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Record 1 minute over endtime automatically?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bcfedee, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. bcfedee

    bcfedee New Member

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    Often I have Tivo record a show from the GUIDE. I click the show and tap record. Nice and simple, until I watch what was recorded. The show ended like 30 seconds after the official end time.

    Is there a way to get Tivo to automatically record (pad) 1 minute of extra record time at the end of shows? Basically, everything I record I want padded with 1 minute before & after the official start time.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    No. I've just gotten into the habit of going into the options and padding everything by 1 minute. I wish there were a default recording options section where you could setup the defaults for settings like these so you didn't have to enter them every time.
     
  3. bcfedee

    bcfedee New Member

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    Yeah. It is so annoying to always have to go into options. I always thought it was cool how you could just click Record and you're done. Not an option unfortunately when you need padding.
     
  4. GmanTiVo

    GmanTiVo give me more options

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    +! `:up:

    I have VZ FIOS in north NJ and always need a 1 min. padding since all of FIOS broadcast (no matter what channel) ends 30 seconds later.:eek:

    I would LOVE for an across the board +30 sec., +1min. , etc, etc. default selection in Recording Options Menu. :cool:
     
  5. bcfedee

    bcfedee New Member

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    someone sent me a page where you can request this. Maybe if enough people send the request Tivo will update the software to support it: http://advisors.tivo.com/wix9/p2272893819.aspx

    Seems like a setting could exist that would record 1 minute over all recordings end-time.
     
  6. midas

    midas I heard that

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    The Directv DVRs automatically start early and end late as long as it doesn't cause a conflict. I believe it's 30 seconds early and 1 minute late. People have been requesting this from Tivo since the series 1.
     
  7. jollygrunt777

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    The time warner dvr has gotten a lot better at recording shows with odd start/end times. I still wish these dang broadcasters would stop doing the start early/end late thing.
     
  8. Bigg

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    Same. I wish it was smarter about killing off padding as tuner conflicts started occurring as well. I can almost always accommodate everything if I remove padding on the rare occasion their appears to be a conflict.
     
  9. bcfedee

    bcfedee New Member

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    Tuner conflicts should be less of an issue now because some new Roamios have 6 tuners. Seems there should at least be a setting for automatic padding on Roamios.
     
  10. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    True. But on my Premiere, we occasionally do have tuner conflicts.
     
  11. mattack

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    Though ironically, they finally made abutting recordings use the same tuner, which currently has a well known glitch.

    Ironically since I agree that the more tuners lessens the need for sharing a tuner.
     
  12. bcfedee

    bcfedee New Member

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    Yikes! Maybe I shouldn't get the Roamio. This sounds like a bad idea. My current Tivo uses a different tuner (far as I know).

    Seems like auto-padding would eliminate this problem though. Since a show is being recorded over by a minute or so, another tuner would have to be used to start another recording on-time.
     
  13. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    This is called soft-padding. It's one of the few things I like better on my DirecTV DVR than my TiVos.
     
  14. mattack

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    No, it's not a bad idea, IF it works properly. I tend to record a lot of network shows back to back, and for me, this _essentially_ doubles the number of tuners I have.
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Plus if they can get it to work right then they could automatically pad all shows and worry less about that padding causing a conflict.
     
  16. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    No issues here on FiOS. It's rare that the shows end late and I need padding. Now at my parents on Comcast, all their stuff seems to end late for some reason. Even when watching FiOS content remotely on my cellphone from Slingbox while at their house. I am still ahead of the shows they are watching on Comcast. For some reason their cable system has a long delay from the live broadcast.
     
  17. Bigg

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    I've seen cable systems that have huge delays from OTA. I'm talking 15-30 seconds (not sure exactly how much, but it was a LOT).
     
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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  20. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    However that's exactly what the OP asked for, and Tivo has delivered :)
    With a Roamio Pro and 6 tuners I have no problem setting it up to give everything a 1 min auto-pad
     

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