Capturing aged-out video

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by capek, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. capek

    capek New Member

    Apr 11, 2004
    Ossining, NY
    I recently upgrade one of my Series 3 Tivos to a Roamio Plus. I'm still getting used to the new and very cluttered user interface, but I've noticed a functional difference that I think is important and am sorry to have lost it.

    When paused while watching live TV, once the half hour buffer is full and it starts playing, it used to be possible on the Series 3 to start recording and reclaim some of the video, often the entire program, from before the buffer. With the Roamio this seems never to be possible. The recording starts at the place where the buffer starts. (The original Tivo did an even better job handling this situation, but that's long gone, alas...)

    Have other people noticed this? I'd really like to see it corrected. It seems like a bug to me.
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs
    I've tested this before myself and sometimes you can get back another 10 minutes or so when hitting record on a show. I am not sure exactly how it works but if you search the forum here you might find that thread.

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