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What happened to my buffer?
Posted 28 August 2006 - 07:01 AM
Also, what is the R button for that is above the swap button?
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 07:55 AM
The buffers are cleared when a recording starts or ends.
The R button is a "reset" that tries to get your picture back if for some reason the TV set gets off channel or an similar problem. If you have a half hour or hour you might want to sit down and watch Channel 101. While the information is basic there are a few tips to pick up.
Posted 28 August 2006 - 10:43 AM
Posted 28 August 2006 - 12:30 PM
The buffer is only erased on one of the two tuners when you start watching a recording. It's erased on the tuner from which you start the recording.
I don't think that is true. When I play a recorded show, and the tuners are not recording anything, I always lose the buffer from the last tuner I was watching. I haven't changed the channel or anything. Its a little annoying.
I would like to see this fixed in a future update.
Posted 29 August 2006 - 02:04 PM
After you finish watching the recording, yes, the tuner you go back to will have an empty buffer. At that point hit the swap button to get to the other tuner. Pause the picture and you should see that the buffer on this tuner is in fact intact.
Posted 29 August 2006 - 02:21 PM
Posted 29 August 2006 - 02:45 PM
Otherwise I'm very happy with the VIP622 compared to the HR10 I just got rid of.
Posted 30 August 2006 - 10:44 AM
Posted 05 November 2006 - 09:16 PM
If I'm watching a live program that is not being recorded, and let's say I'm 5 minutes behind in the buffer, if a timer comes on and changes the channel, it seems that the DVR changes the channel right away and I lose the last 5 minutes of the program I'm currently watching.
Is that correct?
Posted 05 November 2006 - 09:27 PM
I have noticed that if I'm watching the SAME channel as the event is starting on the receiver starts the recording with the buffer --- so in your example you would have five minutes of the show you were watching plus the show requested, if you were on the same channel.
The fix is to hit the record button and select record until end of program. Works great unless the program you are "five minutes behind" in isn't ending in five minutes. You do get a popup two minute warning before the channel change and buffer loss.
Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:21 AM
Posted 28 December 2006 - 06:47 PM
This is not how it should work. Anything that I'm watching should have a state variable. If something is paused, when I swtich back, it should be still be paused and at the same spot.
Posted 28 December 2006 - 06:52 PM