look for my own DVR which may perform better but that will take some time to research the various models. Again, no X1.
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Can I format the internal hard drive on a Motorola non-x1 dvr? Playback seems ok but fast forward is very slow. I am sure the drive is very fragmented because of the many programs that are recorded and then deleted so there must be a lot of free space. I have read the information about an external drive but what about the internal drive?
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Hello Comcast team,
I know the time on my box is sent from the central system and I cannot adjust it. The time has always been 1 - 2 minutes faster than the programming. For example, if the box shows 8:00pm then I would expect to see the next program starting. However, I see either the end of the previous program or advertising between the programs. The next program starts at 8:01 or even 8:02. I always have to extend the DVR recording time by one or two minutes or else the ending may be cut off. It has been this way for years and I am not the only one with this problem. My family and work friends are the same. We all show the same time so the problem is not a time zone issue. I do not have X1 but friends at work do have X1 so the problem is not the type of system used. I called customer service years ago to report this and they rebooted my box because they did not understand. I moved almost two years ago and it still does it. I added a second box and that does it. It is not an equipment issue but a programming issue. I am tired of setting all recordings to add 1 - 2 minutes. Any ideas?
Frustrated in Florida
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