Only with FX

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by toobs, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Apr 9, 2014 #1 of 164
    toobs

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    Last night I was watching the season finale of Justified that was recorded on HR34. The progress bar showed that is recorded 1 hr 13 min, but when I got to 1 hr 4 min, I got the message if I wanted to delete the show or not. I couldn't watch the last 9 minutes of the show.

    This has been an ongoing problem only on FX with most of their shows. Either with their premiers or their finales.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Apr 9, 2014 #2 of 164
    gpg

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    It recorded in full on my HR34-700.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2014 #3 of 164
    toobs

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    For some reason, I've always had problems with recordings on FX. Every other channels records just fine.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2014 #4 of 164
    makaiguy

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    Recorded okay here on my HR24-500 -- just watched it. But this was the second showing at 11:13 pm.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2014 #5 of 164
    inkahauts

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    I got a call from my folks who had it happen. I think it's guide data issues with fx screwing around with it all the time. Luckily it's on again that night and this weekend.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2014 #6 of 164
    mrdobolina

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    That happened to me a few episodes back. Hopefully it didn't happen again with last night's season finale. I'm on an HR44-500
     
  7. Apr 9, 2014 #7 of 164
    dsexton

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    It is happening to me with The Following (FOX) on my HR44. For Of The past 5 or 6 shows. No other shows are doing that.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2014 #8 of 164
    Bill Broderick

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    I know that this is not the "solution". But, if this were happening to me, as a work around, I would setup recordings for programs (or channels) where I've had this problem before, so that they record an extra 15 or 30 minutes. That way, if the recording gets cut short, hopefully, it would still contain the entire program that I have recorded.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2014 #9 of 164
    toobs

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    I think this is a lot more common than we think. It's not a glitch. It's really becoming an ongoing problem that we should address to Directv.

    I have no problems at recording The Following.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2014 #10 of 164
    augisdad

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    Posted same thing happening to me on my HR-34 with Justified on the 0x0808 thread as I had not seen this one yet. Mine stopped at 1:05. Was able to watch the final 8 minutes on the HR20, which had also recorded it. Same thing happened back on a March episode when it was 1:15 minutes, and it stopped at 1:05.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2014 #11 of 164
    ICM2000

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    I always "pad" any FX series 15 minutes. Fail to record endings have happened for five years on all my DVR's from the HR 20 to my current HR 34
     
  12. Apr 10, 2014 #12 of 164
    toobs

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    Even if you pad on the 34, will it record the padding, or will it stop from the guide information?
     
  13. Apr 11, 2014 #13 of 164
    pappasbike

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    That is what I do. I've run into several series, none on FX that I can recall, that cut off one or two minutes before the actual end of the program. I assume it's some kind of guide issue but it happens frequently. Definitely not an uncommon problem. The only recourse is to add the padding.
     
  14. Apr 11, 2014 #14 of 164
    shendley

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    I had the same thing happen to me. I pad all episodes of Justified by 15 minutes. So, according to the progress bar, there was plenty of time left on the recording to catch the entire episode. But my 44 wouldn't let it go past an hour and five minutes. The recording stops and I get the option to delete the recording.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2014 #15 of 164
    toobs

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    This is what I mean. Even when you pad a show on FX, it won't let you watch the padding.

    Hopefully Fargo will record.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2014 #16 of 164
    inkahauts

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    Since DIRECTV pads all their recordings for 90 seconds long there shouldn't be a need to ever pad the end by an extra min or two. This justified issue is something else entirely though. I think it's a guide update issue.
     
  17. Apr 11, 2014 #17 of 164
    toobs

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    I've been padding a lot of shows that is on NBC, like Parks & Rec because 90 seconds does not always work.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2014 #18 of 164
    pappasbike

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    if there's a default "extra" 90 seconds, it's not reliable. Whether it's a guide issue, network shenanigans or just some type of voodoo, extra padding is regularly necessary for some series. I haven't narrowed it down to a specific network. I don't think I currently record anything on FX but I'll do a test recording to see if my 34 records the extra padding. If this is a frequently recurring issue with FX it should be communicated to DTV by all of us.
     
  19. Apr 12, 2014 #19 of 164
    inkahauts

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    90 seconds has never failed
    Me once. The key especially if you have a non genie is to realize it doesn't do the padding if it has to tune to another station for another recording. In other words both tuners where needed
    For a second and third station. If your an east coaster and it without a genie that's highly more
    likely why your unit can't do the extra 90 seconds. But if you do it manually then it forces the DVR to record one of the other things latter or not at all.

    Again I've never seen 90 not cover it unless the show was way long due to NFL etc. and I record a ton if things. On all kinds of channels.
     
  20. Apr 13, 2014 #20 of 164
    pappasbike

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    You're lucky. As you can see several of us do see the issue. As I wrote I do have a genie. Whether it's a guide or DTV issue I don't know but I make sure to add padding to the problem shows. I will report back on the FX issue. I have Archer set to record with an extra 15 minutes.
     

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