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Was is the feature called that backs up a few seconds after fast forward?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by 996911, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Dec 3, 2008 #1 of 16
    996911

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    I am trying to do a search to see what the heck happened to a feature on my HR20 that would automatically backup a few seconds after I would fast forward. Now when I fast forward it actually stop where I hit play and then I have to rewind a few seconds. I just noticed this happening a few days ago and it is driving me nuts!

    Please help me with the proper terminology so i can search on where this feature went and what can be done to activate it.

    TIA!
     
  2. Dec 3, 2008 #2 of 16
    bonscott87

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    It's usually called "autocorrect" or something similar. Still works just fine on both my DVRs.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2008 #3 of 16
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    Thanks Scott. I wonder why mine just stopped doing that back-up then. I went through every menu with no luck. Argh!

    I'll try searching the auto-correct term and see what I come up with.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2008 #4 of 16
    Michael D'Angelo

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    You may want to try to do a menu restart to see if that helps.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2008 #5 of 16
    Mike Bertelson

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    Are you saying that your HR2x doesn't backup automatically when you're FFing?

    I just checked my HR21 & HR23 and it works on both of them.

    That's weird. :scratchin

    Maybe a restart?

    Mike
     
  6. Dec 3, 2008 #6 of 16
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yes, there is no toggle for it, it should just work.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2008 #7 of 16
    skylox

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    Mine works fine. I never had this feature before on Cablevision,...I think its the greatest thing as I always used to hit play at the wrong time.....just another positive from D* for me .
     
  8. Dec 3, 2008 #8 of 16
    HDJulie

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    I thought I had that "feature" before & it used to annoy me. I don't think it does it any more on either of my HR20-700's but I might have just gotten used to it. I'll check tonight.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2008 #9 of 16
    996911

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    Maybe a quick red button restart will work. I'll try that after dinner.

    Thanks everybody for the input.
     
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    Maybe autocorrect on HR2x only applies to certain speeds of FF like it does on TiVos like the HR10 (FF2 and FF3 only, not FF1) ?
     
  11. 996911

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    Good news. Just did a red button reset and the "autocorrect" is now fully functional. I honestly didn't think to reset the box.

    Thanks to all for the input!
     
  12. RunnerFL

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    You should avoid using the Red Button unless the box is locked up. When you simply want to reboot the machine to reset the box you should use the menu system to reboot.
     
  13. 996911

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    Why do you say that? Isn't the red button on front the same?
     
  14. Michael D'Angelo

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    No, as I said above you want to do a menu restart. DVR's are like PC's. If you press the red button you cut all power to the unit off and the unit crashes (not good for the hard drive). If you do the menu restart it powers everything down the right way and restarts it.
     
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    No, it's not.

    Think of it this way...

    Using the menus to reboot your DVR is like using Start>Restart on a Windows PC.

    Doing a Red Button Reset on a DVR is like pulling the plug on your PC while it copies files or saves work for you.
     
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    I had no idea and assumed they were the same. Thanks for the clarification!
     

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