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Stupd Roamio dumps partial recording and starts over!

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by RickStrobel, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Active Member

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    Stupid new Roamio. Not a good start...

    I'm watching Green Bay vs Dallas today, casually, in the buffer. Around 7:45 or so it's getting interesting. I begin recording what I'm watching. Wife has a show at 8:00 she wants to see. At about 8:01 I go and find the show she wants and record it. When I come back to my football game the recording has nothing!

    It's basically the post-game show. I missed the last two minutes of the game. The last 10 minutes of game time was being recorded. I was watching it. But somehow when I started recording the other show it dumped my game and started it again :( Very frustrated
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    If I watch anything I always hit record. I've been doing that for almost twelve years and it has avoided issues like that. IF I always record it then I don't have to worry about walking away and not coming back for a while, hitting a button by mistake that would change the tuner and clear the buffer or a number of other things. The TiVo will eventually delete the content or I can delete it myself if I want to. But by recording anything you might watch avoids a bunch of possible issues.
     
  3. BobCamp1

    BobCamp1 Active Member

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    That's a bug. Older Tivos will grab what's already in the buffer and throw it into the recording. They always did it without fail before.
     
  4. KevinG

    KevinG Member

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    I've seen just the opposite (it is still working the way it always did).

    Yesterday, I realized that I hadn't remembered to set a recording for the 1:00 football game at 1:20. I was closest to my Mini, so I went there, went to the guide, and found the game, and hit record. No big deal. I figured I had missed the first 20 minutes and that was all.

    Later, when I went to watch the game, I was confused how I had actually caught the entire show. I can only assume that one of the 6 tuners on the Roamio was already randomly on the proper channel, and it simply "did the right thing."
     
  5. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Active Member

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    But I did record it! That's the whole point. I had been watching it live. I decided to record it and had been watching it while recording, for another 15 minutes or so. It's when I went to add my wife's show and came back that it screwed up.
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Then that is pretty weird behavior for the TiVo. Hopefully it isn't something that gets repeated.
     

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