DVR recording "stopped"

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  1. b4pjoe

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    A couple of weeks ago we had about a 10 second outage during a recording. Of course when the DVR comes back on it take 5 minutes to get back to the actual programming. But it started a second recording so we had about 55 minutes of that 60 minute recording minus about 10 minutes of rain fade.
     
  2. Rich

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    I live in Central NJ where the power grid is very dependable. Yes, we get power outages from time to time.
    Our home has a whole house generator and that kicks on in seconds when the power goes out. That delay is enough for the two HRs I have that aren't on a UPS device to reboot. I've never lived anywhere that didn't have occasional outages. I didn't buy those UPS devices on a whim.

    What are the chances a power outage will cause an HR to no longer work? I have no idea. I didn't buy the UPS devices because I thought an outage would destroy an HR, I bought them to protect my recordings.

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  3. Rich

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    I can understand folks not noticing a power outage, we lost power during a storm a couple weeks ago. Only lasted about an hour but that was after midnight and I found out about it when my neighbor told me he was up and riding around in the storm and my home was the only one with the lights on. No recordings were taking place and I never heard the generator kick on. Had no idea it happened.

    We see feeder switches from time to time and they can trip out clocks and HRs.

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  4. Rich

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    That's what I meant. A lost/shortened recording has never bothered me enough to cause me to look for a reason the recording was truncated or gone. Why I get partial recordings on my HR44-700 baffles me. I know it's not a power issue, I know it's not an HDD issue, the 44 doesn't have an HDD. I program most recording directly from the Guide, pretty sure it's not a programming issue. But, every week I see some odd recordings.

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  5. DMG

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    I’ve not had it happen during the playoffs but toward the end of the regular season I also had several recordings of NBA games that mysteriously stopped. This was on an HR44. I can’t say if it was on a specific network like TNT or on several different networks. It only happened on NBA games, not other programming, and it definitely wasn’t due to a power outage since other programs successfully recorded on the same DVR at the exact same time. Plus my DVR is on a UPS that works great during power outages.

    The recording history for these programs said they were partial recordings, that they were stopped, and it listed an error code that I did not make a note of. I just now went back through my recording history to see if I could find one but these failed ones were long enough ago that my current recording history list doesn’t have them.

    I assumed this was a software bug or a programming data bug. It was odd that it was only NBA games. I’m pretty sure they were recurring recording of teams where I used the “teams” feature to record all games of teams A, B, AND C. And a few of those recordings would be incomplete. I would say it was 5 failed recordings or so out of a large number of total recordings.

    I love the “record teams” feature and multiple tuners on the HR44 but the unreliability (including the need to use CLEARMYBOX every now and then to fix guide corruption) makes me glad I also have an HR24 recording the most critical games as a backup.


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  6. xtc

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    Glad to see i was not the only one.

    Well, the last several games on TNT recorded without issue. And obviously, there will be no more games until next season on TNT. So looks like this will remain a mystery for the time being.
     
  7. Rich

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    I use that method too. Mainly because it's easier. Still not sure it's the smartest way to record sports but it sure is easy. My 44 always picks up recordings that are odd. Odd in the channels and odd in the length of recordings. Saw a bunch of them yesterday during the Yankee games. Thankfully, I also have 24s to record and watch the games. Hardly use the 44.

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