Partial Recording: What caused it?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by michael1248, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. michael1248

    michael1248 Member

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    Tried to record today's NASCAR race.

    I added 1 hour to the 4 hour program for a total 5 hour recording. The recording stopped for no reason at 3:42 and the light went out. I just happened to notice it at about 6pm. Luckily the channel was still on ESPNHD and the buffer picked up the remaining 18 minutes. I hit the record button and managed to salvage the final few laps.

    FYI: No power outage.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Anything in the Recording History?
     
  3. georgemoe

    georgemoe TiVo Army Grunt

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    Sounds like a reboot issue to me.
     
  4. michael1248

    michael1248 Member

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    Nothing in the recording history. I don't think it was a reboot because the buffered recording started just about when the scheduled recording stopped.

    :confused:
     
  5. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    It happens (even to Tivo). Are you on a UPS?
     
  6. michael1248

    michael1248 Member

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    Yes. I am running a Pure AV unit which has a substantial battery backup as well.

    Thanks for reading my post Mr. Shoes.
     
  7. dpoterek

    dpoterek New Member

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    I am having similar problems with partial recordings for no apparent reason. This seems to have started happening in thge last few weeks. I have had Tivo for 5 years and never had this problem.

    Very annoying. Afterall, that's why I have the TIVO - to record my programs!!!!
     
  8. Sir_winealot

    Sir_winealot Seenyer Member

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    Often times partial recordeings occur when you have a lot of unwatched programming on your NP list: the fuller the list, the greater the possibility of a partial recording.

    If you can delete some of the programming it should help....it has in my experience.
     

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