A problem that was only happening every so often is now happening all of the time. I remembered something similar was happening back when I last visited this forum but couldn't find the answers to it now. Maybe I'm not entering the right search terms.
First the basics:
I have a TiVo HD, a TiVo wireless adapter, Tivo Desktop installed on a laptop, the operating system is XP. Everything is completely up-to-date. I updated Windows Media Player just in case that was the issue and it didn't help. Downloads and transfers are enabled on my tivo.com account page. I've always had digital cable.
Now the Problem:
My programs are either not fully downloading, the programs download much quicker than they should and the entire program isn't there. Or, more frequently, the whole program downloads, as indicated by the file size, but only a certain portion is able to be forwarded through on Windows Media Player. So, for example: I have a program that's 1 hr long. After it downloads and I open it in Windows Media Player, the end time shows 11 minutes. Most of the time, the entire program is there if I let it play, but I can't fast-forward to it or jump to the end or jump to any specific portion beyond 11 minutes. The number of minutes visible always varies.
Here are the odd things, this was primarily happening only one one channel, MSNBC, but now it's happening with all of my recordings. But it doesn't always happen, sometimes the same exact program will download just fine, sometimes it won't. What's going on and is there a workaround? Is there another program I can use to view the entire recording? If I burn to DVD, will the entire program be there?
Edit: One more question, if I then transfer these recordings back to my TiVo to watch again, will the entire program be there? Right now I'm still afraid to delete the originals on the TiVo so I haven't tested it out.