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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by dkraft, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. dkraft

    dkraft New Member

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    It appears all recordings on all stations are cut of by about 10 seconds. When playing back a recording, the recording has about 10 seconds from the previous program. It is almost like my cable company is on a 10 second delay. Anyone having this problem? Comcast cable Naples Florida. XL4
     
  2. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    VERY highly doubtful. Are you SURE this isn't just the tactic that VERY many popular networks/shows have been doing for well over a decade?

    I have to pad MOST recordings one minute post (and I usually add a 1 minute pre too, even though as you can see, it's usually that things run over rather than start early).
     
  3. gwfrench

    gwfrench New Member

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    The time delay is probably from processing. From the network to your local cable system, to you. After all, the Tivo is running exactly on time to the second, and starts exactly on the button. It doesn't wait for the show to begin before recording.
    Once a week I go through my to-do list and add a minute to all the shows that I know need it (generally comedies).
    My favorite option that Tivo could add is a user configurable time offset to be applied to the system clock to allow for such system delays.
     
  4. dkraft

    dkraft New Member

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    I am we'll aware of this tactic. This problem is on all channels.
     
  5. dkraft

    dkraft New Member

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    This problem has only started in the last 6 months, which leads me to believe it is something at the cable end. I was hoping others from my area could verify the issue. Comcast Cable Naples XL 4.

     
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    A tivo operates on time according to it's internal clock, however, that clock is not necessarily accurate to the second.

    It would be much easier to add 1 minute of padding to the season passes rather than to each individual recording
     
  7. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Every DVR I've ever owned has done that. The cable networks aren't exactly on time with things. They probably pad it so that people who are 30 seconds late to sit their butt on their couch catch the beginning of the program. I saw some weird situation with a college cable system where it was a good 30-45 seconds behind the same channel on OTA.
     
  8. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    I grown to except it too. I don't think I've seen the ending of an ABC comedy in years. GRIN
     
  9. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I have found that NBC is bad in this regards. I need to pad those shows by a minute to catch the last few seconds of the "add on bit" at the end.

    Is there a name for those 30 second segments at the end of shows. They are surely the first to get cut when the show goes to syndication.
     

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