DVR recording "stopped"

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  1. May 18, 2019 #81 of 107
    Athlon646464

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    Interesting.
     
  2. May 18, 2019 #82 of 107
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    No. For this test, I made sure the DVR is outputting Native Mode, and my AVR up-scaling is turned off. The TV Display button shows incoming resolution, definitely 1080i.
     
  3. May 20, 2019 #83 of 107
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    the last few games on TNT i have had no problems. Let's see how long it'll stay that way. There may only be a couple games left on TNT.
     
  4. May 21, 2019 #84 of 107
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    The more I think about it the more I’d look into a different dock for the hard drive myself if it happens again.
     
  5. May 21, 2019 #85 of 107
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    I've recorded each one and have seen nothing but full recordings.

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  6. May 21, 2019 #86 of 107
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    Those Rosewills used to be problematic. Haven't seen any relatively recent posts about problems with them and I'm not sure if the problems we used to see were with docks or enclosures. I think the TS said he doesn't use a UPS and I gotta wonder if the problems might be power related. And I know nothing about the HDD he's using.

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  7. May 21, 2019 #87 of 107
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    I've been using the rosewill for a long time, never had any problems. And the drive i use in it which i linked earlier is probably the highest quality one i've ever used.
     
  8. May 21, 2019 #88 of 107
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    For the same results, sort of, wouldn't you first disconnect the external drive and do some tests using the internal drive ?
     
  9. May 21, 2019 #89 of 107
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    Yeah, if the HDD or the dock was the problem you'd see it on other channels. But if a short power outage were to occur (just a slot blip can make the HRs reboot) would the DVR go right back to the recording? I have a UPS on all the HRs I care about and I'm not sure what the answer to that question is.

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  10. May 21, 2019 #90 of 107
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    That is something I would do. Be a bit of a PITA but it would answer some questions if he knew when the issue was gonna pop up again. Still seems like a broadcast problem to me because he's only seeing it on that one channel. And it seems to be a relatively rare occurance. I was hoping I would see the problem when he saw it but that hasn't happened.

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  11. May 21, 2019 #91 of 107
    Athlon646464

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    I believe they do.
     
  12. May 21, 2019 #92 of 107
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    yeah i never had a power outage. But in the past, whenever the DVR restarted in the middle of a recording, when it powered back on, it resumed recording. And this was with all the HRs that I had, the 20,22,34,54...

    is the UPS just used in case of power outages?
     
  13. May 21, 2019 #93 of 107
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    Primarily. They are also surge protectors with several outlets. I would not put a DVR I value online without one (I have a couple I don't care about). I buy my UPS devices from Costco. Here's a link: https://www.costco.com/CyberPower-1...ble-Power-Supply-(UPS).product.100215531.html

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  14. May 21, 2019 #94 of 107
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    I'm sure it should happen. Kinda sure it doesn't at times. I've always backed up recordings on many HRs and never had a reason to investigate some of the odd recordings I see from time to time as long as the bad recording is on one HR. I see those mostly on my 44 and that never sees any kind of a power outage.

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  15. May 21, 2019 #95 of 107
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    Have you had any power outages in the time that you've had these? I don't think i've ever had one in the 15+ years i've been a DirecTV customer and that includes living in many different places. And in the unlikelihood that were to ever happen, what are the chances that DVR will no longer work? I would have a much better chance of a drive attached to the DVR simply dying than a power outage happening that would cause the DVR to no longer work.
     
  16. May 21, 2019 #96 of 107
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    I used to have tiny spikes in voltage here where I live and the spike would cause the DVR and an HD receiver to reset. This caused havoc in recordings. Sometimes we have power outages just long enough for an electric clock to flash it's numbers so this means the UPS instantly takes over and prevents interruption of power and makes life nice.
    However, Monday night my power went out at 1.30 am and did not come back on until 4.45 am. There were 1640 homes affected in this episode.
    Last night it went out at 11.30 pm and came back on at 1.00 am.
    Nothing helps those situations. I have a pole lamp with a 13 watt curly light bulb in it and it is plugged into the UPS. This means I still have light when the power is out until it dies. But, that gives me plenty of time to get my battery powered lamps ready to take over until the power is back on.

    I find it very hard to believe that you have never had a power problem, blip, spike, lightning knocked out a transformer close by, power station switched your feed from one location to another.

    As Rich stated these are also a surge suppressor that helps with spikes and voltage drops.

    I have one at each TV station, DVR or HD receivers.
     
  17. May 21, 2019 #97 of 107
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    Thinking back now, i do remember a few power outages over all those years. And the DVR was perfectly fine once the power came back on. Why would the DVR all the sudden not work again just cause the power went out? You can unplug it from wall a hundred times and then plug it back in and it should be fine. In my entire life, i don't remember a single time where a power outage has caused an electronic device to no longer work. Like i mentioned, I think a much more likely thing with DVRs is the hard drive inside the dvr dying, but that has nothing to do with power outages.
     
  18. May 22, 2019 #98 of 107
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    Well from my point of view, in addition to protecting equipment the UPS preserves the programming during short outages.

    I keep the SWiM power and DVRs plugged into it. The recordings remain intact (so long as it's not a severe rainstorm with rain fade).

    UPS has saved many a recording, keeping DVR funtioning and avoiding the restart/interruptions.
     
  19. May 22, 2019 #99 of 107
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    I know that in preparation for my 4K install a few months ago I moved my HR54 from my family room to my guest room. This swap was so my new C61K would be in my family room and connected to my 4K TV.

    My wife records her soap on both of our DVRs every day (like you - for redundancy), and I made the move during it's taping. The HR54 picked up recording the soap when it booted up. I don't know if it will do that all the time, but I know it did it that time. There have been other times when I've accidentally killed the power switch on my surge protector while working back there (maybe twice in the last few years) and I've noticed the recording light lights up when the DVR re-boots. I have no way of knowing if it would do it all the time, however.

    We have underground utilities in our neighborhood and rarely lose power. When we do, it's usually the result of a large area blackout, or the few times when a car or truck hits the pole with the transformer located outside the neighborhood that feeds my side of the street. :eek:
     
  20. trh

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    Yes, if after a power loss and restart, the DVR is programmed to continue recording (assuming that it is still inside the programming window of that recording).
     

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