Interesting (fleeting) TiVo glitch: 1/2-hour recorded show condensed down to a 5-min. progress bar

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  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Went to watch the recorded 1/2-hour evening news tonite while it still was being recorded (on a TE3 Bolt box), and discovered that whenever I would press the 8-second repeat button, the recording instead went back minutes. Likewise with the rewind and fast forward buttons: rather than operate normally, they performed as if in a hyper mode, with their effects magnified. I just abandoned use of the trick-play controls and let the show play normally, which was fine.

    Ultimately, by the end of the show, the progress bar only reported a 5-minute-long show. And so apparently, when any of the trick-play buttons was pressed, the effect was magnified many times.

    I restarted the box after, and the show still showed as a "5-minute recording" (although playing as a full 30-minute show). Fortunately (and hopefully), this seems to be a 1-off event--shows that I've recorded since show as the correct length.

    Odd--I've never seen this before. Maybe the box is telling me to stop watching so much television, lol.
     
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  2. TishTash

    TishTash Active Member

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    When my Roamio comes out of Sleep, sometimes one channel shows a couple minutes into a recording show when it’s obviously more than several minutes (or hours) in. Another channel will have the same show in a live buffer. Going to My Shows and playing the recording there will show an accurate progress bar.

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  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a problem with the video stream in the broadcast. Perhaps Dan could come up with a reason this might happen. :)

    Scott
     
  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Fortunately, it still seems to have been a 1-off situation--no repeat of it today.
     

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