Recording buffer

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  1. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Had a learning moment tonight. Flipping around channels I saw Tropic Thunder was on. I saw it years ago but wanted to see it again as Avengers made me a Robert Downey Jr fan. Anyway, it was 9:40. So I would miss the first ten minutes. To my surprise the 10 minutes I thought I would miss was recorded. I guess the buffer is larger than 30 minutes once you hit "record".
     
  2. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    yes, if it's been on the channel a while, and you press record, i've had it catch almost an hour back to the beginning of the movie, and it's consistent, too - a nice trick to know.
     
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  3. JoeKustra

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    The amount "extra" in the buffer when you hit record is dependent on the bit rate of the channel. Rewind will always be 30 minutes, but a recording can be quite long with a low bit rate channel.
     
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  4. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    I apologize---dont know why this is in The Edge forum. This is the first mistake I evver made!
     
  5. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Not using a spell checker makes two. :D
     
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