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Recording to TV1 and resuming

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Aliens, Mar 4, 2007.

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  1. Aliens

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    A search turned up nothing on this.

    Scenario:

    Recording OTA to TV1. I start watching the game being recorded and decide to stop and finish it later. When I return to the recorded game, I must start at the beginning again - resume isn’t an option. I know once it’s completed the recording I can resume after stopping; that isn’t what I’m referring to. Unlike recording to TV2, you can’t start, then stop, and resume a program being recorded on TV1. I haven’t found a way to resume and don’t believe it’s possible. Correct?


    Remedy:

    I’ve decided I’ll start two timers: one for the first half and one for the second half to avoid the above problem. I see no other way around this. I sure wish they had a 10 minute advance/rewind function to make instances like this easier. Anyone have other options?
     
  2. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    How did you start watching the game? To trigger the resume option, I belive that you have to watch using the DVR menu and the start from the beginning option and maybe even avoid catching up to "live TV".

    Pat
     
  3. lujan

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    Correct. I have not seen the "resume" option become available until after the recording has completed. If the show is still recording, then I have to resort to using the PIP and swapping between the two so I don't have to start at the beginning again.
     
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Have you contemplated watching the game from the DVR menu from the beginning? I'm guessing that if you go in through the DVR menu, it will remember where you stopped versus what happens the way you're going about it.
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It works the same on TV2. If a recording is in progress there is no resume. The resume feature is only available if you are watching the program after it has completed recording.
     
  6. Aliens

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    TV2 will allow you to stop and resume during the recording process. You don’t have to wait until it is completed to do this.

    I use the DVR menu to access the recording. However, trying to stop during recording using TV1 causes a prompt that asks if you want to stop recording the program. My only way out without stopping the recording is to bring up the guide and select another channel. The only problem with doing this is it doesn’t mark the location where I’m currently viewing. It just strikes me as odd that I can start something that is being recorded and can’t stop it like I can on TV2. It has to be related to tuner #1 recording and TV1 viewing at the same time. Maybe this is something I should put on the wish list.
     
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Are you in Single mode? It certainly does not work this way on my 622 (in dual mode).
     
  8. Aliens

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    Dual. I've never had a problem stopping and resuming in that mode.
     
  9. 4bama

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    As other replies hinted, but did not specifically give you a procedure, the correct way to watch a DRV program that's still recording is to use the DVR button twice...

    Just pretend it was recorded yesterday...From DVR menu select the option to "start Over". Now, all normal DVR functions will work, you can pause, rewind, fast-forward, etc. The pause function will work even after the 1-hour buffer is exausted because you are recording the entire program..

    I use this feature often during the football season. I start the late afternoon Sunday game recording, then DVR-twice, select "start-over", skip forward until I catch up to real-time. Then, at half-time I pause it, but you must leave the 622 ON...you can turn the TV off but leave the 622 "On". I come back an hour and 1/2 later, turn the TV on and unpause the DVR to resume right where I left off..

    The difference between starting a "live" recording on playback and starting a "previously" recorded playback is the pause function. You can pause a pre-recorded event and turn off the 622 and later, even days later, come back and select the program again and your "resume" option is available. The "resume" option is not available after you pause a "live" recording and turn off the 622. You can select "start over" and rewind but not "resume".

    It'll be a nice feature to add to L401...
     
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