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Can someone explain: 90 minutes review buffer while box in standby

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jerkieman, Feb 11, 2007.

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  1. jerkieman

    jerkieman AllStar

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    So this means If I turn the box off at 9pm on NBC, when I turn it back on at 10pm, I can rewind till 9pm ? This 90 min review buffer is only for the channel you left the HR20 on, not all channels ?
     
  2. DishDog

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    Yes the channel it was on when it was put on Standby provided there were no intervening recordings scheduled.
     
  3. cruxer

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    Maybe I'm mistaken, but I'm pretty sure this has worked for a while. At least I seem to remember turning the box on out of standby and immediately being able to rewind the current channel. Then again, you know what they say about alcohol and brain cells....

    --Cross
     
  4. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    It wasn't working on some boxes so now they fixed it to work for everyone.
     
  5. Drewg5

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    It has NEVER worked on my system, still doesnt
     
  6. Earl Bonovich

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    So right now...

    If you put the unit in Standby... you get NO buffering of the last channel you where on.

    Do you get buffering at all?
     
  7. cbaker

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    What sotware version are you running? Have you tried this in the past few days?
     
  8. stretch

    stretch New Member

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    I'm running 0x120. It does not buffer while on standby. I normally put the HR20 on standby when not watching tv. This weekend I got home late from church and missed the first half hour of the Lakers-Cavs game. My HR20 was on KABC 7. It did not buffer the game. The buffer started when the box was powered on.
     
  9. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Mine is buffering in standby, and further, as long as there is only one recording (not two) scheduled, it continued to buffer the channel it was on when placed into standby while recording the other channel. This appears to be working now exactly as it should be.

    I did have one instance of it not buffering in standby, but I am now unable to reproduce that. Perhaps if multiple recordings occur when in standby (requiring both tuners to be used) it might not buffer following channel changes to support that, I haven't tried that yet.

    Carl
     
  10. SFS97

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    You shouldn't be, 0x12A is the national release at this time. Maybe you should double check..
     
  11. celticpride

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    why would you leave the HR20 on channel 7,when te game was in HD on channel 87? whats the point in having an HD receiver if your not going to watch a program when it's available in HD? SORRY for asking but my wife does this a lot!, i'll go to the bedroom and she'll be watching ugly betty on the standard channel 7 instead of the HD channel 87 ARRRGH!!!, just drives me crazy that we spent all this money on an hdtv and hd -tivo, and she doesn't bother watching the program in HD.
     
  12. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Yeah, ditto:confused:

    Must be genetic or something:sure:

    Carl
     
  13. danco

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    I hate stereotypes, but every person I have seen watching SD when HD is available (including setting-up Season Passes or Series Links) is a woman. I have never seen a guy do this.

    I don't think (most) women can tell the difference between SD and HD...

    ~Dan
     
  14. cygnusloop

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    This buffer in standby seems to be intermittent for me. For example, this morning, the box was put into standby by my wife. (I have explained that I would rather her *just* turn the TV off, but the RC34 is right there, and the button says OFF, so she pushes it, hard to blame her.)
    Anyway, this morning, the box was put into standby on a local OTA. This afternoon at about 4:20pm, I turned the box back "on" and the local news (started at 4p) was on, as it should be. I wanted to back up to see the weather, and no buffer, at least none past the minute that had elapsed since I brought the box out of standby. More over, The time bar was displaying the 1pm to 2pm hour and the show title Days of Our Lives. The green bar was there, and the box was in fact buffering the local news. Channel change and all was normal. There were NO recordings scheduled during this time, and the History list confirms this. Strange. I have had multiple instances (since 12a) of the buffer/standby behaving erratically. This seems to be well documented in the issues thread, so I put it here.
     
  15. geoliquid

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    mpeg4 locals come in on channel 7. With my setup I have three channel 7s, 7 in hd, 7 in sd, 7-1 in hd-ota.
     
  16. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    You are right, in general. I don't think it's that they can't tell the difference, it's that most don't care. They care more about is Johnny sleeping with Trish this week or is it Beth. :rolleyes:

    However, I am lucky in that my wife cringes whenever something is on in SD. First thing she asks is why it's not in HD. I knew there was a reason I married her!
     
  17. stretch

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    Channel 7 in Los Angeles is Directv's local MPEG-4 HD.
     
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