DVR recording "stopped"

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by xtc, May 8, 2019.

  1. May 17, 2019 #61 of 107
    xtc

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    Yeah, i'm connected to the Internet and it's fast and not flaky.

    Yeah, just finding it in the guide and hitting record. No, i don't use booleans.

    I think in the 3 times it happened there was only one other program recording in total. I don't remember which one or the time. But the recording didn't have any issues.

    I'm in San Diego. No basketball teams here, the closest is LA and the games that were stopped prematurely didn't feature them. And when there is a blackout issue like that, it gives that reason for when the game isn't recorded or stopped. Mine were completely random in the middle of the game and just said that someone "stopped" the recording.

    I can't tell you how long the C61K was off for before it started the recording. Probably a long time (several hours)

    Not really breakups, other than occasionally, a second of buffering like you would see in a stream.

    Cleared out guide data? Not sure i am familiar with this, can you explain? I did restart the receiver as was directed earlier in this thread, and this problem did happen again after i did that with the last stoppage.

    I added This drive externally. I didn't copy anything, I didn't even know that was an option, how would i even do that? I thought you just literally had to unplug the current external drive and plug in the old one to see the recordings on the previous drive? I wish i could copy the recordings as computer files on my pc or whatever. I do have this Hauppauge PVR recorder, but i have never even used it cause it would take forever to record things in real time. I wish there was a way to just transfer files from the hard drive to a pc or just plug it into a pc and view the files. Is there a way to do this?

    I understand there could be several things, but the odd thing is it only happens during live basketball games on TNT. And it's random. usually it's fine with 3+ hour recordings and randomly, it would stop prematurely and says that someone "stopped" the recording. Which is impossible since i am the only one that has access to do that.
     
  2. May 17, 2019 #62 of 107
    MysteryMan

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    Perform a CLEARMYBOX. Do a keyword search for CLEARMYBOX. This will clear out the guide data database. Allow 24 hours for everything to reload.
     
  3. May 17, 2019 #63 of 107
    xtc

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    Oh right, i remember i did that a couple years ago with a different drive. What would be the purpose of doing that here though?
     
  4. May 17, 2019 #64 of 107
    MysteryMan

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    Sometimes it can help with recording issues.
     
  5. May 17, 2019 #65 of 107
    xtc

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    any negative effects from doing it? it doesn't delete any recorded programs or settings, right?
     
  6. May 17, 2019 #66 of 107
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    Performing a CLEARMYBOX will not delete recordings or change your settings.
     
  7. May 17, 2019 #67 of 107
    Rich

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    Are the 54 and C61K on UPS? If you lose power during a recording are your devices protected?

    CLEARMYBOX has never caused any problems and I've been doing that for years. Don't see how that's gonna help you but it's not gonna hurt you.

    Rich
     
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    Thanks. Rather interesting, no?

    Rich
     
  9. May 17, 2019 #69 of 107
    xtc

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    You mean like a surge protector? no, just a regular power strip, but i've never run into an issue over the years, so I am not worried about that. Actually i remember when i did that a couple of years ago, i DID run into a problem. So i won't be doing that again, especially since it probably won't fix this issue.
     
  10. May 17, 2019 #70 of 107
    inkahauts

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    What hard drive are you using?

    As a test, I’d suggest trying to set it to record five live sports programs at once when you can. And try and use 1080 channels like NBC sports and tnt and CBS sports and so forth on as many as you can and see if they all work right.

    Personally I suspect the issue is your hard drive or dock and cable. Stress it with as many higher bandwidth recordings you can and let’s see what happens.
     
  11. May 17, 2019 #71 of 107
    xtc

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    This drive : https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-3-5-Inch-Internal-Drive-HDWQ140XZSTA/dp/B06Y2VCQ31

    in this enclosure : https://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-Enclosure-External-Aluminum-function/dp/B005KGNXTE

    Ok, i will. is there a list somewhere of which are 1080? I am assuming its 1080i not 1080p?
     
  12. May 18, 2019 #72 of 107
    Athlon646464

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    Yes, 1080i. It's pretty much only ESPN and ABC that use 720, everything else is 1080.
     
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  13. May 18, 2019 #73 of 107
    jimmie57

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    I don't think that is right. Some of the STARZ & ENCORE channels and even some of the channels down in the 250 range used 720p when I made a list a few years ago and I do not believe they have changed. At that time on My Favorites List there were over 20 of them that did 720p.
    I will check when I move to the den later on today.
     
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  14. May 18, 2019 #74 of 107
    Athlon646464

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    You may be correct, but I was referring to live sports, which is what the OP will be recording.
     
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  15. May 18, 2019 #75 of 107
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    219 and 618 are 720p
     
  16. May 18, 2019 #76 of 107
    Athlon646464

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    :eek: I stand corrected - did not know FOX broadcasts in 720p.
     
  17. May 18, 2019 #77 of 107
    jimmie57

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    Yes. My local FOX is 26 and it is 720p.
     
  18. May 18, 2019 #78 of 107
    JerryMeeker

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    ABC is showing 1080i here.

     
  19. May 18, 2019 #79 of 107
    Athlon646464

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    Are you perhaps upscaling?
     
  20. May 18, 2019 #80 of 107
    texasbrit

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    No, a handful of ABC stations including DFW broadcast 1080i, I assume the one in Austin does also.
     

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