Have you seen "shortened" HD recordings with 6.3a

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Fish Man, Oct 23, 2006.

Have you seen "shortned recordings" with 6.3 a.

  1. I've seen shortned OTA recordings that contained recorded DD 5.1 content.

    116 vote(s)
    34.4%
  2. I've seen shortned OTA recordings that did not contain DD 5.1 content.

    43 vote(s)
    12.8%
  3. I've seen shortned recordings FROM SATELLITE that contained DD 5.1 content.

    57 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. I've seen shortned recordigns FROM SATELLITE that did not contain DD 5.1 content

    28 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. I've seen no shortned recordings.

    154 vote(s)
    45.7%
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  1. Nov 18, 2006 #61 of 122
    mitkraft

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    I called them this morning. They claimed that the 6.3a WAS the fix for the partial recordings problem. She even had me punch in this funky code while the tivo was booting up in an attempt to we-download the software. Because it didn't do anything she said that meant my 6.3a update had been completed and was intact (wich was what she initially thought might have been the problem).

    I got the same word everyone else is getting about the audio dropouts to: Turn of Dolby Digital recording. Does this fix work for anybody? I'm under the impression that is does not.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2006 #62 of 122
    hybucket

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    Unbelieveable. And we let them get away with this and keep sending them $.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2006 #63 of 122
    mitkraft

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    Oh, I forgot to add. She said that a new software release is on the way that will fix the audio dropouts issue, but she couldn't say when.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2006 #64 of 122
    hybucket

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    Well, at least that's something, if you can believe it.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2006 #65 of 122
    MisterEd

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    If you meant he 0-2-4-6-8 code? That's only for the non-TiVo boxes. Shows how much they know.

    No, turning off Dolby doesn't work. I've never had Dolby nor is it turned on and dropouts are killing me. Over a dozen on HOUSE this week.

     
  6. Nov 19, 2006 #66 of 122
    aVOLanche

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    I'm getting all the bad stuff since the 6.3.I get dropouts on ABC,CBS,NBC,and FOX(all OTA).And I'm getting partial recordings.I had NONE of these problems before the 6.3.Someone needs to start a class action lawsuit against these thieves.I am SO frustrated!!!They flat out lie to you on the phone.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2006 #67 of 122
    hybucket

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    Better than a class action suit...the majority of D* subscribers probably DONT read these forums, and are also probably unaware of the extent of these problems. Customer advocates/groups need to publicly publicize the lack of customer support being given these problems - once word is out to the general public and D* starts losing subscribers and new customers, they'll fix it. No one in their right mind would switch to D* if they knew of the unreliability of the units. I'm convinced that, without this, we'll be talking about this months from now (keep in mnd that 6.xxx has been out since mid-September, and in eight-weeks time, many CSR's STILL say they are unwaware of problems!).
     
  8. Nov 23, 2006 #68 of 122
    smak

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    Had this hit me today. 3 recordings scheduled today, Jericho was cut to 7 minutes, Day Break & Criminal Minds both didn't record saying "Not enough space on disk"

    I'll have to be careful to not run out of space until this is fixed.

    -smak-
     
  9. Nov 23, 2006 #69 of 122
    lordbah

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    Dolphins/Lions was truncated at 55 minutes. First time I've seen a shortened recording. Recorded OTA HD.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2006 #70 of 122
    MitchBart

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    I have had three short recording in two days "Medium, CSI:, Grey's Antinomy". All OTA with 5.1 audio. I have noticed lots of intermittent audio dropouts recently on recorded OTA 5.1 programs. Is this related to the 6.3a software? What's the next step here, anyone have an idea?
     
  11. Nov 24, 2006 #71 of 122
    Fish Man

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    Well, after having no short recordings for several weeks, I've had two in the last two days.

    David Letterman Wed. nite and CSI Thursday night. This continues the pattern that all of my short recordings so far have been on my local CBS affiliate, recorded OTA.

    In the case of Letterman, I was actually watching live when it happened. I decided I wanted to watch the musical act again, so I hit rewind and noticed that I was not in a recording, but a "live buffer" with only about 6 minutes in it.

    I checked the Now Playing list and sure enough, the recording of Letterman was listed as "partial" and was 0:56 out of 1:02.

