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ViP722 - L7.25 Software Experiences/Bugs Discuss

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by P Smith, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. 4bama

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    You're right about single-frame skip mode...this is a different problem that using skip during normal speed play back.

    If you pause the recording, then use the skip back or skip forward expecting to skip a single frame at a time you will get unpredictable results..skip back is worse than skip forward a single frame...

    Frame mode skip forward works pretty well if you continue to press skip forward to get frame-by-frame skips..but pause between skips and the next skip may take you many seconds forward..

    Frame mode skip-back usually only works for one or two frames back, then totally unpredictable...pause for a few seconds between frame-skip back commands and you may even skip back to the beginning of the program..

    These problems don't show up using skip-forward or skip-back in normal playback speed...IF you pause slightly between skips..skip-forward is a reliable 30 seconds and skip-back is a reliable 10 seconds...but must have a slight pause between skip commands..

    The pause-skip-forward or pause-skip-back problems have been in my 622 since day 1...5 or 6 years with my original 622...one of the earliest manufactured and issued..
     
  2. FarmerBob

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    Found the next problem that I am having. I can not add time in Minutes Early or Late when setting up a timer. It just doesn’t stick when saved. Can not change it in current timers. Can only change in skipped timers while restoring them. Have also noticed that if the timer has extensions on it, whether the extensions are applied is hit or miss. I went through a folder of the same program and all had different time lengths, which supports the hit or miss theory.

    I'm already having programming getting the ends chopped of as it is. This is no help.
     
  3. tymekeeper

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    So what is the update to 7.25 supposed to address? The only problem I might have and have had is the adding time to a timer. I"ll find out this week since I had a couple of shows back to back and I added time and changed them to not be back to back.
     
  4. tymekeeper

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    My time adding worked the other day for "white collar" after I moved "covert affairs" to record the later broadcast. next I'll try with "rizoli and isles" and "franklin and Bash" back to back.
     
  5. FarmerBob

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    Before this last "update", the ends of all programs were getting cut off as it was. But they could be "adjusted" somewhat (not as good as you can on a TiVo though). Now they are really getting cut off and I can not, no matter what I do, add time on the ends of timers. Every schedule shows all the skipped episodes with the extended time and they can be adjusted. But the one that is going to record has no extended time and there is nothing that you can do with it. Skipped do, recorded don't. Now what's that all about?

    I spend more time balancing timers and hunting down encore performances to make up for the "incomplete" regular timers, than I do watching things. This is another serious issue and I'm about done. Lately every new "update" brings on some Harbinger of Doom. You'd think DISH had it down by now. Guess not.
     
  6. Kevin Brown

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    ^^^

    I need to check my software rev, but I've noticed this is a lot worse than it used to be too. Maybe their clock is off?

    I always blame the networks for this, but maybe Dish has something to do with it too.
     
  7. FarmerBob

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    I've been saying that their clocks are off for a long time. Lately, since things have been getting worse, I have been using stop watches, NIST calibrated clocks and contacting the networks to meter all this and it's DISH that is off. And more so since the last update. Deep down I think it may have something to do with basically not trying to infringe on how perfect TiVo performs in this manner. All I remember is that their timers are far more logical and user friendly when adding and subtracting time from a timer. Which rarely needed to be done.

    I am now getting more of the programs cut off and timers that are set to add 2 minutes on the end, that is if the timer will allow it, not adding it. It'll say 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. extra, when it should only be 2, all on the same timer for the same program, but it's physically not there. I had one folder of the same program that airs nightly with several different lengths of time. That is what is listed. Now what is actually there, which is most accurately depicted by the over all time in the pause progress bar.

    I'm long over being told that it's the networks and that they have to fix it. There is a lot wrong here and yes it is getting worse as they roll out updates. I hope they get it figured out soon.

    Is any one that has a Hopper having these issues? I haven't read or heard of anyone mention this. I have been wondering if it's DISH in general or certain models. I am looking at a 2H/3J system, but only if they don't hack up the programs.
     
  8. Kevin Brown

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    For kicks, if I can remember tonight, I'll check the time that Dish gives me vs some atomic clock sites. If Dish is truly off, maybe we can get a DIRT person to get this fixed.
     
  9. tymekeeper

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    I have an Atomic Clock and I checked it against Dish Time and it was right on the second.

    I added 1 minute early and 1 late to and Existing timer (Dallas) and it recorded 1hr and 2 minutes. Haven't watched yet to see if it starts and ends one minute though.
     
  10. FarmerBob

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    The kicker is that I have found is that the clock is good, it's how the timers fire off. Or don't. The DISH clock and the networks are UCT. But I am still really having issues with timer options and if they are executed. Or not. Or if the variances can be added to and when in the process of the timer.
     
  11. P Smith

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    Actually the clock is GMT [UTC] as all sat's system tables carry it by DVB standards.
     
  12. FarmerBob

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    That what I meant Universal Coordinated Time. With the emphasis on "coordinated".
     
  13. FarmerBob

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  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    bObRemraF ? :D
     
  15. FarmerBob

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    "SO YOU KNOW THE KIND OF DAY I'M HAVING!" Thanks for the laugh.
     
  16. Kevin Brown

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    Yeah, the DVR's clock is fine. I suppose you'd have to watch the receiver is you ticked up to when the timer is supposed to go on, and then off, and see if it's firing correctly. But if we're missing the end of shows, the timer is ending earlier than the set end time?

    I always blamed the networks because they just don't like us habitual timeshifters. :)

    I have the std default minus 1 min at the beg and plus 3 at the end of shows, but my kids' cartoons sometimes butt-end up against my shows and I don't get the +3 min at the ends.
     
  17. Kevin Brown

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    I did some more checking. If you hit the DVR button 3 times I believe, to get to the schedule, then you page up to look at what's already been completed, pick an entry, then hit info, you can get scheduled start and stop times, and actual start and stop times.

    (This is from another thread where that's persons timers are going off 2 min late.)

    My scheduled and actual times all match. I checked about 10 shows. The USA network was heavily represented. So if the timers are all firing when they're supposed to, the only conclusion I can reach is that it's the networks, USA primarily in my case, and for Longmire too on A&E, it's the networks that are shifting the start and end times specifically to screw with a habitual DVR'er like myself. (I rarely watch anything live anymore. The Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup game 7 when Pittsburgh played in '09, that kind of thing.)

    Doesn't seem to be a Dish problem, or a DVR problem.
     

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