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What the heck happened to my extra minutes?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by tomhorsley, May 13, 2012.

  1. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    I have all my season passes set to record one minute before and after the show, but my TiVo just recorded only 58 minutes of Once Upon A Time. Whyfor? There were no conflicting recordings. The recording history doesn't even mention Once Upon A Time (so it apparently thinks it recorded it normally). So now I need to download a pirate copy to see the last few minutes of the show. Aargh!
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    If you wait a few hours or until tomorrow you can see the episode on abc.com - no pirating necessary.
  3. marqattacks

    marqattacks New Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    It's possible that your TiVo may have restarted before the recording completed. Is this the first time that it's happened?
  4. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    I think maybe it decided there were 2 new MythBusters episodes on tonight and that did cause a recording conflict due to the 1 minute overlap on each of them (I sure wish they would add code to deal with overlapping recordings on the same channel more intelligently - I'd be perfectly happy with a option I could set that just tells it to split the difference and make them not overlap).
  5. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    This is why I make sure network shows are always higher in the list than syndicated/cable shows with multiple showings, if something is going to get clipped I want it to be the cable/syndicated show that I can find again later.


    Mar 16, 2006
    Glen Allen,...
    How do you do one min before??? Must be manual repeating program???
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Do you have clipping on? It sounds like the show got clipped. If you had shows that were on prior to it with an extra minute at the end and shows that were on after with an extra minute at the beginning. and the show had a lower priority. With clipping turned on you would only record 58 minutes.
    I never turn clipping on. I give shows on the major networks a higher priority then cable shows since cable shows are typically repeated multiple times during the week. and I never use clipping because I don't want to miss part of the show. I would rather have the entire show or nothing.
  8. dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

    Feb 16, 2002
    I tried to cancel the Survivor reunion show and extend the last episode by an hour so I'd have one long recording instead of two. Tivo reported back that the operation was successful -- but it wasn't.
  9. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Good idea. I should do that myself.
  10. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Modifying start/stop time is right there in the options for the season pass.


    Mar 16, 2006
    Glen Allen,...
    Don't know what I was thinking about I know thats there:confused:

    Just loosing last few sec of a show drives me crazy, I have my SP with one min ex but forget if I am just looking at the guide finding onetime shows.

  12. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Disable clipping. If it is clipping cable network shows because of cable shows (which generally have multiple airings), then move your network shows higher in the list. Then if you don't want clipping of cable shows, just disable clipping. It is useless for 99% of cases.
  13. djwilso

    djwilso Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    I had to move MythBusters to a WishList instead of a Season Pass due to so many of the episodes having only generic guide data recently. When they're like that, TiVo will record multiple old episodes and it is very annoying.

    I wish there was a setting somewhere that said Absolutely DO NOT record the episode unless it has complete guide data and is marked as New.
  14. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    Like the OP, I pad the beginning and end of all my recordings. Because of this, the four tuners in my XL4 really come in handy. :)
  15. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I agree, put network shows higher than cable shows.

    But I disagree with disable clipping.. I have it enabled, but for only a few shows "let" it clip. (Two that come to mind are Jimmy Fallon & Craig Ferguson.. I have a minute or so pad on the end of the previous shows because they go over their time slot and want to make sure I have the musical guest in one recording.)

    But other than that, I let other shows clip (since of course there is only one master 'clip' setting).. If there WERE a per-season-pass clipping setting, I probably would default to it being on, and then turn it off as I saw how things worked.

    Basically, having clipping on lets me maximize the # of shows that get recorded. Yes, I have to "babysit" it by checking to do list.. But if I record a show, I want all eps.. With infinite tuners, I wouldn't have to do this.
  16. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    I rarely have conflicts with shows on major networks, so what would get clipped for me would be shows on AMC, USA, etc. And since they repeat airings usually the same day or next, it makes no sense for me to miss the start of an episode when I can have it recorded in its entirety later.
  17. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    I always see tons of these in the ToDo list, but they almost always get correct guide data before they actually record and so do not record as repeats. So no need for a WL for Mythbusters or all the other Discovery shows that do this in my boxes.

    Agree with others, pretty much mandatory to put network shows above cable shows because cable repeatedly airs new eps.

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