    In the case of CSI, it stopped recording after 14 minutes. I was not watching the show, but at 42 minutes into the show I noticed it was not recording and hit "record" manually. I BARELY caught it before more than 30 minutes had passed since it quit. So, I got the whole buffer and the rest of the show. So, now, thanks to the fact I happened to catch it, I have all of CSI in 2 recordings, one 14 minutes in length and one 46 minutes in length. :rolleyes: I'll probably watch it this weekend some time.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2006 #72 of 122
    Budget_HT

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    Many folks have mentioned that the short recordings may be related to a nearly-full hard drive when running 6.3a. Is that looking like a consensus here?

    I have one machine running 6.3a but it is lightly loaded, with lots of room an the hard drive. The only symptoms we have seen on that machine are a one-time lockup (early after 6.3a installed) and nagging audio dropouts on mostly FOX OTA programs.
     
  13. Nov 24, 2006 #73 of 122
    IndyJones1023

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    Not by a long shot. I keep my HD box relatively empty and I still have the problem.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2006 #74 of 122
    DennisMileHi

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    Yesterday, I recorded the Chiefs Broncos game off 95. Planned to watch it after finishing dinner. Before we ate, I went to check it and found that it had stopped the recording after only 21 minutes. I then set it again to record 95 as well as the same game on my Fox OTA station in Denver. Both of those recordings worked, but the D* 95 recording was pixelating fairly badly on moving scenes. So, we watched it on the Fox OTA and, of course, had about 3 long audio dropouts.

    D*: what a pain their service is.
     
  15. Nov 24, 2006 #75 of 122
    pudge44

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    Hadn't seen this problem til Thanksgiving day, when Bucs-Cowboys, scheduled for four hours, cut off around 2:45.

    Today was recording both Texas-Texas A&M on ABCE HD (D*, not OTA) and also Arkanasas-LSU (CBSE HD from D*). Both stopped at the same time. I resarted the LSU recording only to have it stop again. This happened twice more within a few minutes of restarting the recording. I'm now in the process of a reboot.

    Oh, and my HR10 was rebooting yesterday when I got up.

    This is mega-annoying. I've had 6.3 for a while now, but the problems just now have cropped up.
     
  16. Nov 24, 2006 #76 of 122
    johncoyne

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    I've had a problem on and off with this also. Shows on Wednesday night and one on Thursday recorded just 10 -20 minutes for an hour show...something is wrong here...I missed Grey's Anatomy (recorded 10 minutes!) plus Letterman (20 min) and Leno (20 min.) Other programs on the same day recorded fine..go figure! I'll be calling D*TV with a complaint. I'll also try rebooting (again) to see if it helps, but I can't imagine it will.
    John, NY
     
  17. Nov 24, 2006 #77 of 122
    wjbjr

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    My LSU-Arkansas OTA recording stopped at the end of the first half. There had been no reboot. Two OTA recordings last night ('Ugly Betty' and 'Shark') had no problems. I experienced one truncated OTA recording about two weeks ago, but none since then until today. (Knock wood)
     
  18. Nov 24, 2006 #78 of 122
    mikeg_ms

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    I also got this (first time, I think) 35 min of Grey's Anatomy, then nothing.

    30 skip still enabled, so no reboot.

    21 suggestions, so I don't think it's a space issue.

    edit: Oh yeah, and to add to the irritation this is the first one in weeks they don't reshow on Friday... sigh.
     
  19. Nov 25, 2006 #79 of 122
    smak

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    The thought was that suggestions weren't being treated like suggestions, and were being treated like normal programs, so in fact the Tivo thought it was full if a ton of suggestions were there?

    If you don't record suggestions, i guess that thought is out.

    Plus, the Tivo being should not ever record part of a show, and stop.

    -smak-
     
  20. Nov 25, 2006 #80 of 122
    pudge44

    pudge44 Bring on the HD

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    Update from me.

    I rebooted midway through the Arkansas-LSU game and also deleted probably 5 hours of HD programming from the now playing list. That's a good chunk on an onmodified HR10.

    No further issue with that game or 2 other recordings last night.

    I will continue to mintor.
     

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