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Transferring twice chops up recording?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by TerpBE, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. TerpBE

    TerpBE Go Terps!

    Jan 23, 2003
    Philly 'burbs
    I have two Tivos, a Premiere and an HD. I use the Premier on my main TV and the HD in the basement.

    I've noticed recently that when I try to copy a show from my Premiere to the HD and then back to the Premiere, it only transfers part of the show. The reason I want to do that is so that i can save just a portion of a show.

    Here's an example: my son liked watching one of the equestrian events in the Olympics, which took up the first hour of a 7-hour recording. Since I don't want to leave a 7-hour HD show taking up space on my Tivo, I decided to "crop" it using the transfer capability. So I started transferring the show to my HD, then once an hour or so of the recording was transferred, I stopped it. So I ended up with the hour I wanted on my TivoHD. Up to this point, everything was fine.

    But, then I tried transferring the 1 hour recording back to my Premiere. Everything seemed to work fine, but when I checked the recording, it began 22 minutes in, not at the actual start. So the first third of the recording was chopped off. I tried it again (making sure I wasn't using "transfer from paused point"), and got the same result. Then I tried with some shorter recordings, and saw that for ~2 minute recordings, only the last 10-20 seconds would transfer back to my Premiere.

    Has anyone else experienced a problem like this? Is there any known solution? I haven't tried transferring them to my computer yet, but that will be my next step.

